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Since joining FOX 2 News as a general assignment reporter in June 1985, Roche Madden has reported on stories from Saudi Arabia to the former Soviet Union to San Francisco.

He recently covered Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Madden traveled to Saudi Arabia to report on preparations for Operation Desert Storm and how Scott Air Force Base was playing an important roll. In San Francisco Madden followed a group of St. Louis officials to California where they learned about earthquake preparedness. In Russia Madden followed troops who took part in Provide Hope, a program which air lifted food and medicine to the former Soviet Union.

In what he considers the highlight of his career, Madden joined Pope John Paul II as he traveled from Rome to Mexico City to St. Louis.

Madden won an Emmy Award for his reporting on flood coverage in the St. Louis area. In 1996 Madden won an Emmy for live spot news coverage.

Before coming to St. Louis, Madden spent five years in Tulsa, Oklahoma and nearly two years in Midland, Texas where he anchored the news.

Madden majored in broadcast journalism at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.

Want to send me a news tip? E-mail: roche.madden@tvstl.com

Recent Articles
  • Bayer replaces Monsanto signs during ‘Day One’ transition

    CREVE COUER, Mo. – You may notice a new sign if you’re driving on Lindbergh in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The Monsanto sign has been replaced with one that says Bayer: Crop Science Division. They’re calling the Monsanto integration, “Day One.” It’s been an emotional day for employees at a company that’s been a part of the St. Louis business scene since 1901. It’s a time when the 5,000 former Monsanto now Bayer employees need to hope for the best but also […]

  • Stock car driver killed in crash at rural Illinois speedway

    FLORA, Ill. – Tragedy strikes at an Illinois speedway on the second night of a new season. Don Lamacchia died during a race at the Clay County Speedway over the weekend. Witnesses said a car in front of Lamacchia’s flipped in the air; he tried to avoid it and drove underneath, but the falling vehicle landed on top of his car. Lamacchia was 53. Friends said Lamacchia was a lifelong fan stock car racing. “He loved the big time. That […]

  • Man murdered during business day in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO — Police are investigating a homicide that took place at 9th and Pine on Friday morning. A man was shot and killed around 11 a.m. about a block north of the City Garden St. Louis in the middle of the business district. “We heard three shots then a customer came in and told us people were ducking behind cars so we ran to the back and locked the door,” said a woman who works at a nearby business. […]

  • Abandoned baby bobcat being nursed back to health

    POTOSI, Mo. – An abandoned baby bobcat was discovered at the Potosi YMCA parking lot. Missouri Department of Conservation agents brought the wild animal to the Bi-State Wildlife Hotline in north St. Louis County to nurse it back to health. Each year, the non-profit takes care of injured wild animals, some that were injured by humans or hit by a car. The animals don’t become pets, they’re returned to the wild to continue their lives. When the bobcat kitten arrived at the […]

  • School district considers getting smaller buses after recent crash

    O’FALLON, Mo. – The first day of class for 30 students in the Fort Zumwalt School District turned scary when their bus crashed. Students and the driver were injured. By Wednesday afternoon, the damaged bus was towed away. Five students and the driver were injured when it ran off the rain-slicked road into a ditch. Two of the injured middle school students and the driver were taken to the hospital. Their injuries were not life-threatening. “A lot of scared and […]

  • Man charged with taking photos up women’s dresses

    OVERLAND, Mo. – A sex offender has confessed to having as many as 100 female victims in St. Louis County involving invasion of privacy incidents. He’s been jailed for taking pictures up women’s dresses. Curtis Smith, 36, was charged with two counts of invasion of privacy and failing to register as a sex offender. One victim, who asked to remain anonymous, said he took a lewd photo of her at a Dollar Tree store in Bridgeton. “It’s upsetting and embarrassing […]

  • Lane restrictions on I-255 set to begin Monday

    ST. LOUIS – Interstate 255 from Illinois 3 in Dupo to the Jefferson Barracks Bridge will be restricted to two lanes in each direction beginning Monday, August 13. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, the work is necessary to make needed repairs. Crews will repair the shoulders and they will also install rumble strips for safety. The department says significant traffic delays are anticipated and encourage motorists to consider alternate routes. Repairs are anticipated to be completed by mid-October.

  • I-64 closed; detour on I-270/255 into Illinois this weekend

    ST. LOUIS- A big road closure this weekend in the bi-state. The Poplar Street Bridge will be closed for repair work. The interstate and surrounding ramps will be closed between Jefferson Avenue and Illinois Route 3. If you are heading downtown or into Illinois this weekend The Missouri Department of Transportation advises drivers to use Interstate 70 or Interstate 255/270 as a detour. Drivers are encouraged to use rideshare, carpooling or taking the metro. The ramps from Pine Street, Sixth Street, and I […]

  • PGA Championship: First round tee off

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – Every chip, putt and drive count towards qualifying for the final two rounds. The 2018 PGA Championship begins Thursday at Bellerive Country Club.  It’s the fourth and final major of the year. Fans will show up early to see Tiger Woods, he tees off at 8:23a.m. and playing along with Tiger are Rory Mcilroy and Justin Thomas, they begin on the back 9:00 a.m. Other fan favorites, Phil Mickelson at 8:01 a.m also on the tenth tee and […]

  • 100th PGA Championship – Day 2 of practice at Bellerive Country Club

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – The PGA of America is challenging the region to break the all-time attendance record for the most juniors. Invitations were sent to 113 teams in the area. If you are coming you`re going to have to take at least one shuttle. FOX 2  Michelle Maderas timed the rides. It`s was almost 33 minutes from the old Chrysler plant law to Bellerieve and 26 minutes for the 4 miles ride between the country club and Westminster Christian […]

  • Firefighter injured, resident rescued after being trapped in apartment blaze

    ST. LOUIS – Fire investigators have determined an early morning apartment fire was intentionally set. Flames leaped into the nighttime skies around 3:45 a.m. Monday as a two-unit apartment building in the 5900 block of Ridge went up in flames. A resident was trapped on the second floor of a building and three other occupants in the building were able to get out safely. Bobby Allen was trapped in his unit on the second floor and was able to scream for […]

  • Heated town hall meeting over problems at Clinton-Peabody complex

    ST. LOUIS – The top brass from the feds, state, and local police agencies met with folks who live in the troubled Clinton-Peabody apartment complex to discuss ways to get public feedback on creating safer neighborhoods. Approximately950 people live in the Clinton-Peabody complex. Only a tiny fraction of residents showed up at a nearby elementary school for the town hall meeting. All together, there were more law enforcement people and folks from social agencies than residents at the town hall. Authorities said […]