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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    Police release pictures of suspected gun thief

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Things get stolen from cars all the time and you may never hear anything about it. In a recent St. Charles County case, a suspect stole a gun and surveillance cameras got a really good look at him, police said. St. Charles County Police released three surveillance photos of a “person of interest” in the case. Photo 1:  a man in a white t-shirt walking through the doors of the Rivers Edge gas station […]

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    Arthur Shivers: Developing a strong back

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI) – Stong abs? Yes. Strong arms? Yes.  But don’t forget a strong back.  Arthur Shivers, a personal trainer at Generation III Fitness, has some exercises for us that focus on the back and help with gaining a strong posture and core. Shivers has written a 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 III Personal Training on Facebook.

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    Neighbors save mother and daughter from fire

    CEDAR HILL, MO (KTVI) – It was a case of neighbors saving neighbors from a fire in Jefferson County. A mother and her young daughter were sleeping in their burning home in Cedar Hill. Thankfully, for the six people who lived there, someone was banging at the front door. Homeowner John Fauller, told Fox 2 he’d already gone to work. The three older children had already gone to school. His girlfriend, Andria Hanak, and their 4-year-old daughter were sleeping in […]

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    Volunteers spend day clearing brush at historic St. Louis cemetery

    HILLSDALE, MO (KTVI) – An historic St. Louis cemetery has been hidden in a jungle of weeds. There’s a renewed effort to uncover a part of our St. Louis that long ago faded from view at Greenwood Cemetery in Hillsdale. When a group of about three dozen volunteers began working Thursday morning, the weeds were taller than they are. You couldn’t even tell there were graves. A chorus of weed trimmers slowly uncovered the hidden history, which includes a Civil […]

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    Lindenwood University to cut funding to community based organization

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Outrage was brewing among a group of St. Louis area college students Wednesday. A program called Enactus at Lindenwood University-Belleville was being defunded, they said. Through Enactus business students at Lindenwood-Belleville and around the world actually start their own businesses and create programs to create jobs, protect the environment, and improve living conditions. Enactus is a global entrepreneurship program involving 36 countries, 1700 educational institutions, 550 corporate partners and more than 70,000 students every year.   About […]

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    Person of interest in custody over shooting of Cardinals fan

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – FOX 2 has confirmed evidence is mounting against a man suspected of shooting a Cardinal fan during a robbery as the fan walked to his car after a Friday night ballgame. That suspect, 31, is locked up and in custody in the St. Louis County Jail for charges in another case. The suspect is accused of beating his girlfriend, just before 1:00 a.m. Sunday in North St. Louis County.  That happened about 26 hours after the […]

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    Security stepped up in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – All outward signs at the first night of back-to-back Taylor Swift concerts in at Scottrade Center before the shot seemed to be about celebrating one of the biggest events of the year for St. Louis, Monday night. Grown women were excited as the young girls. Yet as fans got out of their cars and made their way into the venue, safety was certainly front of mind. Fans parked a little closer to the arena than they […]

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    Walk or run to benefit Hope Animal Rescues

    GODFREY, IL (KTVI)-Get your dog ready for the Run for Rescue a 5k and one mile Mutt Strutt next Saturday, October 3, 2015. It all takes place at Glazebrook Park in Godfrey, IL. It benefits Hope Animal Rescues, which was founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Hope Rescues pulls dogs on their last day of life from animal controls and cares for them until they are able to find them a forever home. Registration: I'm a dog with […]

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    Arthur Shivers: Building lean muscle

    HAZELWOOD, MO (KTVI)-   If you want to build lean muscle, you have to start by looking at your diet. Nutrition is key. What you eat and when you eat it not only supports muscle mass gain but also  controls body fat levels. Of course, getting the work done in the gym also needs to happen. Arthur Shivers from Generation III Fitness walks us through the basics. Shivers has written a book, “Generation 3 Fitness Presents: A Healthier You.” Generation 3 Fitness […]

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    Eric Greitens formally announces candidacy for Missouri governor

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There is officially one more Republican running for Governor of the state of Missouri. On Saturday, Eric Greitens, the former Navy SEAL and founder of The Mission Continues, formally launched his gubernatorial bid at an event at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. Crowd gets rowdy for @EricGreitens who right now joins a crowded GOP field for #MOGOV #Election2016 @FOX2now — Andy Banker (@andybankertv) September 26, 2015 Big time production! @EricGreitens abt to announce he's […]

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    Get to know St. Louis Crusaders rugby

    FOREST PARK (KTVI)-The St. Louis Crusaders  is an all-inclusive men’s USA Rugby Division III club. The team will take on the  Columbia Outlaws on Saturday, September 26, 2015, at 2:00pm, at the rugby fields in Forest Park. The match is free to attend. The Crusaders are always looking for new players. All men 18 and older, regardless of level of fitness or experience, can come out to a practice and see if rugby is for them.  If you’re a woman who’s interested in playing […]

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    Canine athletes compete in Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge finals

    GRAY SUMMIT, MO (KTVI)-Some of the country’s most athletic canines will compete in a variety of athletic events at the Purina Pro Plan Incredible Dog Challenge National Finals at Purina Farms this weekend. Regional winners will square off in events like agility, freestyle flying disc, dock diving, and more. All events are free and open to the public. You can bring your own dog or dogs to the fun or come ready to adopt a new family pet from some of the rescue groups that will be […]