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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: 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.

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    Illinois hunters collected fewer deer this season

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – Deer hunters in Illinois harvested fewer animals this year compared to last year, according to the figures released by the Illinois State Department of Natural Resources. According to the department, hunters bagged more than 145,000 deer this season, which ended Sunday. That figure is 2,800 less than last deer season.  

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    Ferguson restaurant closes doors for good

    FERGUSON, Mo. (KTVI) – Red’s Barbecue, which has become a staple in Ferguson since its erection in 2012, will not reopen its doors. Reds, located on West Florissant and Canfield, was damaged by looters and vandals in August. Then after the doors reopened in October, the civil unrest in November proved to be too much for Red’s. The restaurant’s lawyers says raising the money to rebuild has become too difficult for the owners.

  • Freelance photographer shares his photos, experience covering Ferguson protests

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. (KTVI) – Since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, protests arose across Ferguson, St. Louis and the country, as well as some parts of the globe. Professional Photographer Richard Pack takes his camera to the protest sites and posts them publicly to his blog.    

  • Tax filing season could prove challenging in 2015

    ST. LOUIS – The 2015 tax filing season is now underway. The good news is this year’s filing season started earlier than in previous years. But the bad news is experts are expecting this to be a very challenging year. Sandy Furuya, senior accounting manager at Wamhoff Financial Planning and Accounting, joins Elliot Weiler to explain why.

  • Injured eagle, threatened with euthanasia, moved to World Bird Sanctuary

    VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI)-A bald eagle, injured in one eye, gets a new lease on life. The majestic bird arrived at the World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park over the weekend where it will get the help it needs. “The eye injuries… we don’t see many of them.” Walt Cawford, executive director of the sanctuary, first heard about the injured eagle late last week. “My weekend off turned into a fiasco; I had emails and phone calls and…you name it […]

  • Wedding planning tips from the Better Business Bureau

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – Weddings can be costly and filled with emotions, but brides and grooms can reduce the unwanted surprises by consulting the Better Business Bureau.  Christ Thetford of the Better Business Bureau has pointers for couples planning their big day.

  • How ‘Truth in Lending’ mortgage rule affects homeowners

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – The Supreme Court has ruled that if mortgage lenders don’t follow the ‘Truth in Lending Rules’, homeowners can back out of the deal they have with the lender. Chris Purcell, senior vice president of Central Bank of St. Louis explains how this could affect you.

  • Better Business Bureau- Weight loss scams

    (KTVI)- Are you determined to take control of your fitness and lose weight this year? If so, Chris Thetford from the Better Business Bureau has some advice that can help you evaluate fitness clubs, gyms or weight-loss programs to avoid scams and find reliable businesses. For additional information visit: bbb.org  

  • Post Scripts: Crime in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch political editor Christopher Ave and post crime reporter Christine Byers discuss the uptick in crime in the City of St. Louis. Post Scripts airs Saturday evenings at 5:30 and Sunday mornings at 8:30.

  • BBB- Holiday scams

    (KTVI)- We’re a week away from Christmas. The Better Business Bureau wants it to be a merry one, not filled with bah humbug feelings. Chris Thetford is here with three common sense alerts for everyone right before the holidays. For additional information visit: bbb.org

  • Get your finances in order for the end of the year

    (KTVI)-There’s only about two weeks left in the year. That means it is time to get our finances in order for the end of the year and before tax filing begins. Bob Jones is the CEO and President of Central Trust And Investment Company Of Saint Louis and he offers the following tips: Take a hard look at where your money is and perhaps where it should be instead Consider selling off stocks or other assets to take a tax […]