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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
  • 1 dead in shooting near St. Louis County gas station

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A man is dead after a shooting in the daylight at a North County gas station, Thursday morning. The victim’s cousin tells Fox 2/News11 he was 29-years-old and likely on his way to school at Vatterott College. It happened at the Conoco station at Dunn and Old Halls Ferry around 8:45 a.m., a very busy time of the morning. It was a very upsetting scene for the people who come and go from here, […]

  • BMW driver shoots truck driver in Maplewood following accident

    MAPLEWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Detectives with the Maplewood Police Department are trying to figure out if a shooting Wednesday was a case of road rage or the violent end of an ongoing dispute. The incident unfolded shortly after 1:30 p.m. at Lohmeyer and Sutton, one block east of Big Bend. According to police, witnesses said the driver of a pickup truck crashed into the back of a BMW. The driver of the BMW then shot the driver of the pickup, […]

  • Accused serial offender gets out of jail again after latest arrest

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A young man who police say has been terrorizing the St. Louis area has been released from jail yet again, even though he’s just been charged with another crime. The new developments have police shaking their heads. Savon Durphey, 23, is a suspect in multiple police pursuits, as well as drug and weapons cases. He’s recently been charged with assault, but once again he’s been allowed to go free. Durphey was known to police […]

  • Police frustrated as suspect continues to run afoul of the law

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Fox 2 News uncovered the long criminal history of a young man police accuse of going on a St. Louis area crime spree since at least last summer. Somehow he has continued to go free. A victim of his most recent crime is in a hospital on life support, police said Wednesday. Savon Durphey, of Overland, is locked up in the St. Louis County Jail. His bond is set at $10,000. Typically, suspects are released by […]

  • Suspect in high speed crash has long criminal history

    HILLSDALE, MO (KTVI) – The man accused of leading police on a dangerous police chase in St. Ann last summer is accused of doing it again Monday night. Savon Durphey, 23, of Overland, was jailed on a charge of resisting arrest by fleeing. According to police, Durphey caused a four-vehicle crash at Natural Bridge and Clara in north St. Louis, police said, after a brief pursuit that started in Hillsdale, just outside the city limits. His car may be connected […]

  • Motorcyclist loses leg following hit ‘n run accident in St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has a hit and run suspect in custody following a motorcycle crash over the weekend in Defiance. Law enforcement officials also found the car they believe struck 45-year-old Daniel Helfert on Highway 94 near Highway F. Witnesses said the driver got out of his car, looked at the injured man, and then drove away. Helfert had to have his leg amputated as a result. The victim’s son combed the […]

  • Big Bend bridge over I-270 to close from May to August

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It is the little road project that could mean big headaches all summer long. MODOT is closing the Big Bend Bridge over Interstate 270 from May until August. The work has already started. There have been lane closures at night on 270 at Big Bend. The bridge overhead will completely shut down May 25th. MODOT estimates 12,000-16,000 drivers cross the bridge daily. They’ll be looking for another way across. The Mother’s Day rush had overtaken […]

  • ‘Motor Scooter Bandit’ committing armed robberies in south county – Police

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County police are looking for a motor scooter bandit who held up two stores Thursday morning in south county, police said. The suspect posed as a customer before pulling his weapon at this Circle K at Union and Reavis Barracks in south county shortly after 3:00 p.m. “He comes in and he’s looking around. He might select some merchandise, go up, and he contacts the cashier or the clerk. That’s when he’ll […]

  • Inspired by Elizabeth Snyder, Cahokia teen raises thousands for BackStoppers

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – A Cahokia police sergeant’s daughter and the wife of a slain St. Louis police officer have discovered a special bond. When Officer Blake Snyder was killed in October, it really shook 13-year-old Maddie McGinnis. Maddie, the daughter of Cahokia Sgt. Chris McGinnis, is an eighth-grader at St. James Catholic School in Millstadt. She decided to raise money for BackStoppers, the organization that provides major financial help for the families of first responders who die in the […]

  • Neighbors say unkempt Fenton property a ‘dump’

    FENTON, MO (KTVI) – Neighbors call it a dangerous dump. A Fenton home in Jefferson County has been rotting and empty since if partially burned in 2014. The place has long been declared unfit for human use but neighbors say people are using it. They worry there may be something much worse than the fire in the home’s future. Meadow Drive off of Highway 30 has nice houses and manicured lawns, except for one house. “The dump,” said Mark Rudolph, […]

  • Exclusive: Fox 2 goes underwater to experience the training of a dive and rescue team

    WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – With the rising floodwaters come rising concerns about water safety as we approach late spring and early summer. In a Fox Files exclusive, Andy Banker goes under the water for training with the MetroWest Fire Protection District Dive & Rescue team. The team hopes it will help deliver a potentially life-saving message. It’s the time of year when we’re drawn to nature and most especially drawn to the water. Sadly, for the close […]

  • Keira Stout of St. Peters loses her battle with cancer

    (KTVI) – Sad news tonight as Fox 2 has lost a friend.  10-year-old Keira Stout of St. Peters, lost her battle with cancer Wednesday morning. It seems everyone who’s followed her story has become #KeiraStrong. We first met Keira in 2014, a 7-year-old high-fiving princesses at a fundraiser.  Smiling in the face of the nastiest of cancers something called rhabdo-mysarcoma. Like the rest of us, her mom and dad had no choice but to follow her lead. Our paths crossed […]