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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
  • Hancock and Kelley: 2016 Presidential Race, conflict of Interest in the MO AG’s office, and more

    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. With Senator Ted Cruz’ announcing his presidential bid, the 2016 campaign is officially underway. The two strategists discuss the very early outlook for the potential candidates. Also this week, Hancock and Kelley discuss Catherine Hanaway’s campaign, Chris Koster and conflict of interest in the Attorney Gerneral’s office, Jennifer Joyce’s next move, Jay […]

  • Which NFL teams will land in Los Angeles?

    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.

  • Over 2,000 layoffs in Granite City after US Steel idles operations

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A huge blow today for steel workers in Granite City. U.S. Steel has announced that the entire Granite City plant will shut down for an unknown period of time. Meaning, basically all of the workers there will likely be laid off. U.S. Steel officials say the exact date is May 28th. A U.S. Steel spokesperson says a total of 2,080 workers from Granite City Works will get pink slips. U.S. Steel is calling the move […]

  • Kinky Boots to play at Fabulous Fox Theatre now through Apr. 5

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Kinky Boots is Broadway`s high-heeled hit! The musical includes songs by Grammy and Tony Award winning pop icon, Cyndi Lauper. This stage production is a joyous celebration about the friendships we discover and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen`s shoe factory in Northampton, England to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Darius Harper, who plays “Lola,” joins us with […]

  • Hancock and Kelley: MO Governor’s race, Medicaid expansion, and more

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Mike Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30am. Once again, John Hancock starts this week’s show by again addressing reports that he had been conducting a whisper campaign against former state auditor Tom Schweich before the auditor recently committed suicide. On Thursday, David Humphreys, president of Tamko Supplies in Joplin released an affidavit he gave saying Hancock told him as […]

  • Post Scripts: New developments in Ferguson

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

  • Missouri GOP leader John Hancock.

    Hancock says Danforth is on “campaign to destroy me”

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) -Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock says former U.S. Senator John Danforth is behind the latest attempt at removing him from the party chair position. On Thursday, Joplin, MO businessman David Humphries released a sworn affidavit stating that Hancock referenced former Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich as being Jewish, and he said it in a way that made it seem like being Jewish was a political liability in Schweich’s run for governor. Schweich was not Jewish, […]

  • St. Charles County man a victim of ID theft three times over

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A St. Charles County man says he’s the victim of a kind of identity theft trifecta, involving a pre-paid debit card, the IRS, and the Anthem Insurance data breach. Joe Lograsso said his problems began late last month when it got an unexpected letter in the mail. “It started with a Green Dot reloadable debit card and I could not figure out why I got it,” he said. Lograsso called Green Dot to explain […]

  • Hancock and Kelly: Tom Schweich, Ferguson fallout, Hillary’s emails

    (KTVI)-Political consultants John Hancock, a Republican, and Mike Kelley, a Democrat, present opposing viewpoints on current issues every Sunday morning on FOX 2 at 8:30am. The show was back Sunday, March 15, after a two week hiatus. John Hancock starts this week’s show by again addressing reports that he had been conducting a whisper campaign against former state auditor Tom Schweich before the auditor took his own life two weeks ago. Schweich was reportedly set to accuse Hancock of telling […]

  • Post Scripts: Police officers shot in Ferguson, Chief Tom Jackson resigns

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

  • State Auditor Tom Schweich.

    How Schweich’s death affects 2016 Missouri governor’s race

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-A day after breaking his silence about the events surrounding Missouri state auditor Tom Schweich’s suicide, Missouri Republican Party Chairman John Hancock was back in the FOX 2 studios. He was joined by Michael Kelley for a taping of Hancock and Kelley. Hancock and Kelley canceled their show for the past two weeks, but were back to tape this weekend’s program on Friday. And John Hancock once again addressed the alleged whisper campaign about Tom Schweich’s religion. […]

  • John Hancock responds to scathing eulogy at Schweich’s funeral

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – For the first time since Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich committed suicide on February 26, state Republican Party Chairman John Hancock addressed the controversy surrounding an alleged whisper campaign, falsely saying that Schweich was Jewish. It has been reported that Schweich blamed Hancock for spreading what Schweich believed were anti-Semitic remarks. Here is statement from Hancock, responding in-depth to the allegations. Our sit-down interview reveals more about how Hancock first learned of the rumors, how […]