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Andy Banker reports weeknights for FOX 2 News and co-anchors FOX 2 News on Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Andy joined the FOX 2 News team in July 2002 and is from Millstadt, Illinois; a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Andy worked as a reporter and anchor in Champaign, IL, and Dayton, Ohio, before returning home in 1994. He worked as a reporter and Weekend Anchor at KDNL, ABC 30 News, for 8 years. He is also the stadium announcer for the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome.

Andy’s received multiple Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, and Associated Press awards for his reporting. He’s been named “Best Reporter” by the Illinois Associated Press 4 times. Andy volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation among other charities. He’s a past honorary Chairman of the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Andy is a huge fan of the Rams, Cardinals, Blues, and Fighting Illini; plus musicians Jay Farrar, John Hiatt, and Bruce Springsteen.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: andy.banker@tvstl.com

Recent Articles
  • Fatal crash on IL-158 in Belleville, IL

    Crash kills three near Belleville, Illinois

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Three people died Friday afternoon in a crash on IL Rt. 158 near Concordia Church Road, the Illinois State Police said. Some residents who live near Highway 158 said it’s known as the infamous “S” Curve. Residents said although tremendous improvements have been made at the intersection, they still warn drivers to use extra caution. The crash occurred around 12:15 p.m. and involved a 2006 Ford Escape and a 2010 Chevy Colorado. The Escape was traveling […]

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    ‘Granny Who Stole Christmas’ caught on camera, arrested

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County police arrested a thief who was caught on camera stealing packages from a front porch in south county. The victim referred to her as “the Granny Who Stole Christmas.” Well, she tried to. Police confirmed the 65-year-old suspect could be tied to three other cases of package theft. Police are cautioning: Tis the season. “You just think ‘Two-day shipping, I’ll pick it up when we get home from work that night,’” […]

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    Innocent family members in handcuffs after carjackers switch licence plates

    PONTOON BEACH, IL (KTVI) – Police thought they’d tracked down carjackers from Alabama at a St. Louis area motel early Tuesday morning.  The vehicle description and the license plate matched.  Still, it turned out the vehicle was not stolen.  Its owner now claims she and her family were mistreated by police. It looked like Pontoon Beach Police had solved a terrible, out-of-state crime.  That turned out not to be. Police Chief Christopher Modrusic apologized to those involved and was reviewing […]

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    Cardinals, Blues united in St. Louis pride after Rams disappoint

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Despite having just two major league sports teams, St. Louis was just named a ‘Top 10 Sports City’ in the United States. And although the city just lost an NFL franchise for the second time, the Cardinals and Blues are unified in picking up the slack.

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    Rescue group seeks donations to help displaced animals from Tennessee fire

    HIGHLAND, IL (KTVI) – The call for help for wildfire victims in Tennessee has reached the St. Louis area. A Highland, Illinois woman is leading a new effort to help horses and livestock displaced by the smoke and flames. There are reports of ranchers who’ve had to abandon their land, cutting their fences on their way out so their animals can escape the fires. A group called the Southern Emergency Animal Response Unit (SEARU) asked for help and got an […]

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    Surveillance video may connect Ladue smash-and-grab similar crime in Ohio

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Big developments this Wednesday in a smash-and-grab theft case at the Saks Fifth Avenue in Plaza Frontenac. There is a possible connection to a similar case in Ohio. There are more new charges in St. Louis County Against six men and a woman. An investigator at the Frontenac Police Department confirms a number of agencies in several states are now looking into this same group. Surveillance video has Illinois State Police back out looking for […]

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    7 guns stolen from cars over Thanksgiving weekend in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Gun thefts are soaring again in St. Louis. Seven guns were stolen from four cars over the Thanksgiving weekend, police said. Tuesday, authorities called on gun owners to take action. Locking guns in the trunk or glove compartment is not enough.  St. Louis Police report a double-digit percent increase in gun theft, with more than 1800 gun thefts just this year. There’s a lot of smashed car glass from a 48-hour period starting Thanksgiving night. The […]

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    Water main break closes busy Watson Road intersection

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KTVI) – A water main break has snarled traffic at a busy south St. Louis County intersection. A break in a 12 inch water main under Watson Road buckled the pavement in several spots at the intersection with Elm/S. Rock Hill Rd.  The intersection is closed. Only local traffic can access Watson Road from Lindbergh to the damaged intersection. The location of the water main break is where three communities come together, Webster Groves, Crestwood, and Affton. […]

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    St. Louis County Council to consider putting sale tax hike on April ballot for increased policing and pay

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Amid the recent wave of violence in St. Louis there’s a new call for more police in St. Louis County; including having two officers per car and better pay. One possible answer is about to go before voters:  a half-cent sales tax, which, for an example, would amount to $100 on a $20,000 car. It is a new day in policing St. Louis.  A city sergeant was shot twice in the face Sunday night.  He survived.  […]

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    Teen who shot St. Louis officer now a suspect in at least 6 more crimes

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The teen who shot a police sergeant Sunday is now a suspect in at least six more crimes in St. Louis County. The crime wave in which George P. Bush III, 19, is a suspect seems to keep expanding. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar says his department is looking at Bush as a potential suspect in a series of carjackings along the Heege road corridor in Affton, more crimes in South County, plus […]

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    Doctor that discovered brain disease caused by concussions honored by Missouri college

    (KTVI) – His discovery of a mind-altering brain disease is changing the way America looks at football.   It’s also making forensic pathologist/neuropathologist, Dr. Bennet Omalu famous, with Will Smith playing him in the movie, “Concussion”. In a special Fox Files report, Andy Banker sits down Dr. Omalu, who has now been honored in Missouri. The man behind the movie is not driven by fame or by taking down football. Westminster College has awarded him an honorary Doctor of Science degree […]

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    Moment of silence planned for wounded St. Louis officer

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A community in south city is preparing a vigil and moment of silence on behalf of a St. Louis police officer who was wounded in a shooting over the weekend. The group is asking people to meet just before 7:30 p.m. on the sidewalks from St. Gabriel the Archangel (where the wounded officer attends church) along Nottingham Avenue to Hampton, and then north to Pernod where the shooting occurred. A blue ribbon will be extended the […]