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.

Chicago »

December 19, 2014

8 Stories You Might've Missed This Week

Check out some of our favorite stories of the week that may have flown under your radar.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

December 19, 2014

Austin-Irving Library Offers Chess Event Saturday

The event is for new and experienced players alike.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

December 18, 2014

New Horizon Center in Dunning Looks to Expand with Play Lot

The school for the disabled is hoping to acquire a 1.25-acre plot from the city.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

December 18, 2014

New Charter School Officially Approved for Austin

Moving Everest Charter School, for kindergarten through eighth grade, will be at 416 N. Laramie Ave.

Chicago »

December 16, 2014

What Did Chicagoans Google Most in 2014?

Question that led with "what is ..." led to some interesting answers.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

December 15, 2014

Burglars Cut Holes in Austin Business Floors, Ceilings: Police

The thefts happened in Novemeber and December, police said.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

December 12, 2014

National Rubber Stamp Co. in Lakeview Closes Doors After 80 Years

Owners Donna and Wayne Heintz have owned and operated the business since 1988.