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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
  • Overnight flash flooding in Festus

    FESTUS, MO (KPLR) – Many Festus residents Lakeside Manor Mobile Home Park on Highway 61 had to suddenly leave their homes last night by boat. It happened at. “The water was over 61 up this way,” said resident David Birks. “It was over 55 that way.” Inside Birks’ own mobile home, he said the rushing water left them with no way out except by boat. He said his wife took some convincing. “She wasn’t getting out in that lightning,” he […]

  • Russ Faria talks about being out of jail and preparing for his new trial

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Former murder convict Russell Faria has been out of jail now for one week.  He’s already working a new job.  Only on FOX2 last week, we showed you his release on bond as he learned he`ll get a new trial.  It followed more than a year of investigations in our partnership with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  Chris Hayes sat down with Faria who said, “I’m just readjusting to everything and trying to get back in […]

  • Russ Faria walks out of jail, says he’s ready for new trial.

    TROY, MO (KPLR) – Former murder convict Russ Faria walked out of prison after more than three years.  He bonded out of the Lincoln County jail Monday after learning he`ll get a new trial. For the first time since his wife Betsy was stabbed to death in 2011, Russ Faria talked outside of a jail cell. Faria didn`t know he was getting out today.  Then he walked out to squeeze his relatives like never before. He started by hugging his Mom, while seeming […]

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    Recent heroin overdoses may be linked to another deadly drug in disguise

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Anthony`s hospital put out an alert this week after four overdose patients came to the ER between 12pm and 1 pm Tuesday. Then the next day another four overdoses struck the ER between 6:20pm-8:50pm. Medical staff said that sometimes indicates a more potent batch of heroin. Meanwhile, the DEA Thursday put out a heroin alert that included a warning about a resurgence in fentanyl. Fentanyl is an effective pain medication for cancer patients, but the […]

  • Latest document discovery contradicts Homer G. Phillips stolen baby claims

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The latest paper trail in the Homer G. Phillips mystery appears to tell a completely different story.  The documents contradict a mother`s claim that her child was stolen at birth. It`s a story that spread internationally, starting in April, when Zella Jackson Price reunited with her daughter Melanie Diane Gilmore.  Jackson Price said staff at the now closed Homer G Phillips city hospital number one told her that her daughter died after birth, 50 years ago.  […]

  • Newly found Homer G. Phillips medical records will be released soon

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Records from a doctor who spent years taking care of babies at Homer G. Phillips Hospital. That’s the former city hospital where families have come forward with stories of babies stolen at birth. The doctor was director of pediatrics from 1945 – 1966 at Homer G. Phillips. He donated 70 years of records to a University before he died. Dozens of families have been waiting for any information they can get. Just one case, reported only […]

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    Lawyer asks Court to demand answers in Homer G. Phillips Hospital mystery

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Lawyer Donna Clark Frayne is pressuring those with access to possible answers to find them now. She names eleven people looking for answers, including James Jones, who`s looking for his birth mother, and Marnita McGill, who already proved in court she was stolen at birth.  But McGill`s never seen the Homer G. Phillips hospital records that may show who was behind the conspiracy. Frayne`s Petition for Writ of Mandamus also reveals a timeline for the reported […]

  • New tool for families looking for answers in Homer G. Phillips mystery

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – We went to Jefferson City with a community activist who learned the MO Secretary of State holds records regarding old Homer G. Phillips hospital.  Paul Berry III became interested in the story after seeing the reunion of Zella Jackson Price and her daughter Melanie Diane Gilmore.  Jackson Price said hospital staff said her daughter had died after birth in 1965. Berry said, “We`ve had several victims come forward, but what we haven`t had is staff […]

  • The two lives of a woman stolen at birth from Homer G Phillips Hospital

    MURFREESBORO, TN (KPLR) – Marnita McGill feels like her life has been split in two, Marnita before 1992 and the Marnita after.   It was that year 23 years ago when she found out she was stolen at birth and that someone forged an adoption document. Marnita laughed when she said, ‘I still don`t know all of the truth. I don`t know what happened. What I learned was in the courts.’ It was in a 1992 civil lawsuit about an inheritance.  […]

  • Newly discovered documents show proof of baby stolen from Homer G Phillips

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – A new discovery is found inside an old St. Louis City Court file from 1992. The court record documents what appeared to be forgery and a conspiracy to steal a baby from a blind, illiterate mother. The family thought it was alone until now. Rose Jackson and Pamela Jackson-Hutchinson have a sister that the Courts determined was stolen from Homer G Phillips hospital in 1961. “All those years my mother thought her child had died […]

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    FOX 2 Special – Missing babies from Homer G. Phillips Hospital

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It has been just over a month since Zella Jackson Price met her daughter for the first time.  50 years ago a doctor at Homer G. Phillips hospital told her that daughter died just after birth. Since their reunion went viral on the internet  more than 100 women have come forward wondering if the children they too thought were dead, may actually be alive.  Others are wondering if they are children taken from their birth […]

  • Hazelwood students speak out about combating bullying

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – These are stories from the lips of children that would be frightening if they happened to us at work.  It`s happening in schools, where kids want to talk about it, but they’re not sure who’s listening. The mom of a 5th grader said her son saw his name written inside a threat. ‘(He) must die is what it said, written on his desk,’ Stephanie Tuft`s said.  Her son attends Hazelwood`s McNair Elementary school.  She […]

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