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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.

Recent Articles
  • Royals fans dreaming of another I-70 World Series

    (KPLR) – The Kansas City Royals have advanced to the American League Divisional Series following an extra inning battle in the AL Wild Card game. The win over the Oakland Athletics drove Royals fans into a frenzy. Now fans on both side of the state can start dreaming of another I-70 World Series as in 1985.

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    Royals win first postseason game since 1985

    KANSAS CITY, MO (KPLR)- The Kansas City Royals beat the Oakland A’s in extra innings during Tuesday night’s game. This will be K.C.’s first trip to the playoffs in 29 years. FOX 2’s Andy banker is live in Kansas City as Royals fans recover from last night. Royals catcher Salvatore Perez sealed it with the game winning single in the bottom of the 12th after Kansas City trailed 7-3 at one point. It was time to set off the playoff […]

  • Royals playoff drought ends after 29 years

    KANSAS CITY, MO (KPLR) – Tuesday is the start of the 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs, with the Kansas City Royals and Oakland Athletics playing a one game Wild Card playoff game in Kansas City. The game will feature Athletics ace Jon Lester going up against Royals James Shields. Reporter Andy Banker is in Kansas City for first playoff game since the 1985 World Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Kansas City Royals. The @royals Crown scoreboard is awesome. […]

  • Are the Cardinals and Red Bird fans the most hated in baseball playoffs?

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – As St. Louis gets set for another “Red October”, the Cardinals and their fans get slammed in the national media. A Wall Street Journal report labeled the Cardinals the most “hateable” team in the 2014 Major League Baseball playoffs. Fan and even the Cardinals team president consider the distinction, a compliment. The Cardinals history of success of offers hints as to why, especially in the past 20 years. The Cardinals have won the World Series 11 times; most […]

  • Church gives donated items to those in need, starts “Love Movement”

    BELLFOUNTAINE NEIGHBORS, MO (KPLR) -With all the unrest in Ferguson the past seven weeks members of an area church set out to show people the world had only been getting part of the story about life in North County. They started a new movement they called, “The Love Movement”. “I had stopped watching the news for a while because everything was just so sad, you know,” said Elder Greg Yancy, of the Tribe of Judah Christian Church on Hwy. 367 […]

  • Teen that lost eye in drive-by shooting talks to News 11

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – It’s a local crime that’s caused outrage beyond St. Louis. Latasha Williams, 14, lost her eye in a drive-by shooting. Her remarkable spirit is inspiring a movement of good will. Much of her face is still bandaged but her heart bears no scars. The way her aunt puts it, Latasha has sight beyond eyes. Latasha was not quite ready to show her face during her exclusive interview with News 11, Wednesday night. She was ready to […]

  • Boy killed at zoo still changing lives

    ST. PETERS, MO (KPLR) – There was a milestone over the weekend that marked a tragic day in St. Louis:  May 18th, 2001. That was the day Luke Maue, 7, was killed by a drunk driver at the St. Louis Zoo. Luke would have turned 21 Sunday. It would have been his “golden” birthday. “21 on the 21st,” said his mother, Angie Maue. She celebrated his birthday with Fox 2, Monday night, by ordering his favorite treat at a St. […]

  • Ferguson shooting protesters disrupt St. Louis County Council meeting

    CLAYTON, MO (KPLR) – Several speakers during Tuesday’s St. Louis County Council meeting lashed out at their elected leaders.  The frustrations stem from the shooting death of Michael Brown and the investigation that’s followed. “Arrest Darren Wilson,” was a chant repeated several times during the meeting.  Council member Steve Stenger started to make an opening statement but was interrupted by shouts and chants. The head of the council, Hazel Erby, told the crowd, “I agree with you.”  She then asked […]

  • Honor student loses eye in drive-by shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A man is still on the run after a drive-by shooting at a corner store in St. Louis. He hit an unintended target:  Latasha Williams, 14. Friday had been a happy day for Williams, a Vashon freshma, her sister, Daja, 12, a 7th grader. “Everyone was giving her dollars and telling her good job,” said their aunt, Shantell Barge. Progess reports had just come home from school and people around the neighborhood were rewarding the girls […]

  • St. Charles Robbery Suspect

    St. Charles Police looking for same suspect in two robberies

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR)- St. Charles police are looking for a man suspected in two gas station robberies Saturday. The first robbery occurred at the Petro Mart on N. Third Street around 2:40am and the second was at a BP station on Zumbehl Road around 9:20pm.  Police say that in both instances, the suspect threatened the store clerk with a knife, demanding money. No one was injured. The suspect got away with an unknown amount of cash in both instances. […]

  • Granite City couple charged for allegedly beating infant

    GRANITE CITY, IL (KPLR) – A Granite City couple is accused of abusing their newborn child. The baby remained hospitalized with internal injuries plus rib and leg fractures. The injuries were consistent with a pattern of abuse in the 2 month old child’s short life, authorities said. The baby was just born July 7th and hospitalized Monday, September 8th. The hospital staff figured out right away the injuries didn’t come from a single incident and they didn’t happen by accident, […]

  • Anthem College shuts down leaving students in limbo

    FENTON, MO (KPLR) – Close to 300 St. Louis area college students have been shut out this week. Anthem College has closed its two campuses here:  in Riverport and Gravois Bluffs. The students still have loans to pay but nowhere to go to school. Most of the students are in medical, dental, pharmaceutical, assistant programs or massage therapy training. Anthem administrators told them they could transfer to another college this week. That college turned them away Monday. The Anthem website […]


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