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
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    Chicago man kills girlfriend, posts confession to Facebook: police

    CHICAGO — A judge denied bond for a Chicago man accused of killing his girlfriend and posting a confession on her Facebook page. Just days before the killing, police officers transported James E. Thomas, 49, to Stroger Hospital for a mental evaluation, police said. Thomas is now charged with first-degree murder and aggravated assault to a peace officer with a weapon. Police found Vanessa V. Taylor, 49, unresponsive at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday in the apartment she shared with Thomas […]

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    Emanuel: Chicago school cuts include layoffs, less maintenance

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the nation’s third-largest school district is making $200 million in cuts that won’t affect schools opening on time or class size. The reductions detailed at a Wednesday news conference come after the district paid a $634 million pension bill that district officials said it couldn’t afford. Chicago Public Schools Interim CEO Jesse Ruiz says about 1,400 positions will be eliminated, though very few will be teachers. CPS also will reduce facility maintenance and […]

  • At least 19 shot over 12-hour span in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Two people were killed and at least 16 people were injured in shootings across Chicago since 8 p.m. Tuesday evening. In Englewood, three women were standing in the street near 75th Street and Stewart Avenue at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Police say a man ran by and opened fire, then took off in a dark colored SUV. One of the women was killed, the other two were injured. Ten minutes later and several blocks away, three more people were […]

  • Chicago expands meningitis vaccine recommendation

    CHICAGO  — Ahead of Chicago Pride Fest this weekend, city health officials are urging men who have sex with men to get vaccinated for invasive meningococcal disease. Chicago Ald. Tom Tunney was vaccinated outside the Howard Brown Health Center on Sheridan Road Friday afternoon, in an effort to raise awareness about a deadly outbreak of the disease. Invasive meningococcal disease includes blood stream infections and meningitis. There have been 6 confirmed cases in Illinois since June, including one death.  A […]

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    Highlights from Hawks parade and rally

    CHICAGO — WGN reporters are and fans filled Soldier Field today to celebrate the Blackhawks and the Stanley Cup. Check out the highlights here:  

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    Blackhawks rally tickets sold out; city extends parade route

    CHICAGO — Tickets to Thursday’s Chicago Blackhawks rally at Soldier Field have sold out. The free tickets were available to fans starting at noon on Wednesday Ticketmaster, and sold out shortly after. A limited number of tickets were made available to the public rally in celebration of the 2015 Stanley Cup champions. There was a limit of four tickets per person. The celebration for the Blackhawks is set to begin 10 a.m. Thursday with a parade through downtown Chicago. The […]

  • Right field bleachers open at Wrigley

    CHICAGO — The bleacher bums are back in business at the Friendly Confines. The right field bleachers opened tonight after a construction delay. They’ve been renovated and expanded, but the project suffered setbacks and missed the Opening Day deadline. Tonight, the bleachers in left, center, and right are all open. While the bleachers are open, there is ongoing construction. Expanding bleacher concessions will continue through July.

  • Smash and grab targets Blackhawks jerseys

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police are looking for three males who smashed a store window and grabbed dozens of Blackhawks jerseys. The burglary happened at 4 a.m. Thursday at the Lids store in the 100 block of S. State Street in the Loop. Police are reviewing surveillance video of the incident. No one is in custody.  

  • Bond set for suspects charged in gun shop burglary

    ZION, Ill. — Authorities in Lake County now say there is no credible information to suggest a gun shop burglary in unincorporated Zion is tied to a revenge plot against Zion Police for the officer-involved shooting that killed 17-year old Justus Howell. The motive was money, said Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Reginald Mathews. A judge set bond at $750,000 for Lawrence Taylor and $500,000 for Clarence Williams, Jr. Both are 18 years old. A third person could face charges […]

  • Brandon Saad is pushed down by Lightning right wing J.T. Brown and center Brian Boyle after trying to sneak the puck under goaltender Ben Bishop during the first period. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune)

    HIGHLIGHTS: Lightning beat Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2, tie Stanley Cup Final series 1-1

    TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning held off the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final after Jason Garrison put the Eastern Conference champions back on top 4-3 with 11:11 remaining in the third period. Garrison scored his second goal of the playoffs on a shot that deflected off the skate of a Chicago player before continuing past goalie Corey Crawford. Chicago’s Brent Seabrook scored at 3:38 of the third period to make it 3-3. Jonathan Toews and […]

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