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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
  • BBB: Avoid “Xtreme Automotive”

    (KTVI)- If your car needs repairs, the Better Business Bureau warns of a shop in South County, Bill Smith, from the Better Business Bureau, talks about the complaints against “Xtreme Automotive”. For more information please visit bbb.org/stlouis

  • Erin Bode to open for LeAnn Rimes at benefit concert

    (KTVI)- Two-time Grammy award-winner, LeAnn Rimes, is coming to St. Louis this weekend. The concert will benefit the Vatterott College Scholarship Fund. St. Louis native Erin Bode will open the show. Erin Bode, performs at the studio, and is joined with Dian Forbes, from Vatterott College, to talk about the event Diana talks about who the scholarships help and how many scholarships have been given out. The Vatterott College Scholarship benefit concert will be at 7:00 p.m. this Saturday, August […]

  • Stand Up to Cancer with Fifth Third Bank of St. Louis

    (KTVI)- “Fifth Third Bank” of St. Louis wants everyone to help as they “Stand Up to Cancer”. CEO of Fifth Third Bank, Shawn Hagan, talks about how we can use social media to raise money and how much the campaign has already raised. Hagan brings in a NASCAR simulator, which will be at 6920 Olive Blvd in University City from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesday. Fifth Third Bank is teaming up with Roush Fenway Racing, being the primary sponsor […]

  • Lose Your Blues Instrument and Denim Drive

    (KTVI) – Do you have any old jeans or instruments buried in a closet in your house?  If so, we have a solution that will help you get rid of them and help a good cause at the same time. Samantha Fisher, the Executive Director of Play It Forward along with Justine Robinson from West County Center are here to tell us about the Lose Your Blues Instrument and Denim Drive. The Lose Your Blues Instrument and Denim Drive will […]

  • FOX 2 presents “Hancock and Kelley”

    (KTVI) – “Hancock and Kelley” are coming to FOX 2.  Elliot Weiler gives us a preview of the special set to air Tuesday night at 9:30 pm. The program will bring some familiar names from radio to television. The first guest will be Senator Claire McCaskill. Hancock and Kelley have been battling it out in a friendly political arena for years.  John Hancock is a republican strategist and Michael Kelley works for democrats.  They have inside knowledge into politicians and […]

  • Practice-Match Career Fair has opportunities for physicians

    (KTVI)- Are you a physician looking for work? If so, there are over 60 hospitals, clinics, and groups that are traveling from all over the country to St. Louis to talk about their opportunities. Leslie Thompson, the Director of Physician Career Fairs, talks about the “Practice-Match Career Fair”. The fair is Tuesday, July 29th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Bush Student Center on the St. Louis University campus. For more information head to practicematch.com

  • Post Scripts: St. Louis County Exec. race, international crises

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s National and Political Editor Christopher Ave, and the Post’s St. Louis County reporter Steve Giergerich recap the week’s news and political headlines, including the increasingly nasty primary race for St. Louis County Executive, the international crises in Ukraine and Israel, and developments in the car sharing debate in St. Louis. Post Scripts airs Saturday evenings at 5:30 and Sunday mornings at 8:30. Post Scripts: Obamacare, Civilian Plane […]

  • Woman held hostage for years shares her story

    (KTVI)– One of the women held hostage for years inside a Cleveland home is talking with Fox 2. She’s written a book that is so chilling. You can’t imagine how someone could live through the ordeal. In it Michelle Knight details her captivity and recovery. Fox 2’s Elliot Weiler interviewed Knight.

  • Tips to help manage financial stress

    (KTVI)- According to a recent study, nearly 20% of adults in their 40’s, 50’s and 60’s find themselves in the sandwich generation. The sandwich generation is caring for an aging parent while financially supporting at least one child. That number is expected to grow as the population continues to age. Matt Allgeyer, from Wamhoff Financial Planning, has some tips to help manage the financial stress the sandwich generation faces. For more information please visit their website at wamhoff.com

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    Biden: US won’t rest until VA problems fixed

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Vice President Joe Biden is telling veterans that the Obama administration won’t rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department get fixed. Biden is addressing a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He says the country has learned that there are “many, many” things that must be done to fix the VA. Biden says acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson will speak in depth Tuesday about the VA’s difficult condition and what’s being done […]

  • Post Scripts: St. Louis County Exec primary race, Todd Akin’s new book

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s city hall reporter Nicholas J.C. Pistor recap the week’s news and political headlines, including the increasingly nasty primary race for St. Louis County Executive, nepotism in the St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds office, and former Republican Congressman and US Senate candidate Todd Akin’s new book. Post Scripts airs Saturday evenings at 5:30 and Sunday mornings at 8:30. Post Scripts: Gov. Nixon Vetoes, Highway Trust Fund […]

  • Express Scripts Hepatitis C drug tax

    (KTVI) –  There’s a new drug on the market that’s designed to treat Hepatitis C  but there’s one catch.  The drug is extremely expensive in the U.S.  and the taxpayer is footing the bill. Dr. Steve Miller, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis based Express Scripts, tells us all about it. For more information visit: sovaldi.com or express-scripts.com