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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
  • Acupuncture for animals

    (KTVI) – Millions of people around the world swear by the healing powers of acupuncture. Now, a growing number of pet owners are turning to those tiny Chinese needles as a method of reducing everything from chronic pain to itchy skin disorders. Dr. Steven Schwartz believes in traditional western veterinary methods, but also sees value in adding acupuncture to some animals’ healthcare regimen.

  • Hancock & Kelley: John Diehl resigns, MO Legislative session ends, Deadly Amtrak derailment

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Michael Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30am. This week, John Hancock, Jr., filled in for his father. We go in depth on the sexting scandal involving former Missouri Speak of the House, John Diehl, and a college intern and his subsequent resignation.  We also delve into the end of the Missouri Legislative session, the deadly Amtrak train derailment in […]

  • Post Scripts: Missouri House Speaker John Diehl sexting scandal

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post Dispatch newspaper reporter Christopher Ave wrap up the week’s biggest stories with FOX 2’s Elliott Weiler.

  • Can the moderation movement help alcohol drinkers?

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – When it comes to managing alcohol consumption, more and more people don’t want to give up drinking altogether, they want to manage how much they drink. There’s a peer support group called Moderation Management that attempts to do just that: Help people control the amount of alcohol they consumer without giving it up entirely. The program begins with a 30-day period of alcohol abstinence, followed by techniques to reintroduce alcohol in ways that help people control […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: 2016 Presidential Race, Nixon Veto Override, Deflate-Gate and the NFL

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Michael Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30am. This week’s topics include the expanding list of candidates for President of the United States, the Missouri Legislature’s override of Nixon’s veto and cutting welfare benefits, the PERF report that recommends merging of some St. Louis County police departments, and a discussion on the New England Patriots’ Deflate-Gate scandal. Why does John […]

  • Post Scripts: Policing in St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, and Jeremy Kohler wrap up the week’s biggest stories with FOX 2’s Elliott Weiler.

  • Hancock & Kelley: Baltimore, Ferguson, and Governor Nixon’s veto pen

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Michael Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30am. This week’s topics include the the charging of six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, comparing and contrasting events in Baltimore with those in Ferguson, Governor Nixon uses his veto pen, and new candidates for Governor and President.    

  • Post Scripts: Discussion on the Baltimore uprising

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, and Nick Pistor wrap up the week’s biggest stories with FOX 2’s Elliott Weiler.

  • Hancock & Kelley: NFL stadium plans move forward, STL County audit, Clinton Foundation questions

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Michael Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30am. This week’s topics include the presentation of detailed stadium plans by the St. Louis Task Force to the NFL, the delay of an audit of St. Louis County, controversy surounding the Clinton Foundation,  and the possibility of tolls on I-70.  

  • Hancock and Kelley: Clinton, Rubio, and Cuba

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Michael Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30am.  Clinton and Rubio are in for the 2016 Presidential campaign and the current President continues to step up renewed relations with Cuba. Also this week, Hancock and Kelley discuss the wrap up by the Clayton Police Department into the death of Tom Schweich, the Missouri Governor’s race, and discuss whether St. Louis […]

  • State Auditor Tom Schweich.

    Police say all evidence points to suicide in Tom Schweich’s death

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Police say  Schweich shot and killed himself at his Clayton home on February 26th.  He was taken to Barnes Jewish hospital where he was pronounced dead.  During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon they revealed more information in the death. Police say he did indeed commit suicide. Investigators say first responders found a Walther P22 caliber handgun under the body of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich.  His hands were tested for gunshot residue.  They tested positive for recently […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: 2016 Presidential bids, Voting in Ferguson, SC police officer charged with murder

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Michael Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30am. This week’s topics include Hillary Clinton’s and Rand Paul’s Presidential campaigns, voting up in Ferguson, Jason Kander’s fundraising success, the NFL stadium funding lawsuit, and more.