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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
  • Hundreds of fish found dead at St. Louis County Park

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Hundreds of dead fish line the shore at George Winter County Park. Some fish look like they just died others as if they’ve been there quite a while.  Josh Riggs is a fisherman, “I was here two weeks and it wasn’t like this I don’t know what could have happened.” Fishermen says most if not all of them are Asian Carp, they are big fish that take over Midwest waterways and jump out of […]

  • Marchers protest outside Ferguson police station

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Marches and protests continued in Ferguson until late Saturday afternoon.  Many people made their final stop at the Ferguson Police Department to tell police officers from a number of different communities what’s on their minds. They filled the street in front of the department. Cops lined up and for the most part remained silent as protestors shouted and screamed in their faces. Some of those one way conversations by protestors were loaded with profanities.  Some people went after […]

  • Nasty virus hits St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– Area hospitals are seeing an increase in the number of children being treated for a nasty virus. Doctors say they see it every year at this time but this year seems to be a bit worse. In some cases the illness is Rhino Virus, in others it`s Enterovirus 68. The virus causes fever, sort throat, a runny nose, and other respiratory issues. St. Louis Children’s Hospital says it’s seen an increase in patients and Cardinal Glennon […]

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    Three found dead inside a Jefferson County home

    FENTON, MO (KTVI) – Two men and a woman were found dead Thursday in a Jefferson County, Missouri home. An ambulance was called to the  600 block of Walnut Ridge near Fenton around 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Authorities say a healthcare worker went to the house Wednesday to check on a patient and no one answered the door. On Thursday the healthcare worker called the police. Police found a 64-year-old male, a 55-year-old female, and a 41-year-old male dead. According to  Sheriff Glenn […]

  • Storm damages parts of central St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – There was lots of damage caused by Monday’s late afternoon summer storm. Not long after the storm rolled through the St. Louis area crews in Clayton were busy cutting up downed trees and tree limbs.  Carla Rybeck lives a few blocks away in University City.  She said, “It was horrible you couldn’t see a thing.” Big pieces of timber covered the property in front of her apartment building.  Rybeck added, “Then all of a […]

  • Peaceful march held in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – A march for peace stayed peaceful Tuesday night in Ferguson, although one man was arrested.  Officials say there are fewer officers at the command post and those numbers will continue to drop as peace continues to take hold in the community. Joseph Anderson is the President of 100 Black Men.  His group led the march, “We want to encourage the community to stay engaged to stay involved we want to increase voter registration we want to […]

  • Two killed, one injured in Granite City recycling plant explosion

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KTVI) – Two people were killed and a third was injured in a Granite City explosion at a recycling business.  Officials say a mortar blew up outside of a building at Totall Metal Recycling. Granite City Police Major Jeff Connor said, “The scene evaluation determined some type of mortar round appeared to be a cause of the explosion with this information it was determined the area was unsafe.” Scott Air Force Base Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit arrives […]

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    Police families worry about what will happen next in Ferguson

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The crisis in Ferguson has been hard on all the police officers called in to keep the town secure. And, it’s been difficult for their families. The wife of an officer talked with us as long as we did not identify her, she said, “My husband is there every night to protect them he’s the good guy not the bad guy he’s the one who’s trying to keep everyone safe.” Her husband, an area police officer […]

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    Tear gas tossed to disrupt demonstrators

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – Protestors met with a line of police at the burned QuikTrip on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson Monday evening. Protesters were on the scene most of the day,  shouting demands and filling  the streets. The crowds  started marching down the road at dusk.  Police were concerned that they were going to start turning cars over.  They told demonstrators to go home.  The police they tossed tear gas near the demonstrators.  Rubber bullets were fired by authorities […]

  • Officer’s name released; Michael Brown allegedly involved in convenience store robbery

    (KTVI)- Chief Tom Jackson confirms that the name of the officer who shot and killed Michael Brown is Darren Wilson. Michael Brown was allegedly involved in a convenience store robbery that occurred on August 9th. The dispatch records and video footage of the strong arm robbery that occurred between 11:52:58 and 11:54 am have been released. The chief did not discuss the attempted apprehension of Brown. That portion of the investigation will be conducted by the county prosecutor’s office. The […]

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    Peaceful night of protests in Ferguson at the hands of Captain Ron Johnson

    (KTVI)- The new person in charge brought some calm come to the protests in Ferguson Thursday night. For the past four mornings the violence, the tear gassing, the rubber bullets and the concussion grenades were used by police against protestors in the city. Troopers joined the march with citizens. Instead of police in riot gear blocking the street, traffic was flowing and there wasn’t an armored vehicle in sight. It is all about a new approach and that includes a […]

  • Police shoot man pointing gun at officers in Ferguson; woman shot in drive-by

    FERGUSON (KTVI) — There has been another police shooting in Ferguson overnight. Around 1 a.m., four men in ski masks armed with shotguns approached a crowd at Sheffingdell Ct. and Chambers Rd. Police arrived to hear shots fired, and see people running.  One officer chased a suspected shooter. Officers say the gunman pointed his handgun at the officer. The officer shot the man. The suspect was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Police recovered the suspect’s handgun. The officer was not injured. In a […]