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.

Hyde Park & Kenwood »

October 1, 2014

University of Chicago Ranked 11th Best University in the World

The list from London-based Times Higher Education was released Wednesday.

Pilsen, Little Village, Near West Side »

September 26, 2014

Quiet Trash Pickup? Chicago Has Continent's Only All-Electric Garbage Truck

The truck has been running routes on the South and West sides since April and soon will Downtown.

Jefferson Park, Portage Park & Norwood Park »

September 24, 2014

O'Hare Plane Pull Still Offers Registration for Chance to Tug 90-Ton Jet

The event begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday and benefits Special Olympics Illinois.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 23, 2014

Chicago Free Museum Day: Adler, History Museum Among 11 Free on Saturday

Gift of two tickets to one of the museums from Smithsonian Magazine requires online registration.

Wicker Park & Bucktown »

September 23, 2014

Group Creates 'Gay Bars Anywhere We Want' With 'Straight' Bar Takeovers

"The Welcoming Committee" organizes guerilla queer nights at typically "straight" bars.

Beverly & Mt. Greenwood »

September 22, 2014

This Is What a 5K of Nothing But Burpees Looks Like (VIDEO)

The Burpee 5K race on Saturday was 12 laps around a track — and eight people finished.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 19, 2014

What Do You Get When You Cross Opera and EDM? New Genre Called 'Optronica'

"Macbeth" star Nmon Ford said the two genres are more similar than they might first appear.

Downtown, South Loop & River North »

September 18, 2014

Want a Spot in an Apple iPhone Line Without the Wait? Pony Up $1,000

Several people waited outside the Mag Mile Apple Store Thursday with signs advertising places for sale.