Roche Madden


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

  • Clayton High School students celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday

    Posted on: 10:08 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)– There were birthday wishes Wednesday night to William Shakespeare. St. Louisans are celebrating by paying tribute to...
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  • Drunk dad accused of having 13-year-old drive home

    Posted on: 9:55 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    FORISTELL, MO (KTVI)– A Wentzville father is accused of having his 13-year-old son drive him home because he was drunk....
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  • Blues fans pack Ballpark Village for game 3

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– It was standing room only for Blues fans in downtown St. Louis Monday night. Long before...
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  • Strange sighting captured above I-55

    Posted on: 8:44 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    (KTVI)– Colorful balls of light racing across the night sky are caught on video by a Jefferson County woman. Now...
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  • St. Louis couple returning to Boston for marathon

    Posted on: 6:47 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A St. Louis couple is returning to Boston for the marathon after coming very close to...
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  • KC shooting suspect well known to St. Louis group that fights hate

    Posted on: 6:23 pm, April 14, 2014, by

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI)– The suspect in the Kansas City shooting is well known to an organization in St. Louis that...
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  • Illinois State Troopers praised for big heroin drug bust

    Posted on: 10:17 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)– Illinois lawmakers have gone on record as saying there’s a state of emergency when it comes to...
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  • Arnold Knights of Columbus still holding fish frys despite storm damage

    Posted on: 9:40 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    (KTVI)– An Arnold Knights of Columbus has not allowed storm damage from holding fish fries.  The Arnold K of C...
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  • Suspects flee fatal shooting in North St. Louis

    Posted on: 3:31 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 08:40pm, April 10, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It sounded like a gun battle in north St. Louis. A teenager was killed. Police...
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  • Couple’s teen son and 3 friends charged in fatal Park Hills fire

    Posted on: 8:48 am, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 06:30pm, April 9, 2014

    PARK HILLS, MO (KTVI) – The son of a murdered couple and his three friends have been charged with their...
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    4 Suspects In Park Hills Fire
  • Keeping Busch Stadium fresh for a new baseball season

    Posted on: 6:32 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Cardinals are working to keep Busch Stadium fresh and new. Workers have spent the...
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  • Police step up patrols on Opening Day

    Posted on: 6:14 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Police Chief Sam Dotson says the department steps up its game on Opening Day. Chief...
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