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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
  • ‘Recognize this ‘upstanding citizen’?’ – Suspect accused of stealing vet’s handicap license plates

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – St. Louis County police are letting a suspected thief have it on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The man is accused of stealing “disabled veteran” plates from a patient at a dentist’s office. The Facebook post says, “anyone recognize this ‘upstanding citizen?’” It notes his alleged crime and prominent neck tattoo. The department’s Tweet says, “note the super sweet neck and hand tattoos. Which decision is worse: stealing the plates or his choice in tattoos? Not […]

  • Dine Out for Matt Crosby tonight for wounded officer’s birthday

    WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. – You can help a wounded St. Louis area police officer just by going out to eat tonight. The Dine Out for Matt Crosby event is happening now on his 38th birthday. Crosby had birthday lunch with his mom at Sushi Station in Webster Groves, one of the participating restaurants. This is likely his best birthday since he was shot, by far. About two dozen restaurants are part of the “dine out” event with 10 to 20% […]

  • Offices in Madison County administration building reopen after Wednesday’s raid

    MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – Madison County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler met behind closed doors with county officials Thursday to discuss Wednesday’s raid of the county’s executive offices, a source told Fox 2/KPLR 11. There was no word on who else attended the meeting. Elected officials board members said they were still in the dark though there was new information about possible targets of the investigation. An office worker said she was absolutely stunned to see police from various agencies entering the […]

  • Louis Maull Co. to be sold; barbecue sauce saved

    ST. LOUIS – There’s big news in the wake of a Fox2/News11 exclusive report that St. Louis based Maull’s Barbecue Sauce has ceased production. The news set off a bit of a “barbecue panic”. Company officials now confirm the brand is being sold; production will resume. A “run” on Maull’s sauces at area stores began just after our Tuesday night report, store workers said. Sue Kapinski was sorry she waited until Wednesday to stock up at the Collinsville Schnucks.  The […]

  • “Maull it” a St. Louis tradition, may have come to an end

    ST. LOUIS – The end may be near for a St. Louis barbecuing staple. The Maull’s barbecue sauce plant in St. Louis has stopped filling orders. Maull’s is like the Ted Drewes of St. Louis barbecue sauce. People who used to live here are known to have friends ship it to them, coast to coast. Now, the St. Louis plant looks like it’s closed and court documents suggest trouble for Maull’s. Like the sauces themselves, the old Maull’s ad jingle […]

  • Residents say coyotes are getting too comfortable in Florissant neighborhood

    FLORISSANT, MO – There are coyote concerns in Florissant. A pack of coyotes is getting a little too comfortable in the Cade’s Cove neighborhood, said. This isn’t some rustic setting.  It’s right off of Lindbergh Boulevard near a Schnucks. Residents have been seeing coyotes for years but never this many seeming to be so much “at home”, they said. “[They’re] jumping fences into neighbors’ yards and everyone’s just afraid.  They’re just braver.  They’re different now.  They’re braver.  They’re not afraid […]

  • Sugarfire accuses Kirkwood restaurant of stealing food pictures

    KIRKWOOD, Mo. – Sugarfire Smokehouse has beef with another barbecue restaurant in the St. Louis area. Sugarfire is accusing Honey Pit Smokehouse in Kirkwood of stealing pictures of food from its website and posting them on Honey Pit’s website. Sugarfire’s lawyer, Albert Watkins, has sent a cease and desist letter to Honey Pit. Watkins says “Like barbecue itself, this has the potential for getting real messy real quick.” There are allegations of fraud in a St. Louis barbecue battle. The owner […]

  • Pagedale alderwoman charged with forgery

    PAGEDALE, Mo. – Pagedale Alderwoman Darline Crawley, 76, has been charged with forgery. Crawley, a former Pagedale mayor, is a well-known landlord. St. Louis County property records show her family has nearly 30 holdings. Now, St. Louis County court records show she’s been charged with two counts of forgery. She’s accused of forging the signature of an electrician on two reports filed with the City of Pagedale showing the two houses in question passed their electrical inspections, which are needed […]

  • In deep trouble – Illinois man’s new truck stuck, frozen after Illegal four-wheeling

    MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – It’s about as stuck as stuck can be: A couple of guys testing out a new four-wheel drive Chevy drove over a frozen pond and ended up stuck in sand, ice, and mud on Chouteau Island, just north of Interstate 270 in Madison County, Illinois. Things got even worse. “When the lake goes dry in the winter, there’s a lot of temptation for guys to think they can just come out here and go four-wheeling,” said […]

  • Prepaying taxes to take advantage of new law may not work, IRS warns

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – The clock is ticking toward the end of 2017 and heads are spinning in the face of the new income tax law. Beginning in 2018, there will be a cap on the state and local taxes you can deduct on federal income taxes. People are now rushing to pre-pay 2018 property taxes, thinking they can deduct them on their 2017 federal returns and cash-in before that cap takes effect. The IRS is now waving its finger at […]

  • Ameren is joining the effort to rebuild Puerto Rico’s power grid

    ST. LOUIS – There was a message from St. Louis to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, Wednesday:  help is coming! Equipment from Ameren will start rolling as early as tomorrow.  Manpower will follow. More than three months after Hurricane Maria made landfall there September 20th, Puerto Rico is still in crisis mode. The first wave of 75 Ameren repair workers will follow the equipment in the next few weeks, part of a new contingent of about 1,500 workers from the U.S., boosting […]

  • Wentzville ‘porch pirates’ in custody

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Wentzville police break up a teenage theft ring. A surveillance camera caught two of the suspects stealing packages from Lew Lucarelli’s front porch in the Stone Meadows neighborhood, Wednesday afternoon. Police credit neighbors with cracking the case. They say Stone Meadows is a very vigilant neighborhood. Lucarelli’s doorbell camera caught two teenage boys on a front porch shopping spree, looking over packages delivered there, picking out two of them and taking off. He shared the video on […]