• Follow me on:

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.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail:

Recent Articles
  • promo294099433

    Drew Peterson gets 40 years in murder-for-hire plot

    CHESTER, IL (KTVI) – After a judge’s decision it looks like convicted murderer and former cop Drew Peterson is now assured of dying in prison. He was given another four decades behind bars for trying to hire a hitman to kill an Illinois prosecutor. Drew Peterson addressed the court for about 22 minutes on Friday. He said an undercover recording that showed he was trying to hire a hitman was just nonsense – prison talk. Peterson claimed he knew he was […]

  • promo294030575

    Man charged in three separate murder cases

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A man wanted for three separate murders in three different incidents within one week is behind bars, with prosecutors crediting excellent police work for getting the suspect off the streets. Brandon Harris, 32, is charged with multiple counts of murder, armed criminal action, and robbery. Police said in just seven days he dramaticallychanged the lives of many people. “This man went on a one-man crime spree,” said Beth Orwick, chief trial assistant in the St. Louis […]

  • promo293940905

    North County toddler dies from injuries to head and torso

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUTY, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County detectives are investigating the death of a toddler in North County. He was 21-months-old and he suffered severe injuries. Police are not calling it a homicide but the information they’ve released is ominous, they are also asking for anyone who knows anything to give them a call. The dead child is John Wilbourne. Ronald Smith lives next door and last saw the youngster on Saturday playing in the front yard with […]

  • promo293855772

    Cottleville residents voice opposition to proposed apartment complex

    COTTLEVILLE, MO (KTVI) – Orange ribbons have become a sign of protest in Cottleville. People are upset about a new apartment complex proposed for the community. There are a number of reasons people are opposed to the apartment project. Developers said they have answers to their complaints. Many mailboxes in Cottleville are adorned with orange ribbons. The Schuleter’s have them. They’ve lived in their home since the 1950’s. They said the new apartment complex would just be a door or […]

  • promo293772115

    Jefferson County deputies investigating theft of speed sign

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A sign designed to make roads safer was ripped off near Fenton in Jefferson County.  It is not an ordinary stop sign, this sign cost $5,000.  People and taxpayers are concerned about safety along Old Highway 141 are not happy.  Sheila Graham lives nearby. She said, “I think that’s horrible I was wondering what happened to that.”  The sign is a speed limit radar feedback combo sign with a screen and solar panel. Carol Leeker, […]

  • promo293494339

    Baggage backup as Southwest struggles to reunite wayward travelers with suitcases

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Even late Friday, customers of Southwest Airlines were still encountering turbulent travel at Lambert Airport. Southwest had big technology problems on Wednesday. Flights were canceled and delayed. Friday it was catch-up time, but space on planes was tight. More than 50 Southwest flights in St Louis were delayed and 300 flights nationwide were canceled, some of them at Lambert. A Southwest spokesman said customers who have flexibility might want to re-book their travel after Sunday. If […]

  • promo293428865

    Days before chase, police learned of armed suspects via social media video

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis County police have launched an internal investigation into a police pursuit that left two men dead and a third man badly burned. The pursuit was the result of a live stream video scene on the internet that worried cops. Cellphone video of a violent car crash moments after it happened showed smoke and flames on Riverview in north St. Louis. The pursuit began near Dellwood. Police said the vehicle they were chasing traveled the […]

  • promo293337245

    St. Ann’s police chief tells his officers they’re family

    ST. ANN, MO (KTVI) – The impact from the police shootings and police murders here and across the country continue to weigh heavy on law enforcement officers. In St. Ann the police chief is moving to take care of his force, a force that he calls family. St. Ann Police Chief Aaron Jimenez said, “I want everyone one of you to go home at the end of your shift. I want you to go home to your family.” At a […]

  • promo293253847

    Lawsuit seeks to put Chesterfield Mall in receivership

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – The future of Chesterfield Mall is unclear after a lawsuit was filed Thursday.  The suit seeks to give control of the mall to someone besides the company that currently owns it. Lisa Brown the business reporter at the St. Louis Post Dispatch has been following the history of the mall.  She said, “What this lawsuit does it seeks to put the mall in the hands of a new owner.” The mall has been a favorite of […]

  • promo293167406

    Overland resident uses garage door for political statement

    OVERLAND, MO (KTVI) – An Overland woman painted a political sign on her garage door and the next thing she knew the police were at her front door.  Jeanine Molloff said, “I would never censor somebody else.” Jeanine Molloff said the city of Overland was trying to censor her anti-trump sign. It reads: “Trump is Nazi scum.” Someone complained to police. Overland Police Chief Mike Laws said, “We have an ordinance where if graffiti is placed on the wall then […]

  • promo292736012

    Church has AC units stolen for the 4th time

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – For the fourth time in a couple years air conditioners have been stolen from the New Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church. The church pastor did not report the crime to the police. He thinks police do a fantastic job he just doesn’t want to bother them; he says they’re busy enough with more serious crimes. Pastor Billy McMullen said, “It’s not that we don’t trust the police the crime rates are very high and our officers […]

  • Jefferson Barracks

    Jefferson Barracks warns Pokémon players about using national cemetery

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – A word of warning to Pokémon Go players from a growing list of places and organizations around the U.S.  The Fairview Caseyville Township Fire Protection District posted on Facebook that their ladder truck was cut off by a van tonight. The people in the car yelled, sorry, we are chasing Pokémon. They posted that’s absolutely unacceptable and warns people to be responsible while playing. Cemeteries are another place asking players to stay away. The […]