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Chris comes to FOX 2 from KPHO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona where he excelled as an investigative reporter. Chris won seven Emmy Awards for investigative reporting during his eight-year stint at KPHO-TV. Previous to that, Chris was a reporter for WFTX-TV, the FOX affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida.

Chris is a 1993 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia’s School of Journalism. It was in Columbia where Chris met his future wife Christy in a coffee shop.

While in Phoenix, Chris and Christy adopted two brothers who were 4 and 5 years old at the time. Their love of family has made their return to Missouri happy, since Chris’ mom and dad live in Springfield, Illinois and Christy’s parents live in Columbia, Missouri.

Chris has lived in Arizona, Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan, New York and several other states. He’s not an Army brat. He’s the son of a Presbyterian minister and the oldest of four children.

Chris loves music and is a self-taught guitarist. He enjoys singing, entertaining, and a fresh cup of strong coffee.

FOX 2's Chris Hayes should not be confused with MSNBC's Chris Hayes.


Recent Articles
  • Girl gets threatening voicemails from classmate; mom says school won’t act

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)–  The mother of a 12-year-old girl, says her daughter received frightening calls from another student. One of the messages said, “(bleep) my fat big mother (bleep) (bleep)(bleep).” It’s one of five messages, reportedly left by a 12-year-old boy at Hazelwood West Middle School.  The mother of the 12-year-old victim says the messages usually threaten sexual assault. The mom said, “The first instance of this happening,  he was calling our house phone and after so many times I […]

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    Police: Principal’s sexual acts with teen captured on cell phone video

    TROY, MO (KTVI) – An elementary school principal is facing charges of sexual abuse after he allegedly carried on a sexual affair with a 17-year-old male. Authorities arrested Phillip G. Brock, 37, on Wednesday.   The victim told police the sexual contact started back in May and ended on September 14th.   Police were able to get videos of the acts from the teen’s cell phone as well as text messages between the victim and Brock. Detectives searched Brock’s home and seized […]

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    Paralegal gets 15 months in prison for bribery plot

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) –  A federal judge sentenced a former paralegal to 15 months for a bribery scheme that cost an assistant St. Louis County prosecutor his job. Jillian Nichols pleaded guilty in July, to her plot- which involved intimate text messages and a false promise that her prosecutor friend would make a case disappear. The assistant prosecutor lost his job because of the ‘appearance problem’ – based on the reported ‘sexting’– but he was never accused of being involved […]

  • Post-Dispatch: Officer Darren Wilson testified before the Grand Jury

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson reportedly testified before the Grand Jury Tuesday.  It would be the fourth time Wilson has given his account of the shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown.  None of those accounts are yet public.  Wilson has given several interviews with police and now yesterday’s reported testimony before the Grand Jury.  The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that officer Wilson talked to grand jurors for four hours. He did that without an attorney, […]

  • Sister of missing girl admits selling two high school girls for sex

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A St. Charles County, MO Judge sentenced 24-year-old Tiffany Piper to eight years in prison for selling two high school girls for sex.  It was an elaborate and lucrative sex trade that that sold young girls. Piper pulled her coat over her head, cigarette in hand, as she walked into Court with her Mom.  Piper told the Court how she sold two suburban High School girls for sex in June of 2012.  She explained how […]

  • Police Officer talks about shooting to kill

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A series of police shootings has some people asking why officers don`t use Tasers more? Others have asked, ‘why not shoot a suspect in the leg’ rather than aiming for the chest of someone with a knife. To get answers, I reached out to a police officer who once disarmed a shooter outside of a former cell phone store in North St. Louis County.  I reported on the case, back in 2011.  The suspect came out […]

  • Crime Commissioner responds to his e-mail about possibly burning Ferguson City Hall

    (KTVI) – An e-mail conversation, shared with FOX 2, reveals inflammatory comments between respected African American leaders.  One leader responded by e-mail, saying `right on` to apparent words of violence. The conversation is contained in a 38 page email sent to all St. Louis Media. It’s titled ‘Civil Disobedience Shutdown of Interstate 70,’ then this comment ‘Anything short of arresting that White cop for murder is an insult to Black people and Ferguson city Hall and Police department needs to […]

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    Judge denies release of Michael Brown’s juvenile court records

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – A St. Louis County judge has just denied the release of Michael Brown’s juvenile court records. The St. Louis Post Dispatch and an internet news site called GotNews.com asked for the release of records.  In a hearing last week, a juvenile court officer said Brown had no serious felony convictions that would be public.  Attorneys for the Post-Dispatch and Gotnews – continued to ask the judge for other records that would not be considered a “super-crime.” […]

  • Construction workers describe police shooting of Michael Brown

    (KTVI) – Two key witnesses to the police shooting of Michael Brown are construction workers who just happened to be working nearby. The two unidentified men, who were working for a Jefferson County construction company, watched Michael Brown die from half a football field away. One witness spoke to Fox 2’s Shirley Washington on August 12.  The other spoke to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Kohler for an article published Friday. “The fact he just happened to be there, it […]

  • Michael Brown’s juvenile record had no serious criminal conviction

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Michael Brown did not have a serious criminal conviction as a minor.  That`s according to a Juvenile Court Officer who argued against releasing Brown`s juvenile record (if one exists).  Two attorneys fought for the release.  A St. Louis County Family Court Judge is now considering the arguments and her decision could come at any time. Brown family attorney Anthony Gray also attended the hearing and said, ‘To bring up someone`s past as a child and to […]

  • Mid-Missouri man describes repeated lies by witness in Michael Brown Shooting Case

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – We’re looking deeper into the criminal cases against a witness in the Michael Brown shooting. Dorian Johnson pleaded guilty to lying to police in a 2011 theft case and a warrant still remains for his arrest.  FOX2’s Chris Hayes went to Jefferson City to talk to a man who says he caught Johnson stealing and then listened to his repeated lies. It started behind the Jefferson City YMCA, where Kelly Lewis, a maintenance man said […]

  • Highway shutdown postponed, but not everyone got the message

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Protestors cancelled a highway shutdown protest, but it appears some protestors took action anyway.  I- 270 at West Florissant was shut down by protestors for a short time around 4:40 pm. Several drivers also appeared to slow down and stop, in protest, on I-70 near Bermuda.  Police responded to an accident in that area at about 4:35 pm.  St. Louis County Police also stopped people who were walking on I-70 carrying signs. Mike Brown`s family asked […]