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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.

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

Recent Articles
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    ST. LOUIS – The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has crossed into record breaking territory and tickets sales are skyrocketing. Mega Millions in Missouri will sell about $136,000 worth of tickets on a typical day. On Friday, sales were more than 10 times that amount. Lottery workers posted a billion-dollar prize sign at lottery headquarters at the St. Louis area office around noon. “This is a record,” said Tonya Beenders, Missouri Lottery’s Chief Sales Officer. “We’ve never had a jackpot this high […]

  • Waterloo, Ill. police ask for public’s help in solving bank robbery

    WATERLOO, Ill. – It was a creepy situation for bank workers in Waterloo, Illinois Wednesday afternoon as they were apparently being watched closely by an anonymous thief after he left a threatening note. It happened at the First National Bank of Waterloo around closing time. As employees were going to the parking lot, one of them found a threatening note demanding money and ordering them not to call police. They called police anyway. No one was hurt and no money […]

  • Alton double murder suspect opts to represent himself in court

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons said it’s only the third time it’s happened during his 20 years as county prosecutor – a man charged with homicide acting as his own lawyer in the courtroom. The May 21, 2018 killings happened in the Alton Acres neighborhood. Elijah Ingram, 30, and Derrick Vaughn, 28, were shot to death. The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis was called in to investigate. Vincent Gordon, 35, was charged with the […]

  • Lottery fever booming as billion dollar jackpot a possibility

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – Nearly a billion dollars will be for grabs this week if you have a lucky lottery ticket. The general manager at American Carnival Mart in Creve Coeur was checking with his 32 employees Wednesday afternoon to find out who wanted to join in the lotto pool for Friday night’s Mega Millions game. “We do it when the pot gets big,” general manager Mark Haug said. They aren’t the luckiest bunch of folks. “We’ve been striking zero,” […]

  • Godfrey trustee shot and killed in Alton

    MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – Police say an 87-year-old Alton man was shot to death Tuesday morning. According to police, the shooting happened in the 200 block of West Delmar Avenue just before noon. The victim, identified as Eldon “Twirp” Williams, was found dead inside the residence. Williams had worked as a real estate agent and served as a member of the Godfrey Village Board of Trustees. Police said a person of interest was in custody. Investigators said the circumstances surrounding […]

  • Flood warnings along riverfront areas in the St. Louis region

    Heavy rains in the upper Midwest caused flooding downstream in the St. Louis area. In St. Charles County, the ‘road closed’ signs go up when the river rises. Farmers’ fields turn into lakes. Some residents are always prepared; they live in elevated homes. Boats are parked in front yards, ready to go, just in case. “This particular kind of flood happens two or three times a year,” said Steve Young, who lives in Portage Des Sioux. A few streets in […]

  • McCluer North staffer accused of inappropriate messages with students

    FLORISSANT, Mo. – For the second time in two years, an employee of the Ferguson-Florissant School District is suspected of serious allegations involving students. District officials got word on Tuesday that a staff member had inappropriate communications with more than one student at McCluer North High School and by the next day, the staff member had been put paid administrative leave and police were called. On Friday, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged 35-year-old Timothy Nagel with patronizing prostitution […]

  • St. Louisans and local businesses enjoying dramatic temperature drop

    ST. LOUIS – A dramatic drop in the temperature has many St. Louisans greeting the cold with a warm hug. A pumpkin grower in Maryland Heights says colder temperatures cause people to think of Fall, Halloween and buying pumpkins. Parents and kids were having fun in the Thies farm pumpkin land on Thursday. The cooler temperatures are not only boosting business, but the chill in the air is also good for pumpkins still growing in the fields. “It just makes for […]

  • Ferguson residents forced out of apartments after building labeled unsafe

    FERGUSON, Mo. – Residents of a Ferguson apartment complex said it’s been a chaotic 24 hours after their building was deemed unsafe to occupy and they were forced to move out. It all began a couple weeks ago when Ferguson inspectors noticed cracks in the concrete and called in a structural engineer. People said their lives have been chaotic and hectic since then. The structural engineer was checking out cracks in the upstairs sidewalk of one building Tuesday afternoon and […]

  • St. Louis tries for MLS franchise once again, with Taylor family leading the way

    ST. LOUIS – The possibility of a Major League Soccer team playing in St. Louis took a giant step forward. A member of the would-be ownership group from last year’s failed bid held a press conference Tuesday morning to announce a new proposal to bring the MLS to St. Louis. Jim Kavanaugh, co-founder and CEO of World Wide Technology, and members of the Taylor family met at Mathews-Dickey Boys & Girls Club with Mayor Lyda Krewson, Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed, and […]

  • Historic log cabin goes up in flames; investigators suspect arson

    MARQUAND, Mo. – Fire officials said an arsonist has been causing serious problems in southeast Missouri by targeting old and historic buildings. It’s happened in and near Marquand, Missouri, which is about 100 miles south of St. Louis. The crime scene tape was still in place around an old log cabin in the city park. The cabin is the community’s pride and joy, very old very historic. It appeared somebody set the building as well as a nearby church on […]

  • Clayton hotel remains closed following water main break

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The Sheraton Hotel in Clayton remained closed Friday a water main break. The cause of the break was still under investigation. The 254-room hotel was more than half-full when the main broke around 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Customers arriving Friday were greeted by warning signs. Water to the hotel has been cut so they cannot welcome guests. Exactly 159 guests and another 50 employees were evacuated without any injuries. The break happened two levels below the ground floor […]