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
  • Union workers rally in downtown Chicago ahead of Supreme Court case

    CHICAGO — Union members took to the streets of downtown Chicago to protest for workers’ rights. They rallied today in solidarity ahead of a Supreme Court case that could impact public unions across the country. In Daley Plaza Saturday afternoon, union members and supporters gathered for the Illinois Working People’s Day of Action. Then they marched, circling the Thompson Center with harsh words for Governor Bruce Rauner. On Monday, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Janus VS. AFSCME. The […]

  • It’s pothole season in Chicago

    CHICAGO —  Pothole season is starting early in Chicago this year. On the streets and the expressways drivers have been carefully trying to dodge them. Lucas Tire and Auto in Roscoe Village has been very busy this week with frustrated drivers coming in with bent rims and busted tires. The freeze-thaw cycle is causing these potholes to pop up. I A spokesperson for the Chicago Department of Transportation says weather permitting, crews are out daily. They’ve patched 40,00 potholes so […]

  • #MeToo and You: Reimagining masculinity to reverse sexual harassment

    There are few topics more divisive these days than the #MeToo movement. Some men feel under attack. Many women feel silenced, ignored, and powerless. It is clear that sexual harassment is nothing new. But, the conversation surrounding it has changed. And, as WGN's Gaynor Hall reports, there's a growing body of research that says we need to challenge the way we raise our boys as we work toward a goal of true gender equity.

  • Florida shooting survivors rally, demand gun control

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Students who survived the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida are demanding tougher gun laws. They took part in an emotional rally in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. The survivors raised their voices to say thoughts and prayers are not enough. “They say a good guy with a gun stops a bad guy with a gun. We call B.S.,” said student Emma Gonzalez. Student David Hogg also spoke on Saturday. “They would rather […]

  • These are the victims of the Florida school shooting

    PARKLAND, Fla. — A football coach. An athletic director. And young, fresh-faced students. They are among the 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that all families who lost loved ones in the shooting have been notified. Here are the victims: Alyssa Alhadeff, soccer player Alyssa, 14, was a student at Stoneman Douglas and a soccer player for Parkland Travel Soccer. Lori Alhadeff, […]

  • Suspect charged in Chicago police commander’s murder

    CHICAGO – A man with a long criminal history that includes a conviction for armed robbery has been charged with first-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Chicago police commander, a police spokesman said Wednesday. Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Shomari Legghette, 44, was also charged with being a felon possession of a firearm and possession of narcotics. Police said Legghette was in downtown Chicago on Tuesday afternoon when tactical officers approached him because he was acting suspiciously. After […]

  • Man shot dead outside Humboldt Park taqueria

    CHICAGO — A 47 year old man was shot and killed as he sat in his car outside a Humboldt Park taqueria. Relatives identified the victim as Mauricio Rivera. His wife was inside the restaurant ordering food at the time of the shooting. Restaurant workers told reporters Rivera was a long-time customer of Taqueria Super Burrito in the 15 hundred block of North Western. The gunman took off on foot following the shooting. Chicago Police are still investigating.

  • Encouraging students to enroll in college, Chance the Rapper says he’s going too

    CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper and fellow Chicago native and actor Jesse Williams had some words of encouragement for CPS high school students at the Scholly Scholarship Summit on the South Side Saturday. Chance made an appearance to encourage students to take advantage of “free money” and apply for scholarships. They also awarded a $10,000 scholarship to one student, Alexiea Feaster, who hopes study medicine after finishing her senior year at Bogan High School. “I was like oh my god … I’m […]

  • Senate leaders announce two-year budget pact, DACA debate continues

    The Senate’s top leaders announced Wednesday they have sealed agreement on a two-year budget pact that would shower both the Pentagon and domestic programs with almost $300 billion above existing limits, giving wins to both GOP defense hawks and Democrats seeking billions for infrastructure projects and combatting opioid abuse. The agreement is likely to be added to a stopgap spending bill that passed the House on Tuesday and is aimed at averting a government shutdown Thursday at midnight. The plan […]

  • Task force formed to combat carjackings in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Crime statistics have shown a sharp rise in carjackings in Chicago.  Police are now forming a taskforce being formed to try to reverse this trend. Police are teaming up with the ATF, Illinois state police, local and federal prosecutors as well as some suburban police departments. Their goal is to try to figure out a way to combat the surge in carjackings. The taskforce approach has been used before. Last year, police announced it was teaming up with […]