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. PETERS, Mo. – Tense moments at a St. Peters alternative school program in the Francis Howell School District after a mother allegedly made a threat against people at the building. It happened Monday afternoon at the Heritage Landing Alternative Program Center, located just off Route 364. Marisha Gordon from Pagedale is facing two charges after the incident. Prosecutors have charged Gordon, 34, with one count of making a terrorist threat and one count of making a false bomb report. […]
ST. LOUIS – The attorney for an Overland woman facing deportation after being in the US illegally for years is turning to the courts to try and keep the woman here. Ilsa Guzman-Fajardo was arrested at the Robert A. Young Federal Building on Tuesday. Her attorney, Evita Tolu, said the law is on the side of her client. Guzman-Fajardo, a wife and mother of three, has been in the US illegally for 20 years; nearly all of that time in […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – An Overland woman who has been in the country illegally for nearly two decades without any problems was suddenly taken into custody Tuesday and is facing deportation. On most weekends, 48-year-old Ilsa Guzman-Farjardo would be worshipping at Strong Tower Church on Lusher Road but that likely won’t be the case this weekend after she was apprehended and could soon be forced to leave the country. “It’s unfair and unjust to us, you know? It’s my […]
ST. LOUIS – The West Side Missionary Baptist Church on in north St. Louis City was packed Friday for a final goodbye to Demetrius Stewart, a reverend at the church. The beloved husband, father, and minister was murdered as an innocent bystander one week ago in Richmond Heights. He was 45. Stewart was remembered as a wonderful person who was taken way too soon in a senseless killing. Will Croom, Stewart’s uncle by marriage, was among those at the service. […]
FENTON, Mo. – An image on the back of a truck in the Jefferson County area has a lot of people talking. It shows a woman restrained and scantily dressed. While some are offended by the image, the man who bought it and put the tailgate wrap on his truck says people are overreacting. In the picture, a woman has her hands and feet bound and her mouth gagged. Susan Cunningham saw it as she was driving on Highway 141. […]
JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – Jefferson County residents are having to maneuver their way around dozens of deep potholes on the main road in and out of their community near House Springs. The road is called Ruth Drive, it`s a private road and authorities say it`s putting people`s safety at risk. The road is off Highway MM and it is an obstacle course of potholes. Everyday cars try to swerve around the potholes. Pat Jennewein has lived on Ruth Drive for […]
JEFFERSON CITY, MO – A controversial bill before state lawmakers in Jefferson City would allow death row inmates to voluntarily donate organs moments before they are executed. Supporters say Missouri could be the first state in the country to do it, but opponents say not so fast. The legislation is House Bill 630. The question now up for debate at the state capitol, elsewhere there is a question as to whether death row inmates should be allowed to give life […]
A first of its kind program involving medical marijuana and opioids starts Thursday in Illinois. The program lets certain patients substitute medical marijuana for opioids before they are ever even given an opioid prescription. In August of last year, then Governor Bruce Rauner signed the program into law. It`s called the Opioid Alternative Pilot Program. The goal is to try and reduce opioid overdose deaths in Illinois by giving patients who qualify the option to use medical marijuana instead. “It […]
ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges Friday against a St. Louis police officer following the shooting death of Officer Katlyn Alix. Nathaniel Hendren was charged with first-degree involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action. Alix, who was off-duty, was shot in the chest around 1 a.m. while in the company of Hendren, another officer, and other individuals at Hendren’s home in the 700 block of Dover. According to prosecutors, Hendren and Alix were playing with […]
LINCOLN COUNTY, Mo. – A state lawmaker from Lincoln County is pushing a bill that would make it easier to track sex offenders when they move. The bill could help combat the growing problem of sex offenders highlighted in a recent Fox 2/News 11 report. Missouri State Representative Randy Pietzman calls the issue of sex offenders a crisis and he hopes his bill can help deal with the problem. House Bill 114 would require anyone convicted of child molestation in […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis city leaders are looking at a bill that could limit how surveillance technology is used in the city. Alderman Terry Kennedy is sponsoring Board Bill 219, which would establish a citywide policy regulating how surveillance technology can be used. The bill was discussed Thursday in the city’s Public Safety Committee. Under the bill, the Director of Public Safety and the Board of Aldermen would govern that policy. Concerns have been raised that surveillance technology can result in […]
ST. LOUIS – St. Louis city leaders are looking to modernize technology in the city by possibly bringing in multiple kinds of ‘smart’ sensors including cameras. Officials at City Hall say the goal of the sensors would be to improve the services that are provided to citizens. But there are some concerns about privacy issues when it comes to potentially having more cameras around the city. The city`s Chief Technology Officer Robert Gaskill-Clemons spoke at a meeting Wednesday at City […]