Kyla Gardner

Reporter/Producer @gardnerkyla kgardner@dnainfo.com

Kyla Gardner is a general assignment reporter/producer covering mainly breaking news.

She joins DNAinfo.com Chicago after interning for The Chicago Reporter, an investigative magazine.

Kyla studied journalism at Northern Illinois University, where she worked as a reporter and designer for the daily student newspaper. In 2011, her investigation into the school’s late-night “drunk buses” won second place nationwide for collegiate News Story of the Year. Her most popular story, however, was about an angry goose chasing students.

Kyla was born and raised in the western suburbs, but now lives in Bridgeport.

Fun Fact: Although Kyla didn't consider pursuing journalism until she was halfway through college, she wrote, directed and starred in an embarrassing fake news show as an 11-year-old. She will give you $5 if you can find it on YouTube.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

April 20, 2015

What We're Reading: Adopt a Rat For $84, Albinos Being Killed in Africa

Also: A late night Twitter war, shipwrecks revealed, The Paul Butterfield Blues Band honored.

Uptown & Andersonville »

April 20, 2015

Coyote Hit and Killed on Lake Shore Drive, Snarling Morning Traffic

The coyote was fatally struck near North Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

April 17, 2015

This Craigslist Apartment Ad is Refreshingly Honest: 'Super UGLY 3bdrm'

The Humboldt Park apartment might be great for someone looking to get creative, the listing says.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

April 17, 2015

Screen Your VHS Home Movies at Free BYOB Film Fest Saturday

Archivists will be on hand to help repair and preserve home videos in different formats.

Garfield Park & North Lawndale »

April 14, 2015

Volunteers Put Together Bird Houses, Fake Plants for Service Week

The items they made help out the Chicago Bird Collision Monitors organization.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

April 14, 2015

Is Running Into The Tamale Guy a Religious Experience? Yes, Yelpers Say

Read Yelp reviews of Chicago's local celebrity The Tamale Guy.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

April 10, 2015

Fewer Pets Will Go Hungry With 2.5 Tons of Food Donated to Local Group

Friendship Pet Food Pantry helps families struggling to make ends meet feed their pets.