Kris Gutierrez

kris gutierrez Kris GutierrezKris Gutierrez is anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago morning news from 4:30 to 7:00 AM.

He joined CBS 2 Chicago in March 2012 from FOX News Channel.

Kris spent five years as a national correspondent with FOX based in the network’s Dallas bureau. He was the sole reporter responsible for all editorial content in a four state region: Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas.

Find Kris on FACEBOOK
Follow Kris on TWITTER
Send Kris an E-MAIL

In 2009, Kris reported live from Ft. Hood, less than 24 hours after the deadliest shooting rampage at a military installation in U.S. history. In 2011, Kris spent a week covering the devastating tornado that hit Joplin, Mo.

Prior to his network experience, he was an Emmy-award winning reporter/substitute anchor at KPRC-TV in Houston.

While there, Kris was named the Best Television Reporter in Texas by Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. He was also named a Top Television Journalist by the Houston Press Club. His story-telling also earned the Best Live Report award from the Dallas Press Club.

Kris was also a reporter/substitute anchor at KVUE-TV in Austin, Texas. While in Austin, his reports were honored with several Texas Associated Press Broadcaster awards. The American Cancer Society also recognized his work.
Previously, Kris was a weekend anchor at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio, and he began his career with the same position at KXII-TV in Sherman, Texas.

He graduated from Texas Christian University with a BS in Broadcast Journalism. While at TCU, he played collegiate soccer for the Horned Frogs. Kris is married and has two children

Photo Credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images

Safety Officials Prepare For Evacuation of Chicago If Disaster Hits

Chicago is home to millions of people and we know it could be a target for terrorists. If a catastrophic event occurred would we be able to evacuate the area and care for the injured? CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez went out to find the answers.


Stack of cash (CBS)

There Are Drawbacks To Keeping All Of Your Assets In Cash: Experts

CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez looks at why this could be a dangerous strategy.


Barrington High School (CBS)

Barrington High School Teaching Students To Become Entrepreneurs

Summer is a time for many teens to relax, but five groups of Barrington High School students are busier than ever, after finding success in a business incubator class – the first course of its kind in the nation.


A cancer patients holds the tubes that funnel chemotherapy drugs into his body at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center June 17, 2003 in Fayetteville, N.C. (Credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

American Cancer Society Seeking Volunteers For New Study

The American Cancer Society wants you! It’s looking for 300,000 volunteers between the ages of 30 and 65, and who are cancer-free, to enroll in a 20-year study that seeks to answer the question, “what causes cancer?”


Duct tape supplies. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Duct Tape, Crisco, Vodka: Bizarre Home Remedies For What Ails You

CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez asks the experts which home remedies really work.


Doctor Generic

You Don’t Have To Be Old To Get Shingles, Gout, Other Maladies

Some public health experts worry today’s youngest generation could be the first to have a lower life expectancy than their parents. CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez reports.



Consumers Flooded With Enhanced Water Products, But Which Are Best?

CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez talks with a nutrition expert about some of the different products in the marketplace.


Wire grills that clean barbecue surfaces can pose a safety risk, doctors say. (CBS)

A Danger Lurks At Your Outdoor Grill

It’s not just bacteria that cooks should worry about. CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez reports on a potential hazard that you may use before grilling.


Experts say blue lights emanating from computer devices could be over-stimulating your brain and causing sleep disruptions.

Computer Devices Could Be Stealing Your Sleep

Experts say blue lights emanating from computer devices could be over-stimulating your brain and causing sleep disruptions. CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez reports.


Raquel Guckeen has been treated for basal cell carcinoma, a common, but potentially dangerous, form of skin cancer. (CBS)

Skin-Cancer Patient Shares Her Story To Warn Others About Sun Danger

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three million people each year are diagnosed with the most common form of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma. The cause: exposure to the sun. CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez has the story of one […]


Vacancy sign for retail space (CBS)

Some Suburbs Reversing Retail Vacancies, Others Stumped

Some suburban malls are looking like ghost towns, but what can communities do to turn the tide? CBS 2’s Kris Gutierrez reports.