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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
  • 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 […]

  • Closing school wins volleyball conference championship

    The volleyball team at Skokie’s St. Peter Elementary won their conference championship Friday night. The win is bittersweet for the players, who learned last week that their school is slated for closure by the Archdiocese of Chicago.

  • Nik Wallenda successfully completes tightrope walk

    Crowds gathered hours before showtime Sunday with their heads tilted back and Cameras in hand to witness another stunt from daredevil Nik Wallenda. This time, Walenda had the Windy City as the backdrop. The question: Would he make it? Could he defy death one more time? Wallenda walked 600 feet above the Chicago River on a wire no wider than a nickel. Gingerly but swiftly, Wallenda put one foot in front of the other walking from the west Marina City […]

  • High waves, flooding partially close lanes on NB Lake Shore Drive

    A lakeshore flood advisory was lifted Saturday morning, after a night of massive waves on Lake Michigan. A section of Lake Shore Drive was shut down Friday afternoon, after more than 20-foot waves flooded the northbound lanes. At one point, southbound traffic was stopped too. The water began to recede Friday night. Winds were more than 70 miles-per-hour at the lakefront Friday night. Navy Pier cancelled its haunted barge, when it started to sink. A masquerade ball was also called […]

  • City expanding domestic violence program

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office announced plans  Sunday to expand a pilot program that addresses domestic violence. The program started in the 14th police district in Logan Square and is now expanding to the 3rd police district in Grand Crossing. As part of the program, officers undergo new domestic violence training. When they are called to domestic situations, they use a risk assessment form to determine if the victim is at high risk for future injury. Based on that assessment, police […]

  • One victim in Indiana murders was found strangled in a Hammond motel

    Gary residents are relieved a suspected killer is off the streets and in police custody as more is learned about the victims. 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy was 4 months pregnant, according to her mother, Lori Townsend.  But the coroner tells WGN that is not true.  Hardy was found strangled in a Hammond motel. Her family lives in the Denver area. 35-year-old Anith Jones of Merrillville, Ind. was reported missing earlier this month. Her body was found in the 400 block of […]

  • Crane removing barge debris

    UPDATE: A construction crane is now removing the debris that was on the sunken barge. It’s not clear when the barge itself will be removed. Boat traffic on the Chicago River came to a hault Friday when a barge sank. The Chicago Police Department’s Marine Unit was called to the scene at about 12:30 p.m. near 160 North Riverside Plaza. The barge was being used for a private construction project. No details were give as to how it happened. It’s the second time […]


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