Gaynor Hall

Gaynor Hall is an Emmy-award winning general assignment reporter for the WGN Evening News and the WGN News at Nine. She first joined WGN-TV as a freelance reporter in April 2008.

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 got her start in television as the morning anchor and producer at WMGT in Macon, Georgia. She returned to Chicago in April 2006 as an anchor and reporter for WGN-TV’s sister station, CLTV. She lives in Chicago’s South Loop neighborhood with her husband and son.

Recent Articles
  • Summer storms blow through Chicagoland causing flooding, damage

    Strong storms moved through the Chicago area Wednesday afternoon and dropped heavy rains and strong winds. Hail was reported in several areas and trees and power lines were downed throughout many suburbs. Heavy damage was reported in Evanston throughout the area of Ackerman Park.Trees 100 years old or more have fallen onto homes only slightly less in age. ComEd crews work to restore power to many homes. Evanston Hospital reported damage to their roof. Crystal Lake experienced widespread flooding.Property and […]

  • Suburban camp relocated over tick concerns

    LAKE COUNTY, Ill. — Lake County officials made the recommendation to move the summer camp after testing in the area found ticks with Lyme Disease. The oldest summer day camp in Lake Forest will have a new location when camp starts on June 19th. The McCormick Day Camp is moving from the McCormick Ravine to Northcroft Park because of growing concerns over ticks. Michael Adam, Senior Biologist with the Lake County Health Department says we’re in the middle of a […]

  • Security increased for U2 concert

    CHICAGO — Concert goers at Soldier Field taking in a U2 show tonight saw increased security around the stadium. The Chicago Police put the plan in place after the bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester England last month. U2 fans arriving for the sold out kickoff of the summer concert season at Soldier Field were greeted with dozens and dozens of officers. And for many, a jarring sight: some Chicago Police officers carrying rifles. News spread quickly tonight of […]

  • Man killed after falling through doors of moving party bus

    DEERFIELD — Police say 27-year-old James Larsen from Libertyville was killed after he accidentally fell out of a moving party bus and then was hit by a car around 3 a.m. Saturday. Illinois State Police say as the bus was traveling northbound on I-294 near Lake Cook Rd., Larsen got up to change the radio station, tripped and fell down the stairs leading to the door of the bus. As he fell into the doors they opened, police said, and […]

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    Chicago proposes independent monitor for police department, source says

    CHICAGO  — The city has proposed to the U.S. Justice Department that its police department be overseen by an independent monitor, a source at city hall tells WGN News. The Justice Department in January issued a scathing report on civil rights abuses by Chicago’s police department over the years. It found that institutional problems had led to serious civil rights violations, including racial bias and a tendency to use excessive force. The investigation began in 2015 after the release of […]

  • ‘Help me! I’m going to die’: New details revealed in murder of Uber driver in Lincolnwood

    LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. — A 16-year-old girl was captured on Walmart surveillance video “walking nonchalantly throughout the store” holding a knife in one hand and a machete in another. Authorities say Eliza Wasni used those weapons kill her Uber driver in Lincolnwood. That’s just one of the details that Cook County State’s Attorney Michelle Cunningham revealed in a news conference Wednesday after Wasni appeared in court on first-degree murder charges. She is being held without bond for killing Grant Nelson, 34, of […]

  • Elderly couple targeted in home invasion on North Side

    CHICAGO — Police say one man is in custody in connection with a home invasion that targeted an elderly Chicago couple.  It is the latest in a series of attacks preying on vulnerable senior citizens on the city’s North Side. An 84-year-old man and his 81-year-old wife were in their home in the 5100 block of West Wellington Saturday morning when police say a suspect pried open a back window. It was around 1:30 a.m. The suspect entered the home and […]

  • Police step up Memorial Day patrols

    CHICAGO — Chicago police officials say it’s all about high visibility for their Memorial Day patrols and officers are out in force tonight. Historically, Memorial Day weekend has been marked by too much gunfire. This year there is increased manpower: 13-hundred more officers are out on the street than normal. That’s about 400 more officers than were deployed last year during this weekend. Police say they also conducted overnight raids targeting gangs, arresting dozens of people and confiscating guns and […]

  • 2 officers injured in car chase on South Side

    CHICAGO — Two Chicago police officers were among four people hurt in a crash at 63rd and Woodlawn on the South Side Friday night. CPD officials say it was a chase involving an outside police jurisdiction. They were pursuing a car that may have been involved in a homicide. The two officers are reported in good condition at the hospital Police say suspects are in custody.

  • Every single senior at South Side high school accepted to college

    CHICAGO – A South Side high school is honoring its graduating class after every senior was accepted to college. There are 52 graduating seniors at Fenger Academy High School.  All of them were accepted to two or four year colleges and universities. It is the first time this has happened in at least 20 years. In 2009, the videotaped beating death of Fenger student Derrion Albert shocked the city and made national headlines. And a CNN series profiled the challenges […]