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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
  • Charlie Dooley’s son allegedly linked to 18 area convenience store robberies

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – Police have arrested a prominent politician’s son in a string of store robberies.  FOX 2’s Chris Hayes on the robberies and the arrest. Florissant Police arrested Phillip T. Goodwin Thursday for the robbery of a Circle K gas station. Police say they’ve linked him to 17 other convenience store robberies in the St Louis area. The Missouri Department of Corrections lists him as “Wanted” for robbery after his most recent arrest. The DOC shows various pictures […]

  • Dog shot and left for dead overcomes paralysis to inspire

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Animal Cruelty Task Force is looking for a person who shot a dog in the back and left it for dead. The animal not only survived, but also overcame being paralyzed and is now helping other people. Randy Grim called it, “One of the worst animal abuse cases I`ve heard of in the Country and of course it`s sad that it happened here in St. Louis. Grim said the dog was ‘sodomized […]

  • Man with loaded gun stopped leaving Hollywood Casino after demonstration

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Police say they found a man with a loaded stolen gun leaving a demonstration Monday night at Hollywood Casino. Protestors coined Monday night #MoralMonday with demonstrations throughout St. Louis County, from Frontenac Plaza to the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights.  That`s where County Police say they arrested 57-year-old Louis Samuel Wilson who they say was wanted for stealing a gun in the City of St. Louis. The incident was captured by social media, when officers […]

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    Crime lab finds gunshot residue on hand of Vonderrit Myers, Jr.

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) -St. Louis Metropolitan Police announced results of gunshot residue tests, regarding the case of last week’s police shooting on Shaw. Vonderrit Myers Jr died after a confrontation with an off-duty officer who was working secondary security. The GSR report (gunshot residue) from the Missouri Highway Patrol revealed residue on Myers’ right hand, t-shirt, jeans and belt. This follows our exclusive Fox Files report Monday, where we showed pictures posted of Myers from Instagram. He was showing […]

  • Vonderrit Myers, Jr. showed off his guns before shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – News11 has learned the suspect, shot and killed last week by police, showed off his stolen gun to anyone who would look.  We obtained pictures of Vonderrit Myers Jr. showing off his handguns on social media.  Fox Files investigator Chris Hayes reveals the evidence while exploring why the officer shot at Myers 17 times. Vonderrit Myers Jr. reportedly posted a picture on social media before someone dismantled the page.  You can see three handguns in his […]

  • Fox Files Investigation finds a pattern of sex assaults on street near Mizzou

    COLUMBIA, MO (KPLR) – Mizzou college women report three recent sex assaults, leading some to worry about a serial rapist.  Police think they stopped a serial suspect this summer.  Then this latest string, which seems to highlight a pattern on one particular street. It`s on one dark street, only a half mile long, where we found four reports of sex assaults since June of 2013. A senior female student told us, ‘A lot of girls live together in these big […]

  • Principia remains quiet about reported hazing

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Officials remain silent about a reported hazing at a prestigious private High School in Town and Country. So News 11 looked into the history of hazing across the U.S. and found an alarming pattern of sex assaults. As of now, we don`t know what students reported about the Principia hazing.  It remains under investigation with the St. Louis County Prosecutor`s Office. Town and Country Police arrested three seniors in August after a football camp, […]

  • 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 […]


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