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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
  • The vibrant Ferguson business community you may not know about

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – There are lots of thriving businesses in Ferguson. In fact, before the events of the past few weeks, many people in Saint Louis had already taken notice of the North County community on the comeback. This is the other side of Ferguson, it was just about three months ago that FOX 2 news in the morning broadcast live from this vibrant business community. Now, we’re taking a look back at some of the highlights of that […]

  • How to have better posture

    (KTVI) – We know we’re supposed to stand straight for better posture.  That change can make our backs feel better.  But what about our overall health?  Can bad posture lead to bad health? Dr. Jason Wibbenmeyer from Innovative Health Partners talks about how posture affects and tips on good standing and sitting positions.

  • Curfew: What will happen in Ferguson at midnight?

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) –  Missouri Highway Patrol Captain Johnson isn’t giving specifics on how the midnight curfew would be enforced, so we’ll have to wait until midnight to see if the police change tactics at that point. The area along West Florissant has been jammed all night with an overwhelming number of people being peaceful and listening to activists demanding justice.  Among those voices calling for justice is Congressman Lacy Clay, Jr. As for police presence, there wasn’t a lot […]

  • Post Scripts: Crisis in Ferguson

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer David Carson and St. Louis County government reporter Stephen Giegerich discuss the events surrounding the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by a Ferguson police officer. Carson and Giegerich discussed the difficulties of covering such an important story and the experiences they encountered in Ferguson. Post Scripts airs Saturday evenings at 5:30 and Sunday mornings at 8:30. Post Scripts: Post Dispatch Coverage Of Ferguson Looting […]

  • Experts review alleged Mike Brown robbery surveillance video

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  FOX2 asked a former police officer to review the surveillance video tape and offer his assessment of what it shows. The tape from inside the store is high quality and seems to show a robbery, though its relevancy to Michael Brown’s shooting is certainly being called into question by many people. We asked a former Saint Louis County police officer and 17-year veteran of the force Mike Bland to take a look. He is not […]

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    Peaceful demonstrations across St. Louis for Michael Brown

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A moment of silence is held in a park near the Gateway Arch in downtown St. Louis.  Crowds of people gathered to pay their respects to 18-year-old Michael Brown.  He was killed after a police involved shooting on Saturday.   That event sparked protests in Ferguson that led to looting and a major response from police. Images of tear gas being launched at protesters caught the attention of elected officials.  President Obama, Senator McCaskill, Missouri Governor […]

  • Analyzes of Ferguson racial profiling data

    (KTVI) – FOX 2 is taking a closer look at traffic stops in Ferguson. We’re using publicly available data available in a PDF and linked with this story. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office collects racial profiling data from cities across the state. Here is a breakdown of traffic stops in Ferguson from 2013, the most recent year that data is available. Follow Elliot Weiler on Facebook and Twitter: Elliot Weiler on Facebook    Elliot Weiler on Twitter Email:  elliot.weiler@tvstl.com

  • “Critical hours” after school program with Neighborhood Houses

    (STLMoms)- With more than 65 percent of parents working full-time, millions of children return home from school to an empty house or have to be on their own between the hours of 3 & 6 pm. These are known as the “critical hours.” This is the time of day when young people are most likely to commit crimes or become a victim of crime. What should you do as a parent? Darlene Sowell, President and CEO of Neighborhood Houses tells […]

  • Post Scripts: Missouri Primary Election results and race for St. Louis County Executive

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler and political reporters from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch come together for a special wrap-up of the Missouri primary election held on Tuesday, August 5. The panel analyzes the landslide wins of Democrat Steve Stenger and Republican Rick Stream in the race for St. Louis County Executive. They also look at the results of the five constitutional amendments that were on the ballot, and look ahead at even more amendments […]

  • Investigation into police dispatcher’s alleged mistake

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A police dispatcher’s misunderstanding may have sent officers to the wrong address while an attacker shot two people dead. Court documents say that Jessica Thompson was inside her apartment with a male friend when her boyfriend showed up. They say he tried to choke her. The apartment groundskeeper told the boyfriend to go away. Then he came back. Tony Jordan, 32, and Jessica Thompson, 25, both of the 5800 block of Cabanne were both found […]

  • Helen Slavin Art Exhibit at Philip Slein Gallery now thru August 30th

    (KTVI)- There’s a new art exhibit at the Philip Slein Gallery featuring the works of local artist Helene Slavin. Helen tell us about the exhibit and a special event where you can have the chance to meet her. Helen Slavin Art Exhibit Now through August 30th 4735 McPherson Avenue Wine & Cheese Reception 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, August 8th For more information visit: phillipsleingallery.com  

  • “Do Good, Have Fun” BudLight summer campaign

    (KTVI)- Anheuser-Busch is teaming up with Brightside St. Louis for its Do Good, Have Fun volunteer project. Shana Ruffus with Anheuser-Busch talks about the program and how you can get involved. Do Good, Have Fun Anheuser-Busch & Brightside St. Louis 9am-2pm Saturday, August 9th Benton Park S. Jefferson Avenue at Arsenal For more information visit: budlight.com/do-good-have-fun.html