Andy Banker

Reporter / Anchor

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

  • Cab drivers worried about being targeted after murder in south St. Louis

    Posted on: 7:23 am, April 17, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A murder case has shaken St. Louis’ international community:  a cab driver shot through the glass...
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  • St. Louis County police officer shoots drug suspect

    Posted on: 7:35 am, April 16, 2014, by

    UNIVERSITY CITY, MO (KTVI)– A very tense and frightening scene unfolded in University City Tuesday afternoon. An undercover police officer...
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  • Police investigating cab drivers death in south St. Louis

    Posted on: 5:59 pm, April 13, 2014, by , updated on: 03:25pm, April 13, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police are looking for a suspect who killed a man he couldn’t see:  a...
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  • Two children escape Arnold house fire

    Posted on: 6:59 am, April 10, 2014, by

    ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) — A massive fire destroyed the home of a well-known St. Louis-area family Wednesday afternoon. Two children...
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  • Security changes coming to Busch Stadium – soon

    Posted on: 9:42 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 10:09pm, April 8, 2014

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Security changes are coming soon to Busch Stadium and they may slow fans down on...
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  • Families gather to remember loved ones murdered

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, April 5, 2014, by , updated on: 04:37pm, April 5, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) -This weekend marks the 4th anniversary of an unsolved St. Louis murder case that has long since...
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  • Jewelry theft victim wants stricter rules for gold buyers

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, April 1, 2014, by

    (KTVI)– A case of stolen jewelry has apparently been solved. But the victim says it`s too late to do her...
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  • Two men arrested after massive tire dump found in former night club

    Posted on: 10:21 pm, March 31, 2014, by

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI)– Authorities in East St. Louis are declaring a war on illegal dumping after the discovery...
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  • Neighbor pulls woman out of burning home

    Posted on: 6:10 pm, March 30, 2014, by , updated on: 05:04pm, March 30, 2014

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – Fire destroyed a South County home that had spanned generations. The loss was heartbreaking. Still,...
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  • Plan for St. Louis public schools draws fire

    Posted on: 6:18 pm, March 29, 2014, by , updated on: 06:17pm, March 29, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A new plan that could bring in outside contractors to run more than a dozen city...
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  • “Make Opening Day a Holiday” campaign goes to White House

    Posted on: 10:54 am, March 22, 2014, by

    (KTVI)- Major League Baseball’s Opening Day a holiday? Apparently baseball fans agree with Ozzie Smith and Budweiser.  The “Make Opening...
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    "Make Opening Day a Holiday” campaign
  • Two St. Clair County firearms instructors fired; students’ applications to be denied

    Posted on: 10:37 pm, March 18, 2014, by

    (KTVI)–Illinois State Police gave two St. Clair County firearms instructors the boot just a few months into the state’s new...
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