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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    Pence to oversee Trump transition team

    WASHINGTON  — Vice President-elect Mike Pence assumed control of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition efforts Friday as part of a shakeup that reduced New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s role. Christie, who began leading the presidential transition in the months before Trump’s surprise victory, will now serve as a vice-chairman to the transition effort alongside Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, retired Army Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Dr. Ben Carson and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, […]

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    Racist graffiti found in Warren Township High School bathroom

    GURNEE, Ill. —  Students at a north suburban school staged a protest Thursday after someone found an offensive, racist sign inside the school. The sign reading “Whites Only” was found on a door of a stall in a women’s bathroom at the Warren Township High School in Gurnee. Today 200 students staged a sit-in protest at the school, voicing outrage, and also protesting the election of Donald Trump, blaming the racially charged rhetoric on his campaign. The district’s superintendent says […]

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    Chicago Cubs continue to celebrate into the night

    CHICAGO — After rolling through the city and the rallying in Grant Park, the Chicago Cubs continued to celebrate throughout Friday afternoon and evening. The organization threw an invite-only party at The Metro in Wrigleyville Friday night. Fans gathered outside the club in hopes of spotting their favorite player. Cubs president Theo Epstein stopped to thank a few police officers on his way into the party. Players and staff then celebrated inside the Friendly Confines with fireworks and more. And […]

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    Mass exodus after Cubs rally causing problems at train stations

    CHICAGO — Fans and commuters hoping to leave the city this afternoon after today’s massive Cubs rally are experiencing difficulties at train stations. Passengers at both Ogilvie and Union stations have posted photos and complaints on social media. @nbcchicago @ABC7Chicago @cbschicago @WGNTV Current scene at Chicago Union Station…sheer insanity as people try to ride overwhelmed Metra. — Jacob Rajlich (@MJ_Rajlich) November 4, 2016 @WGNNews Ogilve station right now — TribeGirl (@tribegirl4) November 4, 2016 Union Station — […]

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    Most Valuable Neighbor: Chicago Cub Ben Zobrist signs autographs outside his home

    CHICAGO — Cubs fans are still flying high the day after the World Series win. One community got a very special surprise from a famous neighbor. Two miles from Wrigley Field, in the North Center neighborhood, a line stretched down the block to meet the Most Valuable Neighbor. Neighbors of World Series MVP waited for the chance to capture a moment with the Cubs player who captured their hearts. “It wasn’t planned,” Zobrist said. “I just came outside holding baby […]

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    Police seek suspect in fatal hit-and-run

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are still looking for the hit and run driver that killed a man early Thursday morning. The victim is 62-year-old Aliser Maldonado. His family called him Ali. They say he was a huge Cubs fan and spent last night cheering the team to victory. He was headed to work Thursday morning at the Target near Western and Logan. He was almost there when police say a 2005 Chrysler 300 blew through a red light and slammed into […]

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    World Series parking restrictions in place, security increased in Wrigleyville

    CHICAGO — Security is being increased and new parking restrictions around Wrigley Field are in place for Game 7 tonight. Even though the World Series will be 300 miles away in Cleveland, the city knows a spontaneous, huge crowd may still gather in the streets of Wrigleyville. The same parking restrictions will remain in effect around Wrigley Field, and tow trucks will be making extra rounds to keeps the streets clear. Parking restrictions through Friday, November 4 at 4 am: Clark […]

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    ‘Field of schemes’ lurking for desperate World Series ticket buyers

    CHICAGO — Devoted fans could get duped by scammers who are trying to profit off the popularity of the Cubs when the World Series comes back to Wrigley Friday.. It’s the hottest ticket in town – and on Stubhub. “In terms of traffic demand, prices, by far it’s the most popular World Series game that Stubhub has ever seen,” said Cameron Papp, Communications Manager at Stubhub. Currently on Stubhub, it will cost you around $2,000 just to step foot in […]

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    Body discovered in pond near Woodridge golf club

    WOODRIDGE – Golfers discovered a body in a pond along the Seven Bridges Golf Club in Woodridge Saturday, according to reports. Distraught relatives told WGN’s Gaynor Hall they believe the body is 28-year-old Daniel Miller, although they don’t know  what he would have been doing on the golf course. “We have no clue, we’re just in a shock because we don’t know what he would be doing at Seven Bridges, who did he know at Seven Bridges?” said Brenda Allen. The DuPage coroner […]

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    3-year-old boy shot and killed in Waukegan believed to be accident

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Police in Waukegan are investigating the shooting death of a 3-year-old  boy. A neighbor says she heard one gunshot at this home on 11th and Greenfield then saw her neighbor carrying his lifeless child in his arms. The boy was shot in the head. He was rushed to the hospital and  pronounced dead. Police believe it was an accident Police say the child’s family is cooperating with the investigation. No word yet on any […]