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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
  • Woman held hostage for years shares her story

    (KTVI)– One of the women held hostage for years inside a Cleveland home is talking with Fox 2. She’s written a book that is so chilling. You can’t imagine how someone could live through the ordeal. In it Michelle Knight details her captivity and recovery. Fox 2′s Elliot Weiler interviewed Knight.

  • Tips to help manage financial stress

    (KTVI)- According to a recent study, nearly 20% of adults in their 40′s, 50′s and 60′s find themselves in the sandwich generation. The sandwich generation is caring for an aging parent while financially supporting at least one child. That number is expected to grow as the population continues to age. Matt Allgeyer, from Wamhoff Financial Planning, has some tips to help manage the financial stress the sandwich generation faces. For more information please visit their website at wamhoff.com

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    Biden: US won’t rest until VA problems fixed

    ST. LOUIS (AP) _ Vice President Joe Biden is telling veterans that the Obama administration won’t rest until major problems at the Veterans Affairs Department get fixed. Biden is addressing a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He says the country has learned that there are “many, many” things that must be done to fix the VA. Biden says acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson will speak in depth Tuesday about the VA’s difficult condition and what’s being done […]

  • Post Scripts: St. Louis County Exec primary race, Todd Akin’s new book

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2′s Elliot Weiler and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s city hall reporter Nicholas J.C. Pistor recap the week’s news and political headlines, including the increasingly nasty primary race for St. Louis County Executive, nepotism in the St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds office, and former Republican Congressman and US Senate candidate Todd Akin’s new book. Post Scripts airs Saturday evenings at 5:30 and Sunday mornings at 8:30. Post Scripts: Gov. Nixon Vetoes, Highway Trust Fund […]

  • Express Scripts Hepatitis C drug tax

    (KTVI) -  There’s a new drug on the market that’s designed to treat Hepatitis C  but there’s one catch.  The drug is extremely expensive in the U.S.  and the taxpayer is footing the bill. Dr. Steve Miller, Chief Medical Officer at St. Louis based Express Scripts, tells us all about it. For more information visit: sovaldi.com or express-scripts.com

  • Ranken Technical College Summer Academy

    (KTVI) -  Ranken Technical College is offering summer camps for middle school students. Stan Shoun stops by to tell us all about their summer programs. The Ranken Technical College Summer Academy is July 21st through the 25th. To learn more call 314- 371- 0236 or visit: ranken.edu

  • Are premium pet foods worth the price?

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– If you think it’s tough to find healthy, affordable foods to feed your family, it’s becoming just as difficult to figure out what to feed your pets. There is an explosion of new varieties of food, everything from raw to all natural to organic. Many foods make health and nutrition claims, but how do you know if they’re true? And at the end of the day, are these premium foods worth the premium price? Contact 2 […]

  • Need a good book while you lay by the pool?

    (KTVI)- Are you planning on spending a few of these lazy days of summer by the pool? If so, you could probably use a good book at your side. Lauren Spellmeyer, from St. Clair Square, has a few poolside reading suggestions. To see more about the St. Clair Square Mall, visit stclairsquare.com

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    Obama pressures lawmakers to keep money flowing for construction projects

    (KTVI)- President Obama plans to pressure lawmakers into finding a way to keep money flowing to road and bridge projects before funding dries up next month. The President says that Republicans on Capitol Hill could be responsible for massive layoffs and stalled projects if the soon-to-expire highway trust fund is not renewed. The White House said Monday that President Obama would use tow stops this week to advance plans that would spur innovation in building and in turn create jobs.

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    Local group to use bus wreck to support transportation tax hike

    (KTVI)-   It might be bad timing, but a local group plans to use a wrecked bus as a prop in support of the Missouri Transportation tax proposal. The Laborers International Union has been touring the country with a school bus carrying a prop resembling a piece of a fallen bridge. They’re pushing Congress to pas a fully-funded highway bill. They are also endorsing “Amendment 7″, which includes the three-quarter cent sales tax hike for transportation, on the August 5th […]

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    Man arrested after a north St. Louis police standoff

    (KTVI)- A north St. Louis man is in custody after leading police on an overnight standoff. It started around midnight and ended after 2:00 a.m. at a home on Park Lane and Thekla. It’s still not clear why the man was wanted His identity has not been released.

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    Ill. Governor wants new gun laws following two deadly weekends

    (KTVI)- In response to the weekend violence, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is calling for new gun laws. Yesterday he met with the family of one of the shooting victims. Quinn is proposing the ban of selling assault weapons and wants to require background checks for the transfer of guns in Illinois. In addition to the nine people who lost their lives over the 4th of July weekend, three more have been shot to death this past weekend. Police say on […]