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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
  • New developments in Riverfront Stadium proposal

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – New signs of growing momentum toward building a new riverfront football stadium and keeping the Rams in St. Louis emerged, Tuesday. A team source told FOX 2 that even with all the news about the Rams possibly moving to Los Angeles, ticket sales and season ticket renewals for 2015 were ahead of 2014. There was more news “hidden” in a new set of stadium renderings just released by the stadium task force, led by former Anheuser-Busch […]

  • California Pizza Kitchen

    Police investigating robbery of California Pizza Kitchen

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – There was another police scene at a Creve Coeur shopping center.  It was the third time in less than 4 months at the same center. This time, a gunman held up workers at the California Pizza Kitchen on Olive about 9:10 Sunday night. The restaurant had just closed. Police and business owners considered all of the incidents “coincidence”. It all started November 10. A car crashed through the “Big Frog” T-Shirt shop.  The driver, 88, […]

  • 7-year-old helps classmate and family that lost everything in apartment fire

    NORMANDY, MO (KTVI) – A story of true friendship and inspiration is rising from tragedy and heartbreak. The massive fire that displaced dozens of families in Normandy, February 21, is proving no match for a pair of seven year old boys. It’s like this with best friends:  when one hurts, the other knows the pain. Kollin Clark feels like what happened to his best friend and 1st grade classmate at Tower Grove Christian School, Ryan Branson, happened to Kollin. “It […]

  • Snow is no excuse to skip exercise

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)- Snowed in?  There are many way to burn a few extra calories on a snow day: clean the house, lay with the kids, pop in a workout DVD. Arthur Shivers III,  the owner of Generation 3 Fitness in Hazelwood (5912 Lindbergh). Follow him on Twitter @AShiversIII or like Generation III Personal Training on Facebook. Here is a 16 min workout you can do to get a quick burn. Do each exercise for one minute. -Jump and Jacks […]

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    Firefighters battle flames, cold in High Ridge

    HIGH RIDGE, MO(KTVI) – Six people escaped a burning home in High Ridge Saturday morning, but their home could not be saved. The three adults and three children were all uninjured. Around 8:45am, a call came in of a fire at the home on Kendrick Lane, just off Highway 30. The family had tried to put it out using a small extinguisher, but the fire was just too big. Due to the cold, crews from seven different departments responded: High […]

  • Basketball tourny, BBQ benefits Team Erin

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI)-Erin Grace is a 4-year-old girl who was born with Down Syndrome and last year was diagnosed with Leukemia.  Erin and her family are members of St. Ferdinand Parish in Florissant. This year, proceeds from the church’s annual Basketball Tournament will go to help Erin and her family through these difficult times. Even if you don’t have someone playing in the tournament, you can still help. Come out and grab some tasty barbeque for lunch or dinner each […]

  • Men should think about fashion too

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)- All right men, fashion is not just for women. Looking good and dressing well boosts your self-esteem and your productivity. Jackets, ties, handkerchiefs, even some jewelry all complete a polished men’s look. Savile Row in Clayton wants men to remember these points: Fabric Important Fit is important Having a suit in a man’s own style is important Accessories are vital Savile Row is located at 8101 Maryand Avene in Clayton. Custom suits start around $850.

  • Montel Williams lends support for Missouri to pass medical marijuana legislation

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – Talk show host Montel Williams testified before a Missouri house committee in support of medical marijuana Monday. Williams’ personal journey with multiple sclerosis led him to become a user and advocate for medical marijuana after years of trying to get symptom relief with traditional therapies. He is not advocating marijuana for recreational purposes, but wants a well-regulated system where severely ill patients have safe access to it upon recommendation of their state-licensed doctor. Williams testified […]

  • Firefighters 2015 Blood Drive

    Firefighters host blood drive to honor Friends of Kids with Cancer

    ST. PETERS, MO (KTVI)-The Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri are having their second annual blood drive on Saturday, February 28, 2015 from 8am-Noon at the Firefighters Hall in St. Peters. Firefighters see the need for blood donations on a daily basis, not only for people in accidents or trauma situations, but with people who have things like cancer and treatment of diseases. This year, they are hosting their blood drive in honor of Friends of Kids with Cancer. The […]

  • Arthur Shivers: Exercises to tone your backside

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)- Want buns of steel? Then you need to work all of your butt muscles, the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. Fitness expert Arthur Shivers III,  the owner of Generation 3 Fitness in Hazelwood, has some tips. GSG Fitness Studio 5912 Lindbergh 63042 Follow him on Twitter @AShiversIII Like Generation III Personal Training on Facebook

  • Snow plow slams into car shutting down part of I-55

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – One of the worst accidents of the day shut down part of I-55 in south St. Louis. Police are looking into whether driving too close to a snow plow played a role in what was a frightening crash. There was no definitive word on what exactly led to the crash on I-55 but the aftermath screamed for a greater need for caution.  The car involved is crumpled in the front and back. The plow blade […]

  • Financial tips for newly engaged couples

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) –  According to the Huffington Post, around six million people get engaged every Valentine’s Day. But did those couples talked about finances before popping the question on the day of love? Travis W. Freeman, the president of  Four Seasons Financial Education, which helps other companies manage profits by addressing a primary concern: personal finance. Freeman talks about the importance of couples discussing spending habits, saving for college funds and getting credit checks. Travis W. Freeman, CFP® […]