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 »

August 18, 2014

Veteran and Beginning Painters Pitch In To Create Forest Glen Mural

The mural at Elston Avenue and Forest Glen Avenue replaces a fading, former artwork in the underpass.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 13, 2014

OMNIA Workout Turns Individual Conditioning into Group Fun

The special training equipment and regimen is new to Midtown Athletic Club.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

August 13, 2014

Turtle-Walking Is a Real Thing at the Nature Museum

Volunteers help the terrarium turtles get some exercise outdoors and "do their turtle thing."

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

August 11, 2014

Oldest Fish at the Shedd, 'Granddad,' Keeps Swimming after 80-Plus Years

The Australian lungfish has been at the aquarium since 1933 and "lives a pretty relaxed life."

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 11, 2014

Shedd Aquarium's 'Granddad' Lungfish 'Lives a Pretty Relaxed Life'

The lungfish, who's been at the Shedd since 1933, is the world's oldest living fish in any aquarium.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

August 6, 2014

Omnia Workout Turns Individual Conditioning into Group Fun

The equipment is new to the Midtown Athletic Club at Fullerton and Elston.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

August 5, 2014

Watch Out for Lilies If You're a Cat Owner

A Lakeview pet emergency center treats one or two cats per week who have eaten the poisonous flowers.

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.