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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
  • Bars and restaurants host benefit for BackStoppers

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Backing the Backstoppers! As News11 first reported, Guns-N-Hoses, a Thanksgiving eve tradition, was postponed amid the unrest in Ferguson. But an effort to help fill the massive void swept St. Louis, Wednesday night. The nephew of a firefighter posted a challenge on Facebook for bars and restaurant owners to step up. The Sports Café in Bridgeton and at least 64 other bars and restaurants did just that, on the night when firefighters, police, and EMS workers […]

  • New light shed on witness testimony in Michael Brown shooting

    (KTVI) – There was new light on the differences and perhaps surprising similarities emerging from the more than 4500 pages of grand jury testimony from witnesses in the Mike Brown shooting case. The meat of questions center on what really happened after Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson got out of his police SUV, pursued, shot, and killed Brown, 18. Brown did not have a weapon. The photos of Darren Wilson and supporting medical documents in the Grand Jury documents show […]

  • Tullamore D.E.W. whiskey among many featured in St. Louis this weekend

    (KTVI)-St. Louis may be known for its beer, but this weekend it was whiskey that was celebrated. Whiskey In The Winter was held Saturday at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown St. Louis. Over 250 whiskies from around the world were featured along with great whiskey cocktails, whiskey-inspired food stations, and educational seminars from whiskey industry experts. One of those featured was Tullamore D.E.W Irish whiskey.

  • Movie set in St. Louis helps close last day of STLIFF

    (KTVI)-The 2014 St. Louis International Film Festival wraps up this weekend but not before a film shot in St. Louis is shown. SLIFF describes “Four Color Eulogy” is a “dramatic comedy that shows it’s never too late to let go of the past or to create a new future.” The story follows an aspiring comic-book creator Chris, who left St. Louis and moved to Portland, OR with his girlfriend to start a new life. But when he learns that his […]

  • Michael Brown Sr.

    Michael Brown’s father returns to shooting scene to give back

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – It was a stirring scene in the Canfield Green Apartmets in Ferguson, Saturday. Mike Brown’s, Jr., father took part in a St. Louis tradition:   the Demetrious Johnson Foundation’s turkey giveaway. “I get a call from this gentleman and his family the other day, he says he wants to come out and be just a part of giving back.  He says this is his first Thanksgiving without his son,” Johnson told a gathering of volunteers just before […]

  • Open Door Animal Sanctuary Holiday Bazaar

    (KTVI)- The holidays are a time for giving. But what if you could also give back while you gift? Open Door Animal Sanctuary is hosting a holiday bazaar. Things like gift baskets, books, handmade items, and pet gifts will be available to purchase. Proceeds will benefit the efforts of the animal sanctuary. The holiday bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 22, from 9am-3pm at the Kirkwood Community Center on S. Geyer Road. Marshall the Miracle Dog will make a […]

  • Bars and restaurants sign-up for benefit for Backstoppers

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) -As FOX 2 first reported the Guns-n-Hoses police v. firefighters boxing matches, which raise close to a quarter of a million dollars for The Backstoppers every year, has been postponed. Now, an effort to back up The Backstoppers is sweeping St. Louis. The Backstoppers provides financial assistance to the families of police, firefighters, and EMT’s, killed in the line of duty. So far 57 bars and restaurants including Lynda Lou’s Bridgeton are taking donations and are going […]

  • Foggy Deer at Lone Elk Park

    Big deer harvest opens firearms season

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – It’s been a big start to the firearms season for antlered deer for hunters in Missouri. But it’s been deadly for more than just the deer. Hunters have harvested 30,000 more deer during the first weekend this year than last. “Hunting is our primary management tool for managing the deer herd, because we don’t have the big predators anymore that we used to have like timber wolves, mountain lions and things like that,” said Dan […]

  • Paroled murderer charged in weekend homicide

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for two, vicious, 1977 St. Louis area murders. Harry Little, now 63, made parole. He’s just been accused of another brutal slaying. Little’s now charged with first degree murder, armed criminal action, and tampering with evidence. He killed his girlfriend, Sylvia Brown, 59, at their home in the 4100 block of California in South St. Louis Friday, authorities said. Little allegedly stabbed Brown repeatedly, and then […]

  • St. Louis murder suspect convicted in earlier murders

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A 63-year-old St. Louis man charged with killing his ex-girlfriend in St. last week was previously convicted of two other area killings nearly four decades ago. Harry Little Sr. remained in the St. Louis City Jail Monday without bond on a first-degree murder charge in connection with the November 13 death of 59-year-old Sylvia Brown. He’s accused of shooting Brown at the home they shared and then calling police the next morning. The victim’s body was […]

  • New thriller filmed in the backwoods of southern Missouri

    (KTVI)- A new thriller will be featured at the St. Louis International Film Festival Sunday night. Shot in the backwoods of Southern Missouri, “Treehouse” will delight fans of old-school suspense. When a young girl and her little brother are the latest to go missing without a trace, their hometown imposes a curfew, and no one is allowed to go out after dark. But two brothers break the rules, and when they unwittingly stumble across an old treehouse deep in the […]

  • Kiener Plaza redesign under fire from namesake’s relatives

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The plan to redesign Kiener Plaza in Downtown St. Louis is under fire. Relatives of the late Harry Kiener, the man for whom the plaza was named, may even consider legal action. At an open house on the $18-to-$22 million redesign, organizers wanted public feedback on a plan to pretty much start from scratch in the plaza, dismantling the amphitheater that’s been there for decades along with the iconic “Runner” fountain. They got surprise feedback […]