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Andy Banker reports weeknights for FOX 2 News and co-anchors FOX 2 News on Saturday and Sunday Mornings. Andy joined the FOX 2 News team in July 2002 and is from Millstadt, Illinois; a graduate of Althoff Catholic High School in Belleville and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Andy worked as a reporter and anchor in Champaign, IL, and Dayton, Ohio, before returning home in 1994. He worked as a reporter and Weekend Anchor at KDNL, ABC 30 News, for 8 years. He is also the stadium announcer for the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome.

Andy’s received multiple Emmy, Edward R. Murrow, and Associated Press awards for his reporting. He’s been named “Best Reporter” by the Illinois Associated Press 4 times. Andy volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation among other charities. He’s a past honorary Chairman of the Walk to Cure Diabetes. Andy is a huge fan of the Rams, Cardinals, Blues, and Fighting Illini; plus musicians Jay Farrar, John Hiatt, and Bruce Springsteen.

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

Recent Articles
  • Police – Man exposes himself to child at bus stop in south St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Alarming news for parents in south St. Louis as their children return to school. Police said a man exposed himself to a young girl and tried to coax her into his pickup truck. According to investigators, the incident happened in the Bevo neighborhood Tuesday morning near Newport Avenue and Neosho Street. Kids were waiting at school bus stops throughout the neighborhood. The man exposed himself exposed himself to a 10-year-old and asked her to get into his […]

  • Weighing new safety measures in wake of drownings at Castlewood State Park

    BALLWIN, Mo. – There are new calls to close off part of a state park in St. Louis County after two more drownings over the weekend. Roadblocks and warning signs have recently replaced the boat access. Warning signs read “swimming and wading not recommend.” Only a small path flanked by more danger signs leads to the Meramec River with additional warning signs lining the beach. “Deadly river,” they warn, with a hand reaching from under the water. The top of […]

  • Mom accused of letting teen daughter and friends use home as ‘drug den’

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – A St. Charles County woman is accused of letting people, including her own teenage daughter, use her house as a drug den for marijuana, meth, and heroin use. Fox 2/KPLR 11 obtained court documents that detail a host of alleged problems in the woman’s home, including drug overdoses and sexual assault. Jessica Burge, 41, remained in the St Charles County Jail Thursday after being charged with maintaining a public nuisance and possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

  • Senator Claire McCaskill sweeps Democratic primary

    COLOMBIA, Mo. – Fresh off a whopping victory Senator McCaskill is planned to stop in Springfield and Joplin  Wednesday. On the Democratic side, Incumbent Senator Claire Mccaskill cruised to victory over her challengers. She has won the Democratic primary in her campaign for a third term. She ended her primary day with about 50 supporters at her Columbia campaign office.  FOX 2 caught up with her earlier – touring the Mid-America Bio-Fuels plant in Mexico, Missouri. She has no St. Louis or Kansas […]

  • McCaskill visits biofuel plants in Missouri on primary day

    MEXICO, Mo. – Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill spent the primary election day visiting biofuel plants in Missouri. “Happy Primary Day,” McCaskill said while getting off her campaign bus to tour MidAmerica Biofuels in Mexico, Missouri. It was her last stop before heading to Columbia to thank supporters for their help in the campaign. The two-term incumbent is one of a handful of candidates on the Democratic primary ballot but it’s a foregone conclusion that she will again be the party’s […]

  • Mother of five shot and killed in north St. Louis neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police are looking for the person who killed a mother of five who was pregnant with her sixth child. There’s no word from investigators on a suspect or motive. Veronica Taylor, 30, was nearly five months pregnant, relatives said. She had two sons and three daughters, ranging in age from 5 months to 14 years. The children’s great aunt, Georgia Griffin, said the children have long been in her care and that she plans to […]

  • Man dies after medical emergency leads to crash with Illinois State Trooper

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – There was yet another crash in an Interstate 55 construction zone in Illinois that has become notorious for serious accidents. In this instance, an elderly man was killed and an Illinois State Trooper was injured. The trooper had to be extracted from her vehicle after Friday’s crash. Investigators said the accident occurred around 12:30 p.m. on southbound I-55 near Illinois 143 in the construction zone.  Lanes of the highway were closed and traffic was backed up in the […]

  • What inspection report reveals about bridge in fatal Forest Park accident

    ST. LOUIS – Fox 2/News 11 have obtained inspection reports showing the Forest Park bridge where a prominent St. Louis woman died in a freak accident this week, has been listed as “structurally deficient” for years. The reports document the findings of a city/state inspection team that conducts yearly inspections in accordance with National Bridge Inspection Standards set forth by the federal government. The Union-Lindell Blvd. bridge at the entrance to Forest Park was built in 1961 and looks every […]

  • City official pins “freak accident” on careless driving

    ST. LOUIS – A top St. Louis City official blamed driver carelessness for the “freak accident” that claimed the life of a pillar of the community. Businesswoman Jan Torrisi-Mokwa was killed by a falling bridge railing near Forest Park on Wednesday afternoon. The railing was knocked off the bridge by another driver. Torrisi-Mokwa, 58, was also the wife of former St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa. Concrete highway barriers have replaced the missing sections of railing at the bridge intersection […]

  • Circuit attorney’s proposal aims to keep non-violent offenders out of court system

    ST. LOUIS – Critics may call it doing the crime without doing the time. The city’s top prosecutor, St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner, is pushing new policies she calls Justice 2020, which are supposed to cut crime and save the City of St. Louis millions of dollars. “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting a different result,” Gardner said. About 400 people marched to the city jail last month demanding bail reform. Gardner sees room […]

  • St. Louis County street racing crash leads to manslaughter charges

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A south St. Louis County man now faces manslaughter and assault charges after a deadly street racing crash in March. The chain-reaction accident led to the death of a 43-year-old man and injured two women in another car. The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged 20-year-old Adam Michaud with three felony counts for allegedly racing through traffic and causing the deadly chain-reaction crash. Michaud is being held on a $150,000 bond. The accident happened on Reavis […]

  • Parasitic illness blamed in 22 St. Louis County cases

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – There’s a new warning from the St. Louis County Department of Public Health: an illness traced to premade salads is hitting west St. Louis County. At least 22 people have gotten sick since the end of May. The health department reports most of those cases originated in the Ballwin, Chesterfield, and Fenton areas. In 13 of the 22 cases, people have recently eaten premade salads. All of them report eating lettuce, tomato, and cilantro. The people […]