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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
  • Take a tour of the St. Jude Dream Home every weekend in August

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Jude Dream Home will have open houses every weekend till August 30. Tours will be given every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. When you visit you can register for a chance to win a $10,000 furniture shopping spree at Rothman Furniture and Mattress Store. All of the proceeds for the Dream Home go directly to St. Jude. Tickets are available for $100 online at dreamhome.org.

  • Celebrate National Cheesecake Day with The Cheesecake Factory

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – July 29 is National Cheesecake Day! David Smith with The Cheesecake Factory joined FOX2 to share some of their top treats. For a full menu you can visit their website: thecheesecakefactory.com.

  • Hancock and Kelley: Planned Parenthood investigation, Illinois budget, and NGA bond issue

    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, Megan Shackelford sat in for Kelley. Up for discussion, an investigation of  Planned Parenthood by the Missorui legislature, Illinois budget woes, and a St. Louis city bond for the relocation of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

  • BBB warns against tuckpointing scam in St. Charles

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – There’s a potential tuckpointing scam going on in St. Charles. Chris Thetford of Better Business Bureau stopped by FOX2 to share why the BBB believes Terry Marler from Tuckpointing & Masonry is scamming people. To read the full BBB alert you can visit their website: bbb.org/stlouis.  

  • Money mistakes that could be killing your retirement savings

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Saving for retirement is essential and scary. Matt Allgeyer, Wamhoff Financial Planning and Accounting Services, stopped by FOX 2 to share the most common saving mistakes that are harmful to retirement. For more information about Wamhoff services you can visit their website: wamhoff.com.

  • Hancock and Kelley: Violence in St. Louis, Dotson’s call for a gun court, Planned Parenthood scandal

    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 FOX2 at 8:30am. Up for discussion this week, violence in St. Louis and the shooting of a police officer in the Central West End, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson’s renewed his call for a gun court in the city, and the Planned Parenthood fetal body parts scandal.  

  • BBB warns against time share scam

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Several St. Louis consumers say they were scammed out of thousands of dollars in a nationwide time share scam. Chris Thetford, Better Business Bureau, joined FOX2 to share tips on how to avoid this scam. For more information about the time share scam you can visit their website: bbb.org/stlouis.

  • Apps to download before your next family outing

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Going to amusement parks with families can be nerve wracking due to the crowds. To make your trip easier, Shawn Fields, Verizon Wireless, stopped by FOX2 to talk about smart phone apps that can help keep families together. For more useful apps you can visit their website: verizonwireless.com.

  • Hancock and Kelley: Municipal courts, Donald Trump, and gay marriage

    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. Up for discussion, municipal court reform, backlash from Donald Trump’s comments on immigrats, and gay marriage in Missouri.  

  • Tips for hiring a contractor to waterproof your basement

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – If your house floods, you will probably want to call a contractor to waterproof your basement. The Better Business Bureau has a few things you should know before book a contractor. For more information from the BBB you can visit their website: bbb.org.

  • Missouri MOST 529: a tax deductible plan to save money for college

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – MOST is Missouri’s 529 college savings plan to help Missouri families save for college. Clint Zweifel, Missouri state treasurer, and the winners of this year’s contest, the Muehleisin family, joined FOX2 to talk about MOST. To start your own MOST account or to learn more about the program you can visit their website: missourimost.org.  

  • IRS newlywed tips from Wamhoff Financial

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – When couples become married they plan for the future, but they may not know how to plan financially. Sandy Furuya, senior accounting manager at Wamhoff Financial Planning and Accounting Services, joined FOX 2 Now to share IRS tips for newlyweds. For more financial information you can visit their website: wamhoff.com.