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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
  • Anti-violence rallies held during another violent weekend

    Two anti-violence events were held today during another weekend marred by gun violence in Chicago. As recently as Sunday afternoon, a 15-year-old boy was shot near 47th and Cottage Grove on the city’s South Side. Police say he was the victim of a possible drive-by-shooting. He is in serious condition at Comer Children’s Hospital. Today, across the street from his New Beginnings Church at 66th and King Drive, on the site where he’s still trying to build a community center, […]

  • Man, 85, killed during apparent robbery in Crete Township

    An 85-year old Crete man was killed in a “robbery that went terribly wrong,” said Will County investigators. Alfred Hilton was expected to attend a church event, Wednesday. When he did not show up, one of the church members went to his house in the 3200 block of Bemes Road and made the grisly discovery. Police say the elderly man had been beaten to death. His home was ransacked and several items were missing. Two individuals who were linked to […]

  • 3 teens, 1 child wounded in shooting on South Side

    Three teens and a child were shot on the city’s South Side Sunday night. According to police, a 15-year-old girl, an 14-year-old girl, a 14-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl were shot in the 6500 block of S. Michigan Ave in the city’s Park Manor neighborhood. The victims were taken to area hospitals. Check back for details.  

  • Playoff fever begins for Bull fans

    Bulls and Wizards begin their first-round playoff matchup Sunday night at the United Center. WGN’s Gaynor Hall spoke with fans before tonight’s game.   Game updates at Chicago Tribune

  • Surveillance video captures terrifying crash

    A Chicago woman barely escapes after a truck slams into a grocery store Friday afternoon. Surveillance video shows Marilyn McDaniel, 61, standing at the lottery machine inside the Farmers Food Basket at 71st and King Drive. She hears screeching outside and goes to a window to look. A moment later, a pickup truck comes barreling through the store, pinning her leg under an ATM machine. Workers rushed to lift it off. “If she didn’t go to look out the window, […]

  • Good Friday celebrated in Chicago

    As part of Good Friday celebrations across the Chicago area, Christians gathered to re-enact the Way of the Cross marking the death of Jesus. Parishes in the Pilsen and Little Village neighborhoods of Chicago participate in the Living Way of the Cross on Good Friday. Since 1977, parishioners from the predominantly Mexican Catholic churches around Pilsen have organized the Living Way of the Cross every year to commemorate the suffering, crucifixion and death of Christ. Francis Cardinal George is presiding […]

  • Residents help cops save neighbors from fire on South Side

    Residents worked with police to save their neighbors from a burning home in the West Pullman neighborhood on Tuesday. They yelled at the people inside to get out, and then banded together to catch two kids trapped on the second floor. Eight people were injured, including two firefighters and a police officer. They are all expected to be OK. The cause of the fire is under investigation. READ MORE AT CHICAGO TRIBUNE

  • Red Sox on bombing anniversary: ‘That will be a part of us for the rest of our lives’

    As the city of Boston paused today to remember the victims of last year’s marathon bombings, the Boston Red Sox will take time at tonight’s game at U.S. Cellular Field to also reflect. Before tonight’s game, the first of three in a series with the White Sox, a few players spoke about what today means to them.

  • Blood Moon Rising: Chicago star gazers in for treat if weather holds out

    Star gazers are hoping to catch a glimpse of a “Blood Moon, if the weather cooperates early Tuesday morning. Dr. Mark SubbaRao took WGN inside Adler Planetarium’s Space Visualization Lab to explain the total lunar eclipse, which happens when the Earth, moon, and sun are lined up and Earth casts a shadow on the moon. The eclipse starts at 1 a.m. CT Tuesday, with the blood moon appearing between 2 and 3:30 a.m. “Because the Earth has an atmosphere, it […]

  • FBI director in town, discusses Chicago’s violence

    FBI Director James Comey is in town, visiting the FBI Chicago office and meeting with law enforcement partners. One topic that is dominating the conversation is violence. At a press briefing Monday afternoon, Comey was flanked by agency directors including Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon. Comey says there are currently 100 FBI special agents working on taskforces devoted to fighting violent crime in Chicago, and he is looking into ways to provide additional resources.


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