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.

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    Video reveals fight over “Justice for Mike Brown” shirts, two face assault charges

    (KPLR) – It happened October 18th, 2014 in the middle of the day. Three different fights erupted on the parking lot of Reds BBQ at the corner of West Florissant and Canfield.  It lasted such a long time that someone driving by had time to record it.   It’s now resulted in assault charges that identify two of the people you can see in the fray. When you slow down the video you can see a woman with a stick, now […]

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    Freedom for a man who was serving life sentence for pot

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – After more than decades in prison, Jeff Mizanskey never imagined he’d see the outside.  Tuesday he began a new life, surrounded by family who wore #JusticeForJeff shirts.  Mizanskey wore one saying “I’m Jeff and I’m free.” He gasped when he said, “It’s kind of overwhelming. It’s good to be free.” He held his seven-month-old great granddaughter for the first time.  She wore a little #JusticeForJeff t-shirt and he kissed her on the head.  He added, […]

  • Hundreds attend PeaceFest in Forest Park

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  • First responders concerned about possible oil train derailment in St. Louis

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  • Protest group won’t answer why it bonded out two men facing high profile felony charges

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    Tyrone Harris showed off guns on Facebook, was out on bond for other felony charges

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    Driver flies off interstate, down embankment and into path of a train

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  • Attack for ‘being white’ leads to hate crime charges for cab driver

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A renegade cab driver now faces hate crime charges after reportedly attacking a man for being white. Mahad Abdinoor Abdi is the same suspect we exposed in a FOX 2 report after witnesses said he threatened to decapitate police officers. These are extremely rare charges because prosecutors say hate crimes can be very hard to prove. In this case, according to this probable cause statement, the victim reports that Abdi attacked him Wednesday only because […]

  • Pre-paid funeral scam is starting to catch unsuspecting consumers

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