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Vic Faust anchors Fox 2 news at 5pm. He was born and raised in the St. Louis Metro area and attended Althoff Catholic in Belleville. Faust is a graduate from the University of Missouri where he attended on a football scholarship.

After graduating, Faust started his broadcasting career as color-commentator and pre-post game host for the Missouri Tiger Radio Network on Learfield Communications. His TV career started in 1998. Vic has worked in both sports and news as a reporter and anchor. He has worked in St. Joseph, Missouri, Columbia, Mo, Tulsa, Ok, and Detroit, Mi where he was for 11 years. He has also done extensive work as a radio host in every market he has worked in.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: vic.faust@tvstl.com


Recent Articles
  • SIUE grad fights for change on campus after alleged rape

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Bailey Reed says she was raped in her dorm room at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville in October 2017 by a man she allowed in as a friend. But thus far, she says authorities at SIUE don’t believe her. “He knew he didn’t have consent and he did it anyways,” Reed said. Reed says she’s showing her face because she is a survivor who wants changes at the school. “It’s important to come forward, you can be […]

  • Law enforcement hosting missing persons events this weekend

    ST. LOUIS – It’s hard enough for families to have to report a missing person, but not finding them adds more pain and suffering. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the number of missing people since 1953 is quite high. “We have 597 active adult cases, whether missing persons or unidentified persons,” said Corporal Juston Wheetley, MSHP. “Missing children or unidentified children, so that’s just under a thousand people missing or unidentified, just in Missouri.” Saturday’s event will have […]

  • Greitens’ attorney says it’s an honor to be accused of “scorched earth” strategy

    ST. LOUIS – Scott Rosenblum considers it an honor to have the St. Louis circuit attorney accuse the Greitens’ defense team of using “scorched earth” strategy in defending their client. “If scorched earth is bringing to the forefront misconduct to the degree that was in this case, if it was bringing to the forefront absolute perjured testimony and to show effect that the testimony this investigation had on the case then sign me up,” said Scott Rosenblum. The St. Louis […]

  • Missouri American Water announces rate hikes to pay for new water mains

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Some Missouri American Water customers might be experiencing an issue with odor and taste, but that’s not the only matter they may be unhappy with. Brian Russell, a spokesman for MAW, said some St. Louis-area customers reported a weird odor and taste in their tap water. He’s advising customers not to worry. “It might not taste right or smell right,” he said. “I can assure you, it’s perfectly fine.” The latest complaints are all about […]

  • Cobalt mining could be new boon to Missouri economy

    FREDERICKTOWN, Mo. – Cobalt is a hot commodity and getting hotter. The mineral is in high demand and the largest known deposit of cobalt in our country is located in Fredericktown, Missouri. The old Madison Mines have been dormant since the late 70’s when they stopped mining lead. But now a resurrection is taking place as cobalt takes center stage. “The cobalt market is going crazy right now,” says Stacy Hastie, co-chairman of Missouri Cobalt. There is now more worldwide demand […]

  • Greyhound passengers finally on the road again after hours-long delay

    ST. LOUIS – Lots of frustration for Greyhound Bus passengers at the Gateway Station in downtown St. Louis on Friday, as travelers are not being informed of problems and are making their feelings known. “We asked them where the drivers were. There’s no bus drivers,” said Carla Starks, a bus passenger. “What are we supposed to do, I don’t know how to drive.” The passengers are from all over the country, trying to get to different locations. People made stops […]

  • St. Louis native loses home to lava flow in Hawaii

    THE BIG ISLAND, Hawaii – A Belleville woman who moved to Hawaii has now lost everything as lava demolished her home. Fox 2’s Vic Fust spoke with her Wednesday as her family is looking to find her some help. The lava is still flowing from Mt. Kilauea on the Big Island and demolishing everything in its path, including the house of Hope Northway. The 67-year-old built her dream home there two and a half years ago. Now it’s gone. “News video […]

  • Authorities warn drivers to be aware of motorcyclists hitting the roads

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Warmer weather brings motorcycles to the roadways, which means you really need to be aware of your surroundings to protect yourself and riders. On Wednesday, north St. Louis County resident Shawn Ricks was killed after a truck pulled into his path while he was riding his motorcycle on Midland Boulevard. The accident is a reminder to be aware of motorcycles on the road. “You just need to be aware of your surroundings,” said Carl Donelson, […]

  • Chief Jim Silvernail laid to rest Wednesday

    ST. LOUIS – Family, friends, and area firefighters paid their final respects Wednesday to a well-known fire chief who gave much of his life to serving our area. Chief Jim Silvernail passed away one week ago. He was 74. His funeral started at the Cathedral Basilica in the Central West End shortly after 10 a.m. Chief Silvernail’s body arrived at the cathedral with a procession of first responder vehicles. “He was a good person overall. He was the type of person […]

  • Veteran’s handcrafted cane swiped from De Soto bar

    DE SOTO, MO – A veteran was just trying to relax on Sunday when somebody stole his special cane at a bar. Now, he’d just like to get that cane back. Security video shows a guy walking out of Fatboy’s Saloon in De Soto, MO, with the cane that patron Dennis Baker always kept in the corner while sitting at the bar. “It had a Marine emblem on it,” explained Baker. “It had a coffee table head on it. It […]

  • Pet turkey’s killing escalates feud between neighbors

    HIGH RIDGE, Mo. – A Jefferson County man shoots and kills his neighbor’s turkey. The owner of the turkey wants him arrested and police are looking at possible charges. The white royal palm turkey was named Turken because she lived with chickens. She was a pet to Nancy Jordan, who lives in High Ridge. According to Jefferson County authorities, a neighbor shot and killed Turken on Friday. “There was some dispute that the neighbor shot the turkey and that it […]

  • Widespread heartworm disease slowing down animal rescue’s efforts

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Mosquitos have returned and local animal rescues are feeling the bite.  Heartworm disease begins when an infected mosquito bites a dog. Gateway Pet Guardians works to care for homeless animals in East St. Louis and other surrounding areas of the Metro East. They are already treating 32 dogs for heartworm disease and need financial help to rescue more. Executive Director Jaime Case explains, “There are 13 currently sitting on the euthanasia list at local animal control. Every one […]