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
  • 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, […]

  • Street harassment in Chicago: What the unwanted attention can mean to the victims

    CHICAGO — From whistles to shouts and sexual comments, street harassment comes in many forms, and the person at the receiving end of the harassment can experience everything from disgust to humiliation and fear. “Street harassment is any kind of unsolicited speech between strangers in public places,” said Laura Beth Nielsen, Director of Legal Studies at Northwestern University. “It’s just one of the many ways that people seek to reinforce these hierarchies of race, class, and gender.” In tonight’s Cover […]

  • 1 year later, searching for answers in SIU student’s death

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — Relatives and friends gathered at a Des Plaines church Sunday to mark the one year anniversary of the death of Pravin Varughese. The family has spent the past year pulling together their resources and rallying support from politicians to get justice for Pravin. Last February, the 19-year old Southern Illinois University student went missing. His body was found days later In a wooded area. Authorities in Carbondale concluded there was no foul play, but the family […]

  • 40-vehicle chain reaction crash shuts down part of Kennedy Expressway

    CHICAGO — Heavy winds and a blast of lake effect snow combined to create dangerous conditions on Chicago roads Sunday morning.  The weather contributed to a chain reaction crash on the Kennedy Expressway that made for a day long traffic nightmare. Nearly 40 vehicles were involved in the crash at around 10:30 Sunday morning. The reversible lanes were headed inbound at the time. The crash spanned from Ohio Street all the way back to North Avenue. At least a dozen […]

  • Family, friends mourn after 3 killed in Indiana crash

    HAMMOND, Ind. — Three people were killed and two others injured in a horrific overnight crash on I-80/94 near Cline Avenue in Gary, Indiana. The impact split the car in half, police said. The victims are identified as 21-year old Shaquita Kendrick of Harvey, 20-year old Timothy Riley of Calumet City and 21-year old William Burton of Calumet City. The accident happened shortly after 3:30 Sunday morning.  Police say Robert Hayes of Chicago was driving a 2010 Dodge Avenger, when he went […]

  • Police body cameras in action: What Chicago can learn from Arizona

    The police involved shootings in Ferguson, Missouri and New York City have police departments across the country either using police body cameras, or trying to learn more about them, including the Chicago P.D. But as WGN's Gaynor Hall learned, there's nothing simple about adding cameras to an officer's uniform.

  • Hazardous conditions reported on area roadways

    A snowstorm dumped several inches of snow in the Chicago area Sunday making for hazardous travel conditions. The never-ending stream of snow plows have worked the roads since early Sunday morning. IDOT had hundreds of plows on expressways. Chicago’s Streets and Sanitation Dept also had more than 350 plows and salt trucks working main streets after beefing up its fleet with garbage trucks with quick hitch plows attached. Travel has been slower than normal, but motorists are also taking it […]


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