Chris Hayes

Investigative Reporter

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

  • What Would You Do? Mall Shooting Survivor and School Shooting App

    Posted on: 12:02 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 12:01pm, April 1, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)– The survivor of a mall shooting spree describes coming face to face with an armed attacker....
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  • Metrolink rider says robbers jumped him with security close by

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, December 31, 2013, by

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – A St. Louis man said two armed robbers attacked him at a Metrolink station...
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  • Clients report attorney Jeff Witt is missing

    Posted on: 8:01 pm, November 29, 2013, by

    (KTVI) – An attorney is reported missing by clients who say he disappeared around Halloween night.  Jeff Witt helped break...
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  • Inside murder trial of man accused of stabbing wife 55 times

    Posted on: 8:12 am, November 21, 2013, by

    TROY, MO (KTVI)–The Fox Files has an exclusive report on a murder trial involving a man accused of stabbing his...
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  • Exclusive look at an undercover poaching sting

    Posted on: 8:02 am, November 19, 2013, by

    (KTVI)– Conservation agents often have to go undercover to protect Missouri’s wildlife. Investigators believepoaching is the most dangerous and lucrative...
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  • Underground operation to revive dead heroin users

    Posted on: 8:14 am, November 12, 2013, by

    (KTVI)– We`re going to take you inside an underground movement to stop heroin deaths in St. Louis.  What you`re about...
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  • Former judge Michael Cook pleads guilty

    Posted on: 9:00 pm, November 8, 2013, by

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI)– Former Judge Michael Cook changed his plea Friday.  Cook now says that he did possess...
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  • What would you do if confronted by a shooter?

    Posted on: 10:35 pm, November 4, 2013, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)–You`re about to be interrupted by a shooter.  Some employers are now breaking up their work days...
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  • Suburban teens texting for drugs

    Posted on: 10:23 pm, October 31, 2013, by , updated on: 10:24pm, October 31, 2013

    LADUE, MO (KTVI)– A newly released autopsy shows a Ladue High School student died this past summer from an Oxycontin...
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  • California camera cops find wrong woman in Illinois

    Posted on: 11:15 pm, October 24, 2013, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A trucker ran tolls in CA, a woman got the tickets in IL & the W.C....
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  • Angry mis-tweets directed to wrong Chris Hayes

    Posted on: 11:26 pm, October 23, 2013, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– There’s another Chris Hayes ruffling feathers on TV and it’s causing confusion on Twitter.  I’ve been...
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  • DEA says more synthetic drug raids coming

    Posted on: 6:35 pm, September 26, 2013, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – They`re not saying much about their ongoing investigation because no ones been indicted yet.  Since...
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