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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
  • North Carolina man ID’d as driver killed in fiery I-64 crash

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Eastbound Interstate 64 in Chesterfield was closed for nearly 10 hours Tuesday after a deadly accident and fire involving a pair of tractor trailers. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. just east of Top Golf. Clearing the scene proved a monumental task, with a fire to put out and ice to clear from the roadway after water from the fire trucks froze over; and then, sadly, a body to remove […]

  • Gun-toting serial robber targeting stores from Maplewood to Granite City

    MAPLEWOOD, Mo. – Caught on camera, a robber sticking his gun into the faces of workers in at least five St. Louis area stores from Maplewood to Granite City. A worker at the Boost Mobile phone store in Maplewood told Fox 2/News 11 she thought she was going to die. “Bam, I’ve got a gun shoved in my face,” she said.  “He shoved it in my face, went behind me, came in on the side of the counter.  He shoved […]

  • Reported house fire in St. Ann becomes leads to homicide investigation

    ST. ANN, Mo. – A fire call in St. Ann Thursday turned into a homicide investigation, resulting in heightened security at a local middle school on Friday. According to St. Ann police, there was a fire call at a duplex on Benson near Chaucer early Thursday morning. Police found an elderly man’s body inside. Investigators believe it may have been a home invasion, beating, and robbery, with the fire set afterward. The victim’s car was stolen, police said. Police observed […]

  • Arrests made in recent string of carjackings

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis police arrested a juvenile and two others for a string of carjackings, the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department said. Two separate groups have been at work, according to investigators. Deron Mitchell, 17, and Deandre Moore, 24, were jailed on charges of first-degree robbery first and armed criminal action for a carjacking at Memorial and Washington in downtown St. Louis around 1:45 a.m. Sunday. Police said more charges are likely. Investigators believe the pair carjacked someone […]

  • Pritzker’s first order of business – balancing the Illinois budget

    CHICAGO – Illinois Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker and his running mate, Lt. Governor-elect Juliana Stratton, were greeted with chants and hugs at a Chicago L station Wednesday morning, hours after the Democratic Party tandem was elected. Pritzker beat an incumbent Republican governor by nearly 15 points: 640,000 votes. Pritzker took questions from reporters and voters alike, saying he will actually live in Springfield and commute to spend time with his wife and children in Chicago. It’s the first elected office for […]

  • Democratic Illinois Gubernatorial Candidate JB Pritzker wraps up campaigning in Chicago

    CHICAGO, IL – Illinois Democratic candidate for governor, J.B. Pritzker is on an all-out campaign blitz in the campaign’s final hours. Pritzker has 15 Chicago area stops planned on election day, after a final “fly-around” the rest of the state, Monday. His six stops included: Rockford, Springfield, Marion, Peoria, Moline, and Belleville. He and fellow Democrats for statewide office rallied with about 100 supporters at Laborers Local 459 in Belleville.  It was his second stop in St. Clair County in […]

  • Long lines for absentee voting in St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – St. Louis County is seeing record numbers of early absentee voting for the 2018 midterm elections. People reported waiting more than an hour to vote in south county, one of four stations for in-person absentee voting. An election official told Fox2/News 11 two key factors have been causing the long waits. One has been the sheer number of voters. More than 30,000 had voted absentee in the county by 3 p.m. Friday. During the last […]

  • McCaskill kicks off statewide canvassing effort in last days before election

    ST. LOUIS – In these final days of the midterm election campaign, Fox 2/News 11 got an exclusive look inside look at one of the biggest races in the country: the US Senate race in Missouri. Both Democrat Claire McCaskill, seeking her third term in the Senate, and Republican Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, seeking his first, are keeping exhausting schedules and racking up the miles. Fox 2/News 11 boarded McCaskill’s campaign RV that she calls “Big Blue” this week. […]

  • Former Vice President Joe Biden stumps for Illinois candidates

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Former Vice President Joe Biden visited East St. Louis Wednesday afternoon while barnstorming for Democratic candidates. A candidate for Illinois state senate took to the podium before Biden to talk about the “blue wave” of support he felt when campaigning in the summer heat, adding it’d be a shame to lose that now. The former vice president visited southern Illinois to shore up that blue wave. The region may prove to be a key indicator […]

  • Teens charged in fatal shooting of retired police officer in Tower Grove

    ST. LOUIS – Two teenage males ages 15 and 16 have been charged with second-degree murder and attempted robbery, among other charges, for the murder of retired St. Louis Police Sergeant, Ralph Harper, 67, Monday morning near Tower Grove Park. Harper was on his way to babysit for a relative when he parked his car in the 3100 block of Lackland around 7:30 am, a friend said. He exchanged gunfire with a teenage robbery suspect and died at a hospital […]

  • Senator Claire McCaskill campaigns across eastern Missouri

    Eight days to go until election day and one of the most contested races in America took center stage in St. Louis, Monday:  the campaign for a U.S. Senate seat in Missouri. Claire McCaskill, the incumbent Democrat, has been rolling up the miles on the campaign RV she calls “big blue”. She rolled into Picasso coffee in St. Charles, after picking up an endorsement from the American Nurses Association at the Sheet Metal Workers Union in St. Louis. They were […]

  • Stranger danger: Man follows Brooklyn, IL girl home from school

    BROOKLYN, IL – Police and school officials have a warning about kids walking home from school after a little girl says she was followed in Brooklyn, Illinois.  The girl and her parents are scared. The 11-year-old girl, a 6th grader, says a man followed her and she ran for her life. The principal of the LoveJoy K-thru-12 school has sent a letter home to parents alerting them to what he calls a critical concern about student safety. On Thursday, the […]