Chris Clausen, Voice of WHBQ FOX13 Memphis, Passes Away

By July 30, 2008 FOX, KTVI No Comments

Chris Clausen

Chris Clausen (1945-2008), the voice of WHBQ FOX13, and locally in St. Louis as secondary voice for KTVI FOX2, has died from complications from a massive stroke he suffered last week.

Clausen, who provided promos for WHBQ from 1995 to the present. Clausen has also been a a vocal fixture at numerous other stations around the country, and has been heard on St. Louis television on KTVI since 1989, back when the station was an ABC affiliate and branded as the 2Newsteam.

KTVI used Clausen as primary voice person up until 1998, when Scott Chapin, also heard nationally on many FOX stations, took over. Clausen can be heard on KTVI uttering “This portion of FOX2 News is sponsored by…” He can also be heard providing his voice for many local businesses in their ads on KTVI.

FOX13 Memphis has a humourous video that he did for a FOX13 story on local Memphis TV pitch people. 


Mr. Clausen was 63.

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