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
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    St. Louis chefs gather to help fund autism research

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis is surging to the forefront in the fight against autism. Wednesday night in downtown St. Louis the 5th annual Autism Speaks Chef’s Gala is being held at the Four Season hotel.  The news here tonight is pioneering research being done in St. Louis pointing the way to effective treatments and ultimately a cure. Also this event itself is news; they’re expecting to raise about $350,000.  More than two dozen of St. Louis’s top restaurants […]

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    Project Lifesaver tracking technology helps keep those with Autism, Alzheimer’s safe

    HIGH RIDGE, MO (KTVI)- There’s a new push to keep missing persons cases from ending in tragedy, especially for children on the Autism spectrum, people with Alzheimer’s, or Downs Syndome, via a program called Project Lifesaver . Proponents boast the lost have been found safe and sound, every single time, nationwide. “The average time to find somebody … is under 30 minutes. They have a 100% success rate, so far.  They’ve got over 3100 people that have been found,” said […]

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    #BoycottBeyonce concerns over singer’s security in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Tickets for Beyonce’s show at the Dome went on sale to the general public Monday, but there are concerns whether enough police officers will agree to work her concert. The hashtag #BoycottBeyonce is trending across the country for what critics see as her “anti-police” stance. Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime show ignited the talk of a boycott. The singer and back-up dancers were wearing outfits widely seen as a tribute to the Black Panther movement. The video […]

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    Mass eviction leads to fights, flooded building and burglaries

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Things appear to be getting worse at a condemned building in south St. Louis. Emotions were boiling over and spilling into the street during a “mass eviction” Thursday. Now there is flooding in the building and reports of burglaries overnight. The sound of gushing water is everywhere. About 50 residents of the 16 apartments, plus a ground floor business, had to be out last night. St. Louis’ Problem Properties Task Force wants to keep anyone from […]

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    St. Charles County first responders train for “Active Shooter”

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – FOX 2 went inside a heart-racing experience for police, firefighters, and paramedics in St. Charles County, Wednesday: mass casualty incident (MCI)/active shooter training. As we’ve seen in Kirkwood and Maplewood in recent years it’s more than a matter of “what-if”. Over a 2 week span this month, first responders from every jurisdiction in St. Charles County will go through what one planner calls sensory overload. The rest of the world right outside the doors […]

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    Popular new restaurant in Cahokia goes up in flames

    CAHOKIA, IL (KTVI) – A raging fire guts a restaurant that had quickly become a family favorite in Cahokia. Regulars stopped  to see the water-logged mess and where they used to sit and eat.  The Kitchen Table really felt like that, home cooking at its best, where family and friends eat. A passing police officer reportedly noticed the flames.  The restaurant had just celebrated its grand opening a few months ago. It was the Roberson family`s first foray into the […]

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    Veteran paralyzed in robbery, wants customers to know he’s back at work

    MEHLVILLE, MO (KTVI) – FOX 2 caught up with a man whose life was turned upside down after a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium in September. A single bullet left Chris Sanna, 45, paralyzed. He opened up about the shooting, his recovery, and the long road ahead, in an interview with FOX 2’s Andy Banker. Sanna wanted his regular customers at the Midas on Lemay-Ferry in South County to know that he was back at work and that he needed […]

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    Blues fans geared-up for Game 1 of Western Conference Finals

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis is buzzing about Blues Sunday tonight as fans geared-up for game 1 of the St. Louis Blues vs. San Jose Sharks in the Western Conference Finals. Fans are snatching up the Moooooose playoff beads to benefit Girls on The Run.  The beads are named for goalie Brian Elliott whose nickname is Moose; anything Blues right now is a hot item.  The Blues came into being in 1967.  They’ve never won a Stanley cup.  The […]

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    Glass, windshield repair in high demand after recent storm

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – We may just be hitting the tip of the iceberg when it comes to damage from Wednesday’s monster hail storm. St. Charles County residents were still reeling Friday as glass repair workers were being overrun and concerns grew about windshield inventories running low. The Glass Doctor had 9 to 10 workers going non-stop, replacing 50 to 60 windshields per day. It seemed almost everyone in St. Charles County either got hit or knew someone […]

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    Mother, daughter charged with stealing from U-City dog groomer

    ST. ANN (KTVI) – Two St. Ann women were charged Thursday with stealing more than $100,000 from a University City dog groomer. Now, the victim and her customers are banding together to save the business. Janice Daniel, 56, and her daughter, Diana, 29, were stealing from TLC Grooming on Old Bonhomme Road from July 2014 to November 2015, police said. TLC customers were emphatic: they didn’t want to see the business go. Customers were stunned to see the mug shots […]

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    Thieves in Jefferson County targeting homes with guns and lawn equipment

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Ten burglaries in the less than a week in Jefferson County have authorities working overtime to catch thieves targeting homes for lawn equipment and guns. Andy Banker has the story.

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    St. Louis leaders “livid” over move to expand gun rights

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There is uproar over proposed gun laws in Missouri. The proposals (SB 656  & HB 1468) would allow people to carry concealed weapons in public without any safety training. A new TV ad from the groups Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fun, and the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, aims to shoot down the legislation. “A new bill would dismantle Missouri law and let people carry hidden, loaded, guns in […]