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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
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    Take a hard-hat tour of the IKEA construction site in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – IKEA will be one of the anchors that dramatically transforms the Cortex Innovation District between Midtown St. Louis and the Central West End.  Construction began in June with extensive excavation work. Now steel beams are being placed above a massive parking structure as the 380,000 square foot store begins to take shape for a Fall 2015 grand opening. FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler takes a hard hat tour of the construction site to see the progress on IKEA St. […]

  • Post Scripts: The D.C. perspective on St. Louis issues

    (KTVI)-On this week’s Post Scripts, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler and National and Political Editor Christopher Ave and Washington, DC reporter Chuck Raash from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch look ahead to the midterm elections with in-depth analysis on the national and local races to watch, including two hotly contested Congressional seats in Illinois. The panel also discusses the aftermath of the events in Ferguson on judicial reform and local politics.

  • Sound panels removed along I-64 because of cracks

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – The sound walls only been up for about five years. Friday MoDOT began removing some panels along Highway 40. You wouldn’t notice anything different driving by the walls. The walls look the same, but bridge inspectors did notice something concerning earlier this week. “You really can`t fix the cracks you have to replace those posts and so we thought we should go ahead and take them down as soon as possible to get them out […]

  • Country’s largest pumpkin farm in Illinois

    KEENES, IL (KTVI) – When it comes to cash crops, pumpkins are king in Illinois. The country’s largest producer of fresh market pumpkins is a company called Frey Farms based in Keenes, IL, near Mount Vernon. Frey Farms grow tens of thousands of pumpkins on farms in seven states, though the soil and topography in southern Illinois are considered the best. The company has grown every year, thanks to the entrepreneurial spirit of its owner, Sarah Frey-Talley.  In this special […]

  • Post Scripts: Another fatal police involved shooting, Ferguson protests

    (KTVI)- Time to discuss the biggest stories on the past week. Topics include another fatal police involved shooting, the use of social media to organize Ferguson protests, rising violent crime, and a look at the St. Louis County Executive race. Elliot Weiler is joined by St. Louis Post-Dispatch National and Political editor Christopher Ave and St. Louis County reporter Steve Giegerich.

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    Help the St. Louis Area Foodbank win $60,000

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – One in seven Americans are in need of food assistance including 12 million children. The St. Louis Area Foodbank is doing its part in that fight and needs your vote to win $60,000 Ryan Farmer, director of communications for the St. Louis Area Foodbank explains how you can help. You can vote by following the link on their website. 

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    Free dental care for Veterans this Friday

    (KTVI) – Are you a veteran in need of dental car? If so, the Dentalink is hosting an event Friday offering you free dental care. Doctor Allen Link says the event is being held at his office on Manchester Road in Ballwin, MO. You can call 314-359-4966 for more information.  You can also visit TheDentalink.com.

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    BBB Warns Cardinals fans about ticket scammers

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The first Cardinals playoff game is Friday in Los Angeles.  The first home game is at Busch Stadium on Monday. The Better Business Bureau warns fans to beware of potential scams by fake ticket sellers seeking to cash in on the team’s success. Chris Thetford with the Better Business Bureau has tips on what the fans need to look for. Be careful buying tickets from someone on the street. When you get to the gate […]

  • East-West Gateway Council releases report on race in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The East-West Gateway Council of Governments is out with a revised “Where We Stand” report tracking racial segregation and disparity among 34 Metropolitan Statistical Areas. The report’s findings include this: Among its peer regions, St. Louis is the 6th most segregated and tends to have a wider gap between whites and blacks than many of the peer regions on a range of social, economic and health indicators. In this update, data are presented on the gaps […]

  • “Flat as a Pancake” Race to Cure Lymphoma run this weekend

    (KTVI) – The “Flat as a Pancake 5K/10K/15K walk and run will have you running for flapjacks.  And it’s all for a good cause.    They’re raising awareness for Lymphoma. Participants can come out and participate in the walk/run on Saturday, September 27 at the St. Louis Outlet Mall. The event starts at 7:30 a.m.   And everyone participating will be treated to an all-you-can-eat pancakes breakfast provided by ChrisCakesSTL.com. Gary Chatham and Jim Walker from Chris Cakes talk about the […]

  • 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 […]