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
  • Chicago’s Ohio State, Oregon bars just a few steps from each other — and ready for battle

    What are the odds? Ahead of Monday night’s college football championship, fans of The Ohio State University are cheering on their team at McGee’s Tavern and Grille, pretty much right next door to where Oregon fans are gathering at Homeslice restaurant in Lincoln Park. CTA tracks separate the two establishments near Webster and Sheffield. McGee’s has been there for almost thirty years.The owner says it became a Buckeye bar because his girlfriend is an alum. The owners of Homeslice are from […]

  • 2 Chicago schools battle heat problems; 1 school closed today for maintenance

    Heat problems were reported at two Chicago schools – and one of them will be closed today as crews work to fix the problem. Monday was the first day back to school for CPS students after the winter break and heating problems are being reported at two schools. Due to heating issues, classes are canceled Tuesday at Intrinsic Charter School on the city’s Northwest Side. One of three heating units malfunctioned in the school building. Erica Hill has 3 sons attending […]

  • Fearless few brave cold to have fun outside Monday

    Despite loss of feeling and general discomfort felt by many Monday, there were a few folks who went outside in the bitter temperatures to have a little fun — allegedly. Like at Frozemont, the attraction in Rosemont, where folks came out to slide down the ice hill. All this despite bitter temps that are only about to get worse as the week goes on.

  • Winter returning to Chicago — with a vengeance

    Chicagoans can finally brace for a messy winter. The area saw its first significant snow this weekend, with a few inches falling in Chicagoland through Sunday afternoon. Cars slipped off roads, hassling commuters and creating hazardous road conditions. But for some businesses, such as professional snow shovelers, the weather brought smiles. And the city isn’t done yet. Forecasts say a lot more snow could come by Tuesday, as another storm is expected during the overnight hours for Monday. And with that, plummeting temperatures […]

  • Morton Salt spills onto nearby cars after partial building collapse

    Chicago police and fire responded Tuesday afternoon to a partial building collapse at a Morton Salt storage facility on 1301 N. Elston Avenue. A wall of the building collapsed, and a mountain of salt poured onto several nearby vehicles. Fire officials said workers at the storage facility apparently piled the salt  higher than they were supposed to, and the resulting pressure caused the south wall to cave. The building was last inspected by the city in March of 2014. It has an […]

  • Synagogue, garages hit with anti-Semitic graffiti in West Rogers Park

    Vandalism spotted outside an East Lakeview synagogue may be connected to the anti-Semitic graffiti found on garages and a synagogue in West Rogers Park over the weekend. A dinosaur and the initials “RN” were spray painted on a porta-potty outside Temple Sholom in the 3400 block of N. Lake Shore Drive. Chicago police issued a bulletin warning synagogues to be on alert after similar images and anti-Semitic messages were found in West Rogers Park. The Congregation Atereth Yehoshua synagogue in […]

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    Three people shot in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood

    Two men were killed and a third was seriously injured in a possible drive-by shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, Sunday afternoon. Relatives identified one of the victims as Bobby Norwood, a 24-year old father of two young girls. He was near 51st and May St. walking home from the store when a vehicle pulled up and someone inside opened fire, said Norwood’s sister, Tenisha Triplett. Norwood was fatally shot in the chest. A 29-year old man was […]

  • Local firefighters brighten holiday for grieving Cicero family

    Firefighters from Chicago and Cicero make a special delivery for a grieving family. Miguel Haro, 44, was shot and killed during a robbery in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, Sunday night. He was working on rehabbing a vacant home and refused to give up money he had been saving to buy Christmas gifts for his daughters, relatives said. Chicago firefighters who responded to the scene pooled together resources with union leaders and firefighters in Cicero, where Haro lived. On Tuesday, they delivered […]

  • Protests continue as Chicago FOP reacts to NYPD cop killings

    The president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police has expressed his outrage over the murders of two New York City police officers. Dean Angelo, Sr. would not discuss any specific threats but said Chicago’s police officers and retirees could be targeted and need to be on high alert. “It’s emotional. It is tough to stand by and watch people blast the people that protect each and every one of you in this room and each and every one of […]

  • Man working on a home killed in apparent robbery

    Chicago police are looking for witnesses after two men shot and killed a man on the street in the West Englewood neighborhood. The shooting happened Sunday evening in the 7200 block of South Hermitage. The man, in his 40s, was rehabbing a vacant house with another man. He was confronted, robbed and shot in the head when he stepped outside for a break. The killer got away. A police blue-light camera may have caught a glimpse of him. Investigators are […]


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