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.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

October 24, 2014

Gunman in Red-Hooded Sweatshirt Robs Chase Branch

A man in a Bulls sweatshirt showed a gun to a teller at the bank at 7180 W. Grand.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

October 24, 2014

Leland Elementary in Austin Gets Total Schoolyard Makeover

The unveiling of the Lavergne Avenue project is set for Saturday.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

October 17, 2014

Historic Northwest Side Farmhouse Not 'Going to be Meigs Field': Owner

A demolition permit was issued for the James Van Natta home at 4618 W. Armitage Ave., built in 1858.

Uptown & Andersonville »

October 15, 2014

'Hambingo' Benefits Chicago Cat Rescue at Hamburger Mary's

Fifteen bucks buys 10 bingo games at the Andersonville bar and grill Oct. 20.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

October 14, 2014

Preservationists Fight to Save Historic Northwest Side Farmhouse

The house at 1648 W. Armitage Ave. was built in 1858, when the Northwest Side was Jefferson Township.

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

October 9, 2014

Radio Extra: Ping Tom the Rabbit Gets a Second Chance

Kyla Gardner got to meet Ping Tom, and she says he's on the way to recovery. 

Bridgeport, Chinatown & McKinley Park »

October 9, 2014

Ping Tom the Rabbit Gets Second Chance after Being Abandoned in Chinatown

Red Door Animal Shelter is raising money on IndieGoGo for Ping Tom's vet bills.