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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.

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    Task force behind building NFL Riverfront Stadium to host rally before Rams game Thursday

    ST.LOUIS (KTVI) – The push for a new billion dollar downtown stadium to keep the Rams in St. Louis is in the home stretch.  The signs are all around. The stadium task force will make its big pitch at the NFL owners meetings in New York in about 35 days.  Tuesday, the task force revealed drawings that will be part of the pitch. Thursday night, for the first time, they’ll join fans outside the Edward Jones Dome before the Rams-Chiefs […]

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    Thieves hit South County auto dealerships

    SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Car thieves have been wreaking havoc at dealerships in South County, St. Louis County Police said Tuesday. Thieves had smashed their way into 4 dealerships and stolen at least eight cars in 11 days. The thieves have left behind a trail of clues that may get them caught. Two cars had already been recovered and one suspect was locked up and charged with tampering after being caught with one of the cars in […]

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    Holly Hills neighborhood sees its 3rd carjacking in 9 weeks

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It just happened for the third time in less than 9 weeks:  someone was carjacked at home at gunpoint in one of St. Louis’s top neighborhoods. The latest victim shared the frightening details of the crime with FOX 2, Monday. It happened Saturday night in the 3900 block of Bowen in the Holly Hills neighborhood, which is home to a number of top St. Louis City officials. Police confirmed the third carjacking.  All the crimes happened […]

  • Arthur Shivers: Getting fit with the kids

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – In the push to get healthier, we can’t forget about the kids. They need to learn about healthy eating and get their exercise too. Luckily, exercising can be fun. Arthur Shivers, a personal trainer at Generation III Fitness, stopped by FOX 2 with school nurse Shelia Cunningham to teach us some healthy family techniques. Shivers has written a book, “Generation 3 Fitness Presents: A Healthier You.”  Learn more about the book here. Generation 3 Fitness is located in  […]

  • Day of fun in Soulard will help Angels’ Arms’ kids all across St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- The 10th Annual Bar Bounce to benefit  Angels’ Arms is just around the corner. Gather your team of 8-12 friends and spend the day bouncing through six different bars in the Historic Soulard Neighborhood. The fun happens Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm. The cost is $45 a person. The price for a Designated Driver is $25 a person.  You must be 21 and up and be registered by September 1. All proceeds stay in St. Louis […]

  • Mom of slain teen organizes march for peace and justice

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Moms and  their supporters from the St. Louis region will once again take to the streets, this time for the Mothers United For Our Children march. Led by Sabrina Elam, whose teenage son was murdered on September 4, 2014, the group will march Sunday, August 30,  at 1:00pm from the 4200 block of Obear to the Natural Bridge Fair and back. So far no one is talking to police about 17-year-old Jared Elam’s murder. Sabrina’s family has […]

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    Police officer killed in traffic crash laid to rest Saturday

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)- Funeral services were held Saturday for Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Sergeant Peggy Vassallo.  Vassallo was killed when she was hit by a car on her way to work Monday morning, August 24.  The incident happened at Lindbergh Boulevard and Old Jamestown Road. Vassallo was involved in a crash on her way to work. While she was checking on the other driver and inspecting the damage, Vassallo was struck by another vehicle. Pastor: "She was irreplaceable." #SgtPeggy @FOX2now pic.twitter.com/Sl7I3Pfm3L — Andy Banker […]

  • Festus family and police seek answers to shots fired at home

    FESTUS, MO (KTVI) – There was a big scare for a married couple in Festus: multiple shots fired into their home as they slept. The victims spoke with FOX 2 about being awakened by bullets. They asked that we not use their names. The husband and wife were very lucky, police said. This attack came one week after someone shot into a Ferguson home and killed Jamyla Bolden, 9. “(I) heard 2 pops, 3 pops.  Next thing I get up […]

  • Gov. Rauner under fire for vetoing part of heroin bill

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was in St. Louis Tuesday night and under fire from critics for what amounted to a partial veto of what was hailed as a life-saving heroin bill. Rauner’s action effectively gutted the bill as passed by the legislature, critics said. “Governor, a question about the heroin bill?” FOX 2 reporter, Andy Banker asked him.  “Tonight’s about education,” Rauner said. He was at the Ballpark Hilton for an education awards ceremony.  He dodged […]

  • Decision put off for lights at Westminster HS football field

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KTVI) – There was supposed to be a decision Monday night: lights or no lights for the Westminster Christian Academy High School football stadium in Town & Country. Instead, after the mayor cited legal concerns, the board of aldermen put off the vote until next month. Westminster is seeking a conditional use permit for lights and a new sound system for the stadium. The meeting had the look of a Cardinals – Cubs game at Busch […]

  • Police Wives Association asking for donations to fuel the force

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – With continued unrest after the deadly St. Louis Police shooting of accused gunman Mansur Ball-Bey, 18, Wednesday, all city police officers are on stand-by and working 12 hour shifts.  The St. Louis Police Wives Association has put out a call to help keep the officers fed. There was a massive response, Saturday. It was about more than food. The steady morning rain did not stop the steady stream of donations. People from across the area […]

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    Manhunt on for killer of 9-year-old girl in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A manhunt was “on” Wednesday night for the killer of a Jamyla Bolden, 9, in Ferguson. Her loved ones tell FOX2, “She was on her mother’s bed doing her homework when someone outside started firing into the house around 9:30 Tuesday night, loved ones said. Her mother was also wounded. The victims’ loved ones believed investigators have identified a suspect, but there was no word on an arrest. The gunman likely meant to target another house, […]