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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.

Recent Articles
  • First morning commute since Poplar Street Bridge closures

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KPLR)- This morning is the first commute since MoDOT shut down a second right lane on the westbound Poplar Street Bridge coming into Missouri from Illinois. There have certainly been some substantial back-ups heading to the bridge. The most serious traffic tie-ups have been on the approaches to the westbound bridge. MoDOT closed the far right westbound lane closed in May of last year while crews rebuild the ramp from the westbound Poplar to Interstate 44 east. […]

  • Soldier to be laid to rest 45 years after Vietnam War

    BRIDGETON, MO (KPLR)- Nearly 45 years after his helicopter went down in Cambodia during the Vietnam War, the body of a mid-Missouri soldier is finally returning home today. The remains of Sergeant Rodney Griffin are scheduled to arrive at Lambert Airport around 10:30a.m.  They will then be escorted back to the Mexico and Centralia areas of Missouri where Griffin grew up and where his services will take place.  He was 21-years-old when the helicopter he was on crashed near the […]

  • SUV slams into home after police chase in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Two suspects were arrested after a lengthy pursuit in North County ended with the suspects crashing an SUV into a Ferguson duplex. There is still police tape up around the area near Marie and January Avenue where the SUV crashed into the home here. Investigators say the woman who lived in the home was shaken up but fortunately not hurt. The chase started earlier in Florissant when police responded to a burglary in progress call at […]

  • Fire nearly destroys home in University City

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR)- An early morning fire has damaged part of a home in University City. The fire started at a home located on Appleton south of Page, near 82nd Boulevard. Crews rushed to the scene when they got the call just after 3:30a.m., fearing they might have a rescue on their hands. There were initial reports that a 12-year-old child might have been inside the burning home. Fortunately, that was not the case. Authorities say the home is […]

  • Harris- Stowe State University installs 19th president, Dr. Dwaun Warmack

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- It was an exciting and historic day at Harris-Stowe State University in Midtown. The university installed its 19th president, Dr. Dwaun Warmack. At only 38 years old, university officials say Warmack is one of the youngest presidents of any four year institution in the country. Warmack has actually been on the job since July but the university delayed the installation celebration because of events like the unrest in Ferguson. Harris-Stowe leaders say Warmack brings a positive […]

  • Rams Stadium Task Force to meet with NFL officials in New York

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Next week could be key in the efforts to keep the Rams in St. Louis. Leaders of Governor Nixon`s task force in charge of building a new NFL stadium along the north riverfront will pitch their plan to a committee of NFL owners. The meeting will take place on April 22nd and 23rd at the NFL Headquarters in New York City. A statement from the Stadium Task Force says the group led by former Anheuser- Busch […]

  • 6 injured in 3 separate double shootings across St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Three double shootings in a matter of hours have police busy this morning. In one case, two victims showed up at the Berkeley Police Department. One entrance to the building is still blocked off with police tape. There is also tape around a car in the parking lot. That is the car that the two shooting victims were in when they arrived. Police say both victims drove themselves to the police department around 2a.m. Investigators say […]

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    Hit-and-run victim identified; suspect still at large

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- One man is dead after a horrifying hit and run in north St. Louis. Police are still trying to track down the driver of the car involved. Authorities do not have any details on the car who hit the man. Witnesses say the car was dark in color. Family members have identified the victim as 42-year-old Elijah Brooks. The father of five ran his own landscaping business. They say he was simply walking home when he […]

  • Seniors, disabled residents evacuated due to Midtown apartment fire

    ST.  LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Frightening moments in Midtown overnight, as a fire at an apartment building for seniors and the disabled forced dozens of people to be evacuated. A few wound up going to the hospital. Reva Nelson was staying with family at the Metropolitan Village Apartments, located just off Delmar Boulevard. She was just down the hall from the first floor apartment where the fire started. “It was big, black smoke at one end, just coming down the […]

  • Investigators believe hybrid car may have sparked house fire

    BALLWIN, MO (KTVI) – A Ballwin family is forced out of their home in the middle of the night after fire engulfs part of their house. “The firefighters upon their arrival, they had a heavy volume of fire on the exterior of the structure. It was certainly a major fire at that point,” said Metro West Fire Protection District spokesperson Mike Thiemann about the fire at a ranch home on Holshire Way in Ballwin. Firefighters from four departments rushed to […]

  • GO! St. Louis Marathon events close roads across St. Louis city

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)-The GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend is here. That means weekend road closures in some popular areas both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, April 11, the 5k run/walk (3.1 miles), GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon, children’s fun runs, and mature mile were held in Forest Park. Several park entrances and roads were scheduled to be closed through Noon. Among those turning for the 5k, three time Olympic gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. […]

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    Police investigating break- in, vandalism at middle school in St. Ann

    ST. ANN, MO (KPLR)- Police are trying to figure out who broke into a middle school in the Ritenour School District. It happened at Hoech Middle on Ashby Road in St. Ann. A custodian discovered a broken window about 6:15a.m. Friday. St. Ann police were immediately called in. Blood marks were also discovered on floors and doors inside the school. Investigators believe whoever broke in suffered a cut on the broken glass. Authorities found nothing missing. The students were taken […]


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