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.
FERGUSON, Mo. – There’s a concern in the Ferguson-Florissant School District after teachers are hurt while trying to break up fights between students. The incidents happened at Ferguson Middle School in Ferguson. District spokesperson Kevin Hampton said over the past week there have been three different incidents where staff members have been hurt trying to separate fighting students. In two cases, teachers have sought medical attention after breaking up the fights. One of the teachers who went for treatment is […]
WOOD RIVER, Ill. – A federal grand jury indicted a 30-year-old Wood River man for stealing more than a hundred firearms from a federal licensee, US Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Steven Weinhoeft said. Prosecutors allege that on February 9, Bradley Boswell stole 135 guns from Benbow City Sports, a specialized gun dealer. He appeared in federal court in East St. Louis after being arrested early Thursday morning in a pre-dawn raid. Boswell faces an additional count of […]
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Mo. – There is a manhunt in Crawford County in the Steelville area for a man suspected of burglarizing several churches and setting one of them on fire. “When I see this, my heart is just troubled,” said Pastor Clifford Bridgeman, Cherryville Church of God. Investigators believe 28-year-old Ryan Radel of Steelville broke into the church early Friday morning, burglarized it, then set fire to the building. The pastor said the damage to the building is so extensive […]
ST. LOUIS – We are asking more questions about a troubling and deadly domestic violence incident where the suspect was bonded out of jail by a national group shortly before he allegedly beat his wife so severely that she later died. We first brought you the story last night; tonight, the man is facing a murder charge. “It`s just unbelievable. It`s still a shock,” said a family member of 54-year-old Marcia Johnson about Marcia`s tragic death. She did not want […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A woman is dead after she was beaten in her apartment. The man accused of killing Marcia Johnson, 54, was able to bond out of jail just before the beating. Now, Samuel Lee Scott, 54, has been charged with murder. Marcia was found with a severe head injury on the night of April 9th inside a south city apartment on Wisconsin Avenue that she shared with her husband, Samuel Lee Scott. A family member found Marcia. […]
ST. LOUIS – A south St. Louis woman is dead after she was beaten in her apartment. Now there are questions about how a possible player in the case was able to bond out of jail just before the beating. Family members of the victim, in this case, 54-year-old Marcia Johnson, are still trying to comprehend what’s happened. They can`t believe their loved one is gone, allegedly murdered in her own home. “She was loving, kind-hearted. She loved her kids, they […]
CLAYTON, Mo. – More gripping moments in the courtroom Thursday as day three unfolded in the case of a man charged with killing another man at a Florissant restaurant and bar. The key question is whether the shooting was an act of murder or self-defense. Testimony in the case wrapped up Thursday afternoon as both sides rested their respective cases. Closing arguments are set for Friday morning. Neal Myers, 55, was charged with second-degree murder, first-degree assault, and armed criminal […]
CLAYTON, MO – Intense testimony and at times contentious exchanges characterized day two of the trial where one man is accused of murdering another after an argument at the Florissant Show-Me`s Restaurant and Sports Bar. The case is testing Missouri`s self-defense law. There is no disputing that 55-year-old Neal Myers of Bellefontaine Neighbors shot and killed 43-year-old Scott Beary from Winchester in West County inside the Florissant Show-Me`s in February of last year. What is being hotly debated at the […]
BERKELEY, MO – The first federal court hearing today in a controversial civil rights case aimed at stopping the Ferguson-Florissant School District from restructuring its schools. An attorney describes the plan racist against Berkeley families. But district officials say the plan which has already passed the school board is the best for the district`s future. “I do categorize it as unjust. I characterize it as uncaring,” say attorney Eric Banks about the Ferguson-Florissant School District`s school restructuring plan. Banks represents […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO – An Edmundson police officer is recovering after his patrol car was slammed into by a car that was being chased by another vehicle. The Edmundson officer was not involved in the chase. It all unfolded a little after 2 pm on Monday afternoon on Airflight Drive just off I-70 by St. Louis Lambert International Airport. An Uber driver who says she saw the whole incident happen talked exclusively with us. “I believe he became airborne […]
BELLEVILLE, Ill. – An abundance of recent rain is forcing area farmers to delay spring planting and Thursday’s rain didn’t help. Farmers are basically in an unwanted holding pattern that is making them a bit uneasy. “It’s frustrating because we should be out working and we’re not,” said Greg Guenther, who owns Guenther Farms near Belleville. Guenther has farmed hundreds of acres for decades, planting corn and soybeans. He wants to be prepping his ground but instead, his equipment sits […]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – A growing problem in Jefferson County is becoming a top priority for the Jefferson County Sheriff`s Department. The number of stolen cars so far this year in Jefferson County has increased dramatically compared to last year. “It was awful seeing someone drive away with my car in a neighborhood that seems pretty safe,” said 19-year-old Kaity Hermsmeyer from Barnhart about her Honda Civic being stolen. She was at her boyfriend`s house on Silverwillow Court near Fenton […]