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
  • Democrats united against Rauner at the State Fair

    SPRINGFIELD– At the Illinois State Fair, Thursday was Democrat day. And taking center stage: The candidates who want Mark Kirk’s senate seat. Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth — got the early support of Senator Dick Durbin. But Chicago urban league president Andrea Zopp and state senator Napoleon Harris jumped in to the race too. Cook county commissioner Richard Boykin, is also a considering a run.  The Cook County Democratic Party passed on making an endorsement. Party leaders more unified in their praise for […]

  • Rauner attends Governor’s Day at State Fair

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — The Illinois Senate has approved House changes to legislation that opens the gate for $5.4 billion in federal money to flow to Illinois. The Senate voted 52-0 Wednesday to OK additions the House made to the plan, which allows spending on social programs even though there’s no state budget. The issue momentarily became a focus last week of the budget disagreement between Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and the Democratic-controlled General Assembly. The money is available as soon […]

  • Parachutist undergoes surgery to relieve pressure on his brain after accident at Air & Water Show

    CHICAGO — The Army Golden Knights and Navy Leap Frogs have canceled parachute performances scheduled for day two of Chicago’s Air & Water Show after an accident during Saturday’s show. One of the two parachutists who was injured in the accident has undergone surgery to relieve pressure on his brain. The incident happened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday, just about 30 minutes after the Air & Water Show kicked off. A photo was snapped moments before one of the parachutist crashed […]

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    Chicagoans enjoy Festa Italiana despite hot and humid temps

    CHICAGO —  It’s a sticky and sweaty weekend in Chicago. Storms passed through some parts of the area this afternoon – but the sun eventually came out for the people attending Festa Italiana. This is the 11th year for the festival celebrating all things Italian along Taylor Street in Chicago’s Little Italy neighborhood. Pretty muggy outside today, but that didn’t stop people from coming out to enjoy good food, drinks, and music as the days of summer start to wind […]

  • Tribune editorial that ‘wishes for Katrina’ draws firestorm of criticism

    CHICAGO — A Chicago Tribune editorial writer has come under fire over a piece she wrote on the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. In the piece, editorial board member Kristen McQueary says she finds herself wishing for a storm in Chicago. “The city’s finances under Mayor Emanuel and other leaders are in such bad shape, it would take a Katrina-scale storm to reset the budgets of Chicago and Chicago Public Schools,” she writes. Katrina, she says, gave New Orleans a […]

  • Woman claims police stole precious ring during arrest

    CHICAGO —  A Chicago woman claims a police officer stole her diamond ring after she was arrested, earlier this week. Kizzi Campbell says the ring belonged to her adoptive mother, who died earlier this year. A spokesperson for Chicago Police confirmed the Internal Affairs Division is investigating the allegation. WGN’s Gaynor Hall reports.

  • Inmate at Stateville Correctional Center treated for Legionnaires’ disease

    CREST HILL, Ill. — One inmate from Stateville Correctional Center in Crest Hill, Ill., is being treated for Legionnaire’s disease at a hospital. Prison officials saying this is not an outbreak. The inmate’s cell mate tested negative. Officials say at this point, no one else at Stateville Correctional Center is showing symptoms. Legionnaires’disease can have a 2- to 10-day incubation period. It’s treatable in most cases. The disease is caused by legionella bacteria and is spread by inhaling water mist from contaminated sources such as air conditioning […]

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    Patrick Kane hires lawyer, spends day with Cup amid police investigation

    BUFFALO, N.Y. — A lawyer has been hired to represent Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane, who is under police investigation over something that may have happened at his home last weekend. Lawyer Paul Cambria didn’t provide any further information in a text message to The Associated Press on Saturday. Cambria represented Kane in 2009, when he faced charges for assaulting a Buffalo cab driver. In the meantime, Blackhawks spokesman Brandon Faber says Kane will spend Saturday with the Stanley Cup privately with his family in Buffalo. […]

  • Top GOP candidates face off in debate

    CLEVELAND  — Billionaire real estate mogul and Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is making no apologies for his past crude comments about women. At the first GOP presidential debate Fox news host Megyn Kelly sharply questioned how Trump has described women in the past, criticizing their bodies and making sexually suggestive statements on his television show. Trump tried to joke initially, saying the statements were only about liberal actor Rosie O’Donnell. But he said testily that he didn’t have time […]

  • Father shot and killed in Morgan Park; Young son wounded in May

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for the person who shot and killed a man in Morgan Park. Relatives have identified him as Paul King.  He was the father of Elijah Dace, the 7-year-old who was shot and wounded in May. Police were called to the 1300 block of West 108th Place at around 1:20 a.m. When they arrived they found the 51-year-old man outside on the ground. He had been shot in the chest and back and had already died. […]

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