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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
  • Person struck and killed by train in Affton

    AFFTON, MO (KTVI)- A person was struck and killed by a train Friday afternoon in Affton, MO. According to the Affton Fire Department, the incident happened just before 3:30pm near the intersection of Heege Road and Valcour Avenue, not far from the popular Tower Tee Golf Center and the Marlborough Trails Apartments. The victim is identified only as a male and was struck in a remote wooded portion of Affton. The Valcour crossing is blocked by the train as are […]

  • Preschool owner says suspension of 4-year-old over more than bullet casing

    TROY, IL (KTVI) – The owner of a preschool says people needed to go beyond the headlines. The suspension of 4-year-old Collinsville boy from A Place 2 Grow preschool has stirred national debate. The boy came to school with a bullet casing he found. A Place 2 Grow’s owner, founder, and vice-president, Roy Jarmon, said he’d been inundated with hateful messages. He had to shut down the preschool’s Facebook page. He says the suspension stemmed from much more than the […]

  • 4-year-old suspended for bringing a shell casing to preschool daycare, goes viral on Facebook

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Collinsville mom behind a viral Facebook post spoke to Fox 2/News 11 Wednesday. Her son, Hunter, 4, has been suspended from his preschool for bringing a shell casing from a fired bullet to school. He’d been at the preschool for about a year, she said, and now was in tears. Neither she nor Hunter’s dad knew it, but he found something he thought was pretty neat and he took it to school Tuesday to show […]

  • St. Louis soccer ownership group unveils ‘Community Benefits Agreement’

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The top man in the effort to bring a Major League Soccer to St. Louis,  SC STL Chairman Paul Edgerley says that if the stadium vote passes then St. Louis will get a team. MLS Commissioner Don Garber is coming to town to check out the stadium site next to Union Station. The SC STL ownership group also unveiled the Community Benefits Agreement today. City voters must approve two tax hikes April 4th for the […]

  • Witness to MetroLink shooting – ‘My life flashed before my eyes’

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A 57-year-old bystander remains in critical condition after being struck by a stray bullet during a robbery on a MetroLink train late Sunday evening near the Busch Stadium stop. According to investigators with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, a 51-year-old and his 29-year-old son were on the train when a group of suspects approached them and demanded money. The son gave them $5. One suspect began pistol-whipping him for more money. A struggle ensued, the gun […]

  • Could St. Louis Catholics see married priests in church?

    In an interview with a German newspaper, Pope Francis said it may be time to modify the Catholic Church’s policy on married priests. The pontiff said it may be necessary to deal with a shortage of priests worldwide. But the pope’s proposal may not have much reach in St. Louis, as an assistant theology professor at Saint Louis University cautions against reading too much into this. “In a sense, we’ve never had enough priests since the days of Jesus,” said […]

  • Residents in river town not happy with quarry’s “barge parking” plan

    KIMMSWICK, MO (KTVI) – There’s a battle over barges brewing on the Mississippi River. A quarry owner in Jefferson County wants a permit to essentially “park” barges on the river’s edge. Residents are fighting the proposal. After learning of the residents’ concerns, the quarry owner has dropped nearly half of the proposal. It’s been the McBroom family’s front yard for 60 years: an unobstructed view of one of the mightiest rivers on the planet. The new plan would drastically change […]

  • Parent removed from controversial sex-ed program meeting by police

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – Police forcibly remove a mother of three from a meeting over a controversial school sex-ed program in St. Charles. State law requires public schools to teach abstinence in sex-ed.   But area districts have been taking a second look at this one.  St. Charles city schools had an information night with a question and answer for parents of kids in the program. Sally Hunt, mother of 3, was removed by police before the meeting at St. […]

  • Ameren Missouri able to predict storms with help from SLU meteorology program

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Ameren Missouri has had great accuracy with its forecasts on recent storm systems. How do they do it? The company relies on a network of 100 weather observation stations across its service region. The stations feed data back to St. Louis University’s Quantum Weather program, a partnership between the university and the utility company. Graduate and undergraduate students in SLU’s meteorology program feed the data into a series of equations, tailored specifically for Ameren Missouri and […]

  • University City police still searching for clues to Jewish cemetery vandalism

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI) – Investigators with the University City Police Department want to know if Juan Thompson may be connected to the recent vandalism at a local Jewish cemetery. Thompson, 31, is accused of making anti-Semitic bomb threats at Jewish institutions across the country. On Sunday, Thompson tweeted about vandalism at Jewish cemeteries: And ppl says Jews don't face bigotry and violence. How would you feel if nasty white ppl destroyed MLK's gravesite? #philadelphia — Juan M. Thompson (@JuanMThompson) […]

  • Belleville police investigate fatal dog abuse

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – It’s a case of extreme animal abuse in Belleville. Someone stabbed and strangled a dog. Its body was discovered Thursday morning, authorities said. Belleville police posted photos of the dog on their Facebook page. The photos do not show the abuse. They do show the defining characteristics police hope will help identify this poor dog and the person who killed her. A city worker found the 1 or 2-year-old black female pit bull or pit bull mix […]

  • Perryville tornado – Understanding the scale of devastation

    PERRYVILLE, MO (KTVI) – From the ground, it can be difficult to appreciate the size and scope of damage wrought by the winding, wicked path of Tuesday evening’s tornadoes. The first emergency calls came from County Road 806 a little after 8 p.m. Tuesday night. The tornado crossed the interstate and took out about half of the 20 or so homes homes near Moore Drive. Then, the twister crossed Highway 51 next taking the tops off grain silos and more homes near County […]