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.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. — St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office is calling for a police investigation into a traffic stop where Gardner was pulled over downtown just before Christmas. This comes after controversy has erupted in the wake of the stop. It also comes after Gardner filed a federal lawsuit recently against among others the city of St. Louis alleging a racist conspiracy to get her out of office. Video from the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department shows Gardner […]
ALTON, IL – While winter weather is top of mind for lots of people right now, some are already raising concerns about the potential for another year of significant spring flooding. It was a wintery scene along the Mississippi River at the Melvin Price Locks and Dam in Alton on Wednesday evening…ice along parts of the river. But inside the facility, an event focused on preparing for possible spring flooding. Several groups were on hand including the Illinois Emergency Management […]
ALTON. IL – Part of a scenic street in an Alton historical district is gone after a major landslide does big damage to the area. It happened late Sunday night on Riverview Drive along the Alton bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River. While city leaders are trying to figure out how to fix the mess, residents in the area are still trying to digest what happened. “I heard it,” said Chara Munrow who lives just feet from where the landslide happened. […]
COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – In Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation has been relentless in its battle against the winter storm, with 160 trucks out treating roadways. Trucks put down a liquid salt brine pretreatment on roads before the storm hit. After the storm moved in, the focus became applying wet salt. Joe Monroe, an IDOT spokesman, says it is critical to put down continuous treatments to try and prevent freezing on roadways. “If it’s freezing rain, it’s keeping the trucks […]
ST. LOUIS – People all over the St. Louis area are closely watching the forecast to see what might be canceled on Friday, including schools. Meanwhile, road crews are trying to get ahead of the storm before it hits. Parkway North High School was busy with basketball on Thursday. But it might be a much different story on Friday with the approaching winter storm. Parkway is among the many school districts that could wind up canceling classes- numerous districts have […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner is speaking out after filing a blistering federal lawsuit alleging a coordinated and racist effort to remove her from office. Gardner tells us the federal lawsuit is about making sure everyone gets fair treatment under the law. Gardner says she won`t let she calls a failed and racist status quo stand when it comes to the St. Louis criminal justice system. Gardner arrived to chants of ‘Hands Off Kim’ Tuesday […]
ST. LOUIS – Monday, the Circuit Attorney for the City of St. Louis Kim Gardner files a blistering civil rights lawsuit in federal court. It names St. Louis city and others as part of a coordinated and racist effort to remove her from office. FOX 2/NEWS 11`s Chris Regnier has the details of the suit.
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Detectives with the St. Louis County Police Department need the public’s help in identifying and locating a man who they say is using fraudulent cloned credit cards to buy gift cards. Police say the suspect has hit multiple stores in multiple municipalities. Authorities are trying to get the suspect behind bars before he strikes again. Investigators say the man is obtaining stolen credit card numbers, then creating fraudulent credit cards with the numbers, and using […]
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – An overnight fire destroyed an East St. Louis auto repair shop along with multiple cars that were in the business when the fire took place. “When I started out, you know, it was like one of my dreams to have my own shop. Now just to see it go up in flames, in your face, is really tough,” said Johnny Nance, owner of Southend Auto Repair on Doctor M.R. Lemons Boulevard. Nance owned the shop […]
ST. ANN, MO – St. Ann Police are searching for a bold and brazen criminal who stole an entire cash drawer from an Imo`s Pizza restaurant when the clerk refused to give the man the money. And the entire episode was caught on surveillance video. It all happened Monday night around ten o`clock at the Imo`s on St. Charles Rock Road in St. Ann. The episode started innocently enough with the suspect ordering two pizzas. “In the middle of placing […]
WENTZVILLE, MO – The man now charged with murdering a prominent and beloved Edwardsville attorney is behind bars facing several charges including murder. The last known address for the suspect, in this case, 28-year-old Timothy Banowetz was on Ramblewood Way in a Wentzville subdivision. People who live on that block are stunned that the man now charged with the murder once was their neighbor. Banowetz faces a total of ten counts. Among them first-degree murder, armed robbery and aggravated unlawful […]
ST. LOUIS – A south St. Louis neighborhood remains stunned after a horrifying shooting early on New Year’s Day morning that left three people dead. Now we’re learning that the incident started in an apartment that was rented out for a New Year’s Eve party. The violence happened outside of an apartment at South Jefferson and Crittenden just after midnight on New Year’s Day morning. Five people were shot; three of them were killed. Police have now identified the third […]