Roche Madden


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.

Recent Articles

  • Clayton High School students celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday

    Posted on: 10:10 pm, April 23, 2014, by

    CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)– There were birthday wishes Wednesday night to William Shakespeare. St. Louisans are celebrating by paying tribute to...
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  • Drunk dad accused of having 13-year-old drive home

    Posted on: 9:56 pm, April 22, 2014, by

    FORISTELL, MO (KTVI)– A Wentzville father is accused of having his 13-year-old son drive him home because he was drunk....
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  • Blues fans pack Ballpark Village for game 3

    Posted on: 10:11 pm, April 21, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– It was standing room only for Blues fans in downtown St. Louis Monday night. Long before...
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  • St. Louis couple returning to Boston for marathon

    Posted on: 7:11 pm, April 15, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)– A St. Louis couple is returning to Boston for the marathon after coming very close to...
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  • St. Louis couple to run again in Boston marathon year after bombings

    Posted on: 4:26 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 02:23pm, April 15, 2014

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KPLR) – A St. Louis couple is returning to Boston for the marathon after coming very close...
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  • KC shooter known to St. Louis Jewish organization

    Posted on: 4:35 pm, April 14, 2014, by , updated on: 03:41pm, April 14, 2014

    CHESTERFIELD, MO (KTVI) – The suspect in the Kansas City shooting is well known to an organization in St. Louis...
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  • Illinois State Troopers praised for big heroin drug bust

    Posted on: 10:18 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)– Illinois lawmakers have gone on record as saying there’s a state of emergency when it comes to...
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  • Arnold Knights of Columbus still holding fish frys despite storm damage

    Posted on: 9:40 pm, April 11, 2014, by

    (KTVI)– An Arnold Knights of Columbus has not allowed storm damage from holding fish fries.  The Arnold K of C...
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  • Suspects flee fatal shooting in North St. Louis

    Posted on: 7:04 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – It sounded like a gun battle in north St. Louis. A teenager was killed. Police...
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  • Sheriff: Four in custody for double fatal fire in Park Hills, Mo.

    Posted on: 12:37 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 11:54am, April 9, 2014

    PARK HILLS, MO (KPLR) – The son of a murdered couple and his three friends have been charged with the...
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  • Murder investigation under way for couple death covered up by house fire

    Posted on: 4:57 pm, April 8, 2014, by , updated on: 03:56pm, April 8, 2014

    NEAR PARK HILLS, MO (KPLR) – A tragic fire in which the bodies of a married couple were discovered has...
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  • Keeping Busch Stadium fresh for a new baseball season

    Posted on: 7:10 pm, April 7, 2014, by

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The Cardinals are working to keep Busch Stadium fresh and new. Workers have spent the...
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