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.

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    From potential rivals on the street, to teammates on the court

    CHICAGO — They were playing for peace, and getting support from the pros. Chicago native and Bulls star Derrick Rose came with his son in his arms, arriving Saturday afternoon at Saint Sabina Church for the Annual Peace League Basketball Tournament. The event aims to bring together young men who might have been rivals on the street to play together as a team — and build positive relationships. Former Gov. Pat Quinn was spotted courtside along with several local and […]

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    Heavy rains, storms cause area flooding, small tornado reported

    CHICAGO — Severe storms are making for a soggy and complicated start to the weekend in Chicagoland. Many counties are still under a flood watch Saturday morning, after another wave of heavy storms swept through the area overnight. Beach warnings are also in effect along Lake Michigan. Storm system pulls away from the Chicago area – strong northerly winds will result in Gale Warnings on Lake… — Skilling (@Skilling) September 19, 2015 Friday evening, as a cold front settled […]

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    Police seek suspect in suburban home invasion

    DEERFIELD, Ill. — Police have stepped up patrols in the north suburbs as they work to identify three men involved in a home invasion. Surveillance video captured the incident that occurred Thursday night around 7:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of Inverrrary Lane in unincorporated Deerfield. Police say two children, under the age of 10 were playing outside the front door when a car pulled up. One man waited inside the care while two others got out and forced the […]

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    CPD employee fatally shot while unloading groceries outside home

    CHICAGO — A Chicago Police Department employee was shot and killed outside his home in Morgan Park. 59-year-old John Buckner was a civilian employee of the department for the past 25 years. He and his wife were unloading groceries at 115th and Church street Wednesday night when three people rode by on bikes and shot him. He was struck in the lower torso and taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died during surgery. […]

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    Portage police release surveillance video of business safe theft

    PORTAGE, Ind. — Police say a man walked into Portage Electric Supply through a back door and walked out with a 100 pound black safe.  Three employees were in the business at the time, but no one saw him He took a dolly from the business next door, and used that to get the safe to his car. This all happened happened smack in the middle of the afternoon on Monday. The business is on a busy stretch of US Highway 20 in Portage, Ind. […]

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    Two children dead, woman injured in Kenosha home

    KENOSHA, Wis. -At 3:15 a.m. Satuday on the 5000 block of 33rd Avenue, one Kenosha man arrived home from work to a horrific scene. “The husband came home and found them, and he’s the one who called police,” said neighbor Mary Hood. 911 dispatchers heard the man say that his wife was trying to kill his children. “There’s a lot of blood, I hear there’s blood all over the house,” Hood said. By the time police arrived, two children were dead. […]

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    Bond denied for brothers charged in murder of woman whose body was found in suitcases

    CHICAGO —  A judge denied bond today for the two brothers charged in the murder of a Chicago woman. The last time anyone heard from Laneesha Miller was Father’s Day.   She was supposed to drive from Chicago back home to Atlanta the next day. But she never made it. Yesterday, police recovered parts of Miller’s body in suitcases found in the Cal-Sag Channel.  The search continues today. Miller’s ex-boyfriend Paul Meyers is charged with murder.  His brother Arronis Jackson  is […]

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    Alderman proposes tax on sugary soft drinks as alternative to garbage fee

    CHICAGO — The City Council Health Committee held a hearing Wednesday on a proposed penny-per-ounce tax on sugary soft drinks. A city Alderman is offering this tax instead of a new garbage tax. Alderman George Cardenas (12th Ward) is putting forth this proposal.  Cardenas doesn’t look at this as an either/or tax, but rather as a way of combating obesity and diabetes. But the beverage industry is threatening to sue, saying the city would be constitutionally overstepping its bounds. Employees and representatives of various […]

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    FBI seeks help via Twitter in Fox Lake cop’s death

    FOX LAKE, Ill.– Saturday, in an unusual move, the FBI sent out a tweet asking the public for help. Even though the killers are still on the loose, officials say people have no reason to be concerned for their safety. But many here are still anxious. The mood in Fox Lake remains somber. Even as some try to get on with their lives, taking their boats out, fishing and playing in the sand– there’s still a tremendous amount of grief.   And […]

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    Chicagoans soak up last days of summer

    CHICAGO– Chicagoan’s soak up last days of summer It’s the perfect way to spend Labor Day weekend. There is plenty of action today at Montrose beach and Park—boating, playing, grillin’ and chillin’. Precious time spent before summer makes its exit. The days getting shorter. Kids are heading back to school. “I’m not that ready to go to school!!” 7-year-old Kei and his dad spent the afternoon bird watching. “I’m excited to see cool looking birds.” They stopped for ice cream […]


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