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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
  • Attorney wants faster search of Homer G. Phillips Hospital records

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Attorney wants faster search of Homer G. Phillips Hospital records A St. Louis attorney is pushing city officials to speed up their search of Homer G. Phillips Hospital records.  She`s trying to get answers about babies reportedly stolen at the former city hospital that closed in 1979. Attorney Donna Clark Frayne says some of her clients are running out of time.  She has an unusual idea to help the City in its search for the […]

  • The two lives of a woman stolen at birth from Homer G Phillips Hospital

    MURFREESBORO, TN (KTVI) – Marnita McGill feels like her life has been split in two, Marnita before 1992 and the Marnita after.   It was that year 23 years ago when she found out she was stolen at birth and that someone forged an adoption document. Marnita laughed when she said, ‘I still don`t know all of the truth. I don`t know what happened. What I learned was in the courts.’ It was in a 1992 civil lawsuit about an inheritance.  […]

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    FOX 2 Special – Missing babies from Homer G. Phillips Hospital

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It has been just over a month since Zella Jackson Price met her daughter for the first time.  50 years ago a doctor at Homer G. Phillips hospital told her that daughter died just after birth. Since their reunion went viral on the internet  more than 100 women have come forward wondering if the children they too thought were dead, may actually be alive.  Others are wondering if they are children taken from their birth […]

  • Newly discovered documents show evidence of baby stolen from Homer G Phillips

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The latest clues are contained inside a St. Louis City Court file from 1992. The court record documents what appeared to be forgery and a conspiracy to steal a baby from a blind mother. Family members thought they were alone until now. Rose Jackson and Pamela Jackson-Hutchinson have a sister that the courts determined was stolen from Homer G Phillips Hospital in 1961. Rose said, “All those years my mother thought her child had died […]

  • Hazelwood students speak out about combating bullying

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – These are stories from the lips of children that would be frightening if they happened to us at work.  It`s happening in schools, where kids want to talk about it, but they’re not sure who’s listening. The mom of a 5th grader said her son saw his name written inside a threat. ‘(He) must die is what it said, written on his desk,’ Stephanie Tuft`s said.  Her son attends Hazelwood`s McNair Elementary school.  She […]

  • How big money lobbyists influence Missouri’s war on meth

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A Missouri narcotics officer says he’s given up on the legal fight to stop meth labs in Missouri. He points to the State of Oregon, where deputies claim to have wiped out meth labs with a simple solution. To get answers, we traveled the rural roads of Missouri. That’s where we found former meth cook Michael “I’m not even allowed in Walgreens or anything anymore,” he said. O’Daniel says he used to make meth inside […]

  • Fox Files preview: Why Missouri hasn’t wiped out meth

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Big money lobbyists appear to be influencing the war on meth. Fox Files Investigator Chris Hayes looked at one state that claims to have wiped out meth labs – with a simple solution that won`t fly in Missouri. Chris joined us with a preview of tonight’s Fox Files investigation. We talked to law enforcement in two states about the incredible contrasts in the fight against meth labs. We looked into why one state claims to have […]

  • Illinois town says it imposes expensive fee to save taxpayers

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – No apologies from the city with one of the highest tow release fees we could find. Edwardsville, Illinois charges $300 for the piece of paper to release your car, if you’re towed after being charged for some crimes. Fox 2`s Chris Hayes found out the fee was suggested by a former police chief, who then admitted stealing the money. Edwardsville`s tow release fee was first proposed by former police chief James Bedell. As the city started […]

  • Missouri law enforcement debates over marijuana legalization

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Some police officers are coming out to advocate for marijuana legalization. Others are taking a stand that legalizing pot could be one of our worst mistakes. Fox 2’s Chris Hayes sat down with two active duty officers who sit at opposite sides of this debate, while carrying out the same mission to serve and protect. One of the most recent vocal advocates of legalizing pot is a police chief in a small town in Lincoln County, […]

  • The clemency fight for Missouri’s lifelong pot inmate

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The son of a felony convict went straight to Missouri’s Governor to ask for his Dad`s release.  Chris Mizanskey was backed by more than 100 Missouri lawmakers and hundreds of thousands of citizens. FOX 2`s Chris Hayes told you last week about the unusual case of Jeff Mizanskey, who’s serving life without parole for pot. He was busted in 1993 in Sedalia, MO during an undercover marijuana sting.  Jeff Mizanskey said he didn`t learn he was […]

  • Fox Files: Seeking help for mental illness

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – This is the season of re-birth.  We’re surrounded by beautiful blooms.  You might think it’s tougher to struggle through emotional issues during the winter.  Really, it’s in the -spring when people are more likely to fall into depression as they reflect on where they are in life. War veteran Ruben Jordan said, “How can you tell somebody mentally, their stability?  It`s something that can`t be seen.” War veteran Christian Shewcraft said, “I`ve thought about shooting myself. […]

  • An airline pilot discusses mental illness and protecting passengers

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Commercial airline pilots are among the most scrutinized professional in the world, yet a veteran pilot says the industry recognizes anyone can face depression.  Captain Robin Harris talked about what’s done to erase the stigma of mental illness while also protecting the public. The suicide related crash of the recent Germanwings flight shook him for more than the obvious reasons.  He sometimes flies the same Airbus A320. He agreed to talk to us if we promised […]