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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
  • FOX 2 opening St. Charles news bureau inside the Family Arena

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – FOX 2 has always covered Saint Charles County. Now we’ll cover it like never before with a working news bureau inside one of the region’s top entertainment venues. The FOX 2 Art Department is putting the finishing touches on our new Saint Charles County News Bureau inside the Family Arena. Reporters will file stories and broadcast live from the arena, covering news in Saint Charles County, and events at the arena. It’s a partnership that […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: Supreme Court rulings, Hillary Clinton’s visit, and the Rams stadium lawsuit

    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 this past week’s Supreme Court rulings on the Affordable Care Act and gay marriage, Hillary Clinton’s recent visit to St. Louis, and the lawsuit filed over the funding an development of a new NFL stadium in St. Louis.

  • PrideFest St. Louis happening this weekend

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Pridefest St. Louis is this weekend at Soldier’s Memorial Field. Debbie Smith, commitment marriage ceremony director, and other parade participants joined FOX2 to talk about the events this weekend. There will be a grand parade Sunday at noon along Market Street between 12th and 18th.

  • Hancock & Kelley: South Carolina shooting, the Pope, and the new $10 bill

    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 South Carolina shooting, the Pope declaring it’s time to act on climate change, and the putting a woman on the $10 bill.  

  • Hancock & Kelley: Monsanto, Hastert pleads not guilty, and possible MU fraternity rules

    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 Monsanto possibly leaving the country, North County policing,  Blunt Hastert pleads not guilty, and the University of Missouri- Columbia might add new fraternity rules.  

  • Post Scripts: St. Louis aims to make it easier to start a business

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

  • St. Louis County chief criticizes police co-ops

    VINITA PARK (KTVI) – Are new police cooperatives the right way to patrol St. Louis County neighborhoods? Not according to the St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, who penned an editorial in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, claiming the co-ops are a bad idea. While Belmar did not single out the new north county police cooperative formed by Vinita Park after Wellston dissolved its force last month, his comments certainly apply to the newly formed force, and to other communities […]

  • The questions to ask to avoid hidden vacation fees

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Hidden fees can pop up when you’re planning your summer vacation. Chris Thetford, from the Better Business Bureau, joined FOX2 to share what questions you need to ask to avoid payment surprises. For more information and other business tips you can head to the BBB’s website at BBB.org

  • Protecting yourself against cyber crime

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – With people relying more on their phones, tablets, and laptops, it’s no wonder cyber crime is on the rise. Ben Mauch, senior security consultant with VioPoint, joined FOX2 to talk about how to protect your information online. If you want to hear more from Mauch you can tune into our sister station, KPLR11, Saturday at 7 p.m. to watch “The Pulse of St. Louis.” For more information you can go to VioPoint.com.

  • Hancock and Kelley: Right To Work Veto, Paid Ferguson Protestors, 2016 Presidential Race

    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, Jane Dueker,  sits in for Michael Kelley.  Up for discussion, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of a Right to Work bill, the possible raising of the minimum wage in St. Louis and across the Show-Me State, the merging of the Wellston and Vinita Park police departments, and the paying of […]

  • St. Louis seeks to raise minimum wage to $15 and lawsuit to block bonds for new stadium

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

  • Heart attack survivor rewarded for saving countless lives

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – People respond to life-changing moments in different ways. A woman who survived sudden cardiac arrest is now using that event to save countless lives. Linda Dickson’s life changed forever eight years ago. “They realized my heart was in vfib, my heart wasn`t beating properly and blood wasn`t flowing throughout my body.” said Linda Dickson. Her heart was in sudden cardiac arrest. “Luckily she had two ER nurses who were there who gave her mouth to […]