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.

Recent Articles
  • Family holds memorial at site of fatal police shooting

    CHICAGO — Relatives and friends gathered to remember Aquoness Cathery after the 24-year-old was shot by Chicago police Wednesday, and later died at the hospital early Thursday morning. At a memorial near the scene at 61st and King Drive, relatives said he was a father who wanted to make it as a rapper. “I’m grieving and see what really happened,” said Cathery’s mother, Lashundia Key. Police say officers were responding to a call of shots fired Wednesday afternoon when they […]

  • Uber driver says he was nearly carjacked at gunpoint in Lincoln Park

    CHICAGO – Police are investigating after a man believes he was targeted in an attempted carjacking this afternoon. Right before noon today, 45-year-old Uber driver Samuel Wright says he had just made a flower delivery and was driving his 2016 Ford Fusion on Bissell near Armitage when a young man flagged him down. When Wright slowed down to talk to him, the suspect pulled out a gun and approached him. Wright says at the same time the driver of a […]

  • Part-time faculty at Columbia College goes on strike

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of part-time staff at Columbia College Chicago hit the picket line on Wednesday. Wednesday was the first of a two-day walk-out over wages and job security. The union said Columbia has seen programs eliminated, faculty leaving and the students suffering. “This is not the Columbia that I met 30 years ago,” Prexy Nesbitt, a faculty member, said. Members of the Part-Time Faculty Association of Columbia College (PFAC) hit the picket line on Michigan Avenue. PFAC represents 650 […]

  • Two north side businesses robbed within hours

    CHICAGO- Two north side businesses were held up within a couple of hours of each other. The description of the suspect is strikingly similar in each case. Chicago Police aren’t confirming whether it’s the same man in both instances. One hold-up happened at a Vitamin Shoppe in the 32- hundred block of North Ashland Avenue in Lakeview at about 11:20 this morning. A man threatened a female employee with a knife and demanded money. Less than an hour earlier, a […]

  • 2 North Side businesses robbed, police say

    CHICAGO — Two North Side businesses were robbed on Saturday, according to officials. At 11:20 Saturday morning, a man walked into a Vitamin Shoppe in the 3200 block of North Ashland in Lakeview.  He held a knife to a female employee, demanded money, and got away with cash from the register and safe. He was wearing a tan knit cap, black jacket, and carrying a large black backpack. The description was similar to the man who hit a dry cleaners […]

  • Clocks made by visually impaired Chicago workers sold at local Target stores

    A gift that counts.

  • UPS employee says he found nooses hanging at suburban facility

    PALATINE, Ill. — A UPS employee says he found nooses hanging at a shipping facility in suburban Palatine. Rashaun Granberry said he had a sick feeling in his stomach when he saw them. “It’s an intimidating symbol,” he said. “They did that on purpose. I know for sure.” But a spokesperson for UPS says that’s not the case at all. She says what you see in the picture are temporary pull ropes that were used to replace broken chain pulls for […]

  • Man tied up in North Side home invasion

    CHICAGO – One North Side man told police he was foreced into his apartment by two attackers who then tied him to a chair. The incident happened shortly before 5 Saturday evening in the 900 block of West Wrightwood. The Victim told police he was approached by the two attackers and forced back into his apartment. Once inside, he says they tied him to a chair and robbed him. It’s not clear if he was injured in the robbery. Police […]

  • Dangerous weather does not stop Chicagoans from going downtown

       It was a gloomy, messy morning, with steady rain that shifted to snow, and there were multiple car crashes in Skokie Saturday. Still, the weather did not stop people from going to downtown. At Millennium Park, most everyone was dressed in winter gear from head to toe. There were people checking out the Bean and the glow of the city’s Christmas tree.  Plus, it’s the first weekend of the season that the Millennium Park ice rink is open, so […]

  • Police: 2 teens killed, 1 wounded in shooting inside Chicago home during attempted robbery

    CHICAGO — Two teenage boys were killed and a girl was injured when someone opened fire during an attempted robbery inside a West Side apartment Thursday evening, according to police. Police believe someone entered a residence on the 5600 block of W. Washington around 5:45 p.m., demanded the victims’ property, and then opened fire. Two boys, 15 or 16 years old, were pronounced dead at the scene, police said. One was shot in the back, and the other was shot […]