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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
  • Michael Brown memorial tree vandalized, plaque stolen

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A tree planted at a Ferguson park Saturday in memory of Mike Brown then vandalized hours later, has already been replaced. The damaged tree is still standing, replanted nearby. The trees in January-Wabash Park mean a lot to Ferguson. People have been dedicating trees to loved ones there for years. Markers are installed next to the trees. Mike Brown’s tree and marker didn’t even last a day. “If it was intentional then they know they were […]

  • Local fitness expert pens book to guide you through a body transformation

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)- Arthur Shivers from Generation III Fitness often joins us on FOX 2 News Sunday mornings. Now he wants to come right into your home. He has written a new book, “Generation 3 Fitness Presents: A Healthier You.” His key to success in fitness, “sacrifice…work …win.” Learn more about the book here. Generation 3 Fitness is located in  Hazelwood (5912 Lindbergh). Follow Arthur on Twitter @AShiversIII or like Generation III Personal Training on Facebook.

  • Race held in memory of fallen Marine, Soldier, and police officer

    SULLIVAN, MO (KTVI)- Robert Traxel was a U.S. Marine, Soldier, member of the Missouri National Guard,  and the U.S. Naval Reserves, and a Florissant Police Officer. He was killed in July 2012 while working as broadcast journalist for the 70th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment with the Missouri National Guard, while serving on a humanitarian training exercise in Guatemala. The annual Robert J. Traxel Memorial walk/run will take place on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at Campbell Chapman Sports Complex in Sullivan, […]

  • Ferguson and Dellwood break ground for new community center

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – For the first time since the Michael Brown shooting, there was a groundbreaking Saturday for a new building in Ferguson. For many at the ceremony, the day was an answer to prayers for a community still trying to recover from the shooting, and unrest that followed. Reporter Andy Banker tells why a new community resource center was designed to bring the community together and move forward.

  • Charity donates thousands to Cardiac ICU at Children’s Hospital

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Eden’s Army was created in 2014 to support patients and their families at the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The foundation was created in memory of Eden Elizabeth Neville, who passed away in 2013 after just 28 days of life at the Cardiac ICU. Earlier this month, Eden’s Army donated more than $50,000 to the Heart Center at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The money will be used to start an endowment and work […]

  • Red Cross, fire departments team up for smoke alarm installation blitz

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- In the United States, an average of seven people a day die as a result of home fires. The Red Cross is working to change that with their Home Fire Preparedness Program, which wants to reduce fire deaths and injuries by 25 percent in five years. To do this, they are partnering with local fire departments to install smoke alarms. The Red Cross will install them for free. You can call 314-516-2797 to make an […]

  • St. Charles purchases Bangert Island for shore-line development

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – There are new concerns about a long-protected wildlife area on the St. Charles riverfront. The sale of the 160-acre Bangert Island Wildlife Area has just gone through. Bangert Island has been a wildlife oasis since the late Louis Bangert bought it around 1950. His children wanted to keep it that way and donated it to the Missouri Department of Conservation in 1976. The City of St. Charles just bought it for $350,000. It’s in the […]

  • Arthur Shivers: Zumba Time

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)- A good workout regimen includes both weight training and cardio. Generation III Fitness in Hazelwood is now offering Zumba Fitness Parties every Monday at 7pm. This Monday April 13th the class is absolutely free for everyone. All you have to do is RSVP. Click here to do so on Facebook. Generation 3 Fitness is located in  Hazelwood (5912 Lindbergh). Follow Arthur on Twitter @AShiversIII or like Generation III Personal Training on Facebook.

  • “Project Greatness” to help many at-risk kids near Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A monumental effort launched Saturday outside of Ferguson. Their mission is to touch the lives of a million children within 10 years. It was easy enough to see only people raking leaves outside the old elementary school on Chambers Road near Ferguson and Dellwood in North County. Lillian Curlett saw more. “Oh, I see hope,” she beamed. Curlett’s church, Jamison Memorial CME in Downtown St. Louis, has been offering outreach programs for children for more than […]

  • Midwest Motorcycle Expo is next weekend

    O’FALLON, IL (KTVI)-The Midwest Motorcycle Expo is coming to Gateway Classic Cars in O`Fallon, IL next weekend, April 17-18. It will feature some of the best bike builders from across the country, including Carl Pusser, who builds custom bikes at his shop, Walking Tall Cycles in Peoria, IL. Website: Midwest Motorcycle Expo Website: Freedom of Road Riders of Missouri 

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    Authorities looking for woman using stolen debit cards

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A warning from police about women and their purses:  a woman has been stealing credit cards from unattended purses and using them to go on shopping sprees. Surveillance video shows the suspect be dropped off from a Mercedes SUV at the Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy in Pevely then going inside, browsing the aisles and trying to use a stolen debit card. Three police departments now report the same woman committing the same crimes. “She selects random […]

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    St. Louis County taxpayer money “not necessary” to fund new NFL stadium

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – There were big concerns about the future of the NFL in St. Louis Tuesday after St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger said the county would not be helping with funding for a new stadium. It was Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s call, he said. A spokesman for the governor later issued a clarification. “Certainly I’m fully supportive of keeping the Rams here in St. Louis,” Stenger said on the KPLR 11 show The Pulse of St. Louis less […]