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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


Recent Articles
  • Disappearing dumpster problem in East St. Louis

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – It’s the case of the suddenly-appearing-then-disappearing trash dumpster. It happened at what looked like a vacant property in East St. Louis. The business property owner uses the land at 6th and Walnut to park trailers for his trucking business. A few months ago, out of the blue, a big blue construction dumpster showed up and people began to dump their trash in it. The dumpster disappeared, but the trash inside of it stayed. When property […]

  • Illinois boy’s generosity leads to power being restored at Puerto Rican school

    RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – A little boy from Illinois is being hailed a hero in Puerto Rico. The kindness of Avery Huddleston, 7, led to a bigger surprise than anyone imagined at a school in the city of Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. For his seventh birthday, Avery collected school supplies for kids in Puerto Rico instead of asking for gifts for himself. “It was my birthday. I got people to come and bring school supplies,” Avery said. Ameren workers […]

  • Mother continues to cry for justice months after son run over by teen driver

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis mother demands justice for her 7-year-old son after he was struck and killed by a speeding vehicle. After close to 10 months, no one’s been arrested or charged. There hasn’t been so much as a traffic ticket issued in the case against a teenage driver said to be driving without a license. Demond Moorehead was hit and killed while riding his bike on Schirmer near Michigan in south St. Louis on April 23. His […]

  • Car involved in crash with St. Louis fire engine

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A car was involved in a crash with a St. Louis fire engine Tuesday morning.  The accident happened at the intersection of Glasgow at Sheridan in north St. Louis. Capt. Mosby with the St. Louis Fire Department says that Pumper 28 was involved in an accident.  He says that two minors were in the car, a rental. They did not have licenses. The driver was 16-years old, and his mother did respond to the scene. The rental car […]

  • Police warn consumers about recent ‘buy and sell’ robberies in St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Police in St. Louis County are warning people about using “buy and sell” smartphone apps after three robberies and one attempted robbery during would-be purchases over the weekend. One of the victims was shot, police said. The victims were using the Letgo and Facebook Marketplace apps for deals on iPhone Xs and an Xbox game console in one instance, police said. According to police, the victims agreed to meet the supposed seller in seemingly safe […]

  • Inspection results at Homer G. Phillips

    ST. LOUIS – After a Fox2/News11 report two days ago, residents’ complaints about living conditions at the historic Homer G. Phillips apartments for seniors have been confirmed by inspectors for the City of St. Louis Building and Health. Homer G. Phillips is now on the clock to get something done about it. The inspection reports say inspections of 181 of 231 units revealed a widespread lack of hot water; 4 units with bedbug infestation; 2 with roach infestation; 3 with a mice […]

  • Cars caught blowing stop signs a day after kids struck by vehicle

    ST. LOUIS – There’s an intersection in St. Louis where the driving is so dangerous school officials are afraid to let their students walk across the street. Two children were struck by a hit and run driver trying to do just that on Wednesday. On Thursday afternoon, a Fox2/News11 camera caught drivers repeatedly ignoring stop signs and speed limits, right next to a school. There seemed to be no fear of getting a ticket. Police could be out there writing […]

  • Board of Aldermen President launches investigation into health and safety issues at senior apartments

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis Board of Aldermen President, Lewis Reed, launched an investigation into what he called major health and safety issues at the Homer G. Phillips senior apartments in the North St. Louis. Fox 2/News 11 went inside for a look around, Wednesday. At first glance, the historic former hospital seemed beautiful, modern, and well-kept. There are about 230 residents. Resident Walter Deloch, 83, is the Vice-President of the resident’s association. He loves the building and amenities. Still, […]

  • Fox 2 gets on the ground look at Ameren linemen restoring power in Puerto Rico

    PUERTO RICO – With about 75 Ameren workers from the St. Louis region are in Puerto Rico restoring power to hurricane victims, Fox 2/News 11 sent a crew for an exclusive report on their progress. Five months after the power went out, an estimated 370,000 people are still in the dark. In a way it’s much like it is at home after a storm, seeing Ameren workers restoring power to everyone who’s lost it.  Then, you think about the long […]

  • Investigation continues into murder of 19-year-old St. Clair County man

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – A college student had been murdered in Belleville Illinois. Nineteen-year-old Cole Wierciszewski was shot and killed Monday evening. So far, no suspect or motive has been released by the Major Case Squad. Wierciszewski was known as an ambitious student, graduating from Belleville-East High School last spring, while already taking classes at Southwestern Illinois College through a special dual enrollment program. For some reason, he was shot where he lived with a roommate on Paulette Drive not far […]

  • St. Louis County teacher accused of having sex with a minor

    BALLWIN, Mo. – A middle school teacher and coach in the Parkway School District was charged Tuesday amid accusations of having a sexual relationship with a student. The teacher, identified as Ronnie Smith, has been with the district since 2005. Smith taught industrial tech at Parkway South Middle School. He split time between South Middle and Southwest Middle from 2009-2012.  Smith was also an assistant varsity football coach and the junior varsity girls’ basketball coach at Parkway South High School. District officials have placed […]

  • Investigators search for motive behind murder-suicide in St. Louis Hills

    ST. LOUIS – With no known motive or living witnesses, investigators are looking into whether postpartum depression played in the tragic shooting deaths of a man, wife, and infant daughter in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood of South St. Louis. Police identified them Monday as 33-year-old Matthew Trokey, 32-year-old wife Mary Jo Trokey, and 3-month-old Taylor Rose. The neighborhood remained shaken with people adding to a memorial at the family’s doorstep on Kinsey near Childress. The pastor of St. Raphael’s […]