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
  • Bond set for suspects charged in gun shop burglary

    ZION, Ill. — Authorities in Lake County now say there is no credible information to suggest a gun shop burglary in unincorporated Zion is tied to a revenge plot against Zion Police for the officer-involved shooting that killed 17-year old Justus Howell. The motive was money, said Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Reginald Mathews. A judge set bond at $750,000 for Lawrence Taylor and $500,000 for Clarence Williams, Jr. Both are 18 years old. A third person could face charges […]

  • Brandon Saad is pushed down by Lightning right wing J.T. Brown and center Brian Boyle after trying to sneak the puck under goaltender Ben Bishop during the first period. (Anthony Souffle / Chicago Tribune)

    HIGHLIGHTS: Lightning beat Blackhawks 4-3 in Game 2, tie Stanley Cup Final series 1-1

    TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa Bay Lightning held off the Chicago Blackhawks in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final after Jason Garrison put the Eastern Conference champions back on top 4-3 with 11:11 remaining in the third period. Garrison scored his second goal of the playoffs on a shot that deflected off the skate of a Chicago player before continuing past goalie Corey Crawford. Chicago’s Brent Seabrook scored at 3:38 of the third period to make it 3-3. Jonathan Toews and […]

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    Suburban mother accused of murdering disabled daughter

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — A Schaumburg woman is accused of forcing her severely disabled daughter to take a lethal combination of drugs. Authorities found 55-year-old  Bonnie Liltz, and her 28-year-old adopted daughter, Courtney, unresponsive in their beds in the 1100 block of S. Springinsguth Road on May 27, police said. “The subsequent investigation indicated Bonnie attempted to end Courtney’s life and commit suicide with this cocktail of various over the counter and prescription medication,” said Schaumburg Police Lt. Shawn Green. Both […]

  • Rogers Park school cancels recess after nearby shooting

    CHICAGO — Reckless gun play in the city’s Rogers Park neighborhood is keeping Gale Community Academy students from playing outside during recess. Chicago Public School officials say they are working with police to develop a new safety plan to allow outdoor recess to resume. A 22-year-old man was shot Monday at the corner of Ashland Ave and Jonquil Terrace. It happened at 1 p.m.  just a short distance away from the soccer field where 3rd graders were having recess. Staff quickly […]

  • Transforming Public Housing: 15 Years Later

    CHICAGO — The new millennium was supposed to be a fresh start for public housing in the city of Chicago. In 2000, the Chicago Housing Authority launched the “Plan for Transformation.” Residents moved out, bulldozers moved in, and the city’s most notorious housing came tumbling down in what was widely considered the most ambitious project for public housing in the nation. 15 years later, some critics are calling the billion dollar plan a bust. Roderick Wilson, executive director of the Lugenia […]

  • Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks and Nate Thompson #44 of the Anaheim Ducks fall to the ice in the third period of Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Honda Center on May 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

    Blackhawks, Ducks set to battle in Game 7

    ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — One year after the Ducks and Blackhawks both exited the playoffs with a loss in a seventh game, they’re facing off in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals tonight. The teams have alternated victories in a tense, well-played series. The Ducks have just one regulation loss in the entire postseason, but it was in Game 6, a 5-2 defeat that might have turned the series’ momentum in the Blackhawks’ favor. Anaheim’s last two postseasons ended […]

  • Mother, son found dead inside home on Southwest Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police are conducting a death investigation after 2 people were found unresponsive inside a home in the city’s West Elsdon neighborhood Thursday afternoon. Relatives identified the victims as 48-year-old Maria Concepcion-Herrera and her 22-year-old son Carlos, who was autistic. Firefighters were initially called to the corner house at 55th Place and Lawndale just before 3 p.m. for a report of a couch on fire. They discovered the woman and her son dead. Area Central police detectives are […]

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    Chicago Bulls fire head coach Tom Thibodeau

    CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman announced Thursday that Tom Thibodeau will not be retained as the team’s head coach. Following 21 years in the NBA as an assistant coach (he was an advance scout in 1991-92), Chicago named Thibodeau the team’s head coach on June 23, 2010. During his five seasons at the helm of the Bulls, Thibodeau’s teams compiled an overall record of 255-139 (.647). The Bulls advanced to the playoffs five times during Thibodeau’s tenure, where […]

  • Puppy found abandoned in bag in parking lot

    TINLEY PARK, Ill. — A Plainfield woman discovered an abandoned puppy inside a gym bag left in a store parking lot Tuesday morning. The 8-week-old puppy appears to be a purebred Keeshond. She had no microchip or tag. Christie Czubik says she spotted the bag in the back of the Target parking lot in suburban Tinley Park. She checked inside after seeing the bag move. Czubik, who volunteers at animal shelters, says she happened to be in the right place […]

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    2 children ejected, 1 killed, in Gurnee crash

    GURNEE, Ill. — Illinois State Police have confirmed two children were ejected from a car following an accident Saturday morning at I-94 near Gurnee, Ill. One of those children has died. A family friend identified the fatal victim as Reeve Matthew, 10. His cousin, 11-year-old Blessen Zachariah, is in serious condition. The family was on a church outing, heading to Holy Hill church in Wisconsin. Police say a Lincoln Navigator hit a wall at 9:35am on I-94 northbound near mile post […]


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