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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
  • Water conservation order in Wentzville lifted

    WENTZVILLE, MO – A water conservation order was lifted at 9 pm Wednesday night for Wentzville and surrounding areas after three days. Electronic signs had been posted around town, reading “Conserve water required; no lawn watering.” Parched shrubs dried grass may have given parts of town more of an Arizona feel. The mandatory conservation order went out early Monday evening for about 50,000 homes and businesses in Wentzville and the surrounding service area in St. Charles and Warren counties during […]

  • Popular bar owner killed in motorcycle accident

    O’FALLON, IL – A tragedy in Minnesota means heartbreak in O’Fallon, Illinois. Mandy Titze, 57, the beloved founder of “Mandy’s Bar and Grill”, is dead.  Her husband, Brad Titze, 55, is hospitalized in critical condition after a weekend motorcycle accident. “Mandy’s” has become something of an institution at State and Lincoln in the heart of old town O’Fallon. Mandy is known for holding benefits for people with serious medical issues and accident victims.  So, this news seems especially cruel. “I […]

  • Suspects rob 2 victims, forcing one to make ATM withdrawls

    ST. LOUIS – A pair of frightening crimes in St. Louis that police say 2 different men were forced to ride in their cars for hours with robbery suspects holding them at gunpoint. As far as being related, the crimes happened on back to back mornings at almost the same spot in south St. Louis; a spot where people weren’t really expecting it. Theresa Worley and her parents were up from Ste. Geneviève having lunch across the street from where […]

  • School district loses third child to tragedy in three months

    OAKVILLE, MO – Authorities identified the south St. Louis County boy who died in a freak accident on an Alabama beach. Ten-year-old Nolan McCabe had completed the fourth grade at Wohlwend Elementary in the Mehlville School District. He’s the third boy in the district to die under tragic circumstances in the last three months. A neighbor said McCabe was a Cub Scout; a happy kid she often saw playing and riding his bike. Sadly, his classmates will start the fifth […]

  • St. Louis child killed by huge wave while family vacations on Alabama coast

    FORT MORGAN, AL – A 10-year-old child from St. Louis was killed after a large wave knocked a beach log in front of the condo his family was vacationing in. The Baldwin County Sheriff’s Office reports that the log toppled onto the boy, killing him. They arrived on the scene located in the 3100 block of Ponce De Leon Court for a possible drowning at around 10:30am Wednesday. The child walked outside the condo earlier this morning during a walk […]

  • First suspects in cigarette smuggling ring appear in federal court

    ST. LOUIS – The first of 35 defendants in a contraband cigarette ring stretching from Missouri to the east coast appeared in federal court Tuesday. The defendants are appearing in three groups over the next three days. Prosecutors claim they acted as couriers and purchasers in the cigarette smuggling ring. None of the suspects would agree to an interview or make any statements on camera. However, one suspect, a North Carolina man, said he did nothing wrong; he claims he […]

  • Hodgkinson took target practice in Belleville before leaving, neighbor says

    BELLEVILLE, IL – The FBI renewed its call for information for anyone—from Belleville to Washington, D.C.—may have about congressional shooter James T. Hodgkinson. Hodgkinson opened fire on Republican members of the United States Congress as they practiced for a charity baseball game in Alexandria, Virginia, Wednesday morning, authorities said. He wounded four people. Congressman Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) remained in critical condition as of Thursday. Hodgkinson, 66, was killed by return fire. One of the last encounters anyone had with Hodgkinson […]

  • Who was James Hodgkinson? More about the man behind the congressional shooting

    ST. LOUIS — More questions than answers after Wednesday’s congressional shooting. It happened as Republican members of congress practiced for an annual charity baseball game. Investigators still haven’t uncovered what led a Belleville man to open fire on majority whip, Steve Scalise and three others. The shooter, James Hodgkinson, is dead but his social media footprint may help the FBI find answers. The FBI says he moved from Belleville to Alexandria, Virginia.  This was just after a neighbor called the […]

  • Boy injured in horrifying boating accident, goes home

    ST. LOUIS – Big news for family and a boy who many have been pulling for. Ashton Yates survived a terrifying boating accident late last month, and Wednesday the family’s prayers were answered, because Ashton just got to go home. A lift from dad and no more hospital bed.  After 17 days, it may take a while for that to sink in for 11-year-old Ashton Yates.  Whose life was so much different a few Sundays ago, while having a blast […]

  • Woman fights off armed carjackers with her cane

    BRENTWOOD, MO (KTVI) – A woman, carjacked and beaten with a handgun in Brentwood on Thursday, fought back with her cane. Fox 2/News 11 had an exclusive interview with the 65-year-old Navy veteran. The woman, whose name we are not releasing, was attacked in a parking lot on Manchester road around 7 a.m. She talked about her scary ordeal and why she didn’t simply hand over her keys. “The one guy with his gun, I just whacked him right in […]

  • Perry County man may not face charges after nearly beating a dog to death

    PERRYVILLE, MO – Fox 2 has confirmed a gruesome dog beating in Perry County:  a dog nearly beaten to death with a hammer. It’s unlikely the man who beat the dog will face criminal charges, Perry County Sheriff, Gary Schaaf, told Fox 2. It’s been an amazing recovery for Benny, the Chocolate Lab, since the beating on May 24th. The man who beat him late last month thought Benny was dead, Schaaf said, but there was not enough evidence to […]

  • Changes coming to Rockford Beach Park, following drowning of 14-year-old

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Fox 2 has learned big changes may be coming on the Big River in Jefferson County. Just days after a teenager drowned near Rockford Beach Park in House Springs. People either drown or have to be rescued there, pretty much every year.  The county parks board is meeting Tuesday, discussing what changes are going to be made at the park. Those changes are expected to be announced Wednesday. But today young people were back taking […]