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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
  • Catholic Supply reopens weeks after shooting

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The Catholic Supply store reopened more than two weeks after the horrific crimes that occurred there last month. Those events were fresh on the minds of owners, workers, and customers. “I just hope they have some peace that’s the most important thing right now,” said customer Bob Hanson. There was no peace, only violence, on November 19. Thomas Bruce, 53, was charged with 17 counts, including sexually assaulting women in the store and murdering customer […]

  • Catholic Supply reopening Wednesday after prayer for victims and blessing

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO- The religious store in West St. Louis County that was the scene of horrible violence last month reopens Wednesday. Catholic Supply has been closed for more than 2 weeks after women were sexually assaulted and one customer was murdered. Archbishop Robert Carlson blessed the store, “We want to disperse the evil so we can continue to live in peace in our community.” Evil walked in the Catholic Supply store on November 19th.  53-year-old Thomas Bruce has been […]

  • Sentencing for doctor charged with sexually abusing patients receives negative reactions

    CLAYTON, MO – Negative reaction to a judge’s sentence in the case of a doctor charged with sexually abusing female patients in his office.  People said the punishment was too lenient. Prosecutor Bob McCulloch said there are a total of 21 victims, and he didn’t think the time fit the crimes. McCulloch said prosecutors asked Judge Gloria Reno for 3 years in prison for Dr. Howard Setzer.  McCulloch was disappointed Setzer only received two months of shock time.  Setzer served […]

  • 88-year-old sexually assaulted in Cedar Hill nursing center

    CEDAR HILL, Mo. – The Jefferson County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 68-year-old for sexually assaulting an 88-year-old woman at a local nursing and rehabilitation center. Investigators said the suspect was a known sex offender. Investigators said 68-year-old Ricky Hacker was admitted to the facility Tuesday for treatment of an injured foot. On Wednesday, deputies responded to a report of a sexual assault of an elderly dementia patient at the center. “Staff members walked into the victim’s room…and located Mr. […]

  • Organization confronts people who think they are meeting up with young children

    UNION, Mo. – A Union, Missouri man has been charged with trying to lure a 12-year-old girl for sex. This happened after an organization Truckers Against Predators (TAP) posted a video online. Joshua Mastin, 36, appeared before a judge in the Franklin County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. The judge entered a not guilty plea on his behalf and ordered Mastin’s bond to remain at $50,000 cash-only. The founder of TAP, Anthony Greene, posted the video on his website showing his confrontation […]

  • MLS soccer stadium gets unanimous aldermanic committee support

    ST. LOUIS – Another step forward is made to make Major League Soccer a reality in St. Louis as a Board of Aldermen committee passed a stadium proposal but not without scrutiny. For three hours Wednesday, aldermen on the Housing Urban Development and Zoning Committee questioned the prospective team owners and their aids on the many details of the soccer proposal. They wanted to know how much money the prospective owners were putting into the deal and how much the […]

  • Granite City community jumped to action after school shooting threat

    GRANITE CITY, Ill.  – The Granite City community acted quickly when a violent threat was made against school students and it led to a quick arrest. On Monday, a threat was posted to social media saying that a shooting could occur Tuesday at Granite City High School. Dylan Stacy, 18, a senior at Granite City High School, was charged Tuesday with a class four felony of disorderly conduct. If found guilty, he could spend 3 years in prison. The charge […]

  • St. Louis Post-Dispatch prints special edition holiday ad

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – It`s become as much of a tradition on Thanksgiving as turkey and pumpkin pie. The huge newspaper that arrives on your front lawn full of Thanksgiving and Black Friday insert ads. The St. Louis Post Dispatch employees have put together over 25.5 million inserts for the special edition. The paper will include advertisements from some of the worldwide wide retailers that have stores across St. Louis and well as local stores. Workers spend 11 days working […]

  • Police offer new details to help catch Catholic Supply shooter

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – West St. Louis County businesses moved quickly to ensure their shops and stores were safe from violence in light of Monday’s homicide at the Catholic Supply store. St. Louis County police released new information concerning a description of the suspect. However, they were lacking an important piece of evidence they have discovered in many times criminal cases. Less than 24 hours after Monday’s murder at Catholic Supply, the West County Chamber of Commerce hosted a […]

  • Long awaited Loop Trolley finally on the move

    ST. LOUIS – The Loop Trolley is finally rolling down the tracks, but the first day of operation did not go completely smooth. The two trolleys did not travel the entire 2.2 miles of track. They stopped and turned around before making it into the western part of The Loop where many of the restaurants and entertainment venues are located. “I think that they will get it worked out eventually,” said Robert Burkins, a trolley passenger. The project cost about […]

  • Southwest flight clips another plane’s wing at St. Louis Airport

    ST. LOUIS – The Federal Aviation Administration has launched an investigation regarding an incident concerning two commercial airliners that came in contact with each other at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport. “We were fully boarded and then heard a little boom,” said Nathaniel Jensen, a passenger on the WOW jet. A Southwest plane, which had just arrived from Kansas City, was taxiing to its gate when it clipped the wing of the WOW Aircraft, which was destined for Iceland. The accident […]

  • Residents in Sparta IL brace for winter storm

    SPARTA, IL – Residents in Sparta, Illinois are bracing for a big snowfall Wednesday night. Route 3 has been pre-treated with chemicals, along with bridges and overpasses. Clouds began moving into the Sparta area around 3 pm Wednesday afternoon, as the local Aldi grocery store saw more shoppers than usual as people stocked ahead of the storm. This early snowfall in November has people wondering if it means a snowy winter ahead. Denise Dethrow said, “I’m hoping it’s not a […]