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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.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: andy.banker@tvstl.com


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    Stenger offers alternative to other Metrolink proposals

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There were fireworks Thursday in the battle over Metrolink expansion as St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger announced the studies of three proposed routes, but the route favored by regional leaders is not among them. Stenger has clashed with St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay in the past couple of weeks over the issue. A spokeswoman for Slay said the Regional Chamber, Civic Progress, and the East-West Gateway Council of Government all endorsed the Northside-Southside route in […]

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    Owl get a new lease on life thanks to a police officer and the World Bird Sanctuary

    St. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI)  – A wounded owl, left for dead, flew back into the wild Wednesday, thanks to a couple of St. Charles County Police officers. Adam Caupp and Eric Feagans had no idea how to capture the Barred Owl when they found it on Highway 94 near Augusta, but they couldn’t just drive on by. About four o’clock Wednesday afternoon, they had the honor of releasing the bird. Caupp practiced the release with a stuffed eagle toy […]

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    West County Fire & EMS starts campaign to stop parents and caregivers from leaving children in hot vehicles

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – The heat is proving to be dangerous in St. Louis and across the country. A West County teen is recovering from heat exposure after passing out during a morning run. There are renewed concerns about children being left in hot cars. West County Fire & EMS has new “Look Before You Lock” window clings in support of a campaign put on across the country – and here in St. Louis by SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s […]

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    FOX2 aids expectant mother stuck in Mercy Hospital bomb scare traffic backup

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – Monday’s suspicious package found at Mercy Hospital closed I- 270 from Ladue Road to I-64 for about 3 hours.  We talked drivers stuck in the backup, and in the heat. One driver was Forcia Hall from north St. Louis County. Ms. Hall is pregnant and was going into labor. FOX2 ‘s Andy Banker talk to Ms. Hall and told her that the backup was due to a suspicious package found at Mercy Hospital.  She had […]

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    Prosecutors fight judge’s order to share addresses of St. Louis crime victims

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There was a heated courtroom showdown over the privacy of crime victims and witnesses in St. Louis, Friday afternoon. A judge recently ordered city prosecutors to share the addresses of crime victims and witnesses -with public defenders. Instead of complying, prosecutors filed a motion for the judge to reconsider. “I imagine women I’ve met who are rape victims coming home from the store or something and getting dragged into an alley and raped, if that […]

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    Store owner shot in the head at north city business; suspect at large

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A beloved owner of a north St. Louis market is fighting for his life after being shot Thursday morning. According to a spokesperson for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting happened at Sam’s St. Louis Packing Company, located at Shreve and Anderson in the Penrose neighborhood, at about 8:30 a.m. The store was open when someone came in and opened fire on the owner, who was behind the counter. Several shots were fired and […]

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    Construction workers give hard hats to new fans

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    Major Case Squad activated for Madison, Illinois homicide

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    Mike Kelley’s legacy lives on with foundation to help young ballplayers

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – They are playing baseball in Belleville Monday night where more than 100 lucky young ballplayers are training with big leaguers for free. It’s all because a dozen years ago you’d be seeing a talented young pitcher, Mike Kelley, throwing to a talented young catcher, his little brother Tom.  Sadly, Mike passed away a year ago, at age 28. Mike Kelley pitched for Coach Brett Isaacs at Althoff High School. A shoulder injury cut short his college […]

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    Homeless St. Louis pets get $40,000 from charity bracket

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Blues fell short of the Stanley Cup, but team captain David Backes and his athlete friends are still raising a banner, and cashing a hefty check. It goes back to just before the Stanley Cup playoffs. During the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, 64 St. Louis area charities faced off in “Brackets For Good” – a bracket-style competition for the first time ever. It turns out, homeless pets are the real winners. There is no […]

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    Several churches hit by vandals in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There’s been another case of church vandalism in St. Louis. Bricks and chunks of concrete were hurled through priceless stained glass windows at Memorial Baptist Church next to Fairground Park in north St. Louis. On Tuesday, Fox 2 told you about satanic graffiti at the Eastern Star Baptist Church about a mile and a half away. This time, massive stained glass windows that had remained intact for 84 years, were shattered. Memorial Baptist’s Pastor Joffre […]

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    Daughter makes plea for help to find mother’s killer

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