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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 & Kelley: NFL stadium plans move forward, STL County audit, Clinton Foundation questions

    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. This week’s topics include the presentation of detailed stadium plans by the St. Louis Task Force to the NFL, the delay of an audit of St. Louis County, controversy surounding the Clinton Foundation,  and the possibility of tolls on I-70.  

  • Hancock and Kelley: Clinton, Rubio, and Cuba

    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.  Clinton and Rubio are in for the 2016 Presidential campaign and the current President continues to step up renewed relations with Cuba. Also this week, Hancock and Kelley discuss the wrap up by the Clayton Police Department into the death of Tom Schweich, the Missouri Governor’s race, and discuss whether St. Louis […]

  • State Auditor Tom Schweich.

    Police say all evidence points to suicide in Tom Schweich’s death

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI) – Police say  Schweich shot and killed himself at his Clayton home on February 26th.  He was taken to Barnes Jewish hospital where he was pronounced dead.  During a press conference on Tuesday afternoon they revealed more information in the death. Police say he did indeed commit suicide. Investigators say first responders found a Walther P22 caliber handgun under the body of Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich.  His hands were tested for gunshot residue.  They tested positive for recently […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: 2016 Presidential bids, Voting in Ferguson, SC police officer charged with murder

    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. This week’s topics include Hillary Clinton’s and Rand Paul’s Presidential campaigns, voting up in Ferguson, Jason Kander’s fundraising success, the NFL stadium funding lawsuit, and more.    

  • DIY expert shares tips for homeowners

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – With spring comes new beginnings. According to a new study from Liberty Mutual, nearly half of Americans will make at least one major life change this year. Topping the list for changes are homes with 44 percent planning a move or renovation. Chip Wade, a D-I-Y expert from HGTV, shares his tips with homeowners looking to make some changes this year. For more information, you can head to Liberty Mutual’s new beginnings page.

  • Better Business Bureau claims Direct TV ads are misleading

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – By now, you have probably seen the Direct-TV commercials starring Rob Lowe. But the Better Business Bureau warns those ads are misleading. Chris Thetford from the Better Business Bureau talks more about those ads. For more information, you can head to the Better Business Bureau website.

  • Areas residents head to polls for municipal elections

    (KTVI) – Polls opened before the severe weather moved into the St. Louis area Tuesday morning. It is municipal Election Day in Missouri and Illinois, with hundreds of races are on the ballot. But all eyes are on Ferguson election. Today’s election is the first city since the shooting death of Michael Brown last August. Two big questions surround the Ferguson elections: will voter turnout be higher than in years past and will the racial makeup of city council change? […]

  • Former Sen. Danforth calls for change on how Missouri elects candidates

    (KTVI) – It’s been a tragic month for the Missouri Republican Party, with two high profile suicides in the past month. Now the man who some people call the dean of the party is speaking out and calling for a change in the political discourse. Monday former U.S. Senator Jack Danforth was on KTRS radio, speaking publicly for the first time since the scathing eulogy he gave at the funeral of his friend, Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich. While he […]

  • Hancock & Kelley: Spence Jackson, policing Metrolink, MU J-School bans media from speech

    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. This week’s topics include the suicide of Spence Jackson, spokesperson for former Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, policing on Metrolink, funding plans for a proposed NFL stadium in St. Louis, and an agreement on two issues by both of our consultants.  

  • Post Scripts: Discussion on Spence Jackson’s death and the GOP party

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

  • Delicious Easter basket ideas at West County Center

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – With Easter comes the traditional Easter basket. Do you have yours picked out for your loved ones? Justine Robinson from West County Center talks about some delicious ideas for Easter baskets this year. For more information, you can head to the West County Center website.  

  • Rate of new jobs drops, unemployment rate unchanged

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO. (KTVI) – For the last 12 months, the monthly jobs report said at least 200,000 jobs had been added to the economy. But this month, the streak has been broken as the March job report states only 125,000 jobs had been added. Despite this drop in the addition of jobs, the unemployment rate still remains at 5.5 percent. Peter Lazaroff from Plancorp discusses the latest job data and other related market news. For more information on Plancorp, […]