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.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

April 17, 2014

Gumbo the Turtle Saved From Crawfish Boil at Toons Bar

The tiny reptile has a new lease on life at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

April 17, 2014

LINCOLN PARK MORNING REPORT: Gumbo the Turtle Saved From Crawfish Boil

The tiny Mississippi Mud Turtle now lives at the Notebaert Nature Museum.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

April 16, 2014

LINCOLN PARK MORNING REPORT: Cycle Smithy is Home to Bike Museum

Owner Mark Mattei has a collection of old and rare bikes on the ceiling in his Clark Street store.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

April 15, 2014

LINCOLN PARK MORNING REPORT: Happy Hounds Hopes to Expand

The dog boarding and daycare facility is at 2521 N. Lincoln Ave.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

April 14, 2014

Reptile Fest: O'Hare Alligator, Hipster Iguana and Flying Snakes

Meet our favorite guests — both reptilian and human — from the 21st annual show.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

April 14, 2014

LINCOLN PARK MORNING REPORT: Red Lion Pub to Reopen

And find out what's happening around the neighborhood today.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

April 14, 2014

Student Loan Debt Relief Available in Exchange For Volunteer Work

SponsorChange.org connects college grads with nonprofits that could use some skilled help.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

April 10, 2014

Chicago-Style Hot Dog Burger: If the Dog is a Topping, Can You Use Ketchup?

ROCKS combines a Chicago-style hot dog and half-pound beef patty in its new "Ballpark Burger."