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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 23, 2014

Chicago Free Museum Day: Adler, History Museum Among 11 Free on Saturday

Gift of two tickets to one of the museums from Smithsonian Magazine requires online registration.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

September 23, 2014

Group Creates 'Gay Bars Anywhere We Want' With 'Straight' Bar Takeovers

"The Welcoming Committee" organizes guerilla queer nights at typically "straight" bars.

Beverly & Mt. Greenwood »

September 22, 2014

This Is What a 5K of Nothing But Burpees Looks Like (VIDEO)

The Burpee 5K race on Saturday was 12 laps around a track — and eight people finished.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 19, 2014

What Do You Get When You Cross Opera and EDM? New Genre Called 'Optronica'

"Macbeth" star Nmon Ford said the two genres are more similar than they might first appear.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 18, 2014

Want a Spot in an Apple iPhone Line Without the Wait? Pony Up $1,000

Several people waited outside the Mag Mile Apple Store Thursday with signs advertising places for sale.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 17, 2014

Viral Video Bonds Water Tower Fountain Maker, 'Geeked Out' Tourist

Destin Sandlin didn't expect so many people to enjoy his video about the science behind the fountain.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 15, 2014

Garrett Popcorn Offers 65-Cent Bag of 'Garrett Mix' All Week

The combo formerly called "Chicago Mix" is on special for the company's 65th anniversary.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

September 12, 2014

Pullman Cars Connect Madison, Chicago by Train for First Time in 40 Years

The restored rail cars will make three trips between Chicago and the Wisconsin capital in October.