Chris Regnier joined FOX 2 News as a general assignment reporter in January 2001. He previously reported at KFOX-TV in El Paso. He reported from Kuwait during Operation Desert Fox, from Oklahoma City during the deadly tornadoes, and from New Mexico when wildfires were destroying parts of the state.
Chris also spent time in radio, hosting and producing a medical news talk show on KELP in El Paso.
Before that, Chris was a weekend anchor/reporter/producer at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls, Texas and he began his career as a morning anchor/reporter/producer at KVTV in Laredo, Texas.
Chris received his Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the University of California in San Diego.
He’s been a part of news reports that have won such awards as the Edward R. Murrow Award, Emmy Awards and Associated Press Awards in Texas as well as New Mexico.
CARLINVILLE, Ill. – What started as a project for a group of students at Carlinville High School could end up having a major impact throughout Illinois. The project, now in the form of legislation, makes daylight saving time the standard year-round time in Illinois. Travis Osborn, Tucker Green, Tristen Burns, Andrew DeNeve, and Tyler Behme are the five former Carlinville High School students who came up with the idea to make daylight savings time permanent in Illinois. Now their project […]
ST. LOUIS – A baby doll is at the center of controversy at a Schnucks grocery store. At issue is not only the name of the doll but also its color. “It was disappointing for me because I know the power of language. Words matter,” said Pastor Traci Blackmon about her reaction when she saw black dolls named ‘Lazy Baby.’ Traci saw the dolls at the Ladue Crossing Schnucks at Interstate 170 and Ladue Road. “Historically, in the effort to denigrate […]
EAST ST. LOUIS – There is at least a temporary reprieve for nine East St. Louis firefighters who were supposed to be laid off because of budget problems. A firehouse was also scheduled to be closed. Those plans are now on hold but could still happen soon. “It`s stressful for me, my family and the guys on the job,” said Patrick Jackson, who is one of the nine East St. Louis firefighters whose futures are in limbo. They were set […]
ST. LOUIS – Several St. Louis-area high schools are in the spotlight for using ineligible players in football games. Games have been forfeited and, in one case, an entire football program was suspended. Cardinal Ritter, McCluer North, Bishop Dubourg, and Jennings have all recently admitted to using ineligible football players. “This probably would be on the higher side of the number of instances at one time,” said Jason West, the Communications Director for the Missouri State High School Activities Association […]
WARREN COUNTY, MO – He disappeared at the end of July, and now a Warren County family is desperately hoping for a break in the case of their missing loved one. Investigators say at this point the case has gone cold. “There`s not a day goes by I don`t think about my brother or wonder where he is,” said Becky Diller, the sister of 22-year-old Nathan Ashby. Ashby disappeared on the morning of July 31st after leaving his Warrenton home. […]
BETHALTO, IL – A warning tonight from the Bethalto Police Chief, an unusual number of raccoons with signs of distemper are showing up in that Metro East community. “This is a situation in which I feel individuals are potentially in danger if they would encounter one of these animals,” said Bethalto Police Chief Mike Dixon. Dixon says in less than two months his department has taken at least 10 calls about raccoons in the community. That high number prompted Dixon […]
WENTZVILLE, Mo. – A student at Holt High School in Wentzville was found carrying a loaded handgun in his backpack in class. Authorities are praising another student for coming forward and alerting officials about the situation. The incident all unfolded in a matter of minutes on Thursday morning at Holt High. Fortunately, nobody was hurt, but parents are certainly concerned and investigators are still trying to figure out why the student brought a loaded gun to school in the first […]
KIRKWOOD, Mo. – The St. Louis Blues and all of their fans are hoping for a quick recovery after star forward Vladimir Tarasenko had surgery Tuesday morning to repair his dislocated left shoulder. It’s the second time he has dislocated that shoulder and needed surgery to fix it. “This is a very serious injury with a lot riding on it,” said orthopedic surgeon Doctor Rick Lehman, US Center for Sports Medicine. Tarasenko dislocated his left shoulder last Thursday as the […]
COLLINSVILLE, IL – Coming together to help those who need blood, that was the spirit of a blood drive Monday at Webster Elementary School in Collinsville, Illinois. The school gym was transformed into a blood donation center, and it was all done in honor of the school`s principal Brad Snow. Brad has been fighting cancer since July of last year. “Currently I`m diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia which is called CML and it affects the white blood cell production in […]
WENTZVILLE, Mo. – There is relief in Wentzville with the nationwide GM strike finally coming to an end after nearly 40 days. Approximately 4,500 people work at the GM plant in Wentzville and some of those employees could start working again as soon as Saturday. Members of the United Auto Workers Local 2250 in Wentzville approved the deal basically by a margin of 64% to 36%. While some have mixed feelings about the contract, many seem to be ready to […]
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – An East St. Louis family is grieving after family members discovered the body of their loved one who disappeared over the weekend in a remote field. Now authorities believe the man was murdered. Illinois State Police detectives are working with East St. Louis police in what authorities are calling a homicide investigation. “I’m hurting, I’m hurting,” said Brenda Butchee, the mother of 27-year-old Laybreyan Butchee. Brenda still can’t believe Laybreyan is gone. Two of Laybreyan’s […]
WEBSTER GROVES, MO – A Webster Groves community is searching for answers after a fire destroys a popular playground at a neighborhood park. What`s even more troubling for residents is that authorities believe the fire was intentionally set. It all unfolded at a playground at Deer Creek Park just off Marshall Avenue in Webster Groves. “It`s shocking, it`s emotional, it makes me sad, it makes me nervous and feel a little unsafe,” said concerned resident Stephanie Ginger. She is among […]