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
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    Heroin in Chicago’s Suburbs: How the drug impacts families

    Heroin is cheaper than cigarettes, beer or marijuana. And it's killing kids in Chicago's suburbs.

  • More than 30 dogs rescued from damaged Glencoe home

    GLENCOE, Ill. — Thirty-seven dogs were rescued Saturday from a damaged home in Glencoe, Ill. Authorities say the conditions inside were so bad that many of the dogs were covered in feces. There is word yet on possible charges for the 65-year-old woman who lived at the house. Eight of the dogs were taken to Preiser Animal Hospital in Northbrook, Ill. But the majority of them remain at Glencoe Animal Hospital. Staff have been tending to the worst cases first, […]

  • Anti-Semitic attacks spark community to hire off-duty cops

    CHICAGO — Members of the Jewish community in West Rogers Park are taking security into their own hands after a series of anti-Semitic incidents in their neighborhood. Residents are kicking-in $25 each to help pay for private security to patrol their neighborhood. That security force is made-up of off-duty Chicago cops. They say they want the added protection after their community was hit with anti-Semitic graffiti among other things. Members of the community say they appreciate the job the Chicago […]

  • Spike Lee says upcoming film ‘Chiraq’ is ‘not a joke’

    CHICAGO — Spike Lee held a news conference in Chicago Thursday morning to talk about his new film “Chiraq.” “Chiraq” actor John Cusack and Fr. Michael Pfleger, along with several parents whose children were victims of gun violence, were also at the news conference at St. Sabina church. A casting call for the movie was held at the church this past weekend. “This is not a joke. This is not a game. This is real life and death, and that’s the way […]

  • Chicago Park District tables drone proposal

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Park District’s Board of Commissioners tabled a proposal that would have required drone users to get a permit before flying the unmanned aircraft over the city’s parks, beaches and harbors. During a meeting at Indian Boundary Park Wednesday, General Counsel Timothy King said the park district needs to have guidelines in place for the emerging technology. Drone usage has taken off for commercial and recreational purposes, though regulation has proven to be tricky. Commissioners reached a consensus that […]

  • Family marks one year since unsolved murder

    SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill — One year ago Saturday, 33-year-old Rachel Galbreath was brutally beaten to death in her home at 167th and State in South Holland. She had just broken up with her boyfriend. Police questioned and released him. No one has been charged in her death. Gaynor Hall reports.

  • Man inappropriately touched 2 teens, exposed himself to another in West Rogers Park

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for a man who inappropriately touched two teenagers, and exposed himself to a third in West Rogers Park. All three incidents happened Tuesday morning within an hour of each other. Police say a man groped an 18-year-old woman near Rockwell and Granville, then did the same to a 16-year-old girl several blocks away. Those victims were both approached from behind. The same man is suspected of flashing another 16-year-old in the same neighborhood. Timeline […]

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    Husband, wife among ‘major drug suppliers’ arrested in suburb

    HUNTLEY, Ill. — A major drug operation is busted in far northwest suburban Huntley and authorities say it was a family affair. The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office led the 8-month investigation and executed a search warrant at a house in the 9600 block of Bennington Drive in Huntley Tuesday morning. Authorities confiscated nearly 300 pounds of marijuana, 60 pills of MDMA or Molly, hundreds of prescription painkillers, and 25 grams of cocaine, with a total estimated street value of $700,000. […]

  • Indiana man killed after witnessing car break-ins

    MERRIVILLE, Ind. — A Northwest Indiana man was killed after he stumbled upon a group of young men breaking into cars. Cecil Pendleton, Jr., 55, was leaving his apartment building and headed to work around 5 a.m. Wednesday. He was fatally shot inside his work van in the parking lot of the Tan Tar A Apartments in Merrillville. Witnesses reported seeing three or four young men speeding away from the scene in a black Chevrolet Impala. The suspects broke into […]

  • Relatives, activists eager for justice after teen fatally shot by Zion police

    ZION, Ill. — Relatives and community activists are still demanding justice for Justus Howell, nearly a month after the 17-year old was shot and killed by Zion police. A crowd of people gathered Saturday afternoon at 24th and Galilee where police fatally shot Justus Howell in the back on April 4. They later marched a few blocks to the Zion Police Department. Earlier this week, the Lake County coroner ruled the shooting a homicide, but authorities are still determining whether […]


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