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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
  • Trump grabs headlines with comments on Ferguson and St. Louis

    (KTVI) – You decide 2016 and Donald Trump is back at it, grabbing headlines for comments about immigrants and yet another sparring match with a member of the media. This time his comments single out Saint Louis and Ferguson. FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler took a closer look at what Trump said and how people here are reacting. Both comments were made during a campaign swing in Iowa, that’s where Donald Trump first launched into an unsubstantiated rant about gangs in […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: 2016 presidential and governor race and Rams relocation

    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 2016 presidential race, 2016 Missouri governor race, the possibility of the Rams relocating, and U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill’s new book.  

  • Post Scripts: NFL relocation meeting and Ferguson one year later

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

  • St. Louis company behind first official Star Trek-themed cruise

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – William Shatner wants to take Star Trek fans where they’ve never gone before, on a Star Trek-themed cruise. It’s the brain-child of St. Louis-based Entertainment Cruise Productions. The first ever officially licensed “Star Trek” cruise will embark in January 2017 on the Norwegian Pearl from Miami. The six-day cruise is part of the 50th Anniversary celebration for the Star Trek franchise, which first hit the airwaves in 1966. William Shatner and other Star Trek stars will also […]

  • Crestwood in one of the hottest zip codes to live in the United States

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Realtor.com named the 63126 zip code one of the hottest in the country. Crestwood earned the #7 position on the list based on things like home sales, median age of the housing supply, good job prospects and other factors. The town of Melrose, Massachusetts is top hot zip on this year’s Realtor.com survey,

  • Post Scripts: GOP debate and judge rules against vote in St. Louis for new NFL Stadium

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

  • You Decide 2016: Analysis of the Republican Presidential Debate

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Welcome to this Fox 2 special looking at Thursday’s first Republican presidential debate. Elliot Weiler hosts a panel of experts to examine the high points from the debate. Joining Elliot in studio are Democratic consultant Michael Kelley and Republican State Senator Bob Onder. Missouri Congresswoman Ann Wagner and Chairman of the Missouri Republican Party John Hancock offer analysis live in Cleveland.  

  • An in depth look into the Affordable Care Act

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Affordable Care Act, commonly known as Obamacare, has had many revisions added to it from the time it was passed five years ago. Sandy Furrya, senior accounting manager for Wamhoff Financial Planning and Accounting Services, stopped by FOX2 to explain more about the A.C.A. For more information on the services offered by Wamhoff Financial Planning you can visit their website: wamhoff.com.

  • 25th annual Celebrity Waiter’s Night for St. Louis Crisis Nursery

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Local celebrities will be teaming up with the St. Louis Crisis Nursery for the 25th annual Celebrity Waiter’s Night on Thursday. The Celebrity Waiter’s Night will be held at three restaurants: J. Gilbert’s, Bravo! Cucina and McCormick and Scmick’s. The event will run from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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    Judge rules no public vote required for new downtown football stadium

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A new riverfront football stadium does not need voter approval according to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Thomas Frawley ruled on Monday that the ordnance requiring a public vote was invalid. Frawley also ruled that the placement of the stadium does not break state law requiring the building be adjacent to the convention center. He writes in the ruling that the buildings are close enough. Judge: No public […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: GOP debate preview, the Department of Justice’s report and ethics reform in Jefferson City

    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 a preview of the GOP debate, the Department of Justice’s report on St. Louis, Jefferson City’s ethics reform, and the delayed Uber vote.

  • Post Scripts: Ferguson one year later

    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.