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 »

July 4, 2015

How to Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks This Fourth of July

Professionals also recommend watching out for falls from buildings and heat stroke this summer.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

July 3, 2015

See Week-Old Red Panda Cubs Roll Around and Squeak [VIDEO]

Two red panda babies were born at the Lincoln Park Zoo Friday for the first time in its history.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

July 3, 2015

Celebrate the Fourth of July with Your Dog at Lottie's Pub

The event benefits a nonprofit that helps veterans with service dogs.

Rogers Park & Edgewater »

July 3, 2015

Edgewater Shelter Suffers 'Incredibly Challenging' Cat Ringworm Quarantine

The free-range cat floor at Felines & Canines has been closed since mid-May.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

July 2, 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. 

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

July 1, 2015

Two 4-Ounce, Adorable Baby Red Pandas Born at Lincoln Park Zoo

The red pandas will remain in their den with mother Leafa for several months, Lincoln Park Zoo said.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

July 1, 2015

Vegetarian Restaurant Upton's Breakroom Hosts Brown Dog Picnic

The third annual event benefits local shelter One Tail at a Time.