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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
  • Bravo! restaurant supports ‘No Kid Hungry’ campaign

    (KPLR)- One in five children in the Unites States struggles with hunger. But local restaurant Bravo! Cucina Italiana is working to combat that by supporting the No Kid Hungry Share Our Strength campaign. No Kid Hungry connects kids with nutritious and affordable meals. Chris Hardy, manager of the West County Center restaurant, tells us more. When a guest donates $5 or more they will receive a Bravo! coupon to be applied toward their next food purchase. This promotion is set […]

  • Is AB InBev looking to buy competitor buy SABMiller?

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)-Is big beer about to get even bigger? There are new reports today that AB InBev is about to make an official push to buy its closest competitor, SABMiller. It wasn’t long after InBev bought Anheuser-Busch in 2008 that talk of the next big deal was already brewing. That bubbled up again Monday with a Wall Street Journal story citing people close to the deal. The report says AB InBev is actively talking to banks about lining […]

  • Rescue to continue Saturday for kitten stuck in pipe on UMSL campus

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI)- The University of Missouri-Saint Louis campus is the site of a rescue mission.  A kitten is stuck in a drain pipe near the West Avenue parking garage.  Humane Society of Missouri officials, UMSL grounds crews and campus police, and Roto Rooter volunteers were all on site Friday evening. They been trying to save the kitten since a woman heard it meowing in the drain Friday morning. Grounds crews tracked the sound to the fairly narrow […]

  • BBB Warning: Missouri Steaks

    (KTVI) – Missouri Steaks, a new door-to-door steak and seafood sales company with offices in Maryland Heights appears to have ties to MOKan Steaks, a company with more than 35 customer complaints and an “F” rating with Better Business Bureau. Chris Thetford from the BBB has a new warning about this company.

  • Hancock & Kelley sit down with Senator Roy Blunt

    (KTVI) – FOX 2 Presents Hancock & Kelley with special guest Senator Roy Blunt. The panel discusses the situation in Ferguson, immigration and ISIS. Then John Hancock and Michael Kelley analyze it and break it down from both sides if the aisle for political insight that is Coverage You Can Count On. Interview with Sen. Roy Blunt on Ferguson and issues facing the U.S. Ferguson’s affect on St. Louis Co. Exec. Race and Mid-Term Elections Ferguson will continue to be […]

  • Fall planting with Shelby Bunge

    (KTVI)- It’s time to rip out or other wise switch your summer plants to fall ones. Shelby Bunge, from The Brickman Group, stops by to give us tips on how to transition. Shelby says, more rainfall gives the perfect scenario for planting new landscapes. Tips: 1. Decide what and where  you want to re-landscape. 2. Pick something that will interest you throughout the year. 3. Make a list for Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall. For more information visit: brickman.com

  • Post Scripts: Ferguson political fallout, IL elections, STL city police shooting death

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler is joined by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s political editor Christopher Ave and political reporter Kevin M. McDermott to discuss the past weeks news. This week, they cover the political fallout for area leader to the events surrounding the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, the midterm elections in Illinois, and the reaction to the shooting of a knife-wielding suspect by St. Louis police.  

  • BBB: Avoid Devinney Enterprises

    (KTVI) – If your home suffered damage in Wednesday’s storm, or you’re considering doing some remodeling, the Better Business Bureau has a warning about using a St. Charles contractor. Chris Thetford from the BBB tell us why you should avoid using Devinney Enterprises.  

  • Stray Resuce promotes crowd-funding campaign for puppies

    (KTVI) – In this heat, it’s not only important for us to keep cool, but also for our pets to keep cool. Randy Grimm is the founder of Stray Rescue of St. Louis and he’s got a few tips to help our pets beat the heat. - If your pet must be outdoors for a portion of the time, provide an adequately shaded area and plenty of fresh water at all times, otherwise keep pet in air conditioning. - Never […]

  • photo by Robert Cohen of St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Post Scripts: What lies ahead for the city of Ferguson and community

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch photographer Robert Cohen and St. Louis City Hall reporter Nick Pistor discuss the events surrounding the protest of the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown and what’s ahead for the city and community. Post Scripts airs Saturday evenings at 5:30 and Sunday mornings at 8:30. Post Scripts: Ferguson Part 2 Post Scripts: Ferguson Part 3 Post Scripts: Ferguson Part 4

  • 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.