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
  • Mother, son found dead inside home on Southwest Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police are conducting a death investigation after 2 people were found unresponsive inside a home in the city’s West Elsdon neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Relatives identified the victims as 48-year-old Maria Concepcion-Herrera and her 22-year-old son Carlos, who was autistic. Firefighters were initially called to the corner house at 55th Place and Lawndale just before 3 p.m. for a report of a couch on fire. They discovered the woman and her son dead. Area Central police detectives are […]

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    Chicago Bulls fire head coach Tom Thibodeau

    CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman announced Thursday that Tom Thibodeau will not be retained as the team’s head coach. Following 21 years in the NBA as an assistant coach (he was an advance scout in 1991-92), Chicago named Thibodeau the team’s head coach on June 23, 2010. During his five seasons at the helm of the Bulls, Thibodeau’s teams compiled an overall record of 255-139 (.647). The Bulls advanced to the playoffs five times during Thibodeau’s tenure, where […]

  • Puppy found abandoned in bag in parking lot

    TINLEY PARK, Ill. — A Plainfield woman discovered an abandoned puppy inside a gym bag left in a store parking lot Tuesday morning. The 8-week-old puppy appears to be a purebred Keeshond. She had no microchip or tag. Christie Czubik says she spotted the bag in the back of the Target parking lot in suburban Tinley Park. She checked inside after seeing the bag move. Czubik, who volunteers at animal shelters, says she happened to be in the right place […]

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    2 children ejected, 1 killed, in Gurnee crash

    GURNEE, Ill. — Illinois State Police have confirmed two children were ejected from a car following an accident Saturday morning at I-94 near Gurnee, Ill. One of those children has died. A family friend identified the fatal victim as Reeve Matthew, 10. His cousin, 11-year-old Blessen Zachariah, is in serious condition. The family was on a church outing, heading to Holy Hill church in Wisconsin. Police say a Lincoln Navigator hit a wall at 9:35am on I-94 northbound near mile post […]

  • 4-year-old among 2 shot Friday night

    CHICAGO– Two people, including a 4-year old girl, were shot in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood, Friday night. The girl was shot in the head and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. A 17-year old was shot in the neck and was reported in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center, police said. The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. in the 7000 block of South Racine, said police. Community activist Andrew Holmes and Saint Sabina Church are […]

  • Teen charged in shooting of boy, 7

    CHICAGO — A 16-year old is now charged in the shooting that injured a 7-year old boy while he walked home from school. Elijah Dace was released from Comer Children’s Hospital on Friday. Elijah was shot in the shoulder near 109th and Loomis in the Morgan Park neighborhood, Wednesday afternoon. Chicago Police announced a 16-year old boy is charged with aggravated battery in connection with the shooting.

  • Witnesses: Woman hospitalized following home invasion in Oak Park

    OAK PARK, Ill.– Oak Park Police are investigating a possible home invasion that left a woman injured, Thursday night. Neighbors say the woman was taken away in an ambulance from the home in the 1000 block of S. Oak Park Ave, around 6 p.m. Police have not released any information. Check back for updates.

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    Deportation delayed so man can donate kidney to sister

    CHICAGO– Immigration officials granted a deportation delay to allow a man to donate a kidney to his sister. The siblings were reunited, Thursday afternoon. Jazmin Longoria-Lara, 23, was exhausted from dialysis when she stepped out of a car and into the arms of the big brother who could save her life. “I feel dizzy, but I’m just smiling because I feel happy that he’s here,” said Longoria-Lara. It has been a long road for Jazmin. A kidney donated by her […]

  • 7-year-old wounded in shooting

    CHICAGO — Home video shows 7-year old Elijah Dace flying a kite, last summer. On Wednesday, the first grader was shot in the shoulder, while walking home from school. The shooting happened just before 3:30 in the afternoon near 109th and Loomis. Chicago Police are questioning a person of interest in the case. The boy was reported in good condition at Comer Children’s Hospital.

  • (Photo credit: Riot Fest's Twitter page)

    Riot Fest will move to Douglas Park

    CHICAGO —  Despite the overwhelming support from the community, businesses and musicians, Riot Fest is moving from Humboldt Park. Riot Fest announced Wednesday morning that the 2015 festival will be held in Douglas Park. 26th Ward Alderman Roberto Maldonado didn’t want Riot Fest in Humboldt Park this year because he says it’s still recovering from last year’s fest. Over 8,300 people signed a petition to keep Riot Fest in Humboldt Park. Douglas Park, a historical regional park, is a 10-minute […]


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