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.
COLLINSVILLE, IL – Coming together to help those who need blood, that was the spirit of a blood drive Monday at Webster Elementary School in Collinsville, Illinois. The school gym was transformed into a blood donation center, and it was all done in honor of the school`s principal Brad Snow. Brad has been fighting cancer since July of last year. “Currently I`m diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia which is called CML and it affects the white blood cell production in […]
WENTZVILLE, Mo. – There is relief in Wentzville with the nationwide GM strike finally coming to an end after nearly 40 days. Approximately 4,500 people work at the GM plant in Wentzville and some of those employees could start working again as soon as Saturday. Members of the United Auto Workers Local 2250 in Wentzville approved the deal basically by a margin of 64% to 36%. While some have mixed feelings about the contract, many seem to be ready to […]
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – An East St. Louis family is grieving after family members discovered the body of their loved one who disappeared over the weekend in a remote field. Now authorities believe the man was murdered. Illinois State Police detectives are working with East St. Louis police in what authorities are calling a homicide investigation. “I’m hurting, I’m hurting,” said Brenda Butchee, the mother of 27-year-old Laybreyan Butchee. Brenda still can’t believe Laybreyan is gone. Two of Laybreyan’s […]
JENNINGS, MO – Another St. Louis area teen loses his life to gunfire. This time police say Caleb Smith, 17, was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in Jennings. St. Louis County Police are investigating the case. They say one person of interest is in custody. Deryon Thomas, 19, is charged with first degree murder in this shooting. We talked with family members of Caleb Smith. They chose not to speak on camera but did confirm that the 17-year-old was a junior […]
WEBSTER GROVES, MO – A Webster Groves community is searching for answers after a fire destroys a popular playground at a neighborhood park. What`s even more troubling for residents is that authorities believe the fire was intentionally set. It all unfolded at a playground at Deer Creek Park just off Marshall Avenue in Webster Groves. “It`s shocking, it`s emotional, it makes me sad, it makes me nervous and feel a little unsafe,” said concerned resident Stephanie Ginger. She is among […]
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 […]