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Chris Regnier joined FOX 2 News as a general assignment reporter in January 2001. He previously reported at KFOX-TV in El Paso. He reported from Kuwait during Operation Desert Fox, from Oklahoma City during the deadly tornadoes, and from New Mexico when wildfires were destroying parts of the state.

Chris also spent time in radio, hosting and producing a medical news talk show on KELP in El Paso.

Before that, Chris was a weekend anchor/reporter/producer at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas and he began his career as a morning anchor/reporter/producer at KVTV in Laredo, Texas.

Chris received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of California in San Diego.

He’s been a part of news reports that have won such awards as the Edward R. Murrow Award, Emmy Awards and Associated Press Awards in Texas as well as New Mexico.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail me at chris.regnier@tvstl.com

Recent Articles
  • IDOT closing WB I-270 from Route 3 to I/55/70/270

    TROY, Il. _The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to close westbound I-270 this weekend from Route 3 to the I-55/70/270 interchange near Troy, Illinois, weather permitting. Crews will make pavement repairs. They did the same work in the eastbound lanes last weekend. The closures are set to start at 9 p.m. Friday, August 18 and should re-open by 5 a.m. Monday, August 21. IDOT is also closing busy eastbound Interstate 55/70 this weekend to make bridge and pavement repairs. The […]

  • Top St. Louis leaders approve rules and fees for airport service

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _You may soon be able to use Uber and other ride sharing services at Lambert St. Louis-International Airport. According to our partners at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the mayor, comptroller and aldermanic president approved a $3 fee for all pick-ups or drop-offs at the airport. The companies also have to pay $15,000 to the airport every two years. Taxi’s pay a $4 pick-up fee but no drop off fee. The ride sharing companies can now begin applying […]

  • Employee critically injured in Collinsville gas station shooting; suspect sought

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – A clerk was shot and critically injured in a late night armed robbery at a Collinsville gas station and convenience store. The shooting took place around 10:30 p.m. at Exxon located at 810 S. Morrison Drive. Officers arrived to find a 36-year-old male store employee suffering from gunshot wounds. Witnesses say an African-American male entered the store wearing black pants, a black shirt and a black ball cap. He also had a blue bandana covering part of […]

  • IDOT closing EB 270 from Route 3 to I-55/70/270 interchange

    GRANITE CITY, Il. _IDOT plans to close eastbound Interstate 270 this weekend from Route 3 to the I-55/70/270 interchange near Troy, weather permitting. Crews will make pavement repairs. They are microsurfacing. That means they are going to put down about a half inch of asphalt on the roadway. The asphalt will help seal the road from weather conditions and preserve it. There is a posted detour. Drivers on eastbound I-270 can take Route 3 north to eastbound New Poag Road, […]

  • Search on for suspect setting dumpster fires in Ballwin

    BALLWIN, Mo. _Ballwin police are searching for a man who they say is setting fires to dumpsters in the area. Two of three dumpster fires happened at¬†Westridge Elementary School on Crestland. Police say the suspect is a white male between 25 and 35 years old. He`s tall and weighs over 250 pounds. They believe he`s driving a late model beige Chevrolet traverse SUV. Investigators say the suspect was seen leaving the area of the school after the latest of the […]

  • Fire heavily damages Country Classic Cars in Staunton

    STAUNTON, Ill. – Investigators are trying to find out this morning what started a massive fire that tore through a landmark classic car business in Staunton, Illinois. There is massive damage to part of Country Classic Cars and a lot of classic cars have either been damaged or destroyed. The business is on Old Route 66 just off I-55 in Staunton. You can see the damage from the highway. There are several buildings on the property, it appears one took […]

  • IDOT closing right lane on eastbound Martin Luther King Bridge

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – The Illinois Department of Transportation is closing lanes on the Martin Luther King Bridge this week for inspections. The eastbound right lane will be closed from 6 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, August 7 through Thursday, August 10. On Friday, both eastbound lanes will be closed. Then all next week, the westbound lane will be closed from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. ¬†There won’t be any work overnight or weekends. For everything you need to […]

  • Know Before You Go: IDOT I-55/70 lane closures

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Il. _A major highway closure could lead to big traffic tie ups this weekend in the Metro East. Starting at 9 p.m August 4, westbound Interstate 55/70 will be completely closed from Route 203 to the 55/70/64 split in East St. Louis. The shutdown is about one mile long. IDOT says the closure is needed to repair a portion of 55/70 that goes over some railroad tracks just west of 203. That 55/70 bridge is about three […]

  • Ashcroft hosts voter I.D. informational meetings Aug. 3 across Missouri

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ Missouri Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft is working to educate people about the state’s new voter I.D. law. It took effect June 1. The new law requires photo I.D.s for voting and if you don’t have one, you can cast a provisional ballot that will have to be validated later. Ashcroft is hosting a series of informational meetings August 3 about the new law. The first event will take place at Hannibal City Hall at 9 […]

  • 1 dead, 2 in custody after separate crashes in St. Louis City

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Two overnight crashes in north city leave one person dead and two others in custody. In both wrecks, cars either hit a home or wound up in the front yard. The two wrecks happened less than a half mile from each other and just a little over an hour apart. However, police say the crashes do not appear to be related. The first crash happened just after 11 p.m. Tuesday on Goodfellow at West Florissant. Police […]

  • Bi-State chair calls for Belmar to resign over MetroLink security

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) _ Some Missouri and St. Louis County officials are calling for investigations following a St. Louis Post-Dispatch report that county officers loitered and covered up security cameras during shifts at MetroLink light rail substations. Among those expressing concern is Rep. Kathie Conway, a Republican from St. Charles who serves as the appropriations chairwoman for the Missouri Department of Public Safety and Transportation. She plans to call a committee hearing, possibly in September. Police Chief Jon Belmar says […]

  • St. Louis medium security `Workhouse` gets temporary air conditioners

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _ Relief could be coming Monday morning for prisoners city’s Medium Security Institution. Many areas of the facility, commonly known as the ‘Workhouse,’ aren’t air conditioned. A spokesperson for Mayor Lyda Krewson says portable air conditioning units should be arriving between 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. FOX 2 crews captured the scene last week as inmates yelled for help during the blistering summer heat wave. The facility was built back in 1966 and only a few areas […]