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.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

July 31, 2014

Watch DNA Reporters Suffer Through Wings Made With World's Hottest Pepper

The wings at Jake Melnick's Corner Tap are seasoned with habanero, ghost and Trinidad scorpion peppers.

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July 30, 2014

Could Cargo Bikes Become the New Minivans For Chicago Parents?

Alt-Cycle Shop owner Damon Doerschuk is car-free, carting around his two kids on a large-load bicycle.

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July 24, 2014

Step Up Your Sandcastle Game With Tips From a Pro

Ted Siebert, of suburban Woodstock, travels the world as a professional sand sculpter.

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July 22, 2014

CPS Teacher Finds Perfect Summer Gig as Ice Cream Man

Morrill School gym teacher Richard Vargas, of Sauganash, sells ice cream during his time off.

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July 16, 2014

Pixiehammer Press Will Write Your Love, Hate Letters For a Small Fee

Pixiehammer Press writers Ian Belknap and Lindsay Muscato will compose letters at Pitchfork.

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July 16, 2014

VIDEO: Pixiehammer Press Team Typewrites Custom Letters of Love or Hate

Co-founders Lindsay Muscato and Ian Belknap will compose letters at Pitchfork Music Fest this weekend.

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July 14, 2014

VIDEO: Lincoln Park Zoo Gives Kids a Taste of Gardening

Volunteers at the Edible Garden also provide free advice to gardening hobbyists.

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July 8, 2014

VIDEO: 'Bug Deliveries' at Nature Museum Set Stage for Butterfly Show

The butterfly release at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum takes place at 2 p.m daily.