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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
  • Lawmakers file suit to stop use of Edward Jones Dome bonds for new NFL stadium

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There was a new threat to the new Riverfront Stadium project Wednesday:  a group of state lawmakers filed suit seeking a Writ of Prohibition and Declaratory Judgment to stop the deal. The “unofficial” funding plan is that most of the state’s portion of at least $250 million in public funds for the close to billion dollar stadium aimed at keeping the Rams in St. Louis would come from extending the bonds for the Edwards Jones Dome. […]

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    Man fatally shoots self after leading police on high speed pursuit

    STAUNTON, IL (KTVI)-  A man is dead after fatally shooting himself following a police pursuit early Saturday morning.  According to the Illinois State Police, the 20-year-old man was stopped and arrested  for DUI near Carlinville, IL, around 4:00am.  The suspect posted bond and was released.   Police say that, sometime around 6:00am, the same man got a hold of a friend’s car and began driving erratically in Gillespie, IL. #memorialdayweekend tragedy: DUI case comes to deadly end in Macoupin Co; police […]

  • Soccer team settling into new home, gaining fan support

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- In its inaugural year, the Saint Louis Football Club is finding success, filling the stands and winning the games. An expansion club in the USL league, the team is an affiliate of the Chicago Fire of MLS fame. On Wednesday, the team took the match to a dramatic extra time finish with a 2-1 victory over Des Moines Menace in the 2nd round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Saint Louis FC plays at the […]

  • Grilling tips from Longhorn Steakhouse

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- With the warm temperatures, backyard grills have been firing back up. The folks at Longhorn Steakhouse have some tips to creating the perfect summer-time grilled steak or hamburger. Do you have grilling questions? Looking for some new ideas? You can call Longhorn at 1-855-LH-GRILL  or text  LHGRILL to 40679. Website: www.longhornsteakhouse.com

  • Restaurant offers quiet seating for families with autistic children

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – It’s just one of the stories happening all around us in St. Louis that you can easily pass you by. People see it as a small miracle in the effort to take on autism. The Autism Speaks Chef’s Gala was Wednesday night at the 4 Seasons hotel on Laclede’s Landing. One of St. Louis’s favorite eating spots was highlighted for doing the little things that led a young man, long silenced by autism, to speak! He said […]

  • Getting a Major League Soccer team could help NFL stadium bid

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – As NFL owners meet in San Francisco, there was big news on the stadium front back home in St. Louis, Tuesday. It came from the Major League Soccer (MLS) commissioner, Don Garber. Soccer fans blew their horns and roared at the sight of Garber at Ball Park Village. Garber said he’d met with Governor Nixon and Mayor Slay.  He was impressed by their commitment to building a new stadium. A question hung in the air above […]

  • Questions surround abandoned Edwardsville cemetery

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Questions are swirling around a troubled cemetery in Edwardsville again. The grounds at Valley View Cemetery at 157 and Governor’s Parkway are well-kept but there no signs with cemeteries name.  The office looks abandoned. Cemeteries from here to Kirkwood to Hollywood, CA, are still reeling from a nationwide scandal with the former, St. Louis-based owners in prison. “I think there’s a special place in hell for somebody that does that, to be truthful,” said Rev. Carl […]

  • Arthur Shivers: Stepping up your workout routine

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)-   If you want to get stronger, then you can’t let your workout routine get stagnant. You need to adjust, train with more weight and fewer reps, as time goes on. Arthur Shivers from Generation III Fitness gave us a break down.  Shivers has written a new book, “Generation 3 Fitness Presents: A Healthier You.”  Learn more about the book here. Generation 3 Fitness is located in  Hazelwood (5912 Lindbergh). Follow Arthur on Twitter @AShiversIII or like Generation […]

  • John Burroughs student helps other girls feel beautiful on prom night

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Natalie DeWitt, a 16 year old John Burroughs High School student, and her mother saw a news story about a father who couldn’t afford a prom dress for his daughter. That inspired her to start Prom Dress Share STL, which collects previously worn prom dresses and donates them to other students for their special night. Prom dresses average at about $250, a lot of money for a highschooler. Natalie thought this would be a great way to […]

  • Friends help raise money for murdered SIUE student’s family

    TROY, IL (KTVI) –Inspiration has risen from tragedy in Troy, IL, this weekend. The community is still grieving the loss of slain SIU-Edwardsville student, Taylor Clark, 19. He was killed for his car earlier this month, police said. The accused killer, Michael Gordon, 24, of St. Louis is jailed on a charge of 1st degree murder. Friends have rallied behind Clark’s family.  When things seem to be at their worst, it can be hard to imagine them ever getting better. […]

  • Wrestling event to honor 56 years of “Wrestling at the Chase”

    EAST CARONDELET, IL (KTVI)-Celebrate 56 years of “Wrestling at the Chase,” a program that aired on KPLR 11 from 1959 to 1983, with a professional wrestling event on Saturday May 16, 2015, at the East Carondelet Illinois Community Center. It starts with a 3:30pm SICW Meet and Greet. At 8:00pm, the main event, the Bruiser Brody Memorial Battle Royal. Brody was a big wrestling star who was murdered by another wrestler in 1988. His widow will be attending the event […]

  • New witness comes forward in controversial police shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A new witness came forward Wednesday with another side to a controversial St. Louis Police shooting. A St. Louis Police Officer shot Jennifer Morgan-Tyra, 39, multiple times Friday, at her brother’s home in the 4200 block of Chippewa in South St. Louis during a domestic disturbance. Morgan-Tyra is the wife of a St. Louis City Sheriff’s Deputy. Her family is outraged. Karla Nicholson, who was at the center of the disturbance, spoke with FOX 2 in […]