Gaynor Hall

Gaynor Hall is an Emmy-award winning general assignment reporter for the WGN Evening News and the WGN News at Nine. She first joined WGN-TV as a freelance reporter in April 2008.

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 got her start in television as the morning anchor and producer at WMGT in Macon, Georgia. She returned to Chicago in April 2006 as an anchor and reporter for WGN-TV’s sister station, CLTV. She lives in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood with her husband and son.

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    ‘Field of schemes’ lurking for desperate World Series ticket buyers

    CHICAGO — Devoted fans could get duped by scammers who are trying to profit off the popularity of the Cubs when the World Series comes back to Wrigley Friday.. It’s the hottest ticket in town – and on Stubhub. “In terms of traffic demand, prices, by far it’s the most popular World Series game that Stubhub has ever seen,” said Cameron Papp, Communications Manager at Stubhub. Currently on Stubhub, it will cost you around $2,000 just to step foot in […]

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    Body discovered in pond near Woodridge golf club

    WOODRIDGE – Golfers discovered a body in a pond along the Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge Saturday, according to reports. Distraught relatives told WGN’s Gaynor Hall they believe the body is 28-year-old Daniel Miller, although they don’t know  what he would have been doing on the golf course. “We have no clue, we’re just in a shock because we don’t know what he would be doing at Seven Bridges, who did he know at Seven Bridges?” said Brenda Allen. The DuPage coroner […]

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    3-year-old boy shot and killed in Waukegan believed to be accident

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Police in Waukegan are investigating the shooting death of a 3-year-old  boy. A neighbor says she heard one gunshot at this home on 11th and Greenfield then saw her neighbor carrying his lifeless child in his arms. The boy was shot in the head. He was rushed to the hospital and  pronounced dead. Police believe it was an accident Police say the child’s family is cooperating with the investigation. No word yet on any […]

  • Alexander Steen #20 of the St. Louis Blues shoots as Brent Seabrook #7 of the Chicago Blackhawks defends in Game Seven of the Western Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scottrade Center on April 25, 2016 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by Scott Rovak/NHLI via Getty Images)

    Blackhawks season opener tonight against Blues at United Center

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Blackhawks start their new season Wednesday against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. The Blues eliminated the Hawks from the playoffs just a few months ago. Head coach Joel Quenneville surprised the media Tuesday, saying Andrew Desjardins will be out four-to-six weeks with a lower body injury, most likely stemming from a blocked shot in Saturday’s preseason finale. Andrew Shaw is gone but there are six Rookies on this year’s roster. Vincent Hinostroza, Tyler Motte, Ryan […]

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    Man attempts to lure kids during school recess in La Grange Park

    LA GRANGE PARK, Ill — A suspicious man tries to make contact with young kids during their school recess in La Grange Park. Police say the person attempted to make contact with a 10-year-old girl and others students at Forest Road Elementary School back on October fourth. Similar incidences were reported in September. In La Grange Park, a man in a dark-colored SUV drove up to a girl, and asked her if she wanted to go for drinks. Also, in La Grange, a […]

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    Parents face uncertain future as teachers` strike looms

    CHICAGO — Today was the last day of school before the long holiday weekend, and parents are preparing for the possibility their kids could be out of class much longer. Parents waiting for their kids at Carl Von Linne Elementary School in Avondale faced an uncertain future after dismissal this Friday. The teacher’s union and the school board plan on keeping up negotiations over the weekend. But if there’s no contract deal by Tuesday morning, teachers will strike for the […]

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    Security to increase in Wrigleyville during playoffs

    CHICAGO – Some residents on the North Side are concerned about crime during the Cubs’ playoff games. Alderman Tom Tunney says additional security plans are in place for the playoffs. But at a CAPS meeting Wednesday night residents sounded off expressing concerns because robberies and burglaries in the 19th District are up.  And they say, so are police response times. Concerns over safety prompted the Southport Community Alliance to hire private security, with Cubs president Theo Epstein and his wife […]

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    Suburban teen says she was fired from new job because of her hair

    COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. — A suburban teen believes she was fired from her new job because of her dreadlocks. 16-year-old Tyler House  had her heart set on getting a part-time job at the new Marcus Country Club Hills Cinema. The first interview went well and she was hired.  But when she showed up for her first day of orientation and met the manager, she says she was let go because of her hair. “He called my name and brought […]

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    Girl, 17, killed by stray bullet through car window

    CHICAGO –  A 17-year-old girl was shot in the head and killed while riding in the back seat of a car in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood early Saturday morning. Naome Zuber was a student at Curie High School. She was on her way to a birthday with three of her friends early Saturday morning, seated in the back of this car as it rolled past the corner of 45th and South Wood Streets. Police say someone on the sidewalk started shooting. A […]

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    Hundreds gather at memorial for teen found burned on Chicago’s West Side

    CHICAGO — It was a tearful goodbye Saturday to 15-year-old Demetrius Griffin at New Mount Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church on the city’s West Side. “Demetrius’ life matters a great deal because he is love, and he’s been well loved,” said Rev. Marshall Hatch at the memorial. The horrific discovery came two weeks ago. After Griffin missed curfew on a Friday night, police later found his remains in an alley in the 5500 block of West Cortez, burned beyond recognition. Rev. Warren Riley/New Mount Pilgrim M.B. Church CLIP […]