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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    Police warn taxi, Uber drivers of targeted robberies

    CHICAGO — A warning for cabbies and ride-share drivers downtown: police say they’re being targeted by thieves with a tricky little scheme up their sleeves. Here’s how they work: they distract taxi and Uber drivers, then, steal their cell phones. Police on Wednesday issued a community alert warning taxi and Uber drivers after a series of thefts and robberies, all happening in the middle of the afternoon or early evening in The Loop. The alert says the thieves use various ruses to […]

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    Man, 25, killed in shooting at Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

    CHICAGO — Grieving relatives on Saturday were today forced to do something no one ever wants to do: identify the body of a loved one. This after 25-year-old Courtney Taylor was killed after shots were fired in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. Police say there was a birthday party happening in the lobby of the hotel when someone pulled out a gun and started shooting around 2:30 a.m. Taylor was reportedly trying to break up the fight, but ended up dead. Taylor’s body, covered in […]

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    Dad, firefighters deliver baby, save her life

    PARK RIDGE, Ill.– This is a story about all of the people who came together to try to save a baby girl’s life in Park Ridge, Thursday afternoon. Ivelina Ivanova said she “didn’t expect to have a home delivery, but contractions came very quickly.” Her husband dialed 911. The umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck. She wasn’t breathing. Marc Quattrocchi an alarm operator with the Red Center answered the emergency call and talked the father through the complicated […]

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    Loved ones mourn loss of man killed in Evanston shooting

    EVANSTON, Ill.– There were heavy hearts inside Curt’s Cafe in Evanston after the shooting death of a recent student-trainee. Bejamin Mandujano-Bradford was at the cafe earlier on Tuesday after he passed a food sanitation test. Hours later, the 20-year old known as “Bo” was dead. He was shot in the head and torso near his home in the 1300 block of Darrow Avenue. It appears he was targeted, Evanston Police said in a statement. Susan Trieschmann, Founder and Executive Director of […]

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    Morgan Park parents to boycott: Game rescheduled

    CHICAGO – The parents and basketball players of Morgan Park high school threatened to boycott the big game against crosstown rivals Simeon because Morgan Park’s gym is not big enough. The highly-anticipated game was set to be played today. The CPS had changed the location of the game several times but there were safety concerns with a large crowd. So, fed up parents say it’s just not right the Mustangs don’t have the opportunity to play at home like other […]

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    Chicago man exonerated after 10 years in prison

    CHICAGO — Prosecutors dropped charges against a Chicago man in a case involving a now-convicted Chicago Police officer. Ben Baker says he prayed, hoped, and believed this day would come. He walked out of a downstate prison Thursday night and into the arms of his relatives. “It’s been a long time coming,” Baker told reporters at a press conference, Friday. “I guess slow justice beats no justice.” He served more than a decade of a 14-year sentence.  Baker says police […]

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    Woman sexually assaulted in Chicago Lawn district

    CHICAGO – Women in the Chicago Lawn district are being put on high alert on Thursday after a sexual assault. Police say it happened at about 1:30 a.m. when the woman was walking eastbound on 83rd street between Washtenaw and Talman. Two black males in a silver Buick approach:  the first grabs the woman from behind, forces her into the car. Police say that man sexually assaulted her. The second man – who is armed with a handgun- continued to […]

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    CPS teacher charged with sexual abuse of juvenile

    CHICAGO — A CPS teacher accused of having sexual contact with a minor appeared in bond court Thursday. Benjamin Zollo is charged with one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and bail was set at $750,000. Zollo, 32, is a teacher at Lincoln Park High School. His attorney says the allegation is “completely out of character.” In an email to parents, Lincoln Park’s principal said Zollo was taken into custody at school, and some students may have seen him escorted […]

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    Dispute over heat leaves woman in the cold

    CHICAGO — Chicago could have single-digit highs again this weekend causing a lot of problems for some homeowners and tenants. It’s hard to imagine braving this weather without adequate heat, but that’s the situation for Velma Bowman. A city inspector found the temperature inside Bowman’s apartment hovering around 60 degrees, Wednesday. Bowman has a CHA housing voucher to rent the unit in a building at 46th and Lake Park. She says she has been trying to get the building’s owner, Wolcott Real […]

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    Two shot and killed during attempted robbery

    CHICAGO — A liquor store employee shot and killed 2 would-be robbers at a South Side liquor store. It happened at 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Z& S Food and Liquors in the 1300 block of West 87th Street in the Gresham neighborhood. Police say two men entered the store with guns, one of them jumped over the counter and began to hit the clerk. A relative of the store owner was upstairs and heard the commotion.   They allegedly shot the men, who […]


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