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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
  • Washington Town & Country Fair music line-up announced

    WASHINGTON, MO(KTVI)-Spring is in the air, but in Washington, MO, they are already thinking about late summer. The hugely popular Washington Town & Country Fair will be held August 5-9, 2015 and the entertainment line-up is set. This year’s entertainment will feature Christian group 10th Avenue North, the up and coming country group Eli Young Band, rocker Brett Michaels, mega-classic rock band Boston, country singer Eric Paslay.  

  • Police: Two fatal shootings in south St. Louis Friday are related

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)—St. Louis police have identified two of the victims in the fatal shooting in the 4400 block of Itaska Friday afternoon. Paige Schaefer, 23, was killed along with James Lacey, 47. Both had been shot in the head. Police were called to the scene around 2:30pm by a third shooting victim, a 21-year woman who has yet to be identified. She also had a head wound but managed to dial 9-1-1. She is listed in critical/unstable condition […]

  • Drop the puck: A chance for girls to learn about ice hockey

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)-The St. Louis Cyclones Girls Hockey Club and Total Hockey’s First Stride project have teamed up to host a Girls Try Hockey For Free event to introduce ice hockey to girls who have never played the game. The event will be held April 4th from 1-3PM at Ice Zone in the St. Louis Outlet Mall in Hazelwood for girls ages 4 to 10. Once girls are registered online at firststride.totalhockey.com, they will be fitted with all new Bauer […]

  • Rottler: Prevent summer pests now

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-After a long winter, there’s nothing better than spending time outside. But for some homeowners, spending time outdoors can mean a whole lot of pest problems. The pest control pros at Rottler Pest and Lawn Solutions have some pest prevention tips. Remove stagnant water from your property Check property for nests Replace window screen Keep kitchen clean Remove trash regularly On the web: Rottler Pest and Lawn Solutions

  • Authorities urging residents to text first in a weather emergency

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – When severe weather strikes, your first instinct may be to start calling family and friends to let them know if you’re okay; but that may do more harm than good.  FOX 2’s Andy Banker talked with authorities who say text first — talk second in the event of a weather emergency. Additional emergency communications tips include: Keep all phone calls brief by conveying only vital information to emergency personnel and/or family. If you are unsuccessful in […]

  • Tuesday’s storms raise interest in lightning rods

    [ooyala code=”5laXk2dDqXxX-H6yfG607HzbE0VDWL1X” player_id=”c660b791c3704ff69d4162d7adb7c4a1″ ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There’s a heightened fear of lightning strikes in St. Louis these days after at least two suspected strikes in St. Clair County Tuesday night. Experts say you may want to consider installing lightning rods at your home. When it comes to lightning, St. Louis seems to be right in the bullseye. A neighbor says lightning hit a 4 family condo in Belleville Tuesday night and set off a devastating fire. Lightning blew out […]

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    Mascoutah house struck by lightning

    MASCOUTAH, IL (KTVI) – A family is a bit shaken Tuesday night after lightning strikes their home. Firefighters were called to  for a lightning strike, but luckily the house was not set ablaze. The owners of the home were watching the Blues hockey when they saw a bright flash and loud boom. The noise scared the family and they called the fire department. Firefighters found some burned insulation in the basement of the home, but otherwise the home was declared […]

  • Drivers frustrated over lack of pothole repairs

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – They’re back: potholes popping up by the thousands around St. Louis. Drivers may complain repairs aren’t coming quickly enough.   But they may be partly to blame. Street and highway departments need drivers to remember: see a pothole — call it in. “Yeah, if it hit them I cringe,” said driver, Ann Witte. The damage can be immediate – a flat tire – a bubble in the sidewall — or worse: a bent wheel or even a […]

  • Arthur Shivers: Getting a beneficial chest muscle workout

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)- We are still focusing on that summer body. Last week, we focused on our back muscles. Now, fitness expert Arthur Shivers want us to think about our chest exercises.  Moves like the dumbbell bench press or incline dumbbell flyes are great upper chest exercises and can help you get the definition you desire. But don’t forget the middle and lower chest. Got in that #Chest work with my partner @trainerchick01 on #fox2 this morning with Andy Banker […]

  • LA Times: Kroenke ready to unveil Inglewood NFL stadium plans

    LOS ANGELES, CA (KTVI)-There are new developments regarding the St. Louis Rams and the team’s potential move to Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Times is reporting Rams owner Stan Kroenke will make his plans for a new stadium in Inglewood, California, official at the NFL owners’ meetings in Arizona this week. The Times report that Kroenke’s representatives have already provided the paper with a “first look” at new renderings of the proposed $1.86 billion stadium. It features a clear, high-tech […]

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    St. Louisans volunteer to clean up area waterways

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Evidence of widespread pollution turned up across the St. Louis area, Saturday. There were small things like plastic water bottles; odd things like toothbrushes; and big things like an old washing machine. As awful as those discoveries were, St. Louis was truly “tons” cleaner when the day ended than when it began. Bag after bag hundreds of volunteers tried to pick the St. Louis area clean. “Mostly bottles and cans, plastic bags, it’s all everywhere,” said […]

  • LEGO KidsFest sells out in St. Louis

    (KTVI)-LEGO KidsFest is in St. Louis this weekend but all sessions are sold-out. Want to see what all the fuss is about? LEGO brought some of the highlights from the festival to FOX 2. Website: LEGO KidsFest