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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
  • Retired priest who served at 9 area churches suspended for sexual abuse

    WEBSTER GROVES, MO (KPLR)– Stunning news for parishioners at St. Louis area Catholic churches.  Arch-Bishop Robert Carlson has announced the suspension of a long-time priest after an allegation of sexual abuse. They knew him as Father Jack at Annunciation Parish in Webster Groves. Fr. John Ghio last served as a retired priest in residence.  To the allegation of his sexual  abuse of a minor in the 1980’s, just revealed in announcement from the Arch-Bishop, seems out of the question. Ghio […]

  • “Trash Bash” cleans up 16 sites along the River Des Peres watershed

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It was a big, “family fun” bash. Only, everyone who went would be fine if there never was another one. More than 300 volunteers set out to scour 16 sites along the River Des Peres watershed from North County  to Crestwood, Saturday morning.  They could hardly believe the things they found. One group pulled a water soaked king size mattress from the muck along Gravois creek. The tonnage has piled up through the years:  6.5 […]

  • News11 obtains new evidence about Vonderrit Myers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Jeff Roorda, business manager for the St.  Louis Police Officers Association said it was Myers intent to kill the officer. “There would have been an incredible conspiracy for the officer to pull off as it`s been alleged, throwing down or planting a gun,” Roorda said. Photos of Myers posted on Instagram showed him holding a gun that matched one recovered at the scene, which Myers used to open fire on the officer, police said. News11 also […]

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    3,000 gather downtown for “Justice for All” National March, Rally

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Organizers officially called it the Justice for All National March and Rally, that was held on Saturday, October 11th. The rally drew people from coast to coast to march from 15th and Market Street in Downtown St. Louis to a rally at Kiener Plaza. They came for a variety of reasons. They marched under one name:  Mike Brown. Brown was the unarmed 18-year-old shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9th. The incident […]

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    Fatal officer involved shooting in south St. Louis leads to crowd unrest

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – In a press conference held just after 1 am St. Louis police chief Sam Dotson addressed the media about the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old male by an off-duty St. Louis police officer in the 4100 block of Shaw Boulevard. Chief Dotson said the shooting occurred around 7:30 pm in the Shaw neighborhood, where the off-duty officer was on patrol on a secondary job for Hi Tech Security. The firm was hired by the neighborhood for […]

  • Cardinal Nation celebrates team going to NLCS

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Earlier Tuesday night the St. Louis Cardinals won the NLDS series against the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-2 in dramatic fashion. The Cardinals won the series three games to one. The win propels the team into its fourth straight NLCS. As the team celebrated in the locker room, fans celebrated outside Busch Stadium.

  • Security and safety on the minds of fans attending NLDS game

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Cardinal Nation is out in force Monday for tonight’s game 3 of the NLDS between the Cardinals and Dodgers at Busch Stadium. Security has been the topic of discussion, after a shooting near the Old Courthouse left two persons dead earlier Monday afternoon Security for the game has been stepped up at Busch Stadium, Ballpark Village and in downtown St. Louis. Police are warning fans to put items in their vehicles out of sight, lock their […]

  • Residents bike, walk, and run on newest section of Page Avenue extension

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The latest section of the Page Avenue extension opens to traffic Sunday, but on Saturday pedestrians got to check it out. People were allowed to walk, run, or cycle on the new 4.5 mile stretch of road which runs from I-64 in Lake St. Louis to Highway K in O’Fallon. The final section of the  364/Page Extension project from Highway K to 94 is scheduled to open around Halloween. Follow Andy Banker on Twitter […]

  • 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 […]

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