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Krystle Gutierrez joined WGN-TV as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for CLTV in August 2012.

Prior to joining the WGN news team, Krystle was a reporter and fill-in anchor at Fox 4 in Dallas, Texas for nearly 5 years. As part of the “Good Day” morning show, Krystle had the opportunity to cover a wide variety of stories from hard news to features. Some days were spent unraveling the latest details of a criminal investigation while others were spent speeding around Texas Motor Speedway in a NASCAR race car. She also experienced her fair share of severe weather coverage including ice storms, tornadoes, wildfires and floods.

Krystle also worked at KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas where she was a morning anchor and health reporter. Her compelling story on a South Texas teen’s battle to survive after contracting a deadly form of Staph bacteria was honored by the Texas Medical Association and the Texas Associated Press. Krystle was also recognized for her work on a pre-game college football show called “Aggie Game Day Live” while she worked for KBTX-TV in College Station, Texas. Krystle was part of the first two seasons of the show, which both received Telly Awards for excellence in live broadcasting.

Krystle graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Agriculture Journalism. She got her start in television news as a studio camera operator for KBTX-TV when she was only a Freshman in college. After a couple of years behind the scenes Krystle finally made her way in front of the camera when she was a Junior in college, serving as the Noon show anchor and co-host of “Aggie Game Day Live.”

When she’s not reporting for WGN-TV, Krystle is busy with her other full-time job of being a wife to Kris and a mommy to their two young children. Although she was born and raised in Texas, she is really enjoying Chicago. Her favorite part about the city so far is the beaches… (and the pizza)

Recent Articles
  • Temperatures plunge Sunday afternoon

    In a matter of about two hours, temperatures in Chicago plunged more than 15 degrees Sunday afternoon. The city went from an unseasonably warm 50 degrees all the way down to a below average 34 degrees in that short time span. Thousands of shoppers were out in force downtown for the Black Friday weekend, and not everyone was fully prepared for the temperatures to drop so drastically. Thankfully, the Christkindlemarket was just a few short steps away, where visitors could […]

  • Indiana police investigating after ‘hit list’ found in elementary school

    Northwest Indiana police are investigating a student “hit-list,” found last week at a local elementary school. According to Griffith Public Schools, the students believed to be responsible for creating the list have been removed from Wadsworth Elementary school pending the outcome of an investigation. In a letter sent home to parents, Griffith Public Schools say the hit list was found last Friday by school officials. Those officials immediately notified the school principal as well as the school counselor. The Griffith […]

  • Jordan Memorabilia Controversy

    Michael Jordan’s mother questioning the authenticity of Jordan memorabilia found in a storage locker.

  • Man hailed as hero for coming to aid of teen who was attacked

    A teenage girl is safe at home thanks to the help of a stranger who didn’t hesitate to act when he saw the girl in trouble. A 49-year-old North Center man was sitting on his front porch late Monday night when he says he saw a man pushing a beat-up Dodge van down the street with a young girl steering the wheel. The man went over to help push the van. Once they steered it to a parking spot the […]

  • Police chase ends in crash in Harvey

    A police chase ended in a crash on a residential street in Harvey tonight. Police say the Cook County Sheriff Gang team conducted a traffic stop at 145th & Lincoln in Harvey.  The driver of a car took off attempting to flee police.  Police chased the car which ultimately crashed into a tree. The Harvey Fire Dept had to extricate the driver who was trapped in the car.  The driver was taken to the hospital.  The extent of their injuries […]

  • $10M settlement approved in Burge case

    Chicago taxpayers will pay out another $ 10 million dollars for a police torture case linked to Jon Burge. Eric Caine spent 25 years in prison for a double murder he didn’t commit after police allegedly beat a confession out of him. Police abuse cases tied to Burge have now cost Chicago $70 million dollars. He is in prison for lying about the torture, and is still collecting his police pension.

  • Chicagoans with ties to Egypt react to turmoil in country

    As the country gets ready to celebrate the 4th of July, some  Egyptians in Chicago who say Wednesday was like their independence day. They are opposed to President Mohammed Morsi’s leadership and say they are now hopeful for their country after hearing the opposition has removed him from power.   In addition to blaming <orsi for the crumbling economy, Egyptians opposed to the leader have also accused him of restricting religious freedom by forcing Islamic rule.   WGN’s  Krystle Gutierrez […]

  • New plan calls for Navy Pier, McCormick Place revamp, DePaul arena

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to unveil Thursday a $173 million plan to build a 10,000-seat arena for the DePaul Blue Demons next to McCormick Place, couching it as part of a broader blueprint for boosting tourism, much of it to be publicly funded. The program, dubbed “Elevate Chicago,” includes development of two hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues surrounding the convention center; the long-awaited launch of a redesign at the Navy Pier lakefront entertainment complex; and reconfiguration of a congested […]

  • Illinois Senate passes gambling bill with Chicago casino

    A bill that would allow five new casinos, including one in Chicago, plus betting games at horse-racing tracks, Midway and O’Hare airports was approved by the Illinois State Senate Wednesday. This comes after two previous gaming bills were vetoed by Gov. Pat Quinn. State Sen. Terry Link, who sponsored the bill, says dozens of changes — 28 of them, suggested by the gaming board — were made. “I think we came a lot closer to exactly what the governor wanted. […]

  • Chicagoans enjoy July-like weather in April

    The sound of clinking bats is a sure sign of spring but today it felt more like summer with Chicago’s first 80-degree day in more than seven months. Parks all over the city were filled with laughter as kids enjoyed the warmest day of the year, and parents were glad to finally get their kids outside after a long winter stuck indoors. The warm weather was so enticing, one local Church Group decided to move their weekly family group night […]


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