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.

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    Serial package thief tormenting North Side residents

    CHICAGO  — Just days before Christmas, residents in the Dunning and Portage Park neighborhoods believe a serial package thief is on the prowl. Marc Serwatka says the package thief struck his house in the 3700 block of North Oleander last Wednesday. Home surveillance video shows the man walking to the porch. Then he apparently cuts open the box and grabs the contents inside. Serwatka believes the man was driving a silver Ford Fusion. The Dunning Community Watch quickly circulated a […]

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    New state-of-the-art cargo center coming to O`Hare airport

    CHICAGO – Chicago’s O’Hare airport is getting a state-of-the art cargo center. Today, Mayor Emanuel announced that phase one of the multi-million dollar project is finished. The O’Hare Northeast Cargo Center will expand the airport’s current cargo operations. Construction started three years ago. The project is being developed by Aeroterm, which invested 160 million dollars to pay for this along with more than 60 million in airport funds. Construction on phase two is already under way. It should be finished […]

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    Yahoo says hackers stole information from over 1 billion accounts

    NEW YORK — Yahoo says it believes hackers stole data from more than one billion user accounts in August 2013. The Sunnyvale, California, company says it’s a different breach from the one it disclosed in September, when it said 500 million accounts were exposed. That new hack revelation raises questions about whether Verizon will try to change the terms of its $4.8 billion proposed acquisition of Yahoo. Yahoo says the information stolen may include names, email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates […]

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    Poignant photo shoot brings grieving families together

    CHICAGO —  A world- class photographer in Chicago is working on a project that could shed some light on police brutality. The goal is to create a photo narrative with nearly 100 relatives of people killed in police shootings. Chicago attorney Andrew Stroth started the project to create a first of its kind photo-narrative with relatives of victims of police violence from all over the country. Behind the camera is world-renowned photographer Sandro Miller. He took pictures and conducted interviews […]

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    1 dead, 2 hospitalized after shooting leads to crash

    CHICAGO – One person is dead, and two others hurt, including a 5-year-old, following a shooting and crash on Chicago’s South Side this afternoon. The crash happened near 71st and Morgan. Witnesses say the driver of a jeep was shot and killed behind the wheel. Police say the 31-year-old was dropping off a passenger when someone approached and opened fire hitting him in the chest. The victim tried to drive away but crashed into at least two cars. His passenger, […]

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    Vigil held for slain rapper as family continues to seek answers

    RIVERDALE —   Loved ones, friends, and fans of an aspiring rapper gathered tonight to remember him, after his body was found inside a suburban home. Jeremy Nixon say he was found dead at a recording studio in south suburban Riverdale Monday. Nixon, who went by the stage name “Boss Status Duke,” was at the home studio when a shooting took place November 16. It is still unclear whether Nixon’s  body had been in the house the entire time or […]

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    Officers say goodbye and honor Chicago police K9 suffering from cancer

    CHICAGO –Chicago officers came together today to honor and say goodbye to a partner and friend. Bob the K9 lived much longer than she was expected to, after being diagnosed with brain cancer. Chicago police officer Michael Walter started training with Bob when she was 2 years old. For over four years she searched the airport and mass transit and protected the city of Chicago. But last year, she started to lose her eyesight and the vet discovered the tumor. Officer […]

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    1-year-old dies at North Side day care

    CHICAGO – Authorities are investigating the death of a 1-year-old boy at a North Side day care. Emmanuel Noibi was found unresponsive earlier this week at a house in Rogers Park. The Dept of Children and Family services is investigating the day care over allegations of neglect. “The home daycare provider has  voluntarily suspended caring for children pending the outcome of this investigation,” DCFS said in a statement to WGN News. This is a developing story.  Check back for details.

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    Sergeant sued for teen’s fatal shooting faced similar suit before

    CHICAGO — The Chicago police sergeant who shot and killed a teen on the city’s South Side last week was involved in two deadly shootings of African-American men in three years. No gun has been recovered in either case. Chicago Police Sergeant John Poulos has been named in a lawsuit filed by the family of 28-year old Rickey Rozelle. In August 2013, Poulos was off-duty, heading home from his family’s bar when he said he saw a suspected burglar on the […]

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    Would-be thieves try to drive off in FedEx van full of packages

    CHICAGO — Right in the middle of the busy holiday shipping season, a FedEx van full of packages was stolen — and then ditched a couple blocks away. Police say they still haven’t determined if any packages are missing. Around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, thieves somehow stole the FedEx home delivery van as it made its way through the Park Manor neighborhood. Officers flooded the area and searched for suspects, witnesses said. Police aren’t saying how the van was stolen, but […]