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
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    Fake money being placed on vehicles

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A Jefferson County woman’s Facebook post has set off “alarm bells” in the minds of shoppers, hours before Black Friday shopping. There’s fear the lure of a $100 bill could cost someone their car. The Maryland Attorney General had reports of a $100 bill scam around this time last year. Now, it’s apparently in St. Louis. At first, Kyri Viehman didn’t notice what someone had slipped under her windshield wiper. A few Sundays ago, […]

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    Mother of murder victim frustrated over investigation into son’s death

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It’s become a tipping point in the outcry against violence in St. Louis:  the July 13 murder of Rashad Farmer, 23, the nephew of a city alderman. 4 months after the murder Farmer has become a father.  He has a 3 week old son, Rashad Jr. The killer is still free.  Two days before thanksgiving, that’s a tough thing for grandma. “I want to look this person in the eye.  I want to let them […]

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    One person killed in second fatal crash at intersection in two weeks

    SUNSET HILLS, MO (KPLR) – Tragedy repeated itself on Highway 30 in Sunset Hills, Monday. Another deadly crash claimed a third life in the same spot in a 10 day period. It was such a sad, awful, thing for police and passing drivers to see:  the door from one car stuck to the front of another. A closer look made it even sadder.  Just in front of one of the crashed cars were two skateboards forming a cross for Waylon […]

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    Collisions involving deer expected to rise during mating season

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A warning for drivers: there are signs of a looming spike in crashes involving deer in the St. Louis-area. There have been more deer sightings along the roadways and more shattered windshields. A recent study shows it’s likely that one in every 120 Missouri drivers will hit a deer this year. Missouri has moved up from 18th to 17th in the nation in that category. Peak season in St. Louis is here. There have been repeated […]

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    Court appearance for St. Louisans accused of supporting ISIS

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – New developments in the alleged St. Louis-based conspiracy to support terrorist fighters overseas. There was a status hearing federal court Thursday afternoon for six Bosnian immigrants indicted in February. Something very interesting surfaced: the language barrier. Much of the case may hinge on translations of messages in Bosnian among the suspects. Fox 2 asked Sedina Hodzic of south St. Louis County for her response to the allegations as she left the courthouse. “I would like to […]

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    St. Louisan recalls her trip to Paris during terrorist attack

    BALLWIN, MO (KPLR) – Back from Paris:  a Ballwin business owner was there during Friday’s terrorist attacks. It was a dream trip for Valla Bethel, owner of Salon Dacota:  first London, then Paris. The way things started she figured she’d be eager to share stories and her photos. She and her friend noticed something beyond the glistening lights when they visited the Eiffel Tower, Thursday. “There was more security to get into Busch Stadium than there is to get into […]

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    Man carjacking grandmother is caught on tape

    NORTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – A St. Louis County grandmother faced down a carjacker, Sunday. Now she’s got her car back. The suspect’s in jail. The victim shared her story with FOX 2, Monday. It happened about 5:30 Sunday night at the Mobil station at Page and Hanley in Vinita Terrace. The victim said she was a frequent customer.  Her mentally challenged daughter was inside buying something to drink. She was in her car at a gas pump, […]

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    Crunching the numbers on riverfront stadium proposal

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen’s Ways and Means Committee held its first public hearing Thursday on financing for the new riverfront stadium proposal to keep the Rams and the NFL in St. Louis. There were two sides to the ongoing argument: politics and math. Fox 2 and News 11 crunched that math a bit on Thursday afternoon. People who are bigger fans of money and development than football said the math tells them to do […]

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    Des Peres officer treats young accident victim to day of pampering

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – Everyone needs a special day every now and then. A little boost when skies are grey. For six-year-old Makenzie Ruebel, that day was Wednesday. “It’s so important, boosting little girl’s self-confidence and making them feel really special and glamorous and to have a great day. So we picked her up in a pink limo,” said Jennifer LoGrasso, owner of Sweet & Sassy. Mackenzie’s mid-morning makeover came courtesy of Des Peres public safety officer Michael Clayborne. […]

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    Gateway Arch museum work zone closed due to asbestos

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A work zone at the Gateway Arch has been shut down until further notice because of asbestos. This is in the museum work zone, under the Arch. Tests came back positive for the cancer-causing material more than a week ago, but neither the contractor nor the National Park Service informed the public. There was no public alert; workers told Fox 2 News that insulation on a steam pipe in their demolition zone was exposed for a […]

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    Berkeley woman lucky to be a live after stray bullet hits bedroom

    BEREKELY, MO (KPLR) – A St. Louis County woman said she was lucky to be alive after a bullet came through her bedroom window. Her neighbors’ homes on Airport had also been hit recently. Gunfire was almost a nightly occurrence, they said. Walk up to a house on Airport Road in Berkeley chances are it’ll have a bullet hole in it. Monday night, a bullet came through Marilyn Bender’s bedroom window.  Thankfully, she’d just gotten out of bed to go […]

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    Medical marijuana goes on sale in Illinois

    MARION, IL (KPLR) – History was made in Illinois Monday. Today was the first day for medical marijuana sales.  People from the St. Louis area hit the road to buy their medicine from a dispensary in Marion Illinois, about 120 miles se of St. Louis.


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