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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
  • Hospital adds security after parking lot gunfire places facility on lockdown

    ST. LOUIS, MO – On Thursday night, shots were fired in the parking lot of  SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, creating a scare for patients and staff and placing the medical facility on lockdown. An exclusive interview takes FOX 2 and News 11 inside the hospital during the frightful incident. Rickashia Shelton was here with her 14 year old son for a regular check-up.  They were on their way out, just about to go out the hospital door and […]

  • FBI warns of virtual kidnapping scam after local woman victimized

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – There was a dual warning Thursday from a St. Louis County woman and the FBI after the woman fell for a virtual kidnapping scam. She endured the scare of her life and lost thousands of dollars. The scam is growing fast, FBI agents said. So far, we know of just one case here: a woman called at random, the kidnapper claiming to have her daughter, and she could hear her screaming over the phone. “It […]

  • Life changing fetal surgery now being performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital

    ST. LOUIS – An amazing life-changing surgery for children before those children are even born, is now available again in St. Louis:  surgery in the womb on a fetus the size of an adult’s hand. It can drastically reduce the effects of the birth defect, Spina Bifida, which impacts about 1,500 children born in the United States every year. The surgery can mean the difference between walking and a wheel chair. One of the largest “O-R” teams in Barnes-Jewish Hospital […]

  • Shooting victim’s body found in north St. Louis alley

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A city worker stumbled upon a mysterious murder scene in St. Louis:  a man’s body found next to car with a little dog inside. According to police, the body was found around 8:00am, a little more than an hour after a report of shots fired just a block away. Police say the victim was lying next to a red Mazda in the alley behind Holly Avenue near Penrose in north St. Louis. The car was not […]

  • St. Clair County busts Belleville couple dealing guns and ammo

    BELLEVILLE, IL – Authorities find a Belleville couple with a stock-pile of guns and ammunition in a motel room overlooking an interstate. Now, Shawn C. Holland and Cara L. Anderson are locked up at the St. Clair County jail. Earlier this month, the St. Clair County Drug Tactical Unit started an investigation Holland and Anderson, who were allegedly buying and selling assault rifles while they were staying in a Caseyville, Illinois motel. A search warrant was executed on October 11th, […]

  • St. Louis detective recovering after being shot in south city

    ST. LOUIS – New developments Thursday in the manhunt for suspects who wounded a St. Louis police detective in a barrage of gunfire early Thursday morning in south St. Louis. The detective who was shot was in an unmarked police vehicle, following his own personal car at the time, police said. His car had been missing and possibly stolen. Police recovered the car on Pennsylvania Avenue, about six blocks from the wild shooting scene at Iowa and Miami. Police arrested a 35-year-old […]

  • Senator McCaskill pushes for Busch Stadium be approved for SAFETY Act Certification

    ST. LOUIS – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is pushing for new legal protection for Busch Stadium, in the wake of the Las Vegas massacre. The St. Louis Cardinals have drawn national acclaim for security measures in recent years, including their purchase of “vapor wake” police dogs which can sniff out threats by the vapors they in their wake, like airborne traces of explosives. “Instead of just sniffing stationary points when you clear a facility, they’re actually walking around […]

  • St. Louisans say iconic Anheuser-Busch Eagle sign should be repaired

    ST. LOUIS – There are new concerns about a St. Louis icon:  The Anheuser-Busch “A and Eagle” sign along Highway 40. It almost seems like the great bird has been wounded. As thunderstorms rolled through Monday night and early Tuesday morning, people noticed the sign seemed broken. They were certainly hoping it wouldn’t stay that way. A thunderstorm dropped a power line over a highway ramp near the sign overnight. An Ameren crew did have to shut off power from […]

  • Jefferson County residents can’t wait until Highway M reopens in late October

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO – There is now light at the end of the tunnel for a busy stretch of highway that’s been shut down by a landslide for nearly 6 months. The closure of Route  M just east of I-55 near Barnhart in Jefferson County has been crippling for businesses in that area. Fox 2/News 11 confirmed Monday it should be reopening in 18 days or less. It’s one of those little stretches of highway you don’t know how much you’ll miss […]

  • Child porn charges for Ballwin man

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – A Ballwin neighborhood is stunned as a local man faces child pornography charges. The suspect calls himself the “Media Guy,” a producer of youth video presentations for schools and church groups dealing with drug abuse, bullying, peer pressure, and healthy living. But now, 58-year-old Thomas Guy is jailed one count of promoting child pornography and three counts of possession of child pornography. Police executed a search warrant on Guy’s home on Oklahoma Avenue on Thursday […]

  • Gun show this weekend in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – In the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas that claimed the lives of 58 people, there is a backlash against the upcoming Militia Armaments Gun Show in St. Charles. From Friday through Sunday, the Lamborghini Athletic Center near the St. Charles riverfront will be filled thousands of weapons for sale. People had been stealing and vandalizing yard signs promoting the event, organizers told Fox2/News11 Thursday. “We’ve had a lot of people…pulling down our signs. They’re […]

  • Spree killer Nicholas Sheley pleads guilty to killing couple in Missouri

    HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) – A man who killed six people in Illinois was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for killing an Arkansas couple at a Missouri hotel. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Nicholas Sheley was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to killing Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas. Police say the couple was attacked outside a hotel in Festus after leaving a graduation party in 2008. Investigators say they were random victims. After a […]