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.
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – A frightening encounter for a Jefferson County homeowner leads to a warning from the Sheriff. Sheriff Dave Marshak says criminals are coming into Jefferson County looking to steal items from unlocked cars, and they are willing to shoot whoever gets in their way. The latest scary scene unfolded about 1a.m. on Friday morning in the Summerfield Parkside Estates subdivision in Imperial just off Seckman Road. 41-year-old Terry Logan got an alert on his phone that someone […]
ST. LOUIS – What began as an early morning traffic stop ended with St. Louis Police shooting and killing a man just north of downtown. “It`s a dangerous job every day and the officers are trained to deal with the dangers that they`re faced with,” said St. Louis Police Chief Jon Hayden speaking about the deadly officer-involved shooting just after 5 a.m. on Sunday morning in old North St. Louis. Hayden says two officers in a police cruiser tried to […]
BRIDGETON, Mo. – Bridgeton parents are angry and demanding consequences after they say a dump truck driver unleashed a profanity-laced tirade at a school bus driver while young children were getting on board. At least one parent also heard a racial slur used. It all happened on Friday morning at a school bus stop in Bridgeton at Natural Bridge and Carrollton Court. Parents say they could clearly hear the troubling language being used. “It made me really angry, actually,” said […]
ST. LOUIS – A rolling gun battle erupted between two vehicles in broad daylight in north St. Louis near Interstate 70 and close to a childcare center. It ended with a crash and three people going to the hospital, including two who were shot. St. Louis police don’t believe this was a random incident; that the people who were shot were targeted. This all unfolded just after 11:30 a.m. St. Louis police said the people in a white Ford Explorer […]
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – A troubling story with a controversial twist involving fentanyl is unfolding at Pattonville High School. The family of an honors student says she wound up in the hospital after taking fentanyl she got at school and now she has received a lengthy suspension. “It’s a lot of emotional distress,” said Judy Erickson, the mother of the 15-year-old girl. “It’s been hard. It’s just been hard.” Erickson says her daughter overdosed on fentanyl that she got at […]
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Public safety concerns rising in East St. Louis after city leaders announce that a firehouse will be temporarily closing and multiple firefighters will be laid off. East St. Louis city leaders say on November 1, Engine House 425 at 17th and Central will temporarily close, resulting in nine East St. Louis firefighters being laid off. The move will leave East St. Louis with just two firehouses and 34 firefighters. “The concern is overall. Not only […]
ST. LOUIS – A 12-year-old girl was critically injured after being struck a St. Louis County police vehicle Monday in north St. Louis. The incident took place around 5:50 p.m. in the 8900 block of Halls Ferry. EMS treated the girl at the scene before taking her to the hospital. Authorities said she’s in critical and unstable condition but that death is not imminent. “They were working on her. Her parents were out here, at least her father was out here […]
ST. LOUIS – Cards fans disappointed after the Redbirds lose game two of the National League Championship Series 3-1 to the Nationals. The Cardinals now in a hole after dropping the first two games of the series at home. Fans are trying to stay optimistic believing the Cardinals can come back. But they are certainly worried after two home games where the Cards only scored a total of just one run on four hits. Fans came to Ballpark Village decked […]
WATERLOO, Ill. – In Waterloo, Illinois they’re getting ready for Saturday’s annual pumpkin festival, but there’s sorrow in people’s hearts. For the second time in two months, a law enforcement officer who lives in the rural area has been killed. St. Louis County Police Officer James Ellis served in the Jennings precinct. He died Thursday night in a collision while on his way home from work. He was 49. Ellis died on Highway 159 after a driver slammed into his […]
ST. LOUIS – An off-duty St. Louis County Police officer died after being involved in a three-vehicle accident Thursday night. The crash happened around 11:00 p.m. on Route 159, north of Hecker, Illinois. According to the Illinois State Police Department, a Hyundai Sonata was passing a semi-truck heading northbound when it collided with a Dodge Caravan head-on. The Hyundai then reportedly spun back into the northbound lanes and was hit by the semi-truck. The off-duty officer was identified as 49-year-old […]
PIKE COUNTY, Mo. – A Louisiana, Missouri family claims their daughter is being discriminated against on a tackle football team because she’s a girl. But the school district says gender has nothing to do with anything. Emily Hamby is in her first year of football playing on the Louisiana Middle School team. The 12-year-old has positions on the offensive and defensive lines. But Emily and her family say she’s getting very little playing time because she’s a girl. “I feel […]
PACIFIC, Mo. – The mother of a Pacific student is outraged after she says her daughter was put into a chokehold that made her pass out during school recess. She is criticizing the school’s response to the incident but district leaders say they acted appropriately. “She was terrified,” said Amanda Desmond, the child’s mother. The incident happened on September 30 on the track area at Pacific Intermediate School. “It makes me feel real upset,” said 10-year-old Riley Desmond. Riley says […]