Gaynor Hall

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
  • PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14:  Rescuers evacuate an injured woman on Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, close to the Bataclan theater, early on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater.  (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

    Paris reels after multiple terror attacks; Over 100 killed

    PARIS  — The head of Paris police says all attackers are believed to be dead. Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins says the death toll in attacks at six sites around the French capital could exceed 120. Speaking near a popular music venue where scores of people were taken hostage, Molins said early Saturday that five attackers may have been killed. The Paris hospital service says medical personnel are reporting for work of their own accord to help treat the injured in […]

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    Owners say crime is bad for business on one Chicago street

    CHICAGO — Store owners in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood say violence is hurting their business. Business owners along 79th Street say they’re not just concerned about crime in this area, but public perception. From Captain’s Hard Time Dining to Bulls Eye barber shop, business has been slow. So owners are trying to change perceptions. After the shooting that killed 9-year old Tyshawn Lee at 80th and Damen last week, a Facebook post warned of a gang war, with individuals planning to […]

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    Winning season ends early because of CPS budget cuts

    CHICAGO — Cheers turned to tears when a girls’ volleyball team learned they wouldn’t be able to go after a city title because of budget cuts. The 5th and 6th grade girls’ volleyball team from Oriole Park Elementary School won their network in the playoffs last week. “They were told they weren’t able to go to city finals because there’s no money,” said Jennifer Nallen, a mother of one of the players. And the team’s coaches, who are volunteers,  say […]

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    Police seek suspect in suburban mall parking lot robbery

    LINCOLNWOOD, Ill. – Police are searching for a suspect who robbed a man in the parking lot of a suburban mall. Police say the 44-year-old man had parked in the lower level parking lot in the Lincolnwood Town Center last Thurday.  He was walking to his car aroun d9 p.m. when the suspect approached him and put a silver handgun to his chest and demanded money. The man told police the suspect took about $100 in cash then asked for […]

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    Latest North Side arson fire displaces 6

    CHICAGO — Six people were displaced in a fire on the city’s North Side. Investigators say it’s arson, the community is worried, and authorities are wondering if there’s a connection between a string of similar fires in the area. Jay Wilewski took a cell phone video after he ran out of his home last night in the 1900 block of West Diversey. On Wednesday he returned to the burned out three-unit building, stunned at the damage, tattered clothing and charred belongings. Around 6:45 Tuesday night, […]

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    Fellow officers had complained about Fox Lake cop years ago

    FOX LAKE, Ill. — Fellow officers had complained about the conduct of a northern Illinois policeman years before his suicide led to revelations that he’d been stealing money from a department-sponsored youth program. Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was found shot to death on Sept. 1. Investigators revealed this week that Gliniewicz killed himself and staged the suicide to look like he’d been gunned down. His personnel file, released Thursday, shows a troubled history. It includes an anonymous 2009 letter […]

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    Village official targeted by Fox Lake officer: ‘It’s surreal’

    FOX LAKE, Ill. –A village administrator who police say was the target of an officer who staged his suicide says the case is “almost surreal.” Fox Lake Village Administrator Anne Marrin spoke Thursday about Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz. Police say he feared Marrin would expose him as a thief. Det. Chris Covelli said Lt Gliniewicz sent a text in April asking a woman to set up a meeting with a “high ranking gang member to put a hit on the […]

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    Police ID remains found in Garfield Park Lagoon as missing Rockford boy

    CHICAGO — Authorities have provided an update about the remains found in the Garfield Park Lagoon in September. Investigators say the remains belong to 2-year-old Kyrian Knox of Rockford. Knox was living with a family friend when he went missing on Sept. 5. A toddler’s foot was found floating in the lagoon. Additional searches located a head and other remains. There have been no arrests in Knox’s disappearance. Knox’s family was notified Wednesday morning. The FBI lab confirmed the results. Now this is […]

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    ‘What’s that smell?’ Odor in sububs has residents crying foul

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — From Downers Grove to Park Ridge, some suburban residents were startled by a stinky situation, this morning. CITGO blames the odor on the combination of an equipment malfunction at its Lemont refinery and heavy fog. “It was strong enough to gag you and make your eyes burn,” says Michael Gambill who lives in Downers Grove.   Here’s the statement from CITGO: CITGO confirmed today that it’s Lemont Refinery experienced small-volume flaring due to the shut-down of a flare […]

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    CTA train derailment halts service on North Side

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Fire Department responded Saturday to a CTA train derailment on the city’s North Side. A CTA car derailed Saturday afternoon near the Granville stop at Broadway. The power was shut off and service has been suspended between Howard and Bryn Mawr. Red Line cars will temporarily only be traveling between Bryn Mawr and 95th. CTA is offering alternative bus routes in the meantime. You can follow their Twitter account for updates.  Passengers may use #36, #147, and #151 buses […]


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