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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
  • Explosion injures three Scouts at meeting outside Litchfield

    RAYMOND, IL (KTVI) – An explosion injured three scouts at an introduction to scouting meeting Monday evening.  The group was mixing chemicals to create a spooky Halloween effect.  Then something went wrong. Scout leaders were mixing boric acid and anti-freeze in a metal fire pit.  The goal was to make the flames turn green. An explosion burned three or four people. Three 9-13 year-olds were air-lifted to the hospital.  They had burns to their arms and faces.  An adult was […]

  • Official MLB Base Supplier located in Litchfield

    (KTVI)- Schutt Sports in Litchfield, IL is perhaps best known for making football helmets and protective gear. But did you know it is also the Official Base Supplier to Major League Baseball? Their Jack Corbett Hollywood Impact Base has been on every major league field since 1939. Schutt is also one of six authorized MLB Authentic Collectibles Supplier. Website: schuttstore.com

  • “Trash Bash” cleans up 16 sites along the River Des Peres watershed

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It was a big, “family fun” bash. Only, everyone who went would be fine if there never was another one. More than 300 volunteers set out to scour 16 sites along the River Des Peres watershed from North County  to Crestwood, Saturday morning.  They could hardly believe the things they found. One group pulled a water soaked king size mattress from the muck along Gravois creek. The tonnage has piled up through the years:  6.5 […]

  • Rungevity Charity Racing Program will help more local organizations

    (KTVI)-The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon, ½ Marathon, and 5K are this weekend. Why Rock ‘n’ Roll? Musicians and bands are posted every mile or so along the route to entertain and inspire runners. The race is followed by a big concert and party. The Quinn Family Foundation is once again the title sponsor of the event’s St. Louis stop. In effort to expand charitable benefits of the races, the Foundation has established Rungevity, a turnkey charity-racing program to benefit selected […]

  • Ebola a concern for travelers passing through Lambert Airport

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Ebola is certainly on the minds of air travelers at Lambert Airport. “It’s scary to think about because you never know who you’re going to run into and where they’ve been.” said Lisa Grote of Edwardsville. The 132 people on board Frontier flight 1143 from Cleveland to Dallas Were no doubt surprised to learn a nurse who treated deceased Ebola patient, Thomas Eric Duncan was on that plane.  The CDC director says she should never […]

  • FOX2 obtains new evidence about Vonderrit Myers

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St.  Louis Police Officers Association said it was Myers intent to kill the officer. “There would have been an incredible conspiracy for the officer to pull off as it`s been alleged, throwing down or planting a gun,” Roorda said. Photos of Myers posted on Instagram showed him holding a gun that matched one recovered at the scene, which Myers used to open fire on the officer, police said. FOX 2 […]

  • Millstadt Optimist Club BBQ-Chili Cook Off

    (KTVI) – The Millstadt Optimist Club is at it again. They are hosting their annual barbecue and chili cook off Sunday in Millstadt, IL. Proceeds benefit Juvenile Diabetes research. Millstadt Optimist Club – 14th Annual BBQ Chili Cook Off Liederkranz Park Millstadt, IL Sunday, October 12, 2014 Noon – 5pm $12 adult admission Kids 10 and under are free Find out more: http://millstadtoptimistclub.com/

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    3,000 gather downtown for “Justice for All” National March, Rally

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- Organizers officially called it the Justice for All National March and Rally, that was held on Saturday, October 11th. The rally drew people from coast to coast to march from 15th and Market Street in Downtown St. Louis to a rally at Kiener Plaza. They came for a variety of reasons. They marched under one name:  Mike Brown. Brown was the unarmed 18-year-old shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. The incident […]

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    Fatal officer involved shooting in south St. Louis leads to crowd unrest

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – In a press conference held just after 1 am St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson addressed the media about the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old male by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in the 4100 block of Shaw Boulevard. Chief Dotson said the shooting occurred around 7:30 pm in the Shaw neighborhood, where the off-duty officer was on patrol on a secondary job for Hi Tech Security. The firm was hired by the neighborhood for […]

  • Cardinal Nation celebrates team going to NLCS

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Earlier Tuesday night the St. Louis Cardinals won the NLDS series against the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in dramatic fashion. The Cardinals won the series three games to one. The win propels the team into its fourth straight NLCS. As the team celebrated in the locker room, fans celebrated outside Busch Stadium.

  • Security and safety on the minds of fans attending NLDS game

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Cardinal Nation is out in force Monday for tonight’s game 3 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Dodgers at Busch Stadium. Security has been the topic of discussion, after a shooting near the Old Courthouse left two persons dead earlier Monday afternoon Security for the game has been stepped up at Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village and in downtown St. Louis. Police are warning fans to put items in their vehicles out of sight, lock their […]

  • BBQ Bash in Maryville powered by the sun, benefits first responders

    (KTVI)-The website Grillinfools.com is gearing up for its 5th Annual Backyard BBQ Bash to be held in Maryville, IL, on October 11, from 11 am to 11 pm. This year, the entire park in which this event takes place will be completely off the grid and powered by solar energy thanks to Day & Night Solar. This barbecue contest features amateur grillers and always helps out a great cause. This year, it’s the Maryville Volunteer Fire Department. The family-friendly event […]