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.
ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – Do you get frustrated having to pay personal property tax on your vehicle each year? A Missouri state senator has filed a bill to stop it. At present, Missouri residents pay a yearly property tax on their vehicles. State Senator Bill Eigel from St. Charles County wants to put an end to that practice. “I’ve been getting lots of feedback from my constituents, not only in St. Charles but around the St. Louis area, that […]
ST. LOUIS – The future of the troubled Delmar Loop Trolley was discussed Tuesday at a Bi-State Development. The agency is considering taking over the operation of the trolley. It’s no secret the Loop Trolley has been a failure to this point. Now the only thing that could possibly save it is the Bi-State Development Agency. The agency approved more time for CEO Taulby Roach to get more answers on a possible takeover. The board had a spirited debate on […]
ST. LOUIS – It’s a simple idea but one that’s producing incredible results – kids read their favorite holiday stories to shelter dogs. “It’s good for kids because it gives them a chance to practice reading skills with a non-judgmental audience and it’s reconditioning dogs to come to the kennel front and that helps them get adopted more quickly,” said Joeellyn Klepacki, director of education at the Humane Society of Missouri. Since the inception of the Shelter Buddies Reading Program […]
ST. LOUIS – Connecting St. Louis to the world and the world to St. Louis. That’s the goal of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis and they’re always looking for more members. “When this was founded in 1948, the intent of the founders—Danforths and Buschs—was to make sure St. Louis was not isolated in anything from the world,” said Pierce Powers, president of the World Affairs Council of St. Louis. Powers leads one of the 90 World Affairs Councils […]
ST. LOUIS – The Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis does many things for the community. One of them is helping over a thousand seniors during the holidays. Between now and Christmas, the Urban League will visit low to moderate senior living facilities throughout the region and provides people with items they need—food, toiletries, and clothes—as well as information on how the Urban League can help further. “The Urban League values our seniors and we also want to provide resources […]
ST. LOUIS – The Drug Enforcement Administration’s St. Louis Division says fake pills like Xanax and Oxycontin are being trafficked into the St. Louis-area and can be deadly when consumed. “Basically, we’re seeing the Mexican cartels have been mass-producing counterfeit pills,” said Special Agent in Charge Bill Callahan. Callahan says the pills are made primarily with fentanyl. They are addictive, cheaper to produce, and leading to overdose deaths. The DEA gave Fox 2 an exclusive look in their drug testing […]
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Crews from several fire departments were called in to help battle a large fire Thursday at the Republic Services recycling center in south St. Louis County. And when the call came out, one off-duty firefighter jumped to action by heading to the fire station and not the fire. Thick black smoke could be seen for miles as crews from the Affton Fire Protection District rolled up at the recycling center at Interstate 55 and Bayless […]
ST. LOUIS – As many of us relax for the Thanksgiving holiday, the men and women of the St. Louis DEA are working hard. They secured a major airport bust Tuesday thanks to great collaboration and canine help. Busy airport times and holiday travel provide more cover for those trying to traffic drugs to St. Louis. But the DEA of St. Louis made a major bust at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport Monday. “In this instance, we developed information on two […]
ST. LOUIS – Tuesday’s groundbreaking on the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency in north St. Louis kickstarts a five-year build to produce what’s being called America’s revolutionary intelligence facility. Congressman Adam Schiff was in attendance for the ceremony. here. taking a break from the impeachment inquiry. Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, helped select St. Louis as the new site and shared credit with Congressman Lacy Clay and Senator Roy Blunt for their bipartisan support in working so hard […]
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Frustrated by serious flooding from run-off water, Maryland Heights city leadership says it has a plan to correct the issue and a plan to help pay for it. This summer, major flooding in the area just off the Maryland Heights Expressway shut the highway down, closed businesses, and became a major headache for the city. But now they say they have a plan to stop it. “We need to put in a pump system, which is […]
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s goals for the next session include a new carjacking statute and removing the residency requirement to be a police officer in St. Louis. Senate Pro-Temp Dave Schatz will oversee the residency issue in the session. Fox 2 reached out to St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardener for comment about the possibility of a carjacking statute and have not heard back yet.
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – Almost 900 Town and Country residents have signed a petition opposing a proposal for a much larger development at the site of a senior living facility on Clayton Road. “When we saw the size of what they were proposing, the impact it would have on peoples’ properties, we became concerned,” said Andy Williams, Town and Country resident. “Not to mention the additional load it would place on Clayton Road.” The corporation Clarendale has submitted two […]