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.

Recent Articles
  • 3 years since Laquan McDonald’s death: Activists say not enough has changed

    CHICAGO — Friday marks three years since Laquan McDonald was shot and killed by a Chicago police officer. At a rally for remembering Laquan at Chicago Police Headquarters Thursday night, community activists said not enough has changed. “We are not in front of a police station. We are in front of a hunting lodge. We must continue to cry justice for Laquan because he can no longer speak,” said community activist Eric Russell. Inside, the police board held its monthly […]

  • Police warn of North Side break-ins, some happening while residents asleep

    CHICAGO — Police are alerting residents of several North Side neighborhoods about a rash of break-ins. They’ve happened in Wicker Park, Bucktown and Logan Square. The most recent of five incidents happened at about 12:30 p.m. Oct. 9 in the 2300 block of North Rockwell, which is in the Logan Square neighborhood. Three of the break-ins happened in overnight hours, and in some of the cases, police say residents were fast asleep when the burglar broke in and grabbed the […]

  • Group protests suburban fundraiser that featured gun raffle

    KILDEER, Ill. — A Friday night fundraiser got heated in Lake County as protesters gathered outside the event that featured a raffle for guns. Protesters repeated the call for tougher gun laws outside the Lake County Republican Party fundraiser while supporters of the event defended their Second Amendment right. Protesters held up names of the victims shot and killed in Las Vegas, less than two weeks ago. Inside, a dinner and gun raffle was being held. Lake County Republican Party […]

  • Cubs lose Game 4; Series heads back to Washington

    CHICAGO — Stephen Strasburg shook off an illness and all doubts about his mettle to pitch seven dominant innings, Michael A. Taylor hit a late grand slam and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 5-0 on Wednesday to send their NL Division Series to a decisive Game 5. The teams packed up at Wrigley Field and headed back to Washington for Game 5 Thursday night. Kyle Hendricks starts for the Cubs after throwing seven sharp innings in a 3-0 […]

  • Cubs fans having a grand ‘mold’ time trolling Dusty Baker

    CHICAGO — After yesterday’s Game 4 was postponed until today, Nationals Dusty Baker said a lot of his team was dealing with health issues because of – among of things – “mold.” #Nationals dealing with mold, colds & hotel room changes.#Cubs sticking with Arrieta for Game 4 @WGNNews — Rick Tarsitano (@RickTarsitano) October 11, 2017 Well leave it to the Cubs fans to take a comment and run. Well played kid. Well frecking played. — Luke Russert […]

  • Fugitive remains at large after second day of searching

    EARLVILLE, Ill. — The search for a fugitive in La Salle County, Illinois has been suspended for the night with still no arrest. Officials are searching for Lowell “Max” Ambler, 46, a former LaSalle County deputy. He is wanted in both Lee and LaSalle Counties. Earlier Wednesday authorities found the red Hyundai Santa Fe police say Ambler carjacked Wednesday morning near Plainfield. “The car found is in custody two of our officers were able to see him he ran from a […]

  • Would-be robber shot by armored car driver after sledgehammer attack

    CHICAGO — The driver of an armored vehicle shot and injured a would-be robber in Little Village on Saturday, according to officials. The attempted robbery happened around 9:30 a.m. on the 4300 block of West 26th Street, FBI spokesperson Garrett Croon said. The FBI said a driver employed by Garda armored car services was making a delivery at a Currency Exchange. After the employee exited the armored car with a bag in his hand, a suspect, described as a black […]

  • Father of Sema’j Crosby: “I just want my baby to have justice”

    Five months after the death of 17-month old Sema’j Crosby, her father is speaking publicly and pushing for charges in the heartbreaking case. “Something has to happen,” said James Crosby. “It’s going on too long.” Sema’j was reported missing in Joliet Township. A frantic search ended 30 hours later right in the home where she lived. Her body was found under a couch. James Crosby was in jail on a theft charge when he received the news about his daughter. […]

  • Chicago congregation working to get supplies to Puerto Rico

    CHICAGO — Americans on the mainland are scrambling to gather supplies, food and water to send to Puerto Rico. The major problem right now is getting basic necessities to the people who desperately need it. The senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church in Chicago, Rev. Wilfredo “Choco” De Jesus,  has been busy coordinating disaster relief efforts. He’s heading to Mexico this weekend and then to Puerto Rico on Monday.  The majority of his congregation has relatives in Puerto Rico and […]

  • Pair wanted for nearly 2 dozen cell phone thefts

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police are warning about a pair of men who may be responsible for a string of cell phone thefts downtown. 22 cell phones have been stolen since August. Earlier this week, police say  someone’s cell phone was snatched near the Wrigley Building. It was the latest in a string of incidents prompting police to issue a community alert. Investigators only gave a vague description for a pair of male thieves believed to be responsible for the 22 […]