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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
  • Massive fentanyl bust in St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – A massive fentanyl bust has kept 1.5 million doses of the dangerous drug from hitting St. Louis area streets, federal authorities told Fox2/News 11. According to a court document, a suspicious package was sent to a condo in St. Charles from California, using the name of model/actress/TV host Daisy Fuentes. The package contained a kilogram of fentanyl. Fentanyl is a synthetic opiate more powerful and deadlier than heroin. After intercepting the package at a postal […]

  • Carjacking victim has gun pointed at her head

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – The victim of an early morning carjacking in a quiet St. Charles County neighborhood hopes the suspects are apprehended as soon as possible. The victim asked us not to identify her but said two armed suspects were in her garage and demanded she hand over her Range Rover SVR Tuesday morning.  She and a friend were returning from a girls’ night out at an area casino. Police say the vehicle was taken at gunpoint at […]

  • Family of teen murdered on his birthday believes someone knows who did it

    ST. LOUIS – Exactly one month ago Tuesday, a St. Louis teen was murdered on his birthday, just after making a heartbreaking Facebook post. There’s been no arrest. His grandmother is marking this day with tears and faith. Just before Armond Latimore was killed, he posted that he was lucky to make it to the age of 17. Latimore’s grandmother, Vee Burks, said she’s holding onto a wreath from his funeral and praying the killer is arrested before the flowers […]

  • Authorities ID man found dead behind Belleville gas station

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department is looking for friends or family members who can help them determine what led to the death of a St. Louis man whose body was found last week behind a Belleville gas station. According to Capt. Bruce W. Fleshren, Chief of Investigations for the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department, a passerby discovered the body around 6 p.m. on September 11. Sheriff’s deputies said the body of 28-year-old Anel Mujkanovic was hidden in […]

  • McCaskill, Hawley spar at Missouri candidates forum

    ST. LOUIS – Fifty-three days before the midterm election, there was a huge political showdown at the Westport Sheraton Friday, which could help swing control of the United States Senate. Two-term incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill squared off against her Republican rival, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. The Missouri Press Association officially called it a candidates forum. Even the candidates themselves considered it to be the first McCaskill-Hawley debate of their 2018 Senate campaign. The two candidates began to tear into […]

  • Man charged after video shows car driving through yard past waiting school bus

    BALLWIN, MO – Police have arrested a man after a video showed a car using a yard to pass a school bus waiting for a student. Ballwin Police have charged Matthew S. McCloskey, 52, or leaving the scene of an accident, driving while suspended, and violation of a school bus stop sign. Police say that McCloskey admitted to driving the vehicle.  He tells them that, “a mechanical failure caused the accident.” McCloskey resides in the city of St. Louis.  He was released […]

  • Video shows car using yard to pass waiting St. Louis County school bus

    BALLWING, MO — Parkway schools posted a video of a car using a yard to pass a school bus waiting for a student. This incident happened around 8:25 a.m. Wednesday near Henry Elementary School. The school district says it that this is real and dangerous.  If kids were coming towards the bus from these houses, it could have been tragic. Contact the Ballwin Police Department if you have any information about this incident at 636-227-9636.

  • ‘Person of interest’ in Washington shoot-out in police custody

    WASHINGTON, Mo. – A near three-week search for a teenage shooting suspect police considered “armed and dangerous” came to an end Tuesday afternoon in Washington, Missouri. Police arrested 19-year-old Samuel Baker not long after posting a photo on social media. Tips immediately came pouring in, police said. Police said an officer spotted Baker outside his friend’s house on 8th Street near Franklin in the heart of town. Baker ran into the house and refused to surrender. Washington police called in […]

  • Fairway at Oak Valley Golf Course vandalized

    PEVELY, Mo. – As the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon soaked St. Louis over the weekend, someone went for a joyride and tore up part of a golf course. Pevely police are looking for whoever took a car or truck for a spin on a fairway at Oak Valley Golf Course and Resort. It happened late Saturday night — early Sunday morning. The course manager noticed the damage during a daily check of the holes. The ruts from the tires are […]

  • Extended family says woman accused of starving baby to death ‘not a monster’

    ST. LOUIS – Fox 2/News 11 learned the woman accused of starving her baby son to death in Bridgeton this week was the alleged victim of domestic abuse 16 days earlier. Makayla Hill, 25, was charged with abuse or neglect of a child resulting in the death of 2-month-old Samuel Williamson Jr. The boy’s father, 25-year-old Samuel Williamson, was in jail at the time of the boy’s death. He’s been charged with felony domestic abuse for allegedly beating Hill and […]

  • De Soto police officer stuck by needle while searching car

    DE SOTO, Mo. – An unwelcome surprise for a DeSoto police officer on Labor Day morning while searching a car: he was pricked by what investigators fear was a used hypodermic needle. “It just shows you the dangers of the job. You just never know when something’s going to pop up and bite you or stick you as it was in this case,” said DeSoto Police Chief Jeff McCreary. Police said two men were acting suspicious outside the De Soto […]

  • St. Louis police, MoDOT partnering to reduce fatalities along Natural Bridge Road

    ST. LOUIS – MoDOT is joining forces with St. Louis police to take on one of the most dangerous streets in America:  in north St. Louis. A mile stretch from Goodfellow to Parnell has distinguished itself as one of the country’s most dangerous, said Police Chief, John Hayden. From 2012 thru 2016 there have been nearly 1,500 hundred crashes with 20 fatalities including 13 pedestrians, he said. Police have recorded drivers going as fast as 105-mph in the 35-mph zone. […]