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Since joining FOX 2 News as a general assignment reporter in June 1985, Roche Madden has reported on stories from Saudi Arabia to the former Soviet Union to San Francisco.

He recently covered Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Madden traveled to Saudi Arabia to report on preparations for Operation Desert Storm and how Scott Air Force Base was playing an important roll. In San Francisco Madden followed a group of St. Louis officials to California where they learned about earthquake preparedness. In Russia Madden followed troops who took part in Provide Hope, a program which air lifted food and medicine to the former Soviet Union.

In what he considers the highlight of his career, Madden joined Pope John Paul II as he traveled from Rome to Mexico City to St. Louis.

Madden won an Emmy Award for his reporting on flood coverage in the St. Louis area. In 1996 Madden won an Emmy for live spot news coverage.

Before coming to St. Louis, Madden spent five years in Tulsa, Oklahoma and nearly two years in Midland, Texas where he anchored the news.

Madden majored in broadcast journalism at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Recent Articles
  • CDC monitoring whooping cough outbreak in Staunton, Illinois

    STAUNTON, IL (KTVI) – The CDC is monitoring a disease outbreak in Staunton, Illinois. Cases of whooping cough appear to be spreading quickly. At last report there were 24 confirmed cases of the illness in public and private schools in Staunton. The disease got its name from the sound babies make when they have pertussis or whooping cough. Classrooms are getting a deep cleaning. Staunton School Superintendent Rich Stempinski said, “They are special chemicals it’s an aero spray we put […]

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    Deer smashes into Lambert Airport window, has to be put down

    ST. LOUIS, MO(KTVI)- There was a crash of sorts Tuesday at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. It did not involve any airplanes. A deer, acting erratic, plowed into a window in Terminal 2, formerly known as the East Terminal, three times. The injured animal was later shot and killed. Passenger Gail Harmata said, “That makes me very concerned. It’s in the middle of an urban area.” A repairman replaced a big piece of safety glass broken by the deer. It never […]

  • Richmond Heights police on alert after string of robberies

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)-A string of seven daylight burglaries in Richmond Heights escalated into violence when one suspect tried to run down a police officer.  People are terrified in a neighborhood where they said they’ve always felt safe. The most recent burglary happened on Edward Terrace.  Three men were involved. A neighbor took a picture of one of the suspects. Detective Sgt. Gerry Rohr of the Richmond Heights Police said, “They like to steal TV’s, small electronics, whatever’s handy.” The […]

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    More than 1,000 walk for breast cancer awareness Saturday

    (KTVI)-October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer survivors, their families and friends joined together in Forest Park Saturday for the 6th Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. It benefits the American Cancer Society, which provides resources and support for women through their diagnosis and breast cancer treatment. Cheerleaders and students from Northwest High School were on hand to cheer on participants. Student Kaitlyn Swim said, “We’ve had people like a cheer coach and the principal at our school […]

  • Dead fish causing a stink at Creve Coeur Lake park

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)-For the past week, the St. Louis County Parks Department has been removing about 100 dead fish a day from Creve Coeur Lake. Walkers, joggers and cyclists don’t like the smell. Experts said they are Asian Carp. Just last month, there was a similar fish kill in George Winter Park. The Asian Carp are not native to our area but were still able to find their way. They cause problems by jumping out the water and hitting […]

  • More than $100,000 in stolen items recovered in Jefferson County, suspect arrested

    IMPERIAL, MO (KTVI)-Jefferson County detectives believe they have put a stop to a one man crime wave. Authorities say the man responsible is now in jail and they’ve recovered more than $100,000 in stolen items. Capt. Ralph Brown with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says, “A lot of times you get on these things and you uncover page after page after page of stolen goods.” Brown says that seems to be the story of 34 year old Douglas P. Buffer. […]

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    Farmington business evacuated after threatening letter & suspicious package found

    FARMINGTON, MO (KTVI) – A suspicious package and threatening letter was discovered in the mail room of the Centene Corporation in Farmington just just before 1pm Thursday. Police, FBI, US Postmaster, fire and the hazardous materials team were all on the scene. Five mail-room employees were in direct contact with the package containing a powder, according to Farmington police. The package and its content were quarantined outside the building. Seventeen additional employees were quarantined. They were in the mail-room when […]

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    Protesters clash with cops in Ferguson on, “Day Against Police Brutality” – 2 arrests

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – There was a confrontation between protestors and police in Ferguson Wednesday night.  Officers brought out their rifles loaded with bean bags when some of the more than 100 people threw bottles at the cops.  At last report two people were arrested.  Police moved into the street and cleared the protestors, they had been blocking traffic. Officers appeared to also be armed with cans of mace and a police helicopter circled overhead. Earlier the crowd formed at […]

  • Area hospitals work to meet new Ebola guidelines

    BRIDGETON, MO (KTVI) – Homeland Security is issuing new travel restrictions,  at the same time hospitals across the country are dealing with new guidelines for Ebola. The new look for health workers caring for Ebola victims is double gloves, boot covers that are waterproof, a long gown that is single use and fluid resistant, full face shields that are disposable, surgical hoods and a waterproof apron.  It`s a little different than how they protected themselves  last week. SSM DePaul Health […]

  • Thieves hit Waterloo store three times in one month

    WATERLOO, IL (KTVI) – Police are looking for a pair of thieves who’ve been robbing the same store. Police say two people ripped off the Rural King in Waterloo three times in one month. The surveillance photos are grainy. Waterloo police hope they help them catch the man and a woman who are suspected of stealing expensive tools from the store. “I can think of several times when people have witness something like a reckless driver or a theft from […]

  • Two men found shot to death in O’Fallon Park

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – The St. Louis City murder rate continues to climb over last year. The two most recent homicides happened inside a BMW in a park residents describe as very family friendly.  It happened around 9 am this morning. A witness who does not want to be identified saw a woman stumble from the car.  He said, “Her right arm from her wrist to her elbow was bloody there was blood all over her face.” He was driving […]

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    “Ferguson October” protesters make presence felt in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  Protesters staged a demonstration inside the Jones Dome during the Rams Monday Night Football Game. They purchased tickets and had seats in the higher sections of the stadium. Some displayed banners; one said “black lives matter.” Football fans said there was little to no reaction.  There was no cheering and there was no booing.  Some said they didn’t even see the display of banners. Earlier one man was arrested in the rotunda of the St. […]