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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
  • Police investigating double murder in north city

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis’ murder rate is climbing after two more people are killed in an apparent drive-by shooting. Police are not releasing many details about the two victims. They also don’t have much information about any potential suspects. The shooting happened around 9:45 p.m. on Granville Place near Ridge in north city. Investigators say two African-American men in their early 20s were outside a home when a car drove by and someone opened fire. One victim […]

  • Roxana maintenance man arrested for sexually assaulting two children

    ROXANA, IL (KPLR) – A disturbing story is unfolding in South Roxana, Illinois. A maintenance worker at the Connor Place Apartments has been arrested and charged with child sex crimes. The suspect is identified as 67 year old Richard Heatherly. Heatherly is facing two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. South Roxana police say Heatherly is already a registered sexual predator who was out on federal parole for the […]

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    Illinois man arrested, charged in sexual assault of Mehlville girl

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – A Belleville, Illinois man is behind bars in connection with a string of frightening sexual attacks on young girls. Larry Alverson is charged with one count of first-degree burglary, four counts of sodomy or attempted sodomy first-degree with a victim under 12 years old, and three counts of armed criminal action. Alverson, 41, made a brief appearance around 10 a.m. Wednesday inside the Justice Center in Clayton for an arraignment. He was in prison khakis […]

  • Self-inflicted gunshot wound sends three-year-old to hospital

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A tragic story unfolding in north St. Louis as three-year-old boy is critically hurt after he shoots himself in his own home on Walton just south of Page. The shooting happened Tuesday about 9:15 a.m. Captain Michael Sack with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department says the young boy shot himself in the forehead after he was able to get his hands on a semi-automatic handgun. Sack tells us there were adults in the home at […]

  • 4 shootings, 1 stabbing in St. Louis City overnight

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It was another violent and deadly night in St. Louis. One man was murdered, a clerk was shot during a robbery and a triple shooting sent three people to the hospital. No arrests have been made in either case. The three incidents happened less than an hour apart. The violence began around 9:15 p.m. with a murder on north Newstead at Penrose in north St. Louis. Police say an African- American man in his late […]

  • 3 murdered in 2 separate shootings overnight

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Two African American women, one 21, the other 23 years old, were found murdered around 3:00am Monday morning. That double homicide scene was on Ruskin near Harney in the Mark Twain neighborhood. Both women were shot and pronounced dead at the scene. Police say 21 year old Ce`Onta Cretter was found dead in the driver’s seat of a car; the 23 year old’s name hasn’t been released yet. She was found dead on the front porch […]

  • MoDOT: I-270 repair work to begin at New Halls Ferry, New Florissant

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Drivers in north St. Louis County will likely be facing substantial delays because of road work set to start this week on two sections of Interstate 270. Beginning Wednesday at 11 p.m., the Missouri Department of Transportation will close New Florissant Road beneath I-270, between Dunn Road and Jean Drive. Crews will shut down the on and off ramps from I-270 east at New Florissant a little earlier that evening at 8 p.m. On […]

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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 […]


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