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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
  • 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 […]

  • Illinois town says it imposes expensive fee to save taxpayers

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – No apologies from the city with one of the highest tow release fees we could find. Edwardsville, Illinois charges $300 for the piece of paper to release your car, if you’re towed after being charged for some crimes. Fox 2`s Chris Hayes found out the fee was suggested by a former police chief, who then admitted stealing the money. Edwardsville`s tow release fee was first proposed by former police chief James Bedell. As the city started […]

  • The clemency fight for Missouri’s lifelong pot inmate

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The son of a felony convict went straight to Missouri’s Governor to ask for his Dad`s release.  Chris Mizanskey was backed by more than 100 Missouri lawmakers and hundreds of thousands of citizens. FOX 2`s Chris Hayes told you last week about the unusual case of Jeff Mizanskey, who’s serving life without parole for pot. He was busted in 1993 in Sedalia, MO during an undercover marijuana sting.  Jeff Mizanskey said he didn`t learn he was […]

  • Fox Files: Seeking help for mental illness

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – This is the season of re-birth.  We’re surrounded by beautiful blooms.  You might think it’s tougher to struggle through emotional issues during the winter.  Really, it’s in the -spring when people are more likely to fall into depression as they reflect on where they are in life. War veteran Ruben Jordan said, “How can you tell somebody mentally, their stability?  It`s something that can`t be seen.” War veteran Christian Shewcraft said, “I`ve thought about shooting myself. […]

  • An airline pilot discusses mental illness and protecting passengers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Commercial airline pilots are among the most scrutinized professional in the world, yet a veteran pilot says the industry recognizes anyone can face depression.  Captain Robin Harris talked about what’s done to erase the stigma of mental illness while also protecting the public. The suicide related crash of the recent Germanwings flight shook him for more than the obvious reasons.  He sometimes flies the same Airbus A320. He agreed to talk to us if we promised […]

  • Former St. Louis officer admits giving gun to drug dealer

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A former St. Louis City Police officer admitted arming drug dealers.  His guilty plea comes just weeks after a Federal grand jury indicted him.  FOX 2’s Chris Hayes was in court when the former officer admitted the criminal conspiracy. Former officer Don McGhee limped as he walked up to a Federal Judge, saying he was still being treated after being shot in December.  He was involved in an off duty shooting December 19th.  Someone shot McGhee […]

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    Sheri Coleman’s brother sued for mishandling charity donations

    CHICAGO, IL (KPLR) – The Illinois Attorney General’s Office is suing the brother of murder victim Sheri Coleman, claiming he mishandled $33,173.  It was money meant to memorialize Sheri and her boys Gavin and Garett, found strangled in their beds in 2009.  The lawsuit comes after a former board member raised questions to FOX 2. One of Sheri Coleman’s best friends came forward last July, asking about tens of thousands of dollars she helped raise. Meegan Turnbeaugh helped create the […]

  • Who watches our Judges? Missouri operates a secretive Commission

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Even many Judges have asked about the secretive watchdog Commission that oversees Judges.  A previous investigation by the FOX Files found former Ferguson Judge Ron Brockmeyer could`ve been disciplined years ago.  Instead, the Judge slipped through the cracks of a secret inquiry. It was nearly five years ago when we exposed a politician who admitted calling Brockmeyer.  Former Bel-Ridge Trustee Patricia Armanees feared an arrest warrant and $3,000 in Ferguson Court fees.  After she called the […]

  • New reports shows problem with some St. Louis Co. governments abiding by Sunshine Law

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A group called Better Together formed about a year and a half ago to look into possible problems with having so many municipalities in the St. Louis County area. They wanted to know who’s abiding by the Sunshine Law, which gives you access to your government. Last year they started testing governments, including more than 20 fire districts. Better Together`s Marius Johnson-Malone explained how his organization sent what are called Sunshine requests for public information about […]


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