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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
  • Post Scripts: Crime in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch political editor Christopher Ave and post crime reporter Christine Byers discuss the uptick in crime in the City of St. Louis. Post Scripts airs Saturday evenings at 5:30 and Sunday mornings at 8:30.

  • BBB- Holiday scams

    (KTVI)- We’re a week away from Christmas. The Better Business Bureau wants it to be a merry one, not filled with bah humbug feelings. Chris Thetford is here with three common sense alerts for everyone right before the holidays. For additional information visit: bbb.org

  • Get your finances in order for the end of the year

    (KTVI)-There’s only about two weeks left in the year. That means it is time to get our finances in order for the end of the year and before tax filing begins. Bob Jones is the CEO and President of Central Trust And Investment Company Of Saint Louis and he offers the following tips: Take a hard look at where your money is and perhaps where it should be instead Consider selling off stocks or other assets to take a tax […]

  • Ferguson Commission meets on SLU campus

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The Ferguson Commission will meet for the third time Monday night. Tonight’s meeting will look at how smaller municipal courts operate in the St. Louis area, as well as how police conduct traffic stops in certain communities. At issue are minorities and low-income people disadvantaged by the court system and are they profiled by police officers during traffic stops? Court fines and fees that lead to outstanding warrants have been one of the issues brought to […]

  • Post Scripts: Who is Bev Randles and could I-70 become a toll road?

    (KTVI) – This week, FOX 2’s Elliot Weiler, St. Louis Post-Dispatch political editor Christopher Ave discussed who is Bev Randles and who is backing her run for Missouri’s race for Lt. Governor and is it possible that interstate I-70 could become a toll road. Post Scripts airs Saturday evenings at 5:30 pm and Sunday mornings at 8:30.

  • BBB- Charitable giving tips

    (KTVI)- For many Americans, giving to charities is almost as important during the holidays as celebrating with family. As a result, our mailboxes often are stuffed with charitable solicitations as well as catalogs this time of year. But before you donate, Chris Thetford from the Better Business Bureau wants to give you some year-end charitable giving tips. For additional information visit: bbb.org/stlouis  

  • “Night of Laughs” to benefit Stray Rescue

    (KTVI)- How would you like to have a few laughs and help a great cause at the same time? That’s the idea behind tonight’s Stray Rescue Gala. Founder Randy Grim along with comedian Monique Marvez stopped by to tell us all about the 17th Annual Stray Rescue Gala. 17th Annual Stray Rescue Gala Friday, December 5th 7pm The Chase Park Plaza Tickets: 314-771-6121 For additional information visit: strayrescue.org

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    Prosecutor Robert McCulloch releases grand jury evidence in Michael Brown case

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The grand jury investigating the fatal shooting of Michael Brown chose not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.  The grand jury decided that no probable cause existed to charge Officer Wilson.  St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch has released the evidence the grand jury has reviewed. Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down — as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson — the files remain locked up. But […]

  • Old Newsboys Day

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Extra, extra, read all about it! Thursday is, “Old Newsboys Day.” Scott S. Niekamp,  the chairman of old newsboys, talks about the special edition of the Globe-Democrat. All proceeds from the annual fund raising drive will benefit hundreds of St. Louis children’s charities Three ways to donate to Old Newsboys Day 1. Purchase a special edition from an Old Newsboys Day volunteer from 7 to 9 a.m. on a street corner 2. Send in the […]

  • Go out for Thanksgiving dinner

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Are you looking a way to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal, without all that cooking? If so, Dawn Allen the marketing manager with J. Gilbert`s, joins us to talk about the delicious Thanksgiving menu offered at the restaurant. J. Gilbert’s is located in West County Center * The restaurant is offering a fixed menu from 11am – 8pm on Thanksgiving. * Price is adults – $36; children $18 (12 and under). * Reservations are recommended and […]

  • Whiskey in the Winter festival

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The 3rd annual Whiskey in the Winter festival is happening this weekend. Jennifer Milward, project manager at Synergy Productions, says they are expecting more than 300 whiskeys along with informational speakers, whiskey-inspired food stations and more. Blood and Sand is participating as one of the cocktail bars. Co-owner, Adam Frager, demonstrated how to make their “Until the Morning” cocktail in the FOX 2 kitchen on Monday morning. Whiskey In The Winter Saturday, November 22 Hyatt […]

  • Many debt collectors going after family members after death

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult enough. Now, imagine a high-pressure bill collector calling and demanding you pay your deceased family member’s debt. It’s happening more and more. But, in most cases, the debt died with the person. Settling an estate can be tricky and confusing, whether or not there are debts involved. It almost always requires an attorney. Choose one wisely to help make the process that much smoother.