Gaynor Hall
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Gaynor Hall is a general assignment reporter for the WGN Evening News and the WGN News at Nine. She is also a weekend anchor for CLTV. She first joined WGN-TV as a freelance reporter in April 2008. She joined CLTV in April 2006.

A native Chicagoan, Gaynor is a proud alum of Whitney Young Magnet High School. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University, with a double major in Broadcast Journalism and African American Studies.

Gaynor has received an Emmy nomination for her reporting. She got her start in television as the morning anchor and producer at WMGT in Macon, Georgia.

Recent Articles
  • Batavia family helps homeless in Chicago

    A west suburban family is continuing a tradition of spreading a little holiday cheer to the homeless in downtown Chicago. A busload of people gathered outside the Rock and Roll McDonald’s in River North today– descending on the area to deliver coats, food and other essentials to those in need. Randy Simonian of Batavia is a regular commuter– and he’s become close with some of the homeless people he’s met on his walks from the train station to his office. […]

  • Several wounded in shootings across city

    1 person is dead and 12 people are wounded after shootings across Chicago Friday. About 4:30 p.m yesterday afternoon, a man was fatally shot at 30th and Kedvale Avenue. He suffered gun shot wounds to the chest. He later died at the hospital. A  security guard working on the South Side was one of the dozen injured. The 30-year-old was working at ABC Choice, a cell phone store in a strip mall at 95th and Halsted when he was shot […]

  • Friends, family gather for visitation honoring slain 15-year-old

    Friends and relatives gathered for a public viewing for a slain teenager Friday night. 15-year-old Demario Bailey was shot and killed in front of his twin brother just days before their 16th birthday. The shooting happened during an attempted robbery, Saturday afternoon at 63rd and State. Four teenagers are now facing charges. A crowd of people packed Calahan Funeral Home at 70th and Halsted to pay their respects and sign message boards. Another visitation will be held Saturday at 9 […]

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    Emanuel challenger Fioretti blasts mayor’s super PAC

    While Mayor Rahm Emanuel was kicking off his re-election bid on Saturday, his opponent Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) was in Woodlawn. Fioretti spoke at a press conference in front of a mental health clinic that was shuttered under the mayor’s watch. The topic of discussion: “Chicago Forward.” The super PAC is raising millions of dollars to support Emanuel and his city council allies. Fioretti was joined by Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) and several aldermanic candidates who are pledging to reject […]

  • Mayor eyes expansion for Soldier Field, Super Bowl bid

    Police seek suspect after Bears’ fans stabbed outside Soldier Field

    A Chicago Bears fan tells WGN-TV he and a friend were stabbed by fellow Bears fans after he joked about wishing he was a Green Bay Packers fan. It happened around 10:45 pm in the 400 block of E. 18th St. in a parking lot outside Soldier Field following Thursday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The 21-year old man, who did not want to be identified, says someone threw beer in his face. He later realized he had been […]

  • Stolen items on display as CPD hopes they find their rightful owner

    Computers, a wedding ring and a flute are some of the stolen items Chicago police detectives are hoping to return to their rightful owners. The items were on display at Area North police headquarters Friday evening. They included a class ring from Fenger High School Class of 1966 inscribed with the initials DJB. Police busted a burglary ring and took 3 men and a woman into custody. The investigation led detectives to pawn shops and secondhand stores where the stolen items […]

  • Jesus Garcia ready to challenge Emanuel in mayoral race

    The race for mayor is starting to shape up for the Feb. 24 election, and many of the candidates aim to keep Rahm Emanuel from capturing the majority of the vote, to force him into a runoff. Jesus Garcia says his campaign collected more than 60,000 signatures in about three weeks to get on the ballot for Chicago mayor. Mayor Emanuel’s team filed more than 40,000. Potential candidates need only 12,500 names on the petition. On Sunday afternoon, a spirited crowd cheered […]

  • Excitement and pride as Cupich prepares to take over Chicago Archdiocese

    It’s a week of big changes begins for the Chicago Catholic Archdiocese. Sunday, Francis Cardinal George delivered his final mass as Archbishop of Chicago. And a series of ceremonies to install Archbishop Blase Cupich as his replacement begin Monday. The first will be a mass at Holy Name Cathedral where Cupich will knock on the door before the Cardinal invites him in. The act serves as a symbol that Cupich is welcome in the Chicago community. The Nebraska-born Cupich is […]

  • Chicagoans prepare for first sticking snow of season

    The cold temps that started the week aren’t going anywhere any time soon and Saturday could bring the first sticking snow of the season, according to Tom Skilling. So little snow has fallen in recent Novembers in Chicago, an accumulation of an inch of snow here Saturday night would exceed all the snow that’s fallen here in the past five Novembers combined. Model projections and other snow forecast techniques suggest 1-2″ accumulations–perhaps 3″ in a few spots appear  good bet […]

  • Boy killed, 11 others injured in ‘suspicious’ apartment fire, police say

    A child was killed and 11 other people, including five children, were injured in an extra-alarm fire at an apartment building on Chicago’s Northwest Side. The fire broke out around 3 a.m. Sunday on the top floor of a building in the 5700 block of North Kimball Avenue. Several residents jumped from their windows to escape smoke and flames. Fire officials say a 10-year old boy was killed. Two people suffered critical injuries and 9 others were stabilized at area […]


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