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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
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    PINE LAWN, MO – A man identified as having ‘’sociopath behavior’’ rose to the ranks of police commander. Our Fox Files investigation uncovered the information while looking into complaints to authorities that the police officer drugged and raped women. While Steve Blakeney was trying to graduate a police academy, St. Charles County police investigated the allegations in 2006, but Blakeney was never charged. Here’s a timeline put together from details laid out in the 2006 St. Charles County sexual misconduct […]

  • Former Pine Lawn officer files $5M ‘wrongful termination’ lawsuit

    PINE LAWN, MO (KTVI) – Officer Steve Blakeney claims Pine Lawn fired him as payback for cooperating with the FBI in a case that led to the mayor’s indictment. Blakeney wants $5 million. It’s in a 20-page petition that comes with multiple attachments, including pictures Blakeney says help prove his case. Read the Blakeney petition here: Exhibit A Exhibit B Exhibit C Exhibit D Exhibit E Exhibit F1 Exhibit F2 Exhibit G Petition One picture shows a rat pinned to […]

  • After police seize license plates, citizens see them on officer’s car

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A police officer, who in the past has been accused of drugging and raping women, appears to have used license plates seized by his old police department.  Steve Blakeney no longer polices for Pine Lawn, where he was commander.  The city fired him in December, but he remains licensed. During our ongoing investigation of Steve Blakeney, we found a Crown Vic parked in the driveway of his South County home. We traced his license […]

  • Fox Files investigates licensed police officer and reports of drugging and rape

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A licensed police officer has a history of claims by women alleging abuse.  Some claim the officer drugged and raped them. Steven Blakeney quickly rose through the ranks of Pine Lawn PD, graduating the police academy in 2009 and becoming commander of the entire department in 2014. As pine Lawn promoted him, women complained to police about harassment and rape. Our Fox Files investigation has uncovered police reports and arrest warrant applications. The cases […]

  • Latest trick by car thieves led police right to them

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – GPS tracking was a key to police cracking what could be a big stolen vehicle ring. The investigation led to a fatal shooting in Franklin County when one of the suspects reportedly drove at police. It`s all connected to a series of vehicle thefts on Christmas morning. Surveillance video from Dave Sinclair Ford showed a wanted felon crashing a pick-up through a garage door and out of the dealership. Then police narrowed in on Michael […]

  • Chief of new St. Charles County Police talks about what change means for citizens

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – It’s the first week for St. Charles County’s new police chief, who just took over in a re-working of the Sheriff`s Department. You won`t see much of a change. The star on the uniform is now a badge and squad cars will soon all say Police instead of Sheriff, but it’s the potential quelling of hidden politics that some people think might be the biggest change. Until now, St. Charles County has elected a Sheriff […]

  • Government demands widow repay mistaken VA payments, plus interest.

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  • Police say sex offender tried luring teen girl online by promising a new iPhone

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  • Berkeley, MO Mayor says he thinks the officer who shot and killed Antonio Martin should return to work

    BERKELEY, MO (KTVI) – The City of Berkeley, MO says its officer was justified in shooting Antonio Martin and has cleared him of any wrongdoing. Berkeley Mayor Theodore Hoskins said it was important to get this internal affairs investigation done quickly.  Now that they have the results, he didn’t hesitate to say the officer should be able to police Berkeley`s streets again.  Mayor Hoskins said, ‘If he wants to. That`s my position. He did not initiate this.  He followed all […]

  • Rear end collision turns out to be a trick to steal car

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    Edwardsville police officer caught stealing on duty linked to unsolved burglaries

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  • Citizen describes chasing down Antonio Martin after a 2013 crime

    BERKELEY, MO (KTVI) – Court records show the man shot and killed in the December 23rd Berkeley Police shooting served jail time when he was 17. Berkeley Police arrested him in May for armed criminal action, but that case is still under review at the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office. Antonio D Martin pleaded guilty twice, for lesser crimes.  One plea involved a crime he committed just four days after his 17th birthday, a misdemeanor assault.  The report says Martin […]