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.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

November 25, 2014

Aldermanic Races Set in 29th, 36th wards

Incumbent Deborah Graham is running in the 29th Ward.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

November 25, 2014

West Side Gift Guide: Vintage Games, Fancy Pasta and More

Also on the list is fresh pasta, all manner of candy and poker chips.

Chicago »

November 24, 2014

Radio Extra: Breaking Down the '85 Bears T-Shirt Controversy

A T-shirt company pulled a design after people online claimed the company lifted it from local artist.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

November 24, 2014

Chitown Clothing Pulls '85 Bears' Design After Artist Claims It Was Stolen

Chitown Clothing apologized for the "huge misunderstanding" Monday.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

November 21, 2014

For Award-Winning Austin Doctor, There Are No Dumb Questions

Alisha Thomas is a physician at PCC Austin Family Health Center and a teacher at Northwestern.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

November 21, 2014

Radio Extra: Physician Finds Time to Fulfill Dream of Teaching Others

A family physician from the Austin neighborhood just couldn't stay away from her dream of teaching. 

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

November 21, 2014

4 Neighborhood Places To Eat This Weekend

This weekend's menu features a whole lot of sweets and seafood, too.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

November 20, 2014

Draft Bar Opens in Former Heeney's Location on Irving Park Road

The owners of the bar were born and raised in Dunning and Elmwood Park.