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 »

October 30, 2014

Baby Piglets, Mongoose Pups Born at Lincoln Park Zoo

The mongoose pups were born Oct. 7 and the piglets were born Monday.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

October 30, 2014

Austin District Police Station To Host Haunted House for Kids Thursday

Police also provided tips for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Austin & Belmont Cragin »

October 30, 2014

Police Warn Austin Residents of Recent Rash of Robberies

The robberies were committed by a group of several men, police said.

Lakeview & Wrigleyville »

October 30, 2014

Drag Queen Makeup: Boystown Star Shares Halloween Tips (VIDEO)

Nate Stoner, a.k.a. Specificity Jones, performs in "Snow White and the Seven Drag Queens" at Hydrate.

Logan Square & Humboldt Park »

October 29, 2014

St. Hyacinth Basilica School in Avondale to Close at the End of School Year

With enrollment under 200, the school couldn't afford to stay open, the principal said.

Chicago »

October 29, 2014

Radio Extra: Which Chicago 'Royalty' Make Up the Face Cards in a Deck?

Artist Joe Mills designed a Chicago-centric deck of cards, but who are the Kings, Queens and Jacks?

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

October 29, 2014

Is the Hancock Haunted? Ghost Tour Guide Says Yes, but Satanists Not Sold

The Streeterville skyscraper is a stop on the Chicago Hauntings ghost tour.

Lincoln Park & Old Town »

October 29, 2014

Former Chicagoan Helps Students Take Advantage of Free Tuition in Germany

College tuition was recently made free for all students, including international citizens.