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As the Contact 2 Consumer Reporter at FOX 2 News, Elliot Weiler fights for the little guy, working to resolve tough problems. His Contact 2 investigations expose scams and rip-offs targeting consumers in Missouri and Illinois while his “Hey Elliot” segments offer FOX 2 viewers tips and advice they can’t get anywhere else.

Elliot also anchors FOX 2 News at 11am during the weekdays along with April Simpson.

Elliot joined the FOX 2 team in 2006 after working as a consumer reporter at WBRE-TV in Scranton, Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters honored Elliot with two “Best Special Report” awards for his investigations into fraudulent Canadian loan scams.

Prior to working in Scranton, Elliot worked for Comcast in Reading, Pennsylvania, WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont, WTXF-TV in Philadelphia and WGAL-TV in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

After graduating from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Elliot was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study political communications in Canada. Elliot holds graduate degrees in political science and journalism from York University in Toronto and Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois.

Elliot grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and now enjoys living in St. Louis.

Recent Articles
  • Rex Sinquefield reveals motivations in exclusive interview

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – In a rare interview, millionaire philanthropist Rex Sinquefield sits down with FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler for an exclusive, wide-ranging interview. From growing up in St. Louis to breaking new ground in the financial industry to influencing political candidates and issue campaigns, Sinquefield reveals what makes him tick, and what issues motivate him. As his influence in politics grows, Sinquefield remains committed to political and educational reforms that he says promote growth in a region that […]

  • Why is the Michael Brown grand jury taking so long?

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – So, when will the grand jury in the Michael Brown case return its decision? It’s the announcement everyone is anxiously waiting for. They’ve been meeting in secret at the Justice Center in Clayton for months. 12 grand jurors, six white men, three white women, two black women and one black man. Any day now, they will decide whether or not Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson faces criminal charges relating to the shooting death of Michael Brown. […]

  • STLMoms: Myself Belts

    (STLMoms)- Clayton resident, Talia Goldfarb of Myself Belts, has captured the attention of some very well-known venture capitalists with her line of patented belts for kids. Myself belts are designed with a specialized closure to help tots exercise their independence so they can easily fasten their own belts, keeping their pants up and adding fashionable flair to any outfit. She stopped by the KPLR11 studios to tell us all about it! Talia is facing the ‘sharks’ on ABC’s Shark Tank […]

  • Amazon returning to Illinois

    (KTVI)- Amazon is coming to the Land of Lincoln and bringing a thousand new jobs with it. Illinois governor Pat Quinn announced that the company plans to open its first warehouse and several other facilities in the Chicago area as it adds more distribution centers nationwide. In 2011, Amazon cut all ties with Illinois and affiliates in a dispute over sales taxes. The company is still considering locations but plans to invest $75 million in the state and open its […]

  • Ferrari only making 6 invitation-only supercars

    (KTVI)-For most, a top of the range sports car is about as exclusive as it gets. But for a growing number of super-rich, they want unique, and they are willing to pay for it. So Ferrari is creating the invitation-only Ferrari super-car. The Italian automaker and its design partner, Pininfarina, created the Sergio, a concept car with butterfly doors, floating headrests and a special headlight design. Ferrari announced a production run of just six vehicles, and those six have already […]

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    Take a hard-hat tour of the IKEA construction site in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – IKEA will be one of the anchors that dramatically transforms the Cortex Innovation District between Midtown St. Louis and the Central West End.  Construction began in June with extensive excavation work. Now steel beams are being placed above a massive parking structure as the 380,000 square foot store begins to take shape for a Fall 2015 grand opening. FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler takes a hard hat tour of the construction site to see the progress on IKEA St. […]

  • Post Scripts: The D.C. perspective on St. Louis issues

    (KTVI)-On this week’s Post Scripts, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler and National and Political Editor Christopher Ave and Washington, DC reporter Chuck Raash from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch look ahead to the midterm elections with in-depth analysis on the national and local races to watch, including two hotly contested Congressional seats in Illinois. The panel also discusses the aftermath of the events in Ferguson on judicial reform and local politics.

  • Sound panels removed along I-64 because of cracks

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – The sound walls only been up for about five years. Friday MoDOT began removing some panels along Highway 40. You wouldn’t notice anything different driving by the walls. The walls look the same, but bridge inspectors did notice something concerning earlier this week. “You really can`t fix the cracks you have to replace those posts and so we thought we should go ahead and take them down as soon as possible to get them out […]

  • Country’s largest pumpkin farm in Illinois

    KEENES, IL (KTVI) – When it comes to cash crops, pumpkins are king in Illinois. The country’s largest producer of fresh market pumpkins is a company called Frey Farms based in Keenes, IL, near Mount Vernon. Frey Farms grow tens of thousands of pumpkins on farms in seven states, though the soil and topography in southern Illinois are considered the best. The company has grown every year, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of its owner, Sarah Frey-Talley.  In this special […]

  • Post Scripts: Another fatal police involved shooting, Ferguson protests

    (KTVI)- Time to discuss the biggest stories on the past week. Topics include another fatal police involved shooting, the use of social media to organize Ferguson protests, rising violent crime, and a look at the St. Louis County Executive race. Elliot Weiler is joined by St. Louis Post-Dispatch National and Political editor Christopher Ave and St. Louis County reporter Steve Giegerich.


    Help the St. Louis Area Foodbank win $60,000

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One in seven Americans are in need of food assistance including 12 million children. The St. Louis Area Foodbank is doing its part in that fight and needs your vote to win $60,000 Ryan Farmer, director of communications for the St. Louis Area Foodbank explains how you can help. You can vote by following the link on their website. 

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    Free dental care for Veterans this Friday

    (KTVI) – Are you a veteran in need of dental car? If so, the Dentalink is hosting an event Friday offering you free dental care. Doctor Allen Link says the event is being held at his office on Manchester Road in Ballwin, MO. You can call 314-359-4966 for more information.  You can also visit TheDentalink.com.