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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
  • St. Louis officer helps get new basketball hoops for Carver students

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Elementary school students in St. Louis have a new hero: St. Louis Police Officer Michael Owens. His heart sank when he saw the kids shooting baskets at rotted hoops on the playground at Carver Elementary School. Carver had been closed for about a decade. It reopened three years ago with the same old rotten backboards on the basketball courts, no hoops, no nets. Now, that sweet “swish” sound is back. “I was walking a foot beat […]

  • Children, women struck during police chase at St. Louis Airport

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Two children and two women in a vehicle were struck during a police chase at the East Terminal (Terminal 2) of St. Louis Lambert International Airport. In all, seven people were taken to the hospital. The incident happened just after 9:45 a.m. According to Cpl. Tameika Sanders, a spokeswoman for the Normandy Police Department, an officer was conducting routine traffic duty along westbound Interstate 70 when he observed a grey Toyota RAV4 commit a moving violation. The officer received information […]

  • Parents distraught after 7-year-old son struck by car and killed

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The parents of a 7-year-old killed in south St. Louis made a plea for justice Monday. Jimmy Moorehead and Johnika Davis said Demond Moorehead was their only son. Demond was struck by a car while riding his bike late Sunday afternoon on Michigan Avenue. Demond’s father saw him bleeding in the street after the accident. His mother is due to give birth to his baby brother in July. Both parents remain distraught of over the accident […]

  • Parents of Officer Blake Snyder meet with hospital personnel who tried to save him

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The parents of slain St. Louis County police officer Blake Snyder had a very emotional message to the public. Before speaking to reporters Friday, Peggy and Dick Snyder visited St. Anthony’s Hospital to meet with the medical professionals and first responders who tried so hard to save Snyder’s life. “You felt his last breath, heard his last heartbeat,” said Peggy Snyder. “I’m so grateful he didn’t have to die alone.” “I needed to know […]

  • Sam Dotson out as St. Louis police chief

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Sam Dotson is out as St. Louis police chief. His retirement comes 24 hours after the swearing in of Mayor Lyda Krewson. Dotson met with city leaders Wednesday morning and both sides agreed he should retire. “The chief and I had a chance to talk about the future of the department, and he made the decision to retire,” Krewson. Dotson will take on the role of a public safety consultant for the city over the next […]

  • Controversy erupts over demotion of Hazelwood Central’s athletics director

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Outrage in one of St. Louis County`s largest school districts.  The Hazelwood Central High School Activities and Athletics Director, who was a long-time football coach at the school is losing his job. Supporters are now rallying to his side to help him keep his job. A Hazelwood School District board member tells Fox 2 400-500 people are expected to show up at Tuesday night`s board meeting in support of John Pukala.  This comes […]

  • $1.5M toy car collection set to be auctioned off over the next year

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Fox 2 got an exclusive first-look at a $1.5 million collection of toy cars discovered near St. Louis. Picture an aisle at Home Depot, packed with toy cars like, “Hot Wheels”, from floor to ceiling. There are about 300,000 cars all from one man’s collection, amassed over about 40 years. All of the pallets and boxes stacked on them are filled with toy cars at the Strait Auction.com warehouse in St. Louis. Pretty much any kind of […]

  • St. Louis Fire Chief upset about comments on “slow response” to troubled neighborhoods

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis firefighters were fired up over words from the head of the St. Louis Police Officers Association (SLPOA).  Those words imply firefighters are slower to respond to calls in troubled neighborhoods. The comment came in a column from SLPOA Business Manager, Jeff Roorda, titled “Do Something Amazing”. It appears in the latest edition of the SLPOA’s monthly newspaper, Gendarme. Roorda’s column encouraged police to do more to touch people’s lives in spite of continued criticism […]

  • $55 million sports complex could be coming to Chesterfield

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – A new “ballpark village” may be coming to Chesterfield; this one for actually playing baseball. The proposed PowerPlex is a $55 million, 74-acre complex with domed fields and hard courts, plus a 2,500 seat stadium, as well as another temporary dome to keep outdoor fields covered during winter months. It would also include classrooms and a theater, with a focus on character education through sports. “The attitude of gratitude and really making it as much of […]

  • MLS stadium funding goes down in defeat

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Tuesday night 2 big money propositions that were on the ballot failed to garner enough votes by the residents of the City of St. Louis. Proposition 1 passed by a wide margin, but Proposition 2 lost by 3,240 votes thus dooming funding for proposed MLS stadium in downtown St. Louis. The stadium was slated to be just west of Union Station on Market Street. Proposition 1 was a half-cent sales tax increase expected to generate $20 […]

  • Missouri attorney general announces news anti-sex trafficking unit

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced a new effort to end what he called sex slavery in the state. Hawley made the announcement Monday morning at a St. Louis shelter for young women and girls who had been victims of sex trafficking. In spite of past efforts from public awareness campaigns and ads at St. Louis-Lambert Airport, to nationwide FBI stings, the crime continues. There were more than 2,000 calls from Missouri to the National Trafficking […]

  • Teen in trouble for punching donkey

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A Collinsville teen was jailed for allegedly punching a donkey. He recorded the punch on his phone and posted the video to Twitter, police said. Police and prosecutors made a point to show they were taking the case seriously. The suspect, 19-year-old Lucas Dietrich, had to post $5,000 to be released from jail Friday. Police got a tip about the tweet and a good idea where it happened from the video. They also had a good […]