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
  • Local firefighters brighten holiday for grieving Cicero family

    Firefighters from Chicago and Cicero make a special delivery for a grieving family. Miguel Haro, 44, was shot and killed during a robbery in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Sunday night. He was working on rehabbing a vacant home and refused to give up money he had been saving to buy Christmas gifts for his daughters, relatives said. Chicago firefighters who responded to the scene pooled together resources with union leaders and firefighters in Cicero, where Haro lived. On Tuesday, they delivered […]

  • Protests continue as Chicago FOP reacts to NYPD cop killings

    The president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has expressed his outrage over the murders of two New York City police officers. Dean Angelo, Sr. would not discuss any specific threats but said Chicago’s police officers and retirees could be targeted and need to be on high alert. “It’s emotional. It is tough to stand by and watch people blast the people that protect each and every one of you in this room and each and every one of […]

  • Man working on a home killed in apparent robbery

    Chicago police are looking for witnesses after two men shot and killed a man on the street in the West Englewood neighborhood. The shooting happened Sunday evening in the 7200 block of South Hermitage. The man, in his 40s, was rehabbing a vacant house with another man. He was confronted, robbed and shot in the head when he stepped outside for a break. The killer got away. A police blue-light camera may have caught a glimpse of him. Investigators are […]

  • Family holds vigil, searches for answers after father of 3 shot to death

    A father of three was shot and killed while waiting for a bus. Now, his devastated family is searching for answers. Donatello Hererra had just finished work early Wednesday at the Burger King at Ogden and Western, and was waiting at a bus stop to go home, when a dark-colored SUV pulled up and someone inside opened fire. Hererra died at the hospital. Police have no suspect, no motive and no reason why the 35-year-old man was taken from his […]

  • Batavia family helps homeless in Chicago

    A west suburban family is continuing a tradition of spreading a little holiday cheer to the homeless in downtown Chicago. A busload of people gathered outside the Rock and Roll McDonald’s in River North today– descending on the area to deliver coats, food and other essentials to those in need. Randy Simonian of Batavia is a regular commuter– and he’s become close with some of the homeless people he’s met on his walks from the train station to his office. […]

  • Several wounded in shootings across city

    1 person is dead and 12 people are wounded after shootings across Chicago Friday. About 4:30 p.m yesterday afternoon, a man was fatally shot at 30th and Kedvale Avenue. He suffered gun shot wounds to the chest. He later died at the hospital. A  security guard working on the South Side was one of the dozen injured. The 30-year-old was working at ABC Choice, a cell phone store in a strip mall at 95th and Halsted when he was shot […]

  • Friends, family gather for visitation honoring slain 15-year-old

    Friends and relatives gathered for a public viewing for a slain teenager Friday night. 15-year-old Demario Bailey was shot and killed in front of his twin brother just days before their 16th birthday. The shooting happened during an attempted robbery, Saturday afternoon at 63rd and State. Four teenagers are now facing charges. A crowd of people packed Calahan Funeral Home at 70th and Halsted to pay their respects and sign message boards. Another visitation will be held Saturday at 9 […]

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    Emanuel challenger Fioretti blasts mayor’s super PAC

    While Mayor Rahm Emanuel was kicking off his re-election bid on Saturday, his opponent Ald. Bob Fioretti (2nd) was in Woodlawn. Fioretti spoke at a press conference in front of a mental health clinic that was shuttered under the mayor’s watch. The topic of discussion: “Chicago Forward.” The super PAC is raising millions of dollars to support Emanuel and his city council allies. Fioretti was joined by Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) and several aldermanic candidates who are pledging to reject […]

  • Mayor eyes expansion for Soldier Field, Super Bowl bid

    Police seek suspect after Bears’ fans stabbed outside Soldier Field

    A Chicago Bears fan tells WGN-TV he and a friend were stabbed by fellow Bears fans after he joked about wishing he was a Green Bay Packers fan. It happened around 10:45 pm in the 400 block of E. 18th St. in a parking lot outside Soldier Field following Thursday night’s loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The 21-year old man, who did not want to be identified, says someone threw beer in his face. He later realized he had been […]

  • Stolen items on display as CPD hopes they find their rightful owner

    Computers, a wedding ring and a flute are some of the stolen items Chicago police detectives are hoping to return to their rightful owners. The items were on display at Area North police headquarters Friday evening. They included a class ring from Fenger High School Class of 1966 inscribed with the initials DJB. Police busted a burglary ring and took 3 men and a woman into custody. The investigation led detectives to pawn shops and secondhand stores where the stolen items […]


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