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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.

Recent Articles
  • Bars and restaurants sign-up for benefit for Backstoppers

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) -As FOX 2 first reported the Guns-n-Hoses police v. firefighters boxing matches, which raise close to a quarter of a million dollars for The Backstoppers every year, has been postponed. Now, an effort to back up The Backstoppers is sweeping St. Louis. The Backstoppers provides financial assistance to the families of police, firefighters, and EMT’s, killed in the line of duty. So far 57 bars and restaurants including Lynda Lou’s Bridgeton are taking donations and are going […]

  • Foggy Deer at Lone Elk Park

    Big deer harvest opens firearms season

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – It’s been a big start to the firearms season for antlered deer for hunters in Missouri. But it’s been deadly for more than just the deer. Hunters have harvested 30,000 more deer during the first weekend this year than last. “Hunting is our primary management tool for managing the deer herd, because we don’t have the big predators anymore that we used to have like timber wolves, mountain lions and things like that,” said Dan […]

  • Paroled murderer charged in weekend homicide

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for two, vicious, 1977 St. Louis area murders. Harry Little, now 63, made parole. He’s just been accused of another brutal slaying. Little’s now charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action, and tampering with evidence. He killed his girlfriend, Sylvia Brown, 59, at their home in the 4100 block of California in South St. Louis Friday, authorities said. Little allegedly stabbed Brown repeatedly, and then […]

  • St. Louis murder suspect convicted in earlier murders

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A 63-year-old St. Louis man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend in St. last week was previously convicted of two other area killings nearly four decades ago. Harry Little Sr. remained in the St. Louis City Jail Monday without bond on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the November 13 death of 59-year-old Sylvia Brown. He’s accused of shooting Brown at the home they shared and then calling police the next morning. The victim’s body was […]

  • New thriller filmed in the backwoods of southern Missouri

    (KTVI)- A new thriller will be featured at the St. Louis International Film Festival Sunday night. Shot in the backwoods of Southern Missouri, “Treehouse” will delight fans of old-school suspense. When a young girl and her little brother are the latest to go missing without a trace, their hometown imposes a curfew, and no one is allowed to go out after dark. But two brothers break the rules, and when they unwittingly stumble across an old treehouse deep in the […]

  • Kiener Plaza redesign under fire from namesake’s relatives

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The plan to redesign Kiener Plaza in Downtown St. Louis is under fire. Relatives of the late Harry Kiener, the man for whom the plaza was named, may even consider legal action. At an open house on the $18-to-$22 million redesign, organizers wanted public feedback on a plan to pretty much start from scratch in the plaza, dismantling the amphitheater that’s been there for decades along with the iconic “Runner” fountain. They got surprise feedback […]

  • Faith Behind The Blue Wall Book

    New book hopes to provide police with a blueprint for justice

    (KTVI)-Clarence Hines is a retired detective sergeant with the St. Louis Police Department. He is a current chaplain for the department and is  involved in Chris Koster’s initiative to recruit minority police officers. Now, you can add author to his resume. He has written a book published by Outskirts Press. “Faith Behind the Blue Wall” provides a framework for God-centered policing for contemporary law enforcement. The goal of the book is to provide officers with a blueprint to do justice […]

  • Glen Carbon residents rally against marijuana dispensary

    GLEN CARBON, IL (KTVI) – Residents rallied against one of the St. Louis area’s first possible medical marijuana stores proposed for Glen Carbon, Illinois, Wednesday night.  They demanded their village board write a letter of opposition to the State of Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. The State of Illinois and not the village board has the final say on the matter. More than a dozen residents spoke passionately in opposition. No one spoke in favor. Residents seemed astonished […]

  • Protesters and residents skeptical of Nixon’s plan

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) –  There was a forceful message from Missouri Governor, Jay Nixon, and St. Louis area police leaders regarding the upcoming grand jury decision in the Michael Brown case:  violence will not be tolerated. Nixon also cited real progress from listening to the concerns of Ferguson residents, workers, business owners, and demonstrators. Neither message went over well in Ferguson Tuesday night, just hours after Nixon’s news conference at Missouri Highway Patrol Troop C Headquarters. The governor said more […]

  • Body found in burned car in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL. (KTVI) – It looked like a car fire at first. It ended up being an apparent murder scene in East St. Louis. The Major Case Squad has been activated. Detectives set a command post at the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Center Monday night. The scene crime scene was across town, fairly hidden, even though it was in the heart of the city. It was along a set of old railroad tracks, surrounded by trees, off of 18th Street, […]

  • Time to winterize your home and car

    (KTVI)- With the coldest air so far this season on the way to St. Louis, you should no longer put off getting your house and car ready for the winter season.  Winter storms and extreme cold can be dangerous. The Home Depot offers a wide range of cold-weather products, such as  snow shovels, salt spreaders, and ice scrapers. The Home Depot also carries generators, HVAC supplies, electrical cords, insulation, weather stripping thermostats and air filters to help you maintain a […]

  • Renovation of Kiener Plaza will leave out fountain

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – An icon in Downtown St. Louis may be about to disappear.  The “Runner” fountain at Kiener Plaza, often “dyed” different colors for our sports teams and special events is not part of a new renovation plan. “Don’t mess with the fountain!” said Elizabeth Moore of St. Louis County, who was romping through Downtown St. Louis Saturday with 2 friends looking for STL250 Birthday Cakes. The fountain has become a St. Louis favorite since the last Kiener […]