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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
  • Presbyterian convention goers march to Justice Center to bail out non-violent offenders

    ST. LOUIS – It was billed as a march to free the captives, as hundreds attending a convention in St. Louis marched from America’s Center to the St. Louis Justice Center in downtown to bail dozens of people out of jail. America’s Center is hosting the General Assembly of Presbyterian Church USA in St. Louis, with church leaders from across the country and as far away as the Middle East. Organizers raised over $47,000 to bail out as many non-violent offenders […]

  • Police urge west St. Louis County residents to beware of a bear

    BALLWIN, Mo. – The Ballwin Police Department is urging residents in the southern portion of town to be on the lookout for a black bear that was spotted in a residential area. According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, someone spotted an adult black bear in a common area on Oak Run Lane near the Castle Pines subdivision just after 8:30 Sunday night (June 17). Police alerted the Missouri Department of Conservation. Recently, bears have been seen in Pevely […]

  • Two men in custody after opening fire on locksmith near Six Flags

    EUREKA, MO – Two men are locked up after a shooting near Six Flags in Eureka. Police say it all started with a dispute in the Six Flags parking lot; there was brief car chase down Six Flags Road, then gunfire near Interstate 44. Fox 2 was told by police that Arian Baldwin, 25, of St. Louis was the shooter; he`s charged with assault and armed criminal action.  His alleged accomplice, Devonte Jones, 26 of Florissant faces the same charges. […]

  • St. Louis seeks cutting ties with Paul McKee over north city development

    ST. LOUIS – After nine years, the City of St. Louis pulls the plug on a deal with developer Paul McKee. Mayor Lyda Krewson issued a statement Tuesday announcing the termination of the agreement with McKee’s Northside Regeneration, LLC, but she did not attend a media briefing regarding the matter. McKee quietly began amassing more than 1,500 acres of derelict properties in north St. Louis in 2002. In 2009, the City of St. Louis officially partnered with him, approving $390 […]

  • Thief snatches elderly patient’s tote bag from hospital room

    ALTON, Ill. – A low-down thief stole a woman’s belongings from her hospital room in Alton. Surveillance cameras caught him in the act. Alton police said the theft occurred at Alton Memorial Hospital. The victim is elderly; her family called Wednesday afternoon fearing someone had stolen her things, police said. Investigators reviewed surveillance footage and found at least two clear photos of a man calmly walking through the hospital with the woman’s blue tote bag. The suspect is a middle-aged […]

  • Attorney for Jason Stockley offers reasons for lawsuit against prosecutor

    ST. LOUIS – More than six years after the incident, there are fiery new allegations in the case of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. He was found not guilty for the murder of Anthony Lamar Smith during a trial last year. At present, Stockley is suing former St. Louis City prosecutor Jennifer Joyce and St. Louis police investigator Lt. Kirk Deeken in federal court, accusing them of malicious prosecution, perjury, and, in Joyce’s case, defamation. Stockley’s attorney, former […]

  • St. Louis in the running to land an XFL team

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis is under serious consideration for a new pro football team. Executives from leagues to rival the NFL are in discussions with the Convention and Visitor’s Commission (CVC), which operates under the banner “Explore St. Louis.” The new XFL may have the best shot. The CVC has received and is currently reviewing a request for proposals from the XFL to return pro football to the Dome at America’s Center for the first time since the NFL’s […]

  • Teen continues his remarkable recovery after nearly losing his leg in a boating accident

    ST. LOUIS – Fox 2/News 11 had an exclusive update Tuesday night on a remarkable boy from St. Charles who nearly lost his leg in a boating accident. A pontoon boat propeller badly sliced the leg and wrist of Ashton Yates, 12, during a family outing at Pinnacle Lake in Montgomery County, Memorial Day Weekend 2017. Ashton’s amazing recovery over the past year has left even his doctors “blown away”. The same Ashton who now kicks soccer balls, jumps hurdles, and […]

  • Police respond to frightening home invasion in Shiloh, Illinois

    SHILOH, Ill. – Terrifying moments for a Shiloh, Illinois family overnight as someone threatened them with a gun inside their home. Investigators said it was not a random act. The incident unfolded around 1:30 a.m. Monday on Blue Spruce Court, near Hartman and Thouvenot Lanes in the Manors of Woodfield subdivision. The victims appeared shaken up Monday afternoon but said they were OK physically. They wanted to get the word out about the crime. According to a police spokesperson, a […]

  • Police suspect carjackings may be connected to other crimes

    ST. LOUIS – Two suspects were taken into custody after a dramatic police chase late Thursday night. The suspects may be connected to a recent crime spree on both sides of the river, police said. There have been two carjackings in the past four days at 14th & Chouteau in Downtown St. Louis. That location may be the hub that ties everything together, police said. The most recent carjacking happened around 11:00 p.m. Thursday. East St. Louis police spotted the […]

  • Non-profit using ‘tiny houses’ trend to help homeless veterans

    O’FALLON, Ill. – Tiny homes are all the rage. Now, they are coming to the St. Louis area to help homeless veterans. A non-profit group called the Veterans Community Project is building a village of about 50 tiny homes for homeless vets in Kansas City. It costs an estimated $15,000 to house each veteran, with 100 percent of the money coming from donations. Vets moved into the first 13 homes in January. Of about 500 cities wanting to be part […]

  • Brief scare at St. Louis Galleria over report of shots fired

    RICHMOND HEIGHTS, Mo. – Police are investigating reports of an “active shooter” at the St. Louis Galleria shopping mall in Richmond Heights on Thursday. Authorities confirmed an arrest, but prosecutors have not filed charges, citing a lack of evidence. There was no evidence of shots being fired, police said. However, shopper Cassandra Clements of Overland said she knows what she saw and heard. “Somebody yelled, ‘He has a gun,’” she told Fox 2/News 11. “I heard three shots as I […]