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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 26, 2015

Can I Vote in a Runoff if I'm Not Already Registered?

The runoff election for mayor and 19 alderman is on April 7.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

February 26, 2015

What the Heck Is Up With the 2nd Ward Map?

The 2nd Ward suffered a hack job in the last ward redistricting — and voters felt it at the polls.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

February 26, 2015

Learn How to Brush Your Dog's Teeth at Pet Stuff on Wells Saturday

There will also be a raffle for pet products to celebrate Pet Dental Health Month.

Lincoln Square, Albany Park & Irving Park »

February 26, 2015

'Monthly Metra Folk Jam' Turns Friday Commute into Impromptu Concert

PODCAST: Kyla Gardner tagged along with a group of musicians on their "jam train" to and from Kenosha.

Chicago »

February 25, 2015

It's Not Just the Mayor's Race: 19 Aldermanic Battles Headed for Runoffs

The top two vote earners from Tuesday's counts will be on the ballot in April.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

February 24, 2015

Ray Suarez, Milly Santiago Head to Runoff in 31st Ward Election

Incumbent Ald. Ray Suarez and challenger Milly Santiago will face off in a runoff race April 7.

Garfield Park & North Lawndale »

February 24, 2015

Michael Scott, Jr., Vetress Boyce 24th Ward Race

Two candidates will head to a runoff election April 7 after 10 contenders split the 24th Ward vote.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

February 24, 2015

Emma Mitts, Tara Stamps Head to Runoff Election in 37th Ward

Incumbent Emma Mitts and challenger Tara Stamps will face off again April 7 in a runoff election.