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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
  • Clayton police chief to meet with Wash. U. student following allegation of mistreatment

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The Clayton police chief will meet this week with an African-American student claiming mistreatment at the hands of officers. This coming as Washington University has called for an apology from police for the second day. University officials said Clayton police “humiliated” 10 African-American students—all incoming freshmen—when the students were stopped on suspicion of leaving a Clayton IHOP restaurant without paying. On July 7, the manager of the IHOP called the police to report that four black men […]

  • Emotions run high as locals pack tavern for World Cup game

    ST. LOUIS – It was a busy and fun day for football fans at the Amsterdam Traven on Morganford Road. Fans rooting for England and Croatia in the semi-final World Cup game Wednesday in Russia overflowed the south city tavern, spilling out on the sidewalk outside. The place went bonkers when England took the lead with a first-half goal. Throughout the game, you could hear the chanting and cheers a block or two away. There was a line of people […]

  • Iconic items from Tower Tee auctioned off; where did they go?

    ST. LOUIS – It’s been called the end of an era in St. Louis. The landmark Tower Tee golf course, driving range, mini-golf, and batting cages have shut down. They’ll be replaced by 150 new homes. Tower Tee’s iconic signs and statues were just sold at auction Monday, but they’re already popping up around St. Louis. Let’s start with the Tower Tee’s namesake: the giraffe named Tower that once adorned a hole on the mini-golf course. It sold for $1,200 […]

  • Loop Trolley could ‘maybe’ launch next month

    ST. LOUIS – The oft-delayed Loop Trolley could finally start operating in August. It seems like the start date just kept getting pushed back: last fall, last winter, this spring, and now—maybe—next month. The two finished trolley cars remain in the station on Delmar in north St. Louis. A third car is still being renovated in Iowa. Ticket kiosks are installed waiting to go online. Still, every bit of signage, every safety reflector, and every section of track along the […]

  • Show car stolen from Wildwood garage later found wrecked

    WILDWOOD, Mo. – A Wildwood family had a high-end car stolen right out of their garage as they slept. Police later caught the suspect, 19-year-old Roy Lee Matthews III. Authorities credited the victims’ use of Facebook with helping to crack the case. The car’s owner, Lane Pietro, said the 2011 Audi R8 was worth close to $100,000. Pietro, who owns Lane’s Professional Car Products & Detailing, described the vehicle as a show car. After his wife posted an alert that […]

  • Veterans relocated after East St. Louis home loses power

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Thursday night’s storm was such a monster it swallowed all of St. Clair County, Illinois. Every community in the count was impacted in some way, said Herb Simmons, St. Clair County Emergency Management Director. Downed power poles from Thursday night’s storm in East St. Louis created an emergency situation at the Joseph Center on Friday. More than 20 US veterans live in the building on State Street. They lost power around 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Simmons […]

  • Troy woman, infant son killed in Highway 61 crash

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri State Highway Patrol identified the two people killed Thursday morning in an accident on Highway 61 in St. Charles County According to investigators, a black Mitsubishi Gallant was on Highway 61 around 6 a.m. when the car began to skid, overturned into the median, and then into an oncoming lane of traffic where it collided with a silver Chevy Traverse. The occupants of the Mitsubishi, 26-year-old Miranda Jerrick of Troy, Missouri and her little son, […]

  • Convicted killer gets 50-year sentence in drug-related triple homicide

    ST. LOUIS – It was a chilling day in federal court in downtown St. Louis Wednesday. The lone survivor in a St. Louis triple murder case confronted a killer. 27-year-old Jacobi Temple was sentenced to 50 years in federal prison for heroin trafficking, and using a firearm resulting in three murders in furtherance of the trafficking.  A woman he meant to kill survived and called 911. Exactly 3 years and 3 months later, 24-year-old Brittney Brown walked out of the […]

  • Two charged with threatening witnesses in St. Louis murder trial

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Two men are charged with tampering with a victim and witness in a St. Louis city murder.   Larry Strickland, 31 and Anthony D. Demyers, 33, face the witness intimidation charges in connection with the murder of Gentrail Wafford. Court documents say that two gunmen identified as Terrance Williams and Brandon Cross shot and killed Gentrail Wafford during a robbery attempt in the 1400 block of Desoto on June 8, 2017.  Wafford pulled out his gun to defend Roderick […]

  • Sun Country is the newest airline coming to St. Louis Lambert Airport in 2018

    ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis Lambert International Airport is adding Sun Country Airlines. They will provide non-stop service to Ft. Myers and Tampa, Florida with introductory rates as low as $74 one way for purchases made by June 29th. “Its a brand new carrier with scheduled service into this market. I think that goes to what we’ve been trying to do,  market this region and this airport.  That it is a great place to come,” said St. Louis Lambert International […]

  • Man killed near stalled truck on I-55 causes major traffic backup

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A man was hit and killed along I-55 near Potomac south of downtown St. Louis Thursday morning. He was outside of his stalled truck at 6:30am holding a gas can. About eight hours after the crash, we met a woman broken down in virtually the same spot. “It’s sad. I’m nervous. I’m glad we didn’t try to change the tire, very glad.,” said Nikki Middleton. Police say the man was standing near his pick-up truck holding a gas can when […]

  • Edwardsville mayor apologies for “blackface” photograph

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL – Edwardsville Mayor, Hal Patton, spoke to Fox2/News11 Wednesday about a controversial photo that has recently surfaced, showing him in a “blackface” Halloween costume 9 years ago. Patton, who is white, is running for the state senate in Illinois.  Critics call the photo ‘racist’. Patton gave this account:  the photo was from Halloween party that couples attended in companion costumes; his wife went as a stick of gum; he went as her “wrapper” and in a play on words […]