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Chris comes to FOX 2 from KPHO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona where he excelled as an investigative reporter. Chris won seven Emmy Awards for investigative reporting during his eight-year stint at KPHO-TV. Previous to that, Chris was a reporter for WFTX-TV, the FOX affiliate in Fort Myers, Florida.

Chris is a 1993 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia’s School of Journalism. It was in Columbia where Chris met his future wife Christy in a coffee shop.

While in Phoenix, Chris and Christy adopted two brothers who were 4 and 5 years old at the time. Their love of family has made their return to Missouri happy, since Chris’ mom and dad live in Springfield, Illinois and Christy’s parents live in Columbia, Missouri.

Chris has lived in Arizona, Missouri, Kentucky, Michigan, New York and several other states. He’s not an Army brat. He’s the son of a Presbyterian minister and the oldest of four children.

Chris loves music and is a self-taught guitarist. He enjoys singing, entertaining, and a fresh cup of strong coffee.

FOX 2's Chris Hayes should not be confused with MSNBC's Chris Hayes.

Recent Articles
  • Grand Jury indicts bathroom cam cop on additional felonies

    (KPLR) – A grand jury today, returned an indictment against a former Chesterfield police officer for secretly recording young men`s privates. It`s the same officer, investigated by the FOX Files for recording men using the restroom and posting it to a porn site. Investigator Chris Hayes tells us the latest twist. Previous Coverage: Former Chesterfield officer charged with exploitation        

  • Officer Darren Wilson ‘no show’ for drug case

    FEGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson did not show up to a drug case, in which Wilson`s required to testify.  It`s also a case in which he was awarded a commendation. The St. Louis County Assistant Prosecutor did not drop the case.  He asked to try again, this time before a Grand Jury.  The Judge agreed.  The suspect`s attorney doesn`t think it`ll make a difference.  Attorney Nick Zotos said Officer Wilson probably won`t show up to that […]

  • Municipal police department builds arsenal

    (KPLR) – One small Police Department is acquiring new assault rifles and armored protection, while the nation debates how some police departments look like the military. If you talk to a police officer about what they`re up against, you`ll probably hear about fears they`re outgunned. That was the case in the infamous 1997 North Hollywood shooting. Now some officers say they remain outgunned here in St. Louis County. That`s why the Wellston Police Department is about to get 8 new […]

  • StLToday reports officer Darren Wilson testified before the Grand Jury.

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson reportedly testified before the Grand Jury Tuesday.  It would be the fourth time Wilson has given his account of the shooting of an unarmed Michael Brown.  None of those accounts are yet public.  Wilson has given several interviews with police and now yesterday’s reported testimony before the Grand Jury.  The St. Louis Post Dispatch reported that officer Wilson talked to grand jurors for four hours. He did that without an attorney, […]

  • Sister of Missing Girl Admits Trafficking High School Girls

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – A St. Charles County, MO Judge sentenced 24-year-old Tiffany Piper to eight years in prison for selling two high school girls for sex.  It was an elaborate and lucrative sex trade that that sold young girls. Piper pulled her coat over her head, cigarette in hand, as she walked into Court with her Mom.  Piper told the Court how she sold two suburban High School girls for sex in June of 2012.  She explained how […]

  • Police Officer talks about shooting to kill

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A series of police shootings has some people asking why officers don`t use Tasers more? Others have asked, ‘why not shoot a suspect in the leg’ rather than aiming for the chest of someone with a knife. To get answers, I reached out to a police officer who once disarmed a shooter outside of a former cell phone store in North St. Louis County. I reported on the case, back in 2011. The suspect came out […]

  • Crime Commissioner responds to his e-mail about possibly burning Ferguson City Hall

    (KPLR) – An e-mail conversation, shared with News 11, reveals inflammatory comments between respected African American leaders.  One leader responded by e-mail, saying `right on` to apparent words of violence. The conversation is contained in a 38 page email sent to all St. Louis Media. It’s titled ‘Civil Disobedience Shutdown of Interstate 70,’ then this comment ‘Anything short of arresting that White cop for murder is an insult to Black people and Ferguson city Hall and Police department needs to […]

  • Two Jefferson County construction workers describe Michael Brown shooting

    (KPLR) – Two key witnesses to the police shooting of Michael Brown are construction workers who just happened to be working nearby.  One spoke exclusively to News 11, days after the shooting.  The other witness recently came forward to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The two men, who were working for a Jefferson County construction company, watched Michael Brown die from half a football field away.   One spoke to News 11’s Shirley Washington on August 12th.  The other, spoke to the […]

  • Michael Brown’s juvenile record had no serious criminal conviction

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Michael Brown did not have a serious criminal conviction as a minor.  That`s according to a Juvenile Court Officer who argued against releasing Brown`s juvenile record (if one exists).  Two attorneys fought for the release.  A St. Louis County Family Court Judge is now considering the arguments and her decision could come at any time. Brown family attorney Anthony Gray also attended the hearing and said, ‘To bring up someone`s past as a child and to […]

  • Mid-Missouri man describes repeated lies by witness in Michael Brown Shooting Case

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – We`re looking deeper into the criminal cases against a witness in the Michael Brown shooting.  Dorian Johnson pleaded guilty to lying to police in a 2011 theft case and a warrant still remains for his arrest.  FOX2`s Chris Hayes went to Jefferson City to talk to a man who says he caught Johnson stealing and then listened to his repeated lies. It started behind the Jefferson City YMCA, where a maintenance man said he saw […]

  • Highway shutdown postponed, but not everyone got the message

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Protestors cancelled a highway shutdown protest, but it appears some protestors took action anyway.  I- 270 at West Florissant was shut down by protestors for a short time around 4:40 pm. Several drivers also appeared to slow down and stop, in protest, on I-70 near Bermuda.  Police responded to an accident in that area at about 4:35 pm.  St. Louis County Police also stopped people who were walking on I-70 carrying signs. Mike Brown`s family asked […]

  • Tracking Pet Store Pups

    (KPLR) – Do you know where that cute puppy in the window comes from?  A recent dog owner called FOX 2 after finding puppies for sale that she believed to be coming from a bad breeder.  So Fox Files investigator Chris Hayes tracked the puppies to their Mid-Missouri home to give you an inside look. Our investigation begins inside Petland in Lake St. Louis. A salesperson told our undercover producer, ‘We get all our dogs from really good breeders.’ You […]


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