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.

Uptown & Andersonville »

May 28, 2015

The Ultimate Summer Guide To Not Being a Jerk at the Dog Beach

If your dog acts like a jerk, it's on you, dog beach visitors say.

Uptown & Andersonville »

May 28, 2015

Readers Weigh In on Dog Beach Etiquette: 'Clean Up Your Dog Poop'

Almost 50 percent of poll respondents found leaving dog waste to be the most egregious infraction.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

May 28, 2015

Dog Rescue Raises $50K in Two Weeks for Bucktown Adoption Center

One Tail at a Time hopes to open the facility on Aug. 1.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 28, 2015

Listen to Thursday's Top DNAinfo Radio Stories

DNAinfo Radio offers the story behind the story, told by the reporters in Chicago's neighborhoods. 

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

May 28, 2015

What We're Reading: The NFL's Big Discount and a Holy Baseball Field

Also: How can media outlets responsibly cover crime in Chicago?

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

May 26, 2015

For 60 Years, This Company Has Sold Products No One Wants to Use

Accurate Fire Equipment Co. sells and services fire extinguishers.

Uptown & Andersonville »

May 23, 2015

8 Stories You May Have Missed This Week

A humongous CTA project, Englewood poet, Humboldt Beach history and more stories you may have missed.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

May 22, 2015

Rogers Park Caterers Compete on 'Cutthroat Kitchen' Months Apart

The business partners and boyfriends were asked on Instagram to audition.