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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.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 2, 2015

Turns out, the bird is more likely a full-grown American kestrel.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

August 31, 2015

Brother and sister Clark and Addison were born in late June.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 31, 2015

Twelve years in the making, "Spike" will bloom for a brief, awful-smelling time at the Botanic Garden.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

August 28, 2015

The event is sponsored by Animal Care and Control and the City of Chicago.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 28, 2015

Nonprofit Greyhounds Only will be at Bucktown Arts Fest Saturday and Sunday with adoptable dogs.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

August 28, 2015

Jennifer Blaese started Loft 312 when the poop bags she was using weren't as green as she thought.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

August 28, 2015

The circus travels around the nation with its performing felines.