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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


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    IndyCar racing coming to St. Louis with Bommarito Autmotive Group 500

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Curtis Francois, the owner of Gateway Motorsports Park, and John Bommarito, President of the Bommarito Automotive Group, announced the return of IndyCar racing to St. Louis Thursday night at the St. Louis Auto Show, They’d reached a sponsorship agreement and agreed on a name for the big race August 26th at Gateway: The Bommarito Automotive Group 500. They also unveiled an IndyCar sporting the new name and logo for the event. The race will be run […]

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    Board of Alderman to look at revised bill that reduces St. Louis city’s cost on proposed MLS stadium

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Could there be new life for a plan to bring Major League Soccer to St. Louis? The plan was declared dead just days ago. The aldermanic bill to let city voters decide on stadium funding is suddenly back on the table.  The board’s ways and means committee will take it up Thursday morning, but big dead-lines are looming. The first deadline, January 24th is just six days away.  St. Louis aldermen need to have an approved […]

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    Soggy weather wreaking havoc on St. Louis-area businesses

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Business-wise, our weather may truly be good for nothing. Most may feel like they’ve dodged a bullet since the area got mostly rain instead of ice. And the ice we did get melted quickly. That ice-then-rain combination has been the worst of both worlds. It’s as if you can hear business trickling away at Hidden Valley Ski Resort. The only thing riding the slopes Monday was the fog after what could have been the busiest weekend […]

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    Jefferson County residents grab the essentials before the ice storm

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The National Weather Service issued an Ice Storm Warning for the St. Louis area Thursday afternoon; the warning stretches from Friday to Sunday. Forecasts show a small part of Jefferson County and larger parts of the surrounding counties may get up to three-quarters an inch of ice. The change in household staples couldn’t be more obvious at an Arnold area Schnucks store. There was a pallet of rock salt in front of the milk coolers. Stacks […]

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    Ameren Missouri preparing for downed lines, power outages

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Ameren workers are trying to get a head start on our potential icy blast. They stocked two tractor trailers with supplies Wednesday that’ll serve as warehouses on wheels should an emergency arise. “We are loading some storm equipment trailers in preparation for potential storm event that may happen this weekend,” said Kevin Anders, Ameren Missouri Assistant Vice President of Operations and Technical Services. “Things like conductors, pole line hardware, insulators, those kinds of things that crews […]

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    St. Louis’ first African American Circuit Attorney takes oath of office

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – This will be an historic night as Kimberly Gardner takes the oath of office as St. Louis Circuit Attorney, the first African-American to hold the position of city’s top prosecutor. Gardner is a two-term state representative and a former prosecutor in the Circuit Attorney’s Office under Jennifer Joyce, who decided against running for re-election after holding the post for 16 years. Gardner worked in the property crimes unit from 2005-2010. Her top priorities as the city’s […]

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    MoDOT and IDOT treating roads after Thursday’s snowfall

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The snow may have stopped, but concerns about road conditions have not. Highway workers say looks can be deceiving. IDOT and MoDOT both report that things have gone pretty well in the immediate St. Louis area. The Missouri Highway Patrol had close to 100 accident calls overnight, just 16 on the Illinois side at last count. There was a fatal crash in Missouri on highway 21 south of Potosi. The Highway Patrol reports Darrell Miller, […]

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    Rockwood school kids won’t know about ‘snow day’ until Thursday

    FENTON, MO (KPLR) – School districts are getting ready now for what may be a “snow day” on Thursday. Dr. Eric Knost, Superintendent of the Rockwood School District, said he expects a sleepless night ahead. Rockwood is one 27 districts that’ll be part of a teleconference at 4:30 a.m. Thursday to make the call on whether to have school. District staff will begin pre-treating the parking lots at the district’s 33 school campuses, which stretch from Fenton to Eureka, across […]

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    Normandy city official accused of posing as a police officer

    NORMANDY, MO (KPLR) – A long-time Normandy city official is losing a month’s pay after being charged with impersonating a police officer. According to the St. Louis County Prosecutor’s Office, the incident happened last September. Normandy Public Works Director Rodney Jarrett used his public works truck—equipped with flashing lights—to pull over a driver for running a stop sign. While Jarrett isn’t a police officer, he is a code enforcement officer, meaning he writes citations for code violations on homes and […]

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    Plans for proposed St. Louis Major League soccer stadium may be unraveling

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There were signs Monday that the proposal for a new soccer stadium in St. Louis could be unraveling. Governor-Elect, Eric Greitens said he’d already ruled out state funding. St. Louis Alderwoman, Christine Ingrassia, who’s proposed a sales tax hike for stadium funding, called the team’s ownership group “disrespectful”. On a day when St. Louis was at the center of the sports world hosting the NHL’s Winter Classic at Busch Stadium with more than 40,000 fans […]

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    Police Chief takes heat for allowing reality TV show to follow St. Louis detectives

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The St. Louis Police Chief is taking some heat for allowing a reality TV show to shadow his homicide detectives. There is a new call to stop the show before it starts. The reality show’s title “The First 48” refers to what it is often the most critical time period for homicide investigators, the first 48 hours. The show is about to production with St. Louis police within a few weeks. Chief Sam Dotson has […]

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    Two busted for selling stolen items from St. Louis stores on Facebook

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Some online holiday shopping deals were too good to be true. Now, police say, the items for sale were stolen. These deals started popping up on Facebook in November. The Chesterfield Wal-Mart reported drones being stolen around the same time. Police say Michael McCall, 28, and Monique Blake, 25, of St. Louis match two people seen in surveillance video stealing two drones and a controller from the Chesterfield Commons store. police say they were Sky […]