kylagardnerKyla Gardner is a multimedia journalistĀ  for local website DNAinfo Chicago, where she often tells stories about the city’s wildlife, pets and zoo animals.

She also writes Animailya, a weekly animals newsletter that was selected by TinyLetter as the newsletter of the week for TinyLetter Forwards: “One great TinyLetter, picked by the folks at TinyLetter.” You can sign up here: tinyletter.com/animailya.

She formerly interned for The Chicago Reporter, a bimonthly magazine that focuses on urban issues, and won a national award for her investigative work at Northern Illinois University’s student newspaper.

She also ran The Open Key, a tumblr featuring one-panel comics illustrating chatter overheard on the Chicago police scanner, a project from the Illustrated Press.

Follow her on Twitter @gardnerkyla.

Contact: Email at kgardner@dnainfo.com or call atĀ  708-785-5952