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
  • Funding cuts stall park for children with special needs

    SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. —  A desperate effort is underway to keep construction moving on a playground for special needs children. The SEBA Park project in South Elgin is one of many across the state losing funding due to budget cuts. Governor Bruce Rauner froze grant funding for local park projects. South Elgin was counting on a state grant to cover half of the park’s $800,000 price tag. Construction on SEBA Park started in the fall and village officials have already […]

  • 5-year-old wounded in shooting: Granddaddy ‘was a good man’

    CHICAGO –A vigil was held Tuesday night to honor the four victims of a shooting on the city’s Far South Side. Police continue to investigate the incident that left one man dead and injured three others, including two children. It happened just after 6:30 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of West 105th Street. Police say 77-year-old Odell Branch Sr. was watching TV with his 5-year-old great grandson, Shamaree Bynum, when bullets flew through the front window and struck him […]

  • More endorsements for Garcia as runoff with Emanuel nears

    CHICAGO — The Chicago mayoral runoff is a month away, and recently for Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, it’s been all about the endorsements. On Tuesday Garcia picked up the support of former State Senate president Emil Jones. Garcia is also getting an endorsement from a group of influential West Side pastors. This, no doubt, is a play for black voters, who could decide this election. Garcia has promised to hire more cops and eliminate red light cameras. How he plans to pay for that is […]

  • Car pulled from the Des Plaines River

    RIVER FOREST, Ill. — Police and rescue crews from several western suburbs worked to remove a car that was found in the Des Plaines River this evening. Police say it looks like the car crashed through the guard rail near North Avenue and Thatcher in River Forest,  slid down the embankment, and plunged into the river. But, they don’t know when that happened. Someone was walking their dog today and spotted the partially submerged vehicle in the water. That set […]

  • New CTA construction could delay some Red Line commutes

    CHICAGO — Get ready for delays on southbound CTA Red Line trains from Wilson to Belmont, starting Monday morning. During phase one of the Wilson Station Reconstruction Project, southbound Red and Purple Line express trains from Wilson to Belmont will be down to one track for one year. Northbound trains should not be affected. Crews started demolishing the Purple Line express track over the weekend. The track will be reconstructed along with a new southbound station platform. This is part […]

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    Chicagoans say final farewell to White Sox great Minnie Minoso

    CHICAGO (AP) — A funeral service was held Saturday for Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso. Hundreds of people attended the service Saturday at Holy Family Church in Chicago. The Havana native and major league baseball’s first black Latino star died Sunday. He was believed to be 90. Known as the “Cuban Comet,” Minoso was part of a wave of black players who transformed the game. Former White Sox player Frank Thomas, Chicago Cubs legend Billy Williams, and former Chicago Mayor Richard […]

  • Israel PM Netanyahu in US for controversial speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to deliver the speech to Congress that the Obama administration did not want him to give. Netanyahu’s mission Tuesday, said an adviser to the prime minister, is to use the platform to speak of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran. As the adviser put it: “We are not here to offend President Obama, whom we respect very much.” Nevertheless, the event has exacerbated tensions between Israel and the U.S. […]

  • Activists protest CPD at Homan Square after UK black site reports

    CHICAGO — More than 100 Protesters gathered outside the Chicago Police Homan Square facility  Saturday in response to a series of articles from the British newspaper, The Guardian. The paper reports that the nondescript building at Fillmore and Homan on the city’s West Side is used as an alleged “off the books interrogation facility” where people “disappear” and have been beaten by police and denied access to attorneys, among other allegations. The Guardian also detailed claims against a former Chicago […]

  • Snow encroaches on Chicagoland

    CHICAGO — February is on its way out Saturday, but before it leaves it will present Chicago with another round of snow. In fact snow had already hit parts of Kankakee and Iroquois counties by Saturday evening, and it will eventually spread over the whole Chicago area. The snow began Saturday night in Chicagoland and could continue into Sunday. Related: Keep up to date with the current weather radar But there is a warm-up coming; temperatures are expected to be […]

  • Local mall-goers respond to Al-Shabaab terror threats

    SKOKIE, Ill. — There have been no threats specifically targeting the Westfield Old Orchard mall, but Skokie police say they are aware of the video that calls for attacks at shopping malls in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Shoppers near Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie are aware of the threats — but not overly concerned. A video reportedly released from the terror group Al-Shabaab urges followers to attack western shopping malls, specifically naming the Mall of America in Minnesota, […]


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