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Chris comes to FOX 2 from KPHO-TV, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, Arizona where he excelled as an investigative reporter. Chris won seven Emmy Awards during his eight-year stint at KPHO-TV.

Chris’ investigative work continues to be recognized through his tenure at Fox 2 KTVI where he’s been awarded an additional 11 Regional Emmys, including the “Investigative Report” honor in 2014 and 2015.

In 2015, he was awarded the investigative Emmy for his report on the David Cerna camera cop case. His investigation triggered the discovery, capture and arrest of a Chesterfield Police officer secretly recording video in a men’s restroom. http://fox2now.com/2014/06/06/chesterfield-police-officer-accused-of-invasion-of-privacy/

In 2014, he won the investigative Emmy for another story that later garnered national attention – the Betsy Faria Murder case. Hayes’ in depth investigation exposed new evidence, leading to a new trial and exoneration of Russ Faria, Betsy’s husband. http://fox2now.com/2016/01/22/the-real-story-behind-the-russ-faria-case-featured-on-dateline-nbc/

Chris has also won two regional Murrow Awards for his coverage of “Minority Contracting and Alleged Front Companies” in 2013 and “The Murder of Betsy Faria” in 2015.


Recent Articles
  • Belleville residents attacked from above by bike trail criminals

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Belleville residents living along South McKinley Drive say they’re being attacked from above by people using the elevated St. Clair County Bike Link. The trail was built about three years ago along the MetroLink tracks. The residents who say they’re being attacked were surprised when they first saw the privacy fence because you can see through it. “We’re getting attacked from the bike trail,” said Kip Ryan, dumping a large bucket of rocks that have been flying […]

  • St. Louis fixes hazards exposed in Fox Files report

    ST. LOUIS – Action from St. Louis after Fox 2 exposed hazards residents brought to our attention. Last night at 10 p.m., Fox 2 showed you a missing guard rail from the walkway on Market Street near Union Station. Residents said they’d been concerned about it for about month. The mayor’s office promised an immediate response. By noon we found metal railings, not only blocking the hazardous opening, but they’re also bolted to the concrete. MoDOT is looking into a […]

  • Missing walkway railing one of several hazards residents want fixed before crowds flood city streets

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis City has temporarily named Clark Avenue “All-Star Avenue” in preparation for the NHL All-Star Weekend. Just blocks away, people hope the frenzy doesn’t put someone over the edge – like the edge that hangs over the Interstate 64 exit on the Market Street pedestrian walkway. “I wouldn’t even go that way because I’m afraid of heights, so no,” said resident Shadeisha Barnes said. “I couldn’t even imagine, you know, somebody falling down there.” Barnes […]

  • Site of viral daycare video has become new child care center; exempt from licensing

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – You may remember the daycare Fox 2 exposed with a video showing a worker throwing a child across the room. Regulators shut down the child care center after they saw the tape. Fox 2 recently found a new center opened at the same location. State inspectors, in charge of monitoring child care centers, don’t know much about the new center because it’s operated by a church. Missouri law exempts church-operated facilities from child safety inspections. […]

  • Missouri sheriffs accuse Dept. of Corrections of catch and release; state says it’s following the law

    CALLAWAY COUNTY, Mo. – Missouri sheriffs say our prisons are risking your safety by turning away criminals. The Callaway County Sheriff Clay Chism recently wrote an open letter to citizens. He mentioned a recent case involving John Garrett, who was picked up on a parole violation. Instead of returning to prison, the sheriff said the Missouri Department of Corrections released him two days later and deputies say they soon arrested him again for robbery. Sheriff Chism said it’s happening across Missouri. […]

  • Gardner files lawsuit against St. Louis city, police union, others for attempting to push her out of office

    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.

  • Former Circuit Attorney investigator fears misleading special prosecutor in deposition

    ST. LOUIS – A deposition tied to the failed prosecution of Missouri’s former Governor went forward today despite a last-minute fight to stop it. A judge early this morning denied Anthony Box’s court motions for a delay. Today he answered questions about his former colleague William Don Tisaby. Tisaby faces a perjury indictment for his role taking down Eric Greitens. Anthony Box declined to comment this afternoon when we asked him about his attempts to get a judge to intervene. Box […]

  • Snowplow driver says he saw St. Charles County woman before he hit and killed her

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – The Wentzville police investigation contains 45 pages of detailed interviews. It reveals how 33-year-old Nadia Nascimento was hit and killed by a snowplow on November 11. The report indicates the mother of three was on the phone with her father when she was hit from behind. Shortly after she was hit, Tisha Wells spotted her on the road and pulled over. “…A cell phone is on the ground and it’s lit up. It’s active. I can see […]

  • Fox Files: Imperial man blames hospital rating system for his kidney transplant denials

    IMPERIAL, Mo. – An Imperial man needs a kidney to save his life but he cannot find a hospital willing to do the transplant. “I have a kidney,” said Randy Thomas. “I just want somebody to put it in.” Thomas, 61, thought he was saved after learning one of his daughters was a perfect match. “At first, I didn’t want any of my kids to donate it. They might need it later in life for their children or whatever, you […]

  • 17-year-old bicyclist talks about being hit in bike trail crosswalk

    MADISON COUNTY, IL – Your attention can save someone’s life. 17-year-old Kristin Allgire was nearly killed January 2nd when riding her bike to work, “I stopped and a car was going to let me go and all of sudden I got hit. It’s all I remember,” said Allgire. Allgire could barely talk about her bike ride on the Madison County Transit Schoolhouse Trail. Kristen’s sister Brittany Parker did most of the talking., “They had to do what they call facial […]

  • A dozen missed connections on 911 offer clues about a shooting reported as an accident

    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. – A local mother is pushing for justice for her only son, who was gunned down five months ago. 911 call records raise more questions about what really happened. Jamie Coley and her husband, Charles Barnett, met with prosecutors last month about the shooting death of their son, 24-year-old Reco Demond Coley. “It’s hurtful. It’s painful that they’re not doing anything,” Jamie said. The couple says Bellefontaine Neighbors police decided Reco’s death was an accident. Barnett and […]

  • St. Louis County Police Commissioners welcome first African-American woman to the board

    CLAYTON, Mo. – Diversity was the focus of the day for the new St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners’ first meeting. Not only are women the majority for the first time but the board also has its first African-American woman serving. The new board’s make up is about as diverse as one could imagine. Chairman William Ray Price Jr. was the longest-serving member of the Missouri Supreme Court. Dr. Laurie Punch is a surgeon who’s specialized in gun violence. […]

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