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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
  • Ferguson protesters disrupt St. Louis County Council meeting

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Several speakers during Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council meeting lashed out at their elected leaders.  The frustrations stem from the shooting death of Michael Brown and the investigation that’s followed. “Arrest Darren Wilson,” was a chant repeated several times during the meeting.  Council member Steve Stenger started to make an opening statement but was interrupted by shouts and chants. The head of the council, Hazel Erby, told the crowd, “I agree with you.”  She then asked […]

  • Honor student loses eye in drive-by shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A man is still on the run after a drive-by shooting at a corner store in St. Louis. He hit an unintended target:  Latasha Williams, 14. Friday had been a happy day for Williams, a Vashon freshma, her sister, Daja, 12, a 7th grader. “Everyone was giving her dollars and telling her good job,” said their aunt, Shantell Barge. Progess reports had just come home from school and people around the neighborhood were rewarding the girls […]

  • St. Charles Robbery Suspect

    St. Charles Police looking for same suspect in two robberies

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI)- St. Charles police are looking for a man suspected in two gas station robberies Saturday. The first robbery occurred at the Petro Mart on N. Third Street around 2:40am and the second was at a BP station on Zumbehl Road around 9:20pm.  Police say that in both instances, the suspect threatened the store clerk with a knife, demanding money. No one was injured. The suspect got away with an unknown amount of cash in both instances. […]

  • Light The Night walk to again spread spotlight on blood cancer research

    (KTVI)-The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s 2014 Light The Night Walk will be held September 27 in Forest Park. The event helps fund patient support services, lifesaving treatments, and blood cancer research. The walk begins at 5:30pm. There is still time to register for the walk. Treat to be w Jim&Kelly Wahl of @GatewayLLS #LightTheNight Sep 27; survivor Jim so proud of daughter Kelly&vice-versa pic.twitter.com/TWDgetME3Y — Andy Banker (@andybankertv) September 14, 2014

  • Massage Envy to host Healing Hands for Arthritis

    (KTVI)-Massage Envy will again be hosting a benefit for the Arthritis Foundation. On September 17, the will host Healing Hands for Arthritis. Ten dollars from every one-hour massage and facial session will be donated to the Arthritis Foundation. Massage therapy can help alleviate the pain and swelling caused by arthritis, improving flexibility and circulation and reducing stress and anxiety. To make an appointment, click here.

  • Urban League of St. Louis hosts job fair Saturday

    (KTVI)-In response to the recent unrest in Ferguson, the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis is hosting a job and resource fair on Saturday, September 13.  The fair is aimed at residents of Ferguson, Dellwood, and other North County communities. Along with the more than 90 companies on site doing interviews, there will also be seminars on job interviews, resume writing, and how to dress for success. Area colleges will also be on site. The job fair will be at […]

  • Granite City couple charged for allegedly beating infant

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – A Granite City couple is accused of abusing their newborn child. The baby remained hospitalized with internal injuries plus rib and leg fractures. The injuries were consistent with a pattern of abuse in the 2 month old child’s short life, authorities said. The baby was just born July 7th and hospitalized Monday, September 8th. The hospital staff figured out right away the injuries didn’t come from a single incident and they didn’t happen by accident, […]

  • Anthem College shuts down leaving students in limbo

    FENTON, MO (KPLR) – Close to 300 St. Louis area college students have been shut out this week. Anthem College has closed its two campuses here:  in Riverport and Gravois Bluffs. The students still have loans to pay but nowhere to go to school. Most of the students are in medical, dental, pharmaceutical, assistant programs or massage therapy training. Anthem administrators told them they could transfer to another college this week. That college turned them away Monday. The Anthem website […]

  • New book tells story of how heroes united in wake of 9-11 attacks

    (KTVI)- The anniversary of the September 11 attacks is less than a week away. Americans everywhere will stop to remember that day and the feeling the experienced. A new book is sharing the story of how one American flag from St. Louis connected three heroes who personify the best of what our country represents: New York City firefighter Michael Weinberg, Larry “The Flag Man” Eckhardt, and Marine Corporal Zach Reiff. The book is called “Under One Flag: How 9/11 Inspired America’s Heartland.” On September 11, […]

  • “Sista Strut” is just a month away

    (KTVI)- We are just about a month away from the 2014 “Sista Strut.”  The walk will be held October 4, 2014, starting this year downtown at Soldier’s Memorial. “Sista Strut” is the largest walk of its kind in the nation to raise awareness about the issues of breast cancer in women of color, as well as provide information on community resources. All of the contributions raised for the charities Sista Strut supports benefit women in St. Louis. Preregistration ends Sunday, […]

  • Lightning postponed H.S. football games played Saturday

    KIRKWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Saturday was a day of “picking up where things left off” after Friday night lightning canceled Friday night events around St. Louis  — or at least pushed them back to Saturday morning. There were ripple effects, especially with rescheduled high school football games. There were a few too many Friday night lights for Friday night football. Lightning forced the postponement of the Lafayette-Kirkwood H.S. game in Kirkwood about 8 minutes into the contest. Coaches and referees […]

  • Championship bull riding returns to Waterloo, IL

    (KTVI)- Rodeo action will be on center stage at the Blue Army Bull Bash a week from Saturday at the Monroe County Fairgrounds. Championship Bull Riding (CBR) is bringing professional level bull riding and some mean bulls out for the event. The Blue Army Bull Base is Saturday, September 13 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds (4177 State Route 156) in Waterloo, IL, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Kids ten years and younger […]