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
  • Fans at Lollapalooza (Photos by Marcus Leshock, Dietrich Zeigler/WGN News)

    Lollapalooza kicks off today

    CHICAGO – It’s finally here! The Lollapalooza music festival kicks off Friday. Hundreds of thousands of music lovers are expected to descend on Grant Park for Chicago’s largest music festival. With the heat and the crowds, it’s important to stay hydrated.  Visitors can bring two sealed water bottles.  Cooling buses and water stations will also be available. There will also be large, weather shelters at four locations in case of severe weather. For information on the line-up, transportation, and what you can (and can’t) bring to […]

  • Budget cuts threaten Southside hospital, other community centers

    CHICAGO — Elected officials got on a bus Friday, touring the city’s Roseland neighborhood for a closer look at the impact of the state’s budget cuts. “This budget impasse almost killed this hospital,” said Tim Egan, C.E.O. of Roseland Community Hospital. “Politics almost killed the new Roseland hospital.” The tour started and ended at Roseland Community Hospital. Supporters call it a life-saving anchor of this area that could drown under the weight of the state’s budget cuts. Congresswoman Robin Kelly […]

  • Concerns rise again over dog flu cases in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Canine influenza is making a comeback in the Chicago-area. WGN-TV producer Lauren Miholic says her 2-year old Labrador mix developed a miserable cough after staying at PetSmart’s South Loop PetsHotel, last weekend. “I’m concerned and I want to make sure that he’s ok,” said Miholic. Dog flu is not confirmed, but Miholic says Comiskey is lethargic and not eating much. PetSmart stopped taking new reservations  for the PetsHotel and doggie daycare at the South Loop location after one […]

  • ‘Operation Alley Cat’ busts huge drug ring in Chicago suburb

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — In the 1300 block of Brown in Des Plaines Wednesday morning, residents woke up to federal agents raiding a house on the corner and an apartment building across the street. Among several people facing charges in Wednesday’s drug bust are the alleged ringleaders: Luis Antonio Cruz ,48, from Des Plaines  and Julio Santiago, 41, from Chicago. According to the criminal complaint, they were a part of a long drug supply chain, distributing heroin and cocaine to customers basically on consignment. Then once the […]

  • Authorities release details on Bland’s autopsy

    DALLAS  —  Texas officials have released the autopsy report for a black woman found dead in a county jail three days after a confrontation with a white officer during a traffic stop. The 11-page report released Friday corroborates findings detailed a day earlier by Waller County officials who said 28-year-old Sandra Bland committed suicide by hanging on July 13. Toxicology results are still pending. The report by the Harris County medical examiner’s office notes Bland used a slipknot to fashion […]

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    Prosecutor on Bland autopsy: No injuries consistent with violent homicide

    HEMPSTEAD, Texas — Investigators say no injuries consistent with a violent homicide were found during an autopsy of a Naperville woman who was found dead in a Texas jail. Waller County prosecutor Warren Diepraam on Thursday discussed details of the autopsy of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, who authorities say was found hanging in her jail cell on July 13. Diepraam says the autopsy showed that Bland had no defensive injuries on her hands that would typically indicate a struggle. He says […]

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    Family of Sandra Bland raises questions after dashcam video, documents released

    LISLE, Ill. — The family of a woman who was found dead in a Texas jail cell spoke out this afternoon after the full, unedited video of her arrest was released. Sandra Bland had just moved from Naperville to Texas for a new job when she was pulled over in Waller County on July 10th. The trooper says she was pulled over for failure to use a turn signal. The confrontation between Bland and the trooper escalated after she refused to […]

  • Suburban police seek family of victim, driver in hit-and-run

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Waukegan police are not only looking for the driver who fled the scene after a fatal crash but also searching for relatives of the bicyclist who was killed. 54-year-old Jack Henderson was struck and killed around 8 a.m. Tuesday by a driver who was headed eastbound on Washington St near Martin Ave. The driver kept on going. Henderson was pronounced dead at Vista Medical Center. Witnesses say he was often seen riding his bicycle in this neighborhood. […]

  • Capacity crowds watch Navy Pier Fourth of July fireworks

    CHICAGO — Crowds of over 100,000 people crammed Navy Pier to celebrate the Fourth of July firework show. The parking lots were filled by 6 p.m. and Navy Pier was filled to capacity by 8 p.m., Navy Pier officials said. Crowds came early to claim prime viewing real estate for Saturday night’s dazzling fireworks extravaganza. Officials said their security plan included uniformed and plain-clothes police officers. Workers also checked bags at the entrance. However, someone managed to sneak an M-80 […]

  • Teen fatally shot in park named for Hadiya Pendleton

    CHICAGO —  One teenager was killed and another injured in a shooting that happened in the Bronzeville park named after slain Chicago teen Hadiya Pendleton. 17-year-old Vonzell Banks was shot in the back and pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital. His 19-year old cousin was shot in the foot, relatives said. Around 4:45 p.m. Friday, the teens were playing basketball in the park near 44th and Calumet. Witnesses say they heard six or seven gunshots and saw the gunman jump into […]


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