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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
  • Two dead, 9-year-old wounded in south city shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- St. Louis police are searching for suspects who fired multiple shots into a car south of downtown killing two adults and wounding a nine-year-old girl. The girl`s mother was one of the two people who were killed. Police don’t have any suspects nor do they have any suspect descriptions. Shortly before 7p.m. Monday, police say the car with the victims inside was east on Park Avenue at South 14th Street. Another car started chasing the victim`s […]

  • Heartbroken mother warns high schoolers about dangers of heroin

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – A heartbroken mother shared her story of loss to students at Granite City High School during a special seminar Friday, a life lesson of how heroin and prescription drugs can turn into killers. ‘’My son died of a heroin overdose on November 4, 2013,” said Kari Karidis, describing the death of her son, Chaz, who overdosed on heroin at 23 years of age. Kari was one of several speakers talking with the students about the […]

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    Police swarm two homes of man charged with federal gun crimes

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- There is still concern this morning in a north city neighborhood after law officers swarmed two homes owned by a man charged with federal gun crimes. Authorities were worried that the homes might have been booby trapped. Investigators haven`t revealed all of the details on what has been recovered although some guns were taken from the property. David Hagler was arrested Wednesday and is facing federal charges including possessing unregistered weapons and possessing weapons and ammunition […]

  • Man targeted in fatal North County shooting

    NORTH COUNTY, MO (KPLR)- A North County man was shot and killed overnight outside of his home while his wife and young child were inside. The killing is the latest in a series of homicides in North County. The shooting occurred around 1:15a.m. Police say 41-year-old Abusalam Heggs was shot and killed just feet from the front door of his condo on Sea Lane Drive. A family member says Heggs` wife heard his truck as he arrived home and parked. […]

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    Victim identified in University City shooting; suspect sought

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KPLR)- Police are continuing their search for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a woman at a University City office complex. Our partners at the Post- Dispatch have identified the victim through family members as 43-year-old Keisha Powell, of Northwoods. Powell was featured in a 2004 Post story documenting her fight to get custody of her three younger brothers and sisters. Powell`s siblings spent years in foster care without her knowledge after they were abandoned by […]

  • Patriots owner speaks on NFL stadium in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- One of the NFL’s most influential owners has strong and direct words for St. Louis when it comes to the future of NFL football. Robert Kraft, Owner of the New England Patriots, says the NFL has an obligation to be able to have a team in St. Louis. “From my point of view, if they come up with a plan that looks pretty good and a strong financial package, I think we, the NFL, have an […]

  • MoDOT, IDOT promote National Work Zone Awareness Week

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KPLR)- Pay attention in work zones or pay the price! Each spring, MoDOT prepares for the summer season of roadwork across the state by promoting National Work Zone Awareness Week. The week runs from March 23rd through the 27th. This year’s theme is ‘Expect the Unexpected.’ Ninety percent of all work-zone fatalities are not workers, but motorists. During the week, motorists are reminded to slow down and pay attention as they drive past work zones. Safety officials […]

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    Community leaders gather for prayer vigil outside Ferguson Police Department

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)- There were prayers and protests but no violence one night after two police officers were shot in Ferguson. St. Louis County Police officials say there were no arrests in the latest round of demonstrations. Concrete barricades are blocking part of the main driveway entrance to the Ferguson Police Department. However, those barricades did not stop people from gathering in the general area. Around 8p.m. Thursday night, there was a multi-faith candlelight vigil near the police department here. […]

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    Two police officers shot near Ferguson Police Department; Both expected to survive

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Two police officers were shot near the Ferguson Police Department at around midnight.   Protesters were marching after Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson’s resignation.  Three shots rang out and the officers standing in a line were hit.  They are expected to survive. A 32-year-old Webster Groves police officer with 5-years of service was shot in the face. The second officer, a 41-year-old, 14-year veteran of the St. Louis County Police Department, was shot in the shoulder. There […]

  • Dense fog making road conditions difficult for drivers

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KPLR)- The dense fog is making road conditions difficult for drivers Wednesday morning. Emergency crews have been working to clear the scene of several accidents that occured overnight. A tractor trailer crashed on the ramp from I-270 north onto I-44 west around 1:45a.m. Police sat the semi went through a guard rail and up a hill. According to a Missouri Highway Patrol official, no one was seriously hurt. The semi was the only vehicle involved in the crash. […]

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    Dellwood starting traffic ticket amnesty program

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Dellwood mayor is wiping out old traffic offenses in his community. Mayor Reggie Jones says if you were given a traffic ticket on or before April 11th of 2012 in Dellwood and you haven’t paid your fine, you will be given full amnesty. Meaning, you don`t have to pay what you owe. Traffic warrants before that date are also forgiven. There about 1,000 people who qualify for this program. Jones says he chose April […]

  • Missouri Supreme Court takes over pending, future cases in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR)- The Missouri Supreme Court announced a major overhaul to Ferguson`s Municipal Court system in the wake of the scathing Department of Justice report. A different judge is taking over the case load.  Meanwhile, the judge who had overseen cases has resigned. The Chief Justice of the Missouri Supreme Court calls the move here an “extraordinary action” but says it is needed. Starting Monday, Judge Roy Richter from the  Missouri Court of Appeals will be transferred to the […]


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