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
  • New deadline set for Planned Parenthood abortion license

    ST. LOUIS – There was another victory in court for Planned Parenthood of St. Louis on Monday but also a new concern about the clinic’s future here. St. Louis Circuit Judge Michael Stelzer granted a preliminary injunction extending Planned Parenthood’s license to perform abortions. That license expired May 31. Planned Parenthood sued the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) last month, calling the yearly license renewal process “arbitrary and capricious, trapping the license in limbo, and placing substantial burdens […]

  • Suspect killed and St. Louis officer injured after shootout in Grand Center neighborhood

    ST. LOUIS – An early afternoon shootout near Circus Flora in Midtown St. Louis left a police officer wounded and a suspect dead. It happened just after 12 p.m. Thursday, about a block from the Fox Theater on Washington Boulevard. Evidence markers littered the parking lot of a transitional housing building owned by the Archdiocese of St. Louis. A wooden fence separates the shooting scene from the circus tent. Typically, there is one evidence marker for every recovered bullet casing. […]

  • Judge mulling over arguments for clinic to keep license

    ST. LOUIS – Women treated at Planned Parenthood in St. Louis have faced life and death issues in the past year, the State of Missouri’s top health official said, Wednesday. Exactly what those alleged life-and-death issues have been redacted from filings in St. Louis Circuit Court, out of concern for patient and doctor privacy. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood were back at the courthouse Wednesday, seeking a preliminary injunction to keep the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) from […]

  • St. Louis police investigating reports of officers’ offensive Facebook posts

    ST. LOUIS – Dozens of current and former officers with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are under investigation for allegedly sharing hateful posts on Facebook. A new study–labeled The Plain View Project–examined personal social media posts by police officers from eight departments across the country. Its findings are setting off alarm bells from the mayor’s office in St. Louis to halls of Congress. “Over 400 racist, violent, or bigoted Facebook posts by current or former S. Louis Metropolitan Police […]

  • Missouri’s only abortion clinic receives temporary stay from St. Louis judge

    ST. LOUIS – Hours before Missouri’s only abortion clinic was set to lose its license to perform abortions Friday, a St. Louis judge extended that license by issuing a temporary restraining order. After the ruling, supporters of Planned Parenthood-St. Louis, the state’s only abortion clinic, unveiled a giant banner off the side the building reading, “Still Here.” Had St. Louis Circuit Judge Mike Stelzer refused to act, abortion services would have stopped at midnight. As Planned Parenthood officials put it, […]

  • Planned Parenthood sues to keep abortion access available in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS – Missouri Governor Mike Parson blasted Planned Parenthood St. Louis on Wednesday. The clinic may lose its license to perform abortions by Friday, making Missouri the only state in America without a single abortion clinic, according to Planned Parenthood. The deadline for the state to renew this clinic’s yearly license to perform abortions is Friday, May 31. Based on the governor’s words, that license is clearly in jeopardy. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood were in St. Louis Circuit Court […]

  • Planned Parenthood sues to keep abortion access available in Missouri

    ST. LOUIS – Missouri Governor Mike Parson blasted Planned Parenthood St. Louis on Wednesday. The clinic may lose its license to perform abortions by Friday, making Missouri the only state in America without a single abortion clinic, according to Planned Parenthood. The deadline for the state to renew this clinic’s yearly license to perform abortions is Friday, May 31. Based on the governor’s words, that license is clearly in jeopardy. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood were in St. Louis Circuit Court […]

  • Bodies found in submerged Portage Des Souix car identified as missing adults

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. — Crews in Portage Des Sioux pulled a car from the Mississippi River near on Friday.  The Metro West Dive Team removed the submerged car at Hideaway Harbor around 1:30 a.m.  Two bodies were found inside. The bodies have been identified as John Reinhardt, 20, and Caitlin Frangel, 19, of Hazelwood, Missouri.  They were last seen Monday, May 13th at the Mobile station located at 6025 Howdershell Road.   Police and family members were asking for the […]

  • Civic pride in abundance as Blues advance to Stanley Cup Final

    ST. LOUIS – If people seem to have a little extra glow or pep in their step after watching the St. Louis Blues clinch the team’s first trip to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in 49 years, there’s something to that. You know that feeling when you go to any kind of game, something good happens for your team, and suddenly the strangers around you become friends and you’re high-fiving? According to psychologists, there is a psychological […]

  • Police in Missouri, Illinois announce seatbelt violation crackdown

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Police from Missouri and Illinois gathered in south St. Louis County on Monday to announce a 4-hour, zero tolerance crackdown on seatbelt law violators from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. At the same time, new questions surfaced about a crash that left two people dead near downtown St. Louis over the weekend. “Today, we are here to announce the ‘Border to Border’ initiative,” said IDOT Deputy Secretary Doug House. Police in the bi-state are joining […]

  • Murder charge for man accused of running stop signs, causing fatal accident

    ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 22-year-old man who allegedly attempted to flee the scene of a fatal accident in north city. According to Sgt. Keith Barrett, a spokesman for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the accident happened Thursday just after 11 a.m. near the intersection of Natural Bridge and Fair avenues. Police said they were attempting to pull over a convertible for multiple traffic offenses. The driver, identified as Traveon Smith, sped off, […]

  • St. Louis not ready to cut the NHL, refs any slack over blown call

    ST. LOUIS – About 24 hours after the big missed call that saw NHL officials gave the San Jose Sharks a 2-1 series lead over the Blues in the Western Conference Playoff Finals, it still felt like it just happened for Blues fans. From the ice rinks to the radio airwaves to social media, St. Louis was not ready to cut those refs and the NHL any slack. An illegal hand pass led to the game-winning goal for the Sharks. After […]

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