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 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.

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.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

November 19, 2014

Joe's Bar, Circle Urban Ministries Host 'Bear Down' Fundraiser Sunday

The event will feature wristband drink deals and raffle prizes.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

November 19, 2014

Eli's Bi-Annual Dock Sale Offers Samples, Sale Prices Saturday in Dunning

The event will go from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 6701 W. Forest Preserve Drive.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

November 18, 2014

Wright College Partners With Food Depository to Distribute Goods

The next "ProduceMobile" event will be 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 18, 2014

Lake Shore Drive Bus Driver Cleared Out Passengers Before Fire Engulfed Bus

All the passengers safely escaped the 5:45 a.m. fire on Lake Shore Drive at Goethe.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

November 17, 2014

Radio Extra: Children's Laughter Key at Lurie Hospital's Game Show

Kids at Lurie Children's Hospital get a chance to compete on a live game show from their hospital beds.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

November 17, 2014

Foreclosure Prevention Workshop Scheduled for Saturday

The workshop will go from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Wright College.