Kyla Gardner

Reporter/Producer @gardnerkyla

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

She joins 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.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

March 30, 2015

Watch a Local Bike Courier Race Chicago Taxi, Weave Through Beirut Traffic

Nico Deportago-Cabrera works as a messenger in Chicago but travels the globe competing in courier races.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 27, 2015

Radio Extra: These Violin Bows Cost $6K. Why? They Use Mammoth Tusks

Kyla Gardner discusses the delicate process of rehairing a bow, on DNAinfo Radio. 

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 27, 2015

Why Do These Violin Bows Cost $6K? For One Thing, They Use Mammoth Tusks

Some bows cost tens of thousands of dollars. A local man supplies symphonies, mariachis and more.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

March 24, 2015

This Pit Bull Has Better Style Than You, AND He Does It For a Good Cause

Albany Park's Chango the Handsome Pittie is an Instagram celebrity.

Englewood, Auburn Gresham & Chatham »

March 21, 2015

8 Neighborhood Stories You Missed: Cocktail Delivery, Pricey Bongs and More

Read about a big demolition, a girl crocheting for a cause and how popular ice is on the South Side.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

March 20, 2015

Buy This Girl's Hand-Crocheted Ear Warmers, Help Save Orphaned Dogs

Fourth-grader Talia Scott was inspired after seeing suburban shelter dogs without families.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 20, 2015

Worst Winter Damage for Divvy Bikes? Cracked Seats From Cold

Four hundred bikes are coming out of winter storage and going back on the roads.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

March 19, 2015

Fuhgeddaboudit: New York 'Hardest Working' City, Chicago 6th?

NYC study looked at average work weeks and commute times.