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
  • Former local basketball star, college player dies in crash

    YPSILANTI, Mich. — Shannise Heady was a basketball star at Hillcrest High school in Country Club Hills. She went on to Seton Hall and then Eastern Michigan University, where she was a starting guard. The 21-year-old Heady and her passenger, 23-year-old Jordan Hopkins, another Eastern Michigan student, were both killed when, authorities say, Heady’s car crossed the center line and hit an oncoming vehicle. The crash is still under investigation. It happened early Sunday morning near the school’s campus in […]

  • The legacy of Ernie Banks, ‘Mr. Cub’

    Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks died at the age of 83 Friday night, and many fans and teammates looked back fondly at the legacy left behind by “Mr. Cub.” Banks passed away at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Details of his death have not been released, but for years to come, Chicagoans and baseball fans will remember the man who defined the Cubs. Banks began his professional career at the age of 19, when he signed a contract with the Kansas […]

  • Police, family search for answers in Country Club Hills teen’s slaying

    Justin Haney was 18 years old when his life was cut short at the hands of a gunman — and his family doesn’t understand why. Haney grew up in Country Club Hills , well-known in the neighborhood by his nickname, “Mace.” He spent most of his high school years at Rich Central, but finished his senior year in Peoria, where his biological mother lived. Haney completed the fall semester of his freshman year at Southern Illinois University. A school spokesperson […]

  • Chicago’s Ohio State, Oregon bars just a few steps from each other — and ready for battle

    What are the odds? Ahead of Monday night’s college football championship, fans of The Ohio State University are cheering on their team at McGee’s Tavern and Grille, pretty much right next door to where Oregon fans are gathering at Homeslice restaurant in Lincoln Park. CTA tracks separate the two establishments near Webster and Sheffield. McGee’s has been there for almost thirty years.The owner says it became a Buckeye bar because his girlfriend is an alum. The owners of Homeslice are from […]

  • 2 Chicago schools battle heat problems; 1 school closed today for maintenance

    Heat problems were reported at two Chicago schools – and one of them will be closed today as crews work to fix the problem. Monday was the first day back to school for CPS students after the winter break and heating problems are being reported at two schools. Due to heating issues, classes are canceled Tuesday at Intrinsic Charter School on the city’s Northwest Side. One of three heating units malfunctioned in the school building. Erica Hill has 3 sons attending […]

  • Fearless few brave cold to have fun outside Monday

    Despite loss of feeling and general discomfort felt by many Monday, there were a few folks who went outside in the bitter temperatures to have a little fun — allegedly. Like at Frozemont, the attraction in Rosemont, where folks came out to slide down the ice hill. All this despite bitter temps that are only about to get worse as the week goes on.

  • Winter returning to Chicago — with a vengeance

    Chicagoans can finally brace for a messy winter. The area saw its first significant snow this weekend, with a few inches falling in Chicagoland through Sunday afternoon. Cars slipped off roads, hassling commuters and creating hazardous road conditions. But for some businesses, such as professional snow shovelers, the weather brought smiles. And the city isn’t done yet. Forecasts say a lot more snow could come by Tuesday, as another storm is expected during the overnight hours for Monday. And with that, plummeting temperatures […]

  • Morton Salt spills onto nearby cars after partial building collapse

    Chicago police and fire responded Tuesday afternoon to a partial building collapse at a Morton Salt storage facility on 1301 N. Elston Avenue. A wall of the building collapsed, and a mountain of salt poured onto several nearby vehicles. Fire officials said workers at the storage facility apparently piled the salt  higher than they were supposed to, and the resulting pressure caused the south wall to cave. The building was last inspected by the city in March of 2014. It has an […]

  • Synagogue, garages hit with anti-Semitic graffiti in West Rogers Park

    Vandalism spotted outside an East Lakeview synagogue may be connected to the anti-Semitic graffiti found on garages and a synagogue in West Rogers Park over the weekend. A dinosaur and the initials “RN” were spray painted on a porta-potty outside Temple Sholom in the 3400 block of N. Lake Shore Drive. Chicago police issued a bulletin warning synagogues to be on alert after similar images and anti-Semitic messages were found in West Rogers Park. The Congregation Atereth Yehoshua synagogue in […]

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    Three people shot in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood

    Two men were killed and a third was seriously injured in a possible drive-by shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, Sunday afternoon. Relatives identified one of the victims as Bobby Norwood, a 24-year old father of two young girls. He was near 51st and May St. walking home from the store when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, said Norwood’s sister, Tenisha Triplett. Norwood was fatally shot in the chest. A 29-year old man was […]


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