Gaynor Hall

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.

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    Hurricane Joaquin won’t hit U.S., heavy rain still soaks East Coast

    (AP) — Hurricane Joaquin is pretty much out of the picture for the U.S. East Coast, but rain and flooding continue to be a threat, especially in the Carolinas. The National Weather Service says the risk of flooding will continue through Monday morning. The storm carrying all the rain is also blamed for two deaths. Flood watches and warnings also in effect in Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, parts of New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says […]

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    Mothers group, Mayor Emanuel speak out against violence

    CHICAGO — Sporting hot pink sweatshirts, coats and blankets on a brisk Chicago day, the volunteers got to work. Setting up lawn chairs, firing up the grill, walking the neighborhood. This weekend they’re on patrol near 53rd and Aberdeen: the site of Monday’s shooting that killed a grandmother, Lolita Wells, her pregnant daughter Patricia Chew, and left chew’s son  Princeton injured just days before his first birthday. Mothers and Men Against Senseless Killings started what they call the block/lock over the summer […]

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    Vigil held for women shot and killed in Back of the Yards

    CHICAGO —  As police continue to search for the gunman who shot five people in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Monday night, community members gathered to honor the victims. The family and community members gathered tonight to pray for peace and plead for information. They joined hands to pray for a family ripped apart by gun violence. Prayer vigil for a Chicago family devastated by gun violence. Story on the @WGNNews at Nine — Gaynor Hall (@gaynor_hall) October […]

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    Gunman among 10 dead in Oregon campus shooting

    ROSEBURG, Ore. — A sheriff says 10 people were killed in a shooting at an Oregon community college. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin says 10 dead and another seven injured is the “best, most accurate information we have at this time.” Gov. Kate Brown says the gunman was a 20-year-old man. That gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement. However, a government official identifies the gunman as 26-year-old Chris Harper Mercer. The official wasn’t authorized to speak publicly and provided the […]

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    Powerball fever grows as jackpot tops $300M

    CHICAGO – Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is $301 million dollars. Right now, the odds of winning are about 1 in 175 million. And it’s about to get harder. Major changes will make it much harder to win the jackpot  though easier to win smaller prizes. It’s an effort to increase interest in Powerball. This comes at a time when the Illinois Lottery is drawing intense scrutiny. Lottery payouts over $25,000 in Illinois are still on hold.  The comptroller says she doesn’t […]

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    Many alderman weary of privatizing city’s 311 system

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel’s plan to privatize the city’s 311 non-emergency phone system isn’t going over well.  Several aldermen say they have concerns local workers will be replaced by overseas operators. The city’s 311 center gets about 4 million calls a year. The executive director of OEMC, Gary Schenkel, answered questions about the plan at a city council budget hearing today. “I don’t necessarily agree or disagree.,” he said.  “I just think it’s time to take a holistic look at […]

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    Cubs late rally falls short; Magic number still sits at 1

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs lost this afternoon at Wrigley to the Pirates, 3-2. Gerrit Cole outpitched Jon Lester as the Pirates hung on for their seventh straight win,. Pittsburgh increased its lead for the NL’s top wild card to 4 1/2 games over the Cubs, who would have secured their first postseason appearance since 2008 with a victory. Chicago would clinch with a loss by San Francisco to Oakland on Friday night. Cole (18-8) and Lester (10-12) each lasted seven […]

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    Attorney for Patrick Kane’s accuser withdraws from case

    BUFFALO, N.Y.  — The lawyer of a woman accusing Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of sexual assault abruptly quit the case Thursday night, saying he’s no longer comfortable representing the woman because of how her mother reported finding an evidence bag they believed once held the woman’s rape kit. Thomas Eoannou told reporters on Thursday night that he doesn’t believe the story he was told about how the bag was found. Eoannou says he confirmed with prosecutors investigating the case […]

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    Man dies when wall collapses at Bronzeville construction site

    CHICAGO — A man was killed when a wall collapsed at a construction site in the Bronzeville neighborhood Thursday. The medical examiner’s office identifies the worker as 46-year-old Daniel Miller of Chicago. The concrete roof and part of the brick wall came crashing down pinning Miller under two concrete beams. The accident happened just before noon near Rhodes Ave and Pershing Rd. Fire crews frantically tried to rescue the victim.  He was pinned under two concrete beams. It took at least […]

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    Attorney for Patrick Kane’s accuser says rape kit was tampered with

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — The lawyer for a woman alleging she was sexually assaulted by Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane says an empty evidence bag was improperly left in the doorway of the woman’s mother’s home. Thomas Eoannou said Wednesday that the bag at one point contained the rape kit used when the woman reported that she had been assaulted. Eoannou wants the FBI or state police to probe how the bag left the custody of investigators. Eoannou says it’s not clear […]


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