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
  • Car pulled from the Des Plaines River

    RIVER FOREST, Ill. — Police and rescue crews from several western suburbs worked to remove a car that was found in the Des Plaines River this evening. Police say it looks like the car crashed through the guard rail near North Avenue and Thatcher in River Forest,  slid down the embankment, and plunged into the river. But, they don’t know when that happened. Someone was walking their dog today and spotted the partially submerged vehicle in the water. That set […]

  • New CTA construction could delay some Red Line commutes

    CHICAGO — Get ready for delays on southbound CTA Red Line trains from Wilson to Belmont, starting Monday morning. During phase one of the Wilson Station Reconstruction Project, southbound Red and Purple Line express trains from Wilson to Belmont will be down to one track for one year. Northbound trains should not be affected. Crews started demolishing the Purple Line express track over the weekend. The track will be reconstructed along with a new southbound station platform. This is part […]

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    Chicagoans say final farewell to White Sox great Minnie Minoso

    CHICAGO (AP) — A funeral service was held Saturday for Chicago White Sox star Minnie Minoso. Hundreds of people attended the service Saturday at Holy Family Church in Chicago. The Havana native and major league baseball’s first black Latino star died Sunday. He was believed to be 90. Known as the “Cuban Comet,” Minoso was part of a wave of black players who transformed the game. Former White Sox player Frank Thomas, Chicago Cubs legend Billy Williams, and former Chicago Mayor Richard […]

  • Israel PM Netanyahu in US for controversial speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is in Washington to deliver the speech to Congress that the Obama administration did not want him to give. Netanyahu’s mission Tuesday, said an adviser to the prime minister, is to use the platform to speak of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran. As the adviser put it: “We are not here to offend President Obama, whom we respect very much.” Nevertheless, the event has exacerbated tensions between Israel and the U.S. […]

  • Activists protest CPD at Homan Square after UK black site reports

    CHICAGO — More than 100 Protesters gathered outside the Chicago Police Homan Square facility  Saturday in response to a series of articles from the British newspaper, The Guardian. The paper reports that the nondescript building at Fillmore and Homan on the city’s West Side is used as an alleged “off the books interrogation facility” where people “disappear” and have been beaten by police and denied access to attorneys, among other allegations. The Guardian also detailed claims against a former Chicago […]

  • Snow encroaches on Chicagoland

    CHICAGO — February is on its way out Saturday, but before it leaves it will present Chicago with another round of snow. In fact snow had already hit parts of Kankakee and Iroquois counties by Saturday evening, and it will eventually spread over the whole Chicago area. The snow began Saturday night in Chicagoland and could continue into Sunday. Related: Keep up to date with the current weather radar But there is a warm-up coming; temperatures are expected to be […]

  • Local mall-goers respond to Al-Shabaab terror threats

    SKOKIE, Ill. — There have been no threats specifically targeting the Westfield Old Orchard mall, but Skokie police say they are aware of the video that calls for attacks at shopping malls in the U.S., Canada and United Kingdom. Shoppers near Westfield Old Orchard in Skokie are aware of the threats — but not overly concerned. A video reportedly released from the terror group Al-Shabaab urges followers to attack western shopping malls, specifically naming the Mall of America in Minnesota, […]

  • Street harassment in Chicago: What the unwanted attention can mean to the victims

    CHICAGO — From whistles to shouts and sexual comments, street harassment comes in many forms, and the person at the receiving end of the harassment can experience everything from disgust to humiliation and fear. “Street harassment is any kind of unsolicited speech between strangers in public places,” said Laura Beth Nielsen, Director of Legal Studies at Northwestern University. “It’s just one of the many ways that people seek to reinforce these hierarchies of race, class, and gender.” In tonight’s Cover […]

  • 1 year later, searching for answers in SIU student’s death

    DES PLAINES, Ill. — Relatives and friends gathered at a Des Plaines church Sunday to mark the one year anniversary of the death of Pravin Varughese. The family has spent the past year pulling together their resources and rallying support from politicians to get justice for Pravin. Last February, the 19-year old Southern Illinois University student went missing. His body was found days later In a wooded area. Authorities in Carbondale concluded there was no foul play, but the family […]

  • 40-vehicle chain reaction crash shuts down part of Kennedy Expressway

    CHICAGO — Heavy winds and a blast of lake effect snow combined to create dangerous conditions on Chicago roads Sunday morning.  The weather contributed to a chain reaction crash on the Kennedy Expressway that made for a day long traffic nightmare. Nearly 40 vehicles were involved in the crash at around 10:30 Sunday morning. The reversible lanes were headed inbound at the time. The crash spanned from Ohio Street all the way back to North Avenue. At least a dozen […]


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