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Since joining FOX 2 News as a general assignment reporter in June 1985, Roche Madden has reported on stories from Saudi Arabia to the former Soviet Union to San Francisco.

He recently covered Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Madden traveled to Saudi Arabia to report on preparations for Operation Desert Storm and how Scott Air Force Base was playing an important roll. In San Francisco Madden followed a group of St. Louis officials to California where they learned about earthquake preparedness. In Russia Madden followed troops who took part in Provide Hope, a program which air lifted food and medicine to the former Soviet Union.

In what he considers the highlight of his career, Madden joined Pope John Paul II as he traveled from Rome to Mexico City to St. Louis.

Madden won an Emmy Award for his reporting on flood coverage in the St. Louis area. In 1996 Madden won an Emmy for live spot news coverage.

Before coming to St. Louis, Madden spent five years in Tulsa, Oklahoma and nearly two years in Midland, Texas where he anchored the news.

Madden majored in broadcast journalism at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: roche.madden@tvstl.com

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    NORMANDY, Mo. – Normandy police responded to a fight Wednesday between a parent and a student at a Normandy Middle School. The fight broke out between a father and his daughter. Police said they’ll seek a felony charge of assault against the father. Word of the incident quickly traveled through Normandy’s 7th and 8th Grade Center. “Everybody was like, ‘Somebody got a whooping!’ And I was like, ‘Who?’ And somebody was like, ‘Somebody’s daddy and he was punching their child,’” […]

  • Special House committee says Greitens may have used shell companies to hide donations

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri House committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens revealed new information Tuesday indicating his campaign may have used shell companies to hide donors. The committee is looking into Greitens’ fundraising and whether he used a donor list from The Mission Continues charity to raise cash for his gubernatorial campaign. “We will release today two relevant documents,” said State Rep. Jay Barnes (R-Jefferson City). The items, in particular, are emails. One set of emails were between workers […]

  • Greitens’ campaign lawyer snipes with House investigative committee

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The special House investigative committee looking into Governor Eric Greitens canceled what would have been its second public meeting ever. Chairman Jay Barnes canceled the meeting before it began. He said some committee members were delayed because of a traffic accident on Interstate 70. The cancelation seemed to have more to do with Greitens and lawyers for his campaign. Barnes sent a very direct message to Catherine Hanaway, one of the attorneys for Governor Greitens’ campaign. […]

  • Protesters, demonstrators drawn downtown by Greitens’ trial

    ST. LOUIS – Governor Eric Greitens’ invasion of privacy trial has attracted media from across the state and the media, in turn, seems to be attracting demonstrators to the courthouse. The issue of protests came before Judge Rex Burlison Friday morning. It seems the plaza in front of the civil court building has become the place for people to air their grievances. Heather Forbes, a Greitens’ devotee, said she wants the governor to know she has his back. “I support […]

  • De Soto student airlifted to hospital after falling from bluff on field trip

    FARMINGTON, Mo. – A De Soto High School student fell off a cliff while on a field trip at Pickle Springs Conservation Area and had to be airlifted to a St. Louis-area hospital. Park goers describe Pickle Springs as filled with bluffs and cliffs. Something went wrong and the teenager, believed to be 16-years-old, fell 50 to 60 feet. “It had to be extremely scary; it was truly a long fall,” said Fire Chief Todd Mecey, Farmington Fire Department. Farmington […]

  • Nordstrom execs fly to St. Louis to apologize to teens who were profiled

    ST. LOUIS – Nordstrom’s top executives visited St. Louis Tuesday to apologize to three teens who say they were the victims of racial profiling at the company’s Brentwood store. The private meeting took place just after 3 p.m. at the Hilton Airport Hotel. The executives met with the teens, their families, and Adolphus Pruitt II, head of the St. Louis NAACP. Before the gettogether, the mood was different. “I was nervous, embarrassed, and humiliated,” said Mekhi Lee. Lee and two […]

  • Judge says he will not throw Greitens case out; trial to begin May 14

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis circuit court judge ruled on pre-trial motions for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ invasion of privacy case. Greitens was accused of taking an unauthorized photo of his mistress during a 2015 affair. The defense team said in court Monday that prosecutors had still failed to produce any evidence of the photo’s existence or that the governor transmitted said image electronically. At Monday’s hearing, Judge Rex Burlison said the woman accusing the governor would be allowed to testify. Earlier this […]

  • Local lawmakers react over upcoming special session on Greitens

    ST. LOUIS – Missouri lawmakers may get an earful from constituents this weekend. It was a wild week in Jefferson City with the spotlight focused on Governor Eric Greitens and his legal problems. A special House investigative committee released another report about the governor and his alleged use of a charity’s donor list to raise money for his campaign for governor. The next day, the legislature voted to call itself into a special session for the first time ever, where […]

  • Jefferson County man sets fire to his home and takes neighbors hostage

    IMPERIAL, Mo. – An Imperial man is in jail Thursday after deputies said he set his own home on fire and went next door to his neighbors’ home and held them hostage. Kylie Kunzie, 45, was charged with second-degree arson and kidnapping. Prosecutors said he set his parents’ home in the 1100 block of Wolf Hollow Road on fire Wednesday morning. He then went to his neighbors to borrow their phone and then held them hostage at knifepoint. “I was […]

  • Missouri House report on Greitens, Mission Continues investigation expected Wednesday

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – A new report focusing on Governor Eric Greitens and his fundraising efforts is expected as early as Wednesday. Years before Governor Greitens ran for office, he founded a charity The Mission Continues for troops returning home from duty. The governor’s been charged with a felony by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner. He’s alleged to have tampered with a computer to use the donors’ list from the charity for fundraising for his gubernatorial campaign. A Missouri […]

  • State legislators await new report in Greitens investigation

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Lawmakers are playing the waiting game in Jefferson City in anticipation of a second report on embattled Governor Eric Greitens from the special investigative committee. The second report comes less than a month after the first and it is believed to focus in on Greitens’ fundraising for his gubernatorial campaign and how it may involve a charity he founded. Some lawmakers have said it could be released as early as Wednesday. Governor Greitens founded the charity […]

  • House committee investigating Greitens says mistress has credibility

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The special House Committee investigating Governor Eric Greitens met again in secret Monday and released an addendum to its report concerning the governor’s felony invasion of privacy case. The mistress at the center of the privacy case appears to have gained more credibility Monday afternoon at the state Capitol. The committee has taken the testimony that Greitens’ mistress gave to the St. Louis Circuit Attorney and her testimony to the House Committee and compared them side […]