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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
  • Mizzou students say ticketing underage drinkers is endangering women

    COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI) – Some Mizzou students say a campus policy is putting young women at risk of rape.  Campus officials defend their practice of ticketing underage drinkers. At Mizzou, college women reported five sexual assaults this fall.  Some students said that`s a low number because of other incidents they claim have gone unreported.   They question a method of going after minors for drinking. One student said, ‘I think it`s scaring them to leave places and that could make them […]

  • Dog shot and left for dead overcomes paralysis to inspire

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Animal Cruelty Task Force is looking for a person who shot a dog in the back and left it for dead. The animal not only survived, but also overcame being paralyzed and is now helping other people. Randy Grim called it, “One of the worst animal abuse cases I`ve heard of in the Country and of course it`s sad that it happened here in St. Louis. Grim said the dog was ‘sodomized […]

  • Undercover ATF agents shoot at vehicle in Ferguson apartment complex

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Shots were fired by federal agents but no one was struck by a bullet during an afternoon confrontation in Ferguson. A fortunate fact since many children had the day off from school. It happened at the Park Ridge Apartments where last week a man was shot and killed not far from a storefront used by a state senator and a St. Louis city alderman to register voters. A blue Chevy and an apartment were under surveillance […]

  • Man with loaded gun stopped leaving Hollywood Casino after demonstration

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Police say they found a man with a loaded stolen gun leaving a demonstration Monday night at Hollywood Casino. Protestors coined Monday night #MoralMonday with demonstrations throughout St. Louis County, from Frontenac Plaza to the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights.  That`s where County Police say they arrested 57-year-old Louis Samuel Wilson who they say was wanted for stealing a gun in the City of St. Louis. The incident was captured by social media, when officers […]

  • Vonderrit Deondre Myers

    Crime lab finds gunshot residue on hand of Vonderrit Myers, Jr.

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -St. Louis Metropolitan Police announced results of gunshot residue tests, regarding the case of last week’s police shooting on Shaw. Vonderrit Myers Jr died after a confrontation with an off-duty officer who was working secondary security. The GSR report (gunshot residue) from the Missouri Highway Patrol revealed residue on Myers’ right hand, t-shirt, jeans and belt. This follows our exclusive Fox Files report Monday, where we showed pictures posted of Myers from Instagram. He was showing […]

  • Vonderrit Myers, Jr. showed off his guns before shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – FOX 2 has learned the suspect, shot and killed last week by police, showed off his stolen gun to anyone who would look.  We obtained pictures of Vonderrit Myers Jr. showing off his handguns on social media.  Fox Files investigator Chris Hayes reveals the evidence while exploring why the officer shot at Myers 17 times. Vonderrit Myers Jr. reportedly posted a picture on social media before someone dismantled the page.  You can see three handguns in […]

  • A Ferguson Resident`s Plea to Protestors

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A Ferguson resident pleads with protestors to open a dialogue and make positive changes.  Many demonstrators say they`re offended.  Fox 2`s Chris Hayes tries bridging the gap between two groups that appear to want the same thing. A long time Ferguson resident wrote an open letter to protestors.  Then she sat down with Fox 2.  Ruffina Farrokh Anklesaria said, ‘It`s very convenient for people to take the problem of racism, put it in a box and […]

  • Fox Files Investigation finds a pattern of sex assaults on street near Mizzou

    COLUMBIA, MO (KTVI) – Mizzou college women report five recent sexual assaults, leading some to worry about a serial rapist.  Police think they stopped a serial suspect this summer.  Then women reported three more sex assaults in September and 2 more this past weekend.  In our Fox Files investigation, we found a pattern on one particular street. It`s on one dark street, only a half mile long, where we found four reports of sex assaults since June of 2013. A […]

  • Flu Shots

    Teachers report having seizures after flu shots; diagnosed with hypoglycemia

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two teachers in the Parkway School District reported getting sick after their flu shots on September 26th.  They reported blacking out and having seizures.  Then when they went to the Emergency Room at St. Lukes, doctors reportedly diagnosed them with severe hypoglycemia. Their lawyer says the Shenandoah Valley Elementary School teachers reported the symptoms to the school nurse. Parkway offered the flu vaccine for teachers and other employees through an insurance provider. They have discontinued […]

  • Principia remains quiet about reported hazing

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Officials remain silent about a reported hazing at a prestigious private High School in Town and Country. So FOX2 looked into the history of hazing across the U.S. and found an alarming pattern of sex assaults. As of now, we don`t know what students reported about the Principia hazing.  It remains under investigation with the St. Louis County Prosecutor`s Office. Town and Country Police arrested three seniors in August after a football camp, where […]

  • Grand Jury indicts bathroom cam cop on additional felonies

    (KTVI) – A grand jury today, returned an indictment against a former Chesterfield police officer for secretly recording young men`s privates. It`s the same officer, investigated by the FOX Files for recording men using the restroom and posting it to a porn site. Investigator Chris Hayes tells us the latest twist. Previous Coverage: Former Chesterfield officer charged with exploitation        

  • Officer Darren Wilson doesn’t appear for drug case

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson did not show up to a drug case, in which Wilson`s required to testify.  It`s also a case in which he was awarded a commendation. The St. Louis County Assistant Prosecutor did not drop the case.  He asked to try again, this time before a Grand Jury.  The Judge agreed.  The suspect`s attorney doesn`t think it`ll make a difference.  Attorney Nick Zotos said Officer Wilson probably won`t show up to that […]