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.


Recent Articles
  • Grant’s Farm says no more elephants after recent deaths

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – There will no longer be elephants at Grant’s Farm in south St. Louis County. This comes after officials revealed a third elephant there died in just over two weeks. And that’s on top of another elephant death at the farm in March. Farm officials called all of the recent elephant deaths sudden and unexpected. They aren’t the only ones stunned about what has happened. “We’re devastated to have lost our elephants and we’re devastated for […]

  • Thief steals church trailer filled with equipment to feed the homeless

    OAKVILLE, Mo. – A holiday grinch hit an Oakville church over the weekend, stealing a trailer filled with equipment used to help feed the homeless. St. Louis County police are looking for whomever is responsible. It all happened at the Faith Lutheran Church on Telegraph and the crime was caught on a church surveillance camera. The video shows a Ford SUV pulling into the church’s back parking lot where the trailer was kept just before 5 a.m. this past Sunday. […]

  • Toddlers injured when search for snacks led to a gun instead

    PAGEDALE, MO – Pagedale Police tell Fox 2 they don`t anticipate charges at this point after a 2-year-old boy finds a gun in his Pagedale home then shoots himself and his 7-year-old brother. The brothers were taken to Children`s Hospital and are expected to pull through. Pagedale Police call this an accidental shooting that could have turned out far more tragic. Authorities tell us a 16-year-old boy was watching five of his younger siblings with no adults home around 9 […]

  • St. Louis police identify two men killed in shootout, chase

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police have identified the two men killed Wednesday night while exchanging gunfire with officers. St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden said detectives were working the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood in north city around 8:20 p.m. investigating cases of stolen and carjacked vehicles. According to Hayden, investigators were conducting surveillance on a Honda Accord that they suspected was stolen. When the detectives turned a corner, authorities said they were ambushed with one of the suspects opening fire on […]

  • Charges filed in the death of baby found in rural Green County

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – An Alton mother has been charged after her baby’s body was found buried in a wooded area in Greene County. Jamia Ellis, 22, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of concealment of a homicidal death. According to police, Ellis “knowingly and without legal justification caused blunt force trauma to a minor, knowing said acts could cause the death.” Her boyfriend, 34-year-old Ryan Wheeler, was charged with one count of concealment of a […]

  • Brothers charged for selling woman fatal dose of fentanyl

    ALTON, Ill. – Two brothers are facing charges for allegedly supplying a young woman with the fentanyl that killed her. This case started months ago when 20-year-old Camille Alton from Alton took a deadly dose of fentanyl. “These are lowlifes; these are evil doers. And for them to sell drugs knowing that drug can kill people, those are the lowest of low people in our society,” said Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons. Derek Day, 23, and Darin Day, 32, were […]

  • Ferguson-Florissant School District puts teacher on leave over abuse allegations in Hazelwood

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A former teacher’s assistant in the Hazelwood School District charged with sexually abusing a young boy has now been suspended from his current job in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Deonte Taylor, 35, was arrested and charged Wednesday with three counts of statutory sodomy. The alleged incident happened in November 2015 when Taylor was a teacher’s assistant at Lusher Elementary School in the Hazelwood School District. Investigators said Taylor allegedly took the 7-year-old child from his classroom […]

  • Body of infant found buried behind home in southern Illinois

    CARROLLTON, Ill. – A tragic case is unfolding in rural Greene County, Illinois near Carrolton involving a six-month-old baby boy who was found dead in a wooded area. The disturbing discovery was made in woods behind a home on East Cemetery Road. A source tells us that the child was discovered in a shallow grave. Police were at the scene for many hours. Illinois State Police Lieutenant Mark Doiron tells us two persons of interest are in custody including the mother […]

  • Convicted serial killer committed violent sexual assault in Sunset Hills 42 years ago

    SUNSET HILLS, MO – A man who could turn out to be the most prolific serial killer in American history committed a violent crime in Sunset Hills. Sunset Hills police say now 78-year-old Samuel Little sexually assaulted a 22-year-old woman in the area just south of Geyer Road and Windsor Springs Drive. It was way back on September 11th of 1976, the victim escaped and ran to a nearby home for help. Fox 2/News 11 obtained the 36-page report from […]

  • Bethalto couple accused of sexually abusing three children

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – A Bethalto couple is behind bars Wednesday and facing charges of sexually assaulting multiple children. “The allegations in these charges are gruesome and disturbing,” said Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons. According to prosecutors, 29-year-old Jeremy Leisgang and his wife, 36-year-old Andrea Leisgang, are accused of sexually assaulting three children from March 2016 until just last month. Gibbons said the children were just 9, 11, and 13 years of age when the abuse started. The charges are […]

  • Woman killed in west St. Louis County Catholic supply store identified

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – The family of the woman who was killed in the Catholic Supply store attack in west county describes her as a beautiful and kind person. They can`t believe what`s happened. That victim is identified by family and police as 53-year-old Jamie Schmidt from House Springs. Jamie was a beloved wife and mother of three. She and her husband were very active at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in High Ridge. That is where a […]

  • Madison County breaks record for opioid-related deaths

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL – A tragic and disturbing record has been broken tonight in the metro-east—more people have died this year from drug overdoses in Madison County than ever before. And the vast majority of those deaths are opioid-related. Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn calls overdose deaths from opioids a problem that has reached epidemic levels in Madison County and across the country. He says the crisis is hitting everywhere in Madison County and the main culprit is fentanyl. Nonn tells […]