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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
  • Post Scripts: Tom Schweich

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

  • ‘Hancock and Kelley’ not airing this Sunday

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The public may never know what Tom Schweich was going to tell reporters on the day of his death. Schweich had indicated he was bothered by what he felt were anti-Semitic comments made by Missouri State Republican Party Chairman John Hancock. Hancock appears with Michael Kelley on Sunday mornings on Fox 2. Our news department was scheduled to tape this weekend’s edition of ‘Hancock and Kelley’ Friday afternoon. Elliot Weiler, who hosts the show, was preparing […]

  • Retirement planning conference comes to St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Chartered Financial Analyst Society of St. Louis will host a retirement planning conference next week, featuring several area experts on the important issues in planning for retirement. One of the speakers, Peter Lazaroff of Acropolis Investment Management, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to encourage people approaching retirement age and even those several years away to get their retirement affairs in order.

  • Poisonings from nicotine liquid in e-cigs on the rise

    (KTVI) – In the past year, calls into the Missouri Poison Center about liquid nicotine poisonings have more than doubled. It doesn’t take much of the highly concentrated “e-liquid” solution to cause toxic poisoning in small children. Even though many vaping shops only sell the e-liquid solution in containers with child resistant caps, there are no national standards when it comes to packaging.  That’s the poison center and the vaping industry advises all e-cigarette users to keep the electronic devices and the e-liquid […]

  • St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival this week

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – More than 25 local breweries will participate in this week’s St. Louis Centennial Beer Festival. A portion of the proceeds benefit the St. Louis Area Foodbank. Ryan Luke, executive chef at Moulin Events, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning not only to provide more information on the event, including the Brewmaster Five-Course Dinner, but to give a cooking demonstration for ‘beeramisu.’

  • Hancock and Kelley: Is Jason Kander making the right move?

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Roy Blunt in next year’s U.S. Senate race. That means Kander is giving up a statewide post in which he was considered a favorite for re-election. And Blunt is not considered to be a vulnerable incumbent. Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Mike Kelley, a Democrat, weighed in on the much-discussed topic on FOX 2 Sunday. The two […]

  • New HIV drug could lessen HIV infection

    (KTVI) – It’s being hailed as the best thing ever for preventing HIV. A drug called Truvada is part of a new HIV prevention toolkit called prep, short for pre-exposure prophylaxis. Truvada is a combination of two drugs currently used to treat HIV positive patients, but studies have shown when HIV negative people take it every day, Truvada reduces the risk of HIV infection by up to 92-percent. Despite decades of HIV education, everything from abstinence to condom use, there […]

  • Hancock and Kelley: Ginsburg explains SOTU snooze

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was caught snoozing  at this year’s State of the Union address.  Last Thursday, CNN reported that Ginsburg admitted to the crowd at a event hosted by The Smithsonian Associates in Washington, D.C. that she was, in fact, asleep. “The audience for the most part is awake because they are bobbing up and down and we sit there, stone faced,” she said. “But we’re not, at least I was not 100% sober,” […]

  • Post Scripts: Catherine Hanaway’s comments at conservative meeting

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch political editor Christopher Ave, and post reporter Kevin McDermott discussed the comments made by former U.S Attorney Catherine Hanaway at a conservative “Educational Policy Conference” last weekend in St. Louis that has raised eyebrows. Plus the panel takes about a possible run by Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander for Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s senate seat.

  • Post Scripts: Darren Wilson and Gov. Nixon’s State of the State Address

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch political editor Christopher Ave, and post reporter Steve Giegerich discussed a report that states Officer Darren Wilson will not face Civil Rights charges and Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State Address. Post Scripts airs Saturday evenings at 5:30 and Sunday mornings at 8:30.

  • Special Valentine’s Day menu with J. Gilbert’s

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI)  – It’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow, have you made reservations for dinner yet? Dawn Allen from J. Gilbert’s Steakhouse stopped by the studio to talk about their special menu for the Valentine’s weekend.

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    Nixon: Ameren, railroads agree to move for new downtown stadium

    ST. LOUIS – Ameren Corporation and the Terminal Railroad Association (TRRA) would move their northside riverfront infrastructure so the city could be a new football stadium, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon Tuesday morning at a news conference in downtown St. Louis. In his first news conference on the new stadium effort, Nixon said St. Louis’ status as a NFL city is at risk and losing the St. Louis Rams would cost Missouri–among other things–$10 million a year in tax revenue. The […]