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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
  • Swansea police investigate 12 car burglaries

    SWANSEA, Ill. – Swansea police and the Illinois State Police are investigating a recent rash of car burglaries. According to police, the burglaries occurred overnight Tuesday into early Wednesday morning in the Castle Acres Subdivision, located at Route 161 and Josephine. Some of the targeted vehicles were left unlocked and others had their windows smashed. Police said one unlocked vehicle had a loaded 9mm pistol stolen from it. Anyone with information on the break-ins is asked to call the Swansea […]

  • Investigators recover vehicle in murder of former track star

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Major Case Squad detectives recovered a vehicle in connection with the murder of former East St. Louis High School track star Roosevelt Davis Jr. A surveillance camera caught the vehicle driving away from the murder scene outside the County Line Quick Shop on Camp Jackson Road near Cahokia, just before 1 p.m. on Saturday. Investigators released photos of the car: a silver/gray Pontiac with Illinois temporary tags. Investigators did not specify where they found the car. Along with being a […]

  • Man attacked, robbed near police headquarters in Collinsville

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – You would think you’d be safe taking a walk next to a police headquarters, but a bold robber left a man bloody and fearing he’d been shot in the face near the Illinois State Police Headquarters in Collinsville. The attack took place near the intersection of Eastport Plaza Drive and Executive Drive. “It’s one of those crimes that kind of shocks your conscience a little bit,” said Maj. Brett Boerm, the Collinsville Police Department. The intersection is […]

  • Charges filed after suspicious toddler death ruled a homicide

    JENNINGS, Mo. – The St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a 24-year-old Jennings man with murder after detectives determined a child’s death was actually a homicide. According to Officer Benjamin Granda, a police spokesman, two-year-old Cayden Carson was found unresponsive in the 5600 block of Helen Avenue just after 10 p.m. on Sunday, April 8. Carson was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The incident was initially reported as a suspicious death but was later […]

  • St. Louis Zoo lays out vision for North County expansion

    CLAYTON, MO – An African Safari in North County.  Tuesday, we got our first look at new plans for the St. Louis Zoo’s proposed expansion, and new details on the cost to taxpayers. We`ve told you about the zoo`s plans to buy 425 acres near Spanish Lake, but today we got our first look at the vision for that property. 175 acres would be set aside for new zoo safari, and wildlife adventures, which might include safari tours, zip-lines and […]

  • BJC using automated vehicles to deliver supplies throughout hospitals

    ST. LOUIS – A new, hidden highway is part of the billion-dollar Barnes-Jewish Hospital expansion in the Central West End. It’s a highway you’ll never drive. The few workers who do have access better stay out AGV lanes. About 20 AGVs (Automated Guided Vehicles) now make about 975 supply deliveries-a-day via the new robot highway below the Barnes-Jewish north campus, from the new Parkview Tower to St. Louis Children’s Hospital. They have their own elevators, even their own vocabulary. Along […]

  • Man injured during shooting on westbound I-70 near Goodfellow

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A man was shot in the chest on westbound I-70 Tuesday afternoon. Several lanes of the highway were closed as a result. The shooting occurred around 2:15 p.m. on I-70 before the Goodfellow exit. The victim, a man in his 20s, heard his driver’s side window shatter and felt he’d been shot. Police said the victim was alert but in obvious pain and unable to say much. No other information on his condition was provided. Investigators have […]

  • Allegiant customers livid, cite lack of help following MidAmerica security issue

    ST. LOUIS – A security scare at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport on caused a slew of travel woes for Allegiant Airline customers. The nightmare began at MidAmerica on Easter Sunday. After waiting for hours on the runway, passengers on an Allegiant flight were asked to de-board their plane. TSA screeners found a passenger waiting to board with a laptop with suspicious-looking wires, now believed to be a hard drive. An Allegiant spokesperson said the time it took to investigate of […]

  • Meramec River expected to crest late Friday, early Saturday at 17 feet

    FENTON, Mo. – Wednesday brought good news on the flood watch. The Meramec River is expected to rise above flood stage in Valley Park by the end of the week, but not by much. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s forecast projected the river to go above flood stage (16 ft.) at Valley Park late Thursday night-Friday morning, but crest late Friday night-Saturday morning at 17.1 feet. That’s nothing for Valley Park. No floodgates are closing. No major roadways or […]

  • Local jewelry store heists baffle police

    ST. LOUIS – There have been three jewelry store break-ins in the last eight days, from Creve Coeur to downtown St. Louis. Police say the same suspects may be behind all three. Kessler-Mroz Jewelers at 8th and Olive looks a lot different now than it did about 12 hours ago when there was shattered glass everywhere.  St. Louis and Creve Coeur police detectives are looking to see if the break-ins are related. Jewelry store owner Mike Mroz swept up shattered […]

  • Judge rejects request to dismiss charge against Missouri governor

    ST. LOUIS – There was a series of setbacks in St. Louis Circuit Court Monday for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens in his felony invasion of privacy case. Judge Rex Burlison denied three key defense motions, including the Greitens team’s motion to dismiss and a motion to have a judge decide the case, waiving a trial by jury. “Court rejects jury waiver,” read the final four words of Burlison’s first order filed Monday morning. That means a jury, not a judge, will […]

  • New Metro buses feature upgraded surveillance cameras

    ST. LOUIS – More than two dozen new Metro buses have hit the streets of the St. Louis area featuring new surveillance cameras. Riders can see everything the cameras are catching on TV monitors near the front of the new buses. “I love it because you can see what everyone’s doing on the bus. That’s protection, keep people from jumping on folks, stealing, robbing,” said rider Vernetah Sanders. The 27 brand new buses are a far cry from the 15-year-old […]