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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
  • Fatal accident occurs on I-255 despite highway safety campaign

    CASEYVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The holiday weekend got off to a relatively safe start on St. Louis area highways. It came to a deadly end just as police wrapped up their massive effort to keep highways safe. A head-on, cross-over crash on Interstate 255 near Caseyville, Illinois, left a Missouri woman dead and her husband near death, around 4 o’clock Monday afternoon. Illinois State Police gave this account: A driver was getting onto Northbound 255 from Westbound 64 when she […]

  • Protesters come to Ferguson from all over the country

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – People from the St. Louis area and around the country took part in a peaceful protest Saturday, marking three weeks since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson by police officer Darren Wilson. The multi-cultural crowd of demonstrators marched down West Florissant Avenue to the Canfield Green apartment complex where Michael Brown was killed, then on to an area park.

  • Althoff Catholic High School celebrating anniversary by honoring alumni

    (KTVI)- Althoff Catholic High School is celebrating their 50th anniversary. To celebrate, they will be honoring the successes of their alumni and they are looking for nominations. Nominees can be either seasoned professionals or young alumni on the rise in their career. A selection committee will review the nominations and choose the honorees, who will be featured in the Belleville News Democrat during a year-long promotional campaign. They area also planning a “Hall of Inspiration” at the school. You can […]

  • Storm rolls through Ferguson just as normalcy was returning

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Storms knocked out power to about 6,000 St. Louis area customers Wednesday night. It also plowed through Ferguson and Jennings right where things were just starting to return to normal after the Ferguson police shooting death of Michael Brown. The worst of it was on Kinamore Drive: part of a snapped tree impaled the roof. The Buzz Westfall Plaza, what had been the police command center for the Ferguson unrest the past 2 weeks, is right […]

  • Hundreds of thousands of tomatoes left to rot in field

    COLUMBIA, IL (KTVI) – The heat wave raised a bit of stink near Columbia, Illinois, Tuesday night. Turn the corner onto Ramsey Road just across from Riverside Golf Course in the shadow the JB Bridge and the odor was like hitting a wall. There were likely hundreds of thousands of pounds of tomatoes rotting in an 18-20 acre field. St. Louis’s love affair with tomatoes is still in prime season. But it may seem a lot less appetizing if you […]

  • No protest in Ferguson Monday night, but a change may be in the offing

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Brown’s parents asked for no protests Monday on the day they laid him to rest. But tonight the change in Ferguson is incredible. West Florissant Avenue hasn’t looked like this since August 8th, the day before Michael Brown was killed by a Ferguson police officer. Looking down the roadway you can’t believe your eyes when you think of all that has happened with massive crowds, a riot, police, tear gas and gunfire. Yet there are signs […]

  • Mr. Z: Talking to kids about the Ferguson crisis

    (KTVI)- Steve Zwolak, a St. Louis-based child development and parenting expert. With the recent tragic events in Ferguson, he has advice on how parents and family members can respond to any questions young children may have about the crisis in Ferguson and its aftermath. Steve Zwolak, aka “Mr. Z”, is then executive director of the University City Children’s Center and founding director of LUME Institute.

  • Normandy H.S., fans and players remember Michael Brown

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Two weeks after the death of Michael Brown, his high school kicked off a new football season Saturday morning. Michael Brown graduated this past year from Normandy High School and was a fan of the Vikings. Saturday, fans, coaches, and players held a moment of silence to remember Michael Brown.

  • Art Fair at Queeny Park back for Labor Day Weekend

    (KTVI)-Love strolling through rows and rows of beautiful art? More than 100 juried artists from across the country will be on display at the Art Fair at Queeny Park over Labor Day Weekend. One of the longest-running art fairs in the Bi-State region, the event is held rain or shine because it takes place inside the Greensfelder Recreation Center. Labor Day Weekend Art Fair Times: Friday, August 29, 2014 6-9pm Saturday, August 30, 2014 10a-6p Sunday, August 31, 2014 11a-4p

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    New video and 911 calls released in Tuesday’s officer involved shooting

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -In the wake of the crisis in Ferguson, another deadly police involved shooting has stirred passions in St. Louis. St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson has released graphic cell phone video and 911 calls of the incident, Wednesday, in a bold and controversial step toward transparency. This commitment to transparency has been in the works for months, Dotson said, though the crisis in Ferguson added a sense of urgency. In Dotson’s quest for transparency in […]

  • Captain Johnson trying to bridge the gap with protesters

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – As daylight slipped into night in Ferguson, the air was thick with tension as law enforcement officers locked down West Florissant Avenue. Traffic is being routed away from the area in the hope that this will limit outside protesters from slipping into the area and causing trouble. Police commanders spent  the day fine tuning their plans for dealing with protesters Tuesday night. FOX2 spoke with Captain Ron Johnson  of the Missouri State Highway Patrol who is […]

  • Exclusive: Forensic Pathologist explains how Michael Brown died

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Professor Shawn Parcells is a forensic pathologist assistant and medical investigator from Kansas City. He explained to the world how 18 year old Michael Brown died. Parcells was hired by the Brown family’s attorneys. But, he says he motivated by a quest for the truth for loved ones who have been left with only the revolting image of a bullet-riddled body left lying in the street. “The Brown family has been left out in the […]