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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
  • Suspect in downtown garage break-ins apprehended

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis police arrested a 47-year-old man suspected of breaking into several cars in downtown St. Louis garages. “This case is important because we want people who visit are downtown to feel safe,” said St. Louis assistant circuit attorney Patrick Hamacher. Prosecutors charged Kenneth James Richie with 15 counts, including theft, property damage, and forging a check. Police searched his home. “They went to his residence and they located numerous items that they believe to be […]

  • Band has equipment stolen from van in hotel garage

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A sour note is being heard in the St. Louis music scene.  For at least the fifth time in less than a year a band that came to perform here, lost most if not all its gear to thieves.  The group, “Two Cow Garage” is from Columbus, Ohio. Thieves broke into their van at a downtown hotel garage and stole as much as $12,000 worth of instruments and equipment. When musicians across the country heard about […]

  • Ferguson’s interim police chief upset over the way protesters treat officers

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The interim Ferguson Police chief Tuesday said he was fed up with the way his officers, especially his African-American cops are being treated by protestors.  He said black officers in Ferguson, as well as others who helped in the community in recent months, have been targeted for attack by protestors more that white cops are. The interim chief was upset about a video that is now hotly debated on the internet.  Chief Alan Eickhoff said, “I […]

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    Warren County officials exhume remains from 1987 cold case

    WARRENTON, MO (KTVI) – The remains of a headless man were exhumed from a grave in the Warrenton City Cemetery Monday. Detectives hope they can soon identify the body and find the killer of the man. The headless body was also missing both hands, they were chopped off.  The body was discovered almost thirty years ago in 1987 nine miles north of Warrenton.  Deputies hope new technology can help them identify the person. Lt. Matt Schmutz said, “D.N.A. wasn’t being […]

  • St. Charles County officer shoots suspect during undercover operation

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A police officer involved shooting is under investigation in St. Charles County.  The officer is employed by the St. Charles County Police and was working on a covert operation with Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms agents. It happened Monday evening at a home in the 1300 block of Ticonderoga Drive near St. Peters. Something went wrong, shots were fired.  Neighbors report hearing two shots.  No officers were injured. A suspect suffered a non-life […]

  • 15 youths arrested this weekend for team fighting in Delmar Loop

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Fights break out in the Delmar Loop and at one point police say hundreds of young people were trying to get at each other. It’s called “team” fighting. Groups of young people who may represent a school or neighborhood get into a fight. Police insist it has nothing to do with gangs. Last week when one team fight broke a person got shot. Major Jerry Leyshock with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police said there were many […]

  • Rolla mom returns to find car on fire with baby inside

    ROLLA, MO (KTVI) – A baby was discovered in a burning car by a mother returning from a short trip inside a restaurant to pick up a pizza, according to police. A 911 call was made to Rolla police about an unresponsive child found in the back of a burning car Thursday afternoon.  The mom took the 10-month-old child from the back of the burning vehicle and brought him into the pizza parlor in the 200 block of Highway 63 […]

  • Former PTO treasurer on the lam for embezzlement

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Missing money leads to a missing mom. A woman who volunteered at her daughter’s elementary school is accused of stealing tens of thousands of dollars. Every year, schools across the country hold fundraisers to pay for special student and teacher activities. Imagine how you’d feel if someone stole all that money from your kids’ school. Parents in the Lindbergh School District know. “I was so disgusted that someone would steal from the elementary school,” […]

  • Scammers rob Elderly couple in Gillespie

    GILLESPIE, IL (KTVI) – Gillespie, Illinois police are looking for two men who are preying on elderly folks. In this case an elderly couple was robbed of hundreds of dollars Wednesday morning.  Scott Brady is the victims’ neighbor.  Brady said, “It just makes me sick.” Police said it happened on Maple Street. Two men approached a couple offering to repair their gutters. When it came time to pay, they were unknowingly robbed.  Gillespie Police Chief Jared Depoppe said, “We believe […]

  • Collinsville police battling crime at Walmart

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Collinsville police have stepped up patrols around the Walmart that was the target of thieves Monday morning. Police say in that heist four women from St. Louis walked out of the Collinsville Walmart with three full carts without paying, causing a bizarre escape. One suspect sprays deodorant in the face of an employee, followed by firing gun shots into the air while leaving the parking lot in a vehicle. Police have identified suspects, but in the […]

  • Protesters target Pine Lawn PD over ticketing practices

    PINE LAWN, MO (KTVI) – Protestors showed up in Pine Lawn Thursday night and blocked the doors to stop people who wanted to pay their court fines. It was court night in Pine Lawn. Armed with bullhorns and anger, about 25 folks braved the frigid weather to demand changes. They insisted Pine Lawn is using the judicial process to make money off its citizens, which begins a downward spiral of problems for those people who don’t have a lot of […]

  • Brown family attorney and others not surprised by DOJ Report

    FERGUSON, MO (KTVI) – The attorney for Michael Brown’s family said they were not stunned by the Department of Justice report.  Anthony Gray said, “No shock here at all no surprise.”  The incidents citizens reported to be happening were backed up by the federal investigation.  Gray said, “We have to take now is what is publicly known to be a situation come up with a solution then execute whatever those solutions are go back and measure the result and see if […]