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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
  • SLU High School football team receives $950 ‘safe helmet’ for entire team

    ST. LOUIS – Its creators call it the safest football helmet ever. More and more college and NFL players are turning to the VICIS Zero 1 – a high-dollar head shield, selling for $950 each. About 60 have just arrived for the first high school team in the state of Missouri to wear them, St. Louis University High School (SLUH). “We are the first school in the state of Missouri where the whole team has them,” said SLUH head coach […]

  • Gun found in McCluer North High School student’s backpack

    FLORISSANT, Mo. — A high school student was arrested Thursday morning after bringing a loaded gun to McCluer North High School in Florissant. The student was referred to juvenile authorities, police said. The incident was living proof of the importance of the catchphrase, “see something – say something,” authorities said. A school district spokesman gives this account: shortly before 10 o’clock, a student told a teacher another student had something he shouldn’t have at school; the school resource officer (the […]

  • St. Louis officer accused of giving suspects rough ride

    ST. LOUIS – A long-time St. Louis police officer was charged with assault Thursday for allegedly injuring two suspects during a rough ride back to the police department.  The officer, 47-year-old Lori Wozniak, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree assault. The onboard camera in her police vehicle recorded the incident. The two suspects were allegedly drunk and fighting in south St. Louis—and berating Wozniak. According to court documents, Wozniak told the arrestees in her vehicle “she was going to stop […]

  • Grammy-winning rapper recounts being shot during attempted robbery

    ST. LOUIS – Fox 2/News 11 had an exclusive interview with a Grammy-winning musician from St. Louis, who was shot during an attempted robbery downtown last month. Fans around the world know him as “Thi’sl”, a Christian hip-hop artist. Travis Tyler, 41, is a father of 8. He’s lucky to be alive. Bullet fragments missed a key artery but shattered his right femur (thigh bone). He had a rod inserted into it. He’s still home-bound and using a walker but […]

  • Waterloo family reunited with beloved macaw after bird flies away

    WATERLOO, Ill. – A Waterloo grandmother rescues a beloved family bird that had been on the loose for more the 72 hours. Blu, a year and a half old macaw, may very well have been the most sought-after bird in the Midwest since he flew away from the Burns family home Tuesday morning. He’d been more often heard than seen, until Friday afternoon. City Budget Officer Shawn Kennedy helped coordinate the search with Marsha Burns, Blu’s “granny” (the owner’s mother). […]

  • Service restored for rural public transportation provider OATS

    ST. LOUIS – Big news in a follow-up to our exclusive reports on a transportation crisis for a group of disabled individuals in the St. Louis area. A new provider of specialized rides took over this week. there are people who still aren’t being picked up. Fox 2 has confirmed that a deal’s just been struck to fix it. The Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) changed providers this week and not all of the people were being picked up. […]

  • Infant found dead in Princeton Heights home

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police responded to a home in a south city neighborhood Wednesday morning after receiving a report of a child death. According to police, a 9-month-old was found dead inside a home in the 5600 block of Goethe Avenue, located in the Princeton Heights neighborhood. Neighbors were stunned to see police, fire, and ambulance respond on their street and heartbroken after learning the reason why. “It is really shocking. My daughter and I just drove up […]

  • Transportation crisis for disabled people in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – A transportation crisis for people with disabilities in the St. Louis area. Disabled people have been left without rides for things like jobs and day programs because the state is trying to save money. Families say it’s a nightmare. Following an initial report on Monday, Missouri State Representative Bob Burns (D – St. Louis County) is calling for action. Fox 2/News 11 confirmed again Tuesday that disabled people were left without rides for things like jobs and […]

  • Transportation disruption upsets disabled, after state switches provider

    ST. LOUIS – A transportation crisis developed Monday for dozens of disabled people in the St. Louis area. The state provides rides for things like jobs or special program. Fox 2/News 11 confirmed at least 40 of those people were left stranded. It may have been double that number or more. A state official did not have a final total. It was especially hard on Robby Fisher, 28, of Affton. We introduced you to him when his friend, music legend […]

  • Rappel down a St. Louis building for the Special Olympics

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A one-of-a-kind charity event had a couple of reporters rappelling down the side of the Hyatt Hotel in downtown St. Louis Friday afternoon.  This is the 10th “Over the Edge” fundraiser for Special Olympics Missouri. It raises about $80,000 to help cover costs for athletes who are having their state games this weekend. When I emceed the Special Olympics Missouri dinner gala earlier in September the event’s oldest rappeller, 74-year-old Mary Koeller, challenged me to step up […]

  • Homeowner shoots, kills man trying to sell him his own stolen tools – Police

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis homeowner shot and killed a man who was apparently trying to sell the homeowner his own tools, which had previously been stolen. According to police, the incident happened around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday in an alley at Alcott and Theodore in north St. Louis. The homeowner was in his late 40s to early 50s. The man who was shot and killed a man was in his 40s. Police did not release their names. The homeowner […]

  • Massive fentanyl bust in St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – A massive fentanyl bust has kept 1.5 million doses of the dangerous drug from hitting St. Louis area streets, federal authorities told Fox2/News 11. According to a court document, a suspicious package was sent to a condo in St. Charles from California, using the name of model/actress/TV host Daisy Fuentes. The package contained a kilogram of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate more powerful and deadlier than heroin. After intercepting the package at a postal […]