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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.

Recent Articles
  • Drill sergeant facing court martial over multiple sexual assault allegations

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO (KPLR) – A court martial for a 30 year old former drill sergeant at Fort Leonard Wood is now underway. Sgt. Angel Sanchez faces three charges but under those charges 24 incidents are listed which include sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, indecent viewing and maltreatment.  There are apparently 8 victims. Before the trial began Monday afternoon Sanchez admitted to disobeying a general order.  He pleaded guilty to having sex with three female trainees. He’s accused of […]

  • 4-year-old shot; Family not cooperating with police

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- For the second day in a row St. Louis City Police are investigating the shooting of a child. In both cases police are having problems with people cooperating with the investigation. Thursday night`s shooting happened around 9:30 pm in the 5900 block of Oakhurst place. The 4 -year-old was shot in the stomach.  After the family took the child to the hospital, their staff contacted police. The first account that was given to police said the […]

  • Scott AFB awaitng orders for U.S. effort to battle Ebola in Africa

    MASCOUTAH, IL (KPLR) – Scott Air Force Base is waiting to hear if its troops will be involved in the Ebola relief effort ordered by President Obama. Scott has two important commands, Transportation and Air Mobility. They get people and supplies to where they are needed around the globe. In the past the air force base has been vital in helping countries in need. Four years ago Haiti was devastated by an earthquake.  Relief supplies were flown into the island […]

  • Homicide investigation leads Missouri deputies to huge gun stash

    WAYNESVILLE, MO (KTVI)- An enormous collection of guns along with boxes and bags of money are discovered in the central Missouri town of Waynesville. Deputies served a search warrant at Hilltop Motors, a place that looks much like a junk yard. Inside they found some 400 firearms, including pistols rifles and shotguns. Some are confirmed stolen. Others were illegally altered and made fully automatic. There was also lots of cash, bags and boxes of it. Some jewelry was also found. […]

  • Kirkwood store shaming shoplifters from stealing again

    (KTVI)– A Kirkwood store is trying to shame shoplifters from stealing again. The owner of Christopher’s has been posting surveillance photos of people who he thinks may be ripping him off. When the store opened 19 years ago, the store would lose $50 worth of merchandise a month, now it`s up to $900.

  • St. Charles police handling death investigation

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Domestic violence turned deadly in St. Charles City early Wednesday morning.  Police are investigating the deaths of two people. People who live on or near Red Cedar Court are coming to grips with what happened around 3 a.m. Neighbors said about a half dozen police cars rushed to the scene.  Clayton Avery lives across the street.  Avery said, “I looked out the window, a bunch of flashing lights there were two ambulances and a fire […]

  • Drivers trapped in vehicles by downed power lines

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Two drivers were trapped in their trucks after power poles snapped and electric lines fell on their vehicles this morning in north St. Louis.  It happened in the 4000 block of West Florissant.  Ameren sent an army of crews and equipment to clean up the mess and get power restored. Allen Hurnes drives a dump truck.  He was caught in the middle of it all.  He said, “It was real scary.” It was also frightening for […]

  • Area hospitals working overtime to help children suffering from a virus

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Hundreds of kids in Missouri, Illinois and across the Midwest are being infected by a virus.  A C.D.C. official said those numbers could be just the tip of the iceberg. At St. Louis Children’s Hospital doctors and nurses in the emergency room have been working hard for three weeks.  On some days they’re seeing a 50 percent jump in patients.  A respiratory virus is being blamed. Two year old Jordan hunt has a high fever and […]

  • 2 men injured in roof collapse

    STE. GENEVIEVE, MO (KPLR) – Two men were airlifted to St. Louis hospitals after being injured at a construction site in Ste. Genevieve.  It happened around 9:30 Wednesday morning. The Loida Ag. Service hired a local construction business to build a new storage building. The sheriff’s department said two workers were on top adjusting trusses when something went wrong, something popped. The workers fell 20 to 25 feet and the trusses came crashing down on top of them. They suffered […]

  • Tornado damages Jefferson County neighborhood and business

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The National Weather Service has concluded it was an F-1 tornado that damaged parts of Jefferson County late Monday night. The Stockwell family ran to the basement when the storm hit.  Roxanna Stockwell said, “It was calm there was nothing going on and then instantaneously there was a roar it was loud all the sudden my ears popped and that really kind of freaked me out.” Crews were cleaning up in her Lake Montowese neighborhood.  […]

  • Hundreds of fish found dead at St. Louis County Park

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Hundreds of dead fish line the shore at George Winter County Park. Some fish look like they just died others as if they’ve been there quite a while.  Josh Riggs is a fisherman, “I was here two weeks and it wasn’t like this I don’t know what could have happened. Fishermen says most if not all of them are Asian Carp, they are big fish that take over Midwest waterways and jump out of […]

  • Marchers protest outside Ferguson police station

    FERGUSON, MO (KPLR) – Marches and protests continued in Ferguson until late Saturday afternoon.  Many people made their final stop at the Ferguson Police Department to tell police officers from a number of different communities what’s on their minds. They filled the street in front of the department. Cops lined up and for the most part remained silent as protestors shouted and screamed in their faces. Some of those one way conversations by protestors were loaded with profanities.  Some people went after […]


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