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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    New domestic abuse shelter to open in Chicago

    CHICAGO – A new domestic abuse shelter is set to open on Valentine’s Day. It’s in a secret location to keep families safe. One of the workers we talked to called this a monumental occasion. “I was able to find my footing, able to heal…” says VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia, a WINGS graduate. VersAnnette Blackman-Bosia says a suburban WINGS shelter saved her and her two children, eight years ago. Today, some of her artwork lines the hallways of the new WINGS Metro Shelter and […]

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    3 ‘bladed weapons’ used to kill most of Gage Park family

    CHICAGO — Three “bladed weapons” appear to have been used to kill most of the six family members found dead last week in their Gage Park neighborhood home, a Chicago police spokesman said Wednesday. None of those weapons were recovered, however, as investigators continue to investigate the slayings. A special bio team was sent to clean the home where the six family members were murdered. The Martinez family members were found stabbed and shot to death last Thursday in a […]

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    1 dead, 1 wounded in Bolingbrook shooting

    BOLINGBROOK, Ill — One person is dead and another wounded in a shooting in southwest suburban Bolingbrook. Police were first called to the scene in the 100 block of Cypress drive earlier this evening. A release from the Bolingbrook Police department said, “There was a large gathering of friends at the house after attending a funeral in Summit Illinois earlier in the day.  Apparently a dispute erupted resulting in gunfire. The Bolingbrook Fire Department transported one victim to a local […]

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    Makeshift memorial set up for 6 slain Gage Park family members

    CHICAGO — A makeshift memorial in front of the home where six members of the same family were found dead continues to grow, as Chicago police continue to pursue several different theories as to how they were killed. Stuffed animals, flowers and burning candles lay in front of six white crosses on the front lawn of the home as detectives have spent the past few days searching for any evidence that could lead to answers in the grisly deaths of […]

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    Priest shortage, aging parish buildings prompt Archdiocese of Chicago overhaul

    CHICAGO – Church leaders will consult over the next few weeks and months to map out the future of the Archdiocese of Chicago, which could include closing or consolidating parishes. In a column in “Catholic New World,” Archbishop Blase Cupich says resources have been spread too thinly because of shifting demographics, parish buildings in disrepair, and a shortage of priests. “I would be less than honest if I did not acknowledge that by the time this consultative process is complete, we […]

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    6 dead identified as three generations of tight-knit family

    CHICAGO — Police say the victims are five adults, one woman and a child of 11 or 12 found stabbed to death in different parts of the home. News of the murders hitting this close, mostly Hispanic Southwest Side neighborhood very hard. They say the victims represent three generations of a happy, tight-knit Mexican family. Police were called to the 5700 block of South California Avenue at 1:05 p.m. for a well-being check after a man didn’t show up for work […]

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    Chicago children of gun violence, in their own words

    Nearly every day, we tell you about the shootings plaguing Chicago. But after the crime scene is cleared and the cameras are gone, what happens to the children who’ve survived gun violence? In tonight’s Cover Story, Gaynor Hall tells us how helping these children could shape the city’s future. Young survivors in their own words. One of the kids you’ll hear from tonight we first told you about in March after a shooting ripped his family apart. We talked with him, […]

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    Zika cases investigated in Chicago

    CHICAGO – City health officials say Zika virus poses “no significant risk” to Chicago. There are 3 confirmed cases in Illinois, including two pregnant women. They contracted the virus while traveling. Blood samples from more than a dozen potential cases have been sent to the CDC for testing, said Dr. Allison Arwady, Chief Medical Officer for the Chicago Dept. of Public Health. “I want to reassure residents, the mosquitos that carry this virus are not native to the Chicago area,” […]

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    Heightened security expected at Chicago Auto Show

    CHICAGO– If you’re heading to the Chicago Auto Show this year, you can expect to see a heightened police presence. A spokesperson for the agency that runs McCormick Place says the security here is “under review.” Chicago firm Hillard Heintze is now conducting a comprehensive review of security at McCormick Place. The re-evaluation of safety procedures comes amid concerns after the deadly terror attacks in Paris– and gun violence closer to home. Just last weekend, a man was shot and […]

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    Mayor Emanuel pushes for mental illness training for Chicago police

    CHICAGO — The mayor’s office announced Friday a series of reforms, based on recommendations from a steering committee. They include plans to increase the Chicago Police Department’s 40-hour crisis intervention team training, doubling the number of officers fully certified to 2,800. Every CPD officer will get an eight hour mental health awareness training and OEMC is working on better training for 911 operators and dispatchers. The changes come after several high profile police shooting deaths including Laquan McDonald and Quintonio LeGrier. […]


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