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.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – St. Louis police identified a man who was shot and killed near a south city gas station Thursday evening. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. at the intersection of Bates and Virginia, in the Carondelet neighborhood. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said an officer had been checking on pedestrians in the area when one man tried to run away. Officers chased the man, who ran into a gangway and tried to climb a fence but […]
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. – A Fairview Heights police officer and an innocent bystander were hurt Thursday morning after the officer confronted someone getting into a stolen car at St. Clair Square Mall. A 30-year-old officer noticed a red Chevy Monte Carlo that was parked next to the sidewalk outside of Dillards with its hazard lights on at around 10:45 a.m. He ran the plates and discovered that the vehicle was reported stolen from St. Genevieve County. He waited for the […]
ST. CHARLES, MO – Three people are facing charges after what started as a shoe sale turns into a robbery and two-gun battles in a St. Charles neighborhood. Much of the gunfire was caught on camera. It all went down last Saturday around 2:30 p.m. along St. Charles Avenue, two-gun battles involving the same people just moments apart. Now three suspects are under arrested and charged, 18-year-old Corey Stringer, 19-year-old Jasper Jones and 21-year-old Isaiah Brooks. Investigators say Stringer and […]
ST. LOUIS – A charity event this weekend is taking aim to try and combat gun violence through basketball. It`s called Jumpshots Over Gunshots. The event inspired in part by a St. Louis police detective who was personally impacted by gun violence in our community. ‘It`s a crisis,” said St. Louis Police Detective Michael Shaw talking about gun violence in the St. Louis area. Shaw, whose focus is gang intervention added, “It`s very serious.” Gun violence has taken the life […]
WILDWOOD, MO – We`re learning new details about a murder suicide in West County involving a husband, his wife and two different police scenes. The couple was going through a divorce and was due in court on Thursday morning. “It`s definitely tragic,” said Scott Collins, who lives two doors down from the now burned-out home where 59-year-old Bobette Everhart-Boal and her husband 59-year-old Michael Boal once lived together. Police say Michael Boal shot and killed Bobette early Sunday morning in […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – An early morning fire damaged the same north St. Louis County home where a young mother was shot and killed less than 24 hours earlier. Now, investigators are trying to figure out if the two incidents are connected. “We saw the flames engulfing the side of the roof or the side of the house,” said a neighbor who saw the fire on Dennis Drive around 5 a.m. They both went outside, rushed to the home, […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 19-year-old for shooting and killing a woman following an argument and fight. According to Sgt. Benjamin Granda, a spokesman for the St. Louis County Police Department, the shooting occurred inside a home on Dennis Drive near Chambers Road, in an unincorporated part of the county. The victim, 20-year-old Johanna Kimple, and her boyfriend were staying at the residence on Dennis Drive and the two got into […]
ST. LOUIS – Fox 2/News 11 is learning details about a new program in the works in the City of St. Louis designed to help combat tragedies from unsecured guns. It involves city hall, the city fire department, and a local non-profit group. “Responsible gun ownership is an important issue,” said Lewis Reed, President Board of Aldermen. He is among those pushing the new gun safety initiative which focuses on firefighters and gun locks. Under the plan, gun locks would […]
ST. CHARLES, MO – One person is dead after an intense house fire in St. Charles. Now investigators are searching for a cause. It all unfolded on Blanche Drive just off Arena Parkway. At this point authorities have not yet identified the person who was killed, only saying that the victim was an adult. Gina Windels and her family live right across the street from where the fire started, “It`s very heartbreaking,” said Windels. She added, “It was very hazy […]
ST. LOUIS – This day before Thanksgiving is expected to be the busiest travel day of the Thanksgiving holiday period at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. Travel has been relatively smooth for most passengers at Lambert today. However, we did find folks dealing with delays. Lambert officials are projecting some 24,000 departing passengers passing through checkpoints on this day. Wind was an issue for some Lambert flights. Our Fox 2 News crew observed a Southwest flight battling the wind as it […]
EAST ST. LOUIS – An East St. Louis’s mother is worried after a stranger approached her daughter at her school bus stop. Now, the mother and her daughter are speaking only to Fox 2/News 11. Kenisha Harper waited for her 13-year-old daughter Kairena Hairiston to get off the school bus on Monday afternoon. The bus is now picking up and dropping off Kairena right by her East St. Louis home after an incident last Friday morning. Kairena was waiting for […]
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – A week before Thanksgiving and there are questions tonight about how some turkeys are being stored at a Collinsville Walmart Supercenter. Pictures obtained by Fox 2 News have some concerned about health safety. As a result, Walmart is taking action. “I don’t think it’s healthy or safe,” said shopper Blake Conatser. Pictures show turkeys being stored in large blue bins in a freezer at the Collinsville Walmart Supercenter on Collinsville Crossing Boulevard. One of the bins is […]