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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.

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    4th of July celebration underway in Alton

    ALTON, IL (KTVI)- The fireworks show tonight in Alton will go on as planned but the flooding on the Mississippi River is forcing some changes. Event organizers say the Alton Amphitheater and Riverfront Park are also the best places to watch tonight`s show. The fireworks for the Alton show are usually set off in West Alton but that land is underwater.  Th is year’s fireworks will be launched on the Alton side of the river at the former Great Central […]

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    More than 50 people rescued from flooded trailer park near Festus

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- July is picking up where June left off with heavy rain causing flash flooding across the St. Louis region. The worst areas are in Jefferson County. More than 50 people were rescue from a mobile home park overnight. The rescue took place around 11:35p.m. at the Lakeside Manor Mobile Park off of Highway 61, south of Festus. Firefighters from three departments rescued the residents by boat. They were taken to a nearby shelter. Mobile homes and […]

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    Missing teen found alive near Waterloo camp

    WATERLOO, IL (KPLR) – A 13-year-old girl who went missing Monday after taking an 80 mile cab ride to a Waterloo summer camp has been found safe. JaTea Lejla Frank ran off around 11 a.m. after taking a cab from her Mt. Vernon home to a faith-based summer program called Camp Wartburg, located in Waterloo, Illinois. Camp employees told police Frank got out of the cab, dropped her bags, and ran off on foot. Joyce Mathes, a searcher who lives […]

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    Fire sweeps through Brentwood apartment complex

    BRENTWOOD, MO (KTVI)- Scary moments overnight at a Brentwood apartment complex after a fire forces one of the buildings to be evacuated. According to Brentwood Fire Chief Ted Jury, the fire started about 2:30a.m. on the deck of a second story unit at the Brentwood Forest Condos near Eager Road. Crews were able to get the fire out quickly. The flames were contained to just  one unit. As a precaution, crews evacuated all eight apartments in the building where the […]

  • Person in custody in Pacific double homicide

    PACIFIC, MO (KPLR) – Two men were found stabbed to death at around 8:20 p.m. Monday night in a Pacific apartment complex. The Major Case Squad identified Aaron R. Hodges, 22, as the suspect in custody for the murders. Police said Hodges knew the victims and has admitted to stabbing them. Police identified the victims as 26-year-old Cory Dreiling and an as yet unnamed 35-year-old man. Dreiling’s mother discovered both victims in a second-floor unit at the Westmoor Place condos […]

  • MoDOT to reopen southbound Hwy 67 in West Alton this afternoon

    WEST ALTON, MO (KPLR) – The road signs are still up on Route 67 in West Alton at Highway 94. The Missouri Department of Transportation closed southbound Route 67 on Saturday night due to high water covering part of the roadway, leaving motorists no choice but to find an alternate route. But MoDOT hopes to have both northbound and southbound traffic moving over the Clark Bridge by Monday afternoon. By 3 p.m., southbound traffic coming into Missouri from Alton should […]

  • Meramec’s floodwaters cancel more than 200 ballgames in Kirkwood

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KPLR)-Plenty of flood concerns still remain Saturday along the Meramec River. It is still rising in some areas, but there may be some silver lining. Floodwaters from the Meramec have completely swamped the Kirkwood Athletic Association ball fields along Marshall Road in Kirkwood. Kirkwood Athletic Association officials say between recent rains and now this flood, some 200 baseball and softball games have already been postponed. That number is sure to rise even higher. What’s worse if that this […]

  • New details emerge in Cardinals hacking investigation

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- More details are emerging about the federal investigation into whether Cardinals employees may have hacked into the Houston Astros database. The latest revelations come from an unnamed law enforcement official who is reportedly familiar with the FBI’s investigation into the Cardinals. That official told Yahoo Sports that the computer used to allegedly hack into the Astros network was located in a Jupiter, Florida house. Jupiter is of course where the Cardinals hold spring training. The law […]

  • Man killed while driving across flooded roadway near Meramec River

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – One man is dead after he tried to drive across a flooded roadway near Meramec State Park. Authorities say his car was swept away. The accident happened Tuesday night around 8:40p.m. on Hamilton Hollow Road, east of Sleepy Hollow Road. The Missouri Highway Patrol says 60-year-old John Lyons, of Sullivan, was driving west on Hamilton Hollow Road when he tried to drive his 1992 Lexus SC400 across a flooded roadway. However, the force of the […]

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    St. Louis Red Cross sends additional volunteers to Texas flooding

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – More Red Cross volunteers from the St. Louis area deployed today to Texas to help storm victims there. The group- a couple from St. Charles and a woman from Calverton Park- met with Red Cross officials before flying out for Texas. The St. Charles couple is going to Houston where they will drive food trucks; the Calverton Park woman is going to San Antonio to help with mental health services. A total of 22 Red Cross […]

  • Murder rate rising across St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Another violent night in the City of St. Louis. At least three separate shootings. When it was over three people were murdered and five people were shot. KPLR 11’s Chris Regnier joins us live from police headquarters downtown with details.

  • Portion of Lindbergh to close Tuesday in south county

    SOUTH COUNTY, MO (KPLR)- A busy stretch of Lindbergh Boulevard will close Tuesday in South County. Lindbergh between east Concord Road and Rusty Road near Interstate 55 is going to completely close for two weeks. MoDOT says the closure is needed so crews can replace a stretch of Lindbergh that goes over some Burlington Norther Santa Fe railroad tracks. Officials say the Lindbergh Bridge over the tracks is about 40-years-old and needs a major overhaul to extend its lifespan another […]


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