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.

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  • Family of man shot by St. Louis police wants answers

    ST. LOUIS – For the second time in less than a week, a St. Louis-area police officer has shot and killed a St. Louis-area man. Last week, a man was shot and killed by police near the St. Louis Galleria. Tyanna Riley, the mother of the suspect killed by police Thursday, wants answers for what happened to her 28-year-old son. “I need to know where my son is, that it’s. That’s it,” she said. The shooting took place in the […]

  • Granite City High School finally opening after flash flood delays start of classes

    GRANITE CITY, Ill. – After sitting out for 14 days because of flash flooding, Granite City High School students will soon return to classes. Teachers return Thursday and all students return Friday. There will be a walkthrough for freshmen Thursday night. Students began missing classes on August 15. “Granite actually has kids that are excited to go back to school, which is a feat in and of itself,” said senior Mackenzie Richards. Repair and cleanup crews put last-minute touches on […]

  • Gov. Parson meets with Missouri Black Caucus to discuss gun violence and children murdered in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Members of Missouri’s Black Caucus sat down with Governor Mike Parson Tuesday to discuss gun violence and children being murdered in the greater St. Louis metro area. The governor stood firm and continued to reject bringing up the issue requested by the Black Caucus at next week’s special session. The governor said it’s not the right avenue. Black Caucus members want legislation that will allow cities like St. Louis to pass their own laws concerning guns to […]

  • Major Case Squad investigating fatal shooting in Cahokia IL

    CAHOKIA, IL – The Major Case Squad is investigating the murder of a man who was shot several times near Cahokia. Police said 36-year-old Jerry L. Jackson was shot in the 100 block of Amelia near Violet. “That’s why I’m out here try to figure out what’s going on,” said Perry Brown, Jackson’s brother. Jackson’s family members visited the scene where their loved one was murdered. Jackson was apparently shot in his vehicle. Shattered glass on the ground marks the […]

  • Mother of slain teenager says justice system dragged its feet with arrest, charges

    ST. LOUIS – Even though a suspect has been arrested for the shooting death of a 15-year-old, the victim’s mother remains frustrated by the response from law enforcement and the justice system. On Friday, Roxzyanna Edwards visited the spot where a vigil was held for her son, Sentonio Cox, earlier this week. Joseph Renick, 54, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder in Sentonio’s death. Roxzyanna Edwards wants to know what took so long. “Why did it take four days for […]

  • Metro East school district to begin ticketing students for vaping

    BETHALTO, Ill. –The Bethalto Illinois School District is laying down the law when it comes to students vaping. From now on, if a student is caught using an electronic cigarette, they’ll be ticketed and go to court. Civic Memorial High School Principal Justin Newell said he was approached by a parent whose child’s school life was being damaged by large crowds of students vaping so much. “Her child did not even have the ability to go to the bathroom because […]

  • UAW offices in north St. Louis County raided by FBI

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – FBI agents raided the United Auto Workers’ offices in north St. Louis County on Wednesday and likely searched the St. Charles home of a local UAW official. Federal agents here and across the country have been busy serving search warrants at properties tied the UAW. Neighbors in a St. Charles subdivision said their street was swarming with more than a dozen FBI agents early Wednesday morning. We went to the home that was searched. A […]

  • St. Louis County puts Bi-State on notice over funding, as political feud heats up with St. Clair County

    CLAYTON, MO – A multi-million-dollar funding battle over Bi-State may be brewing between St Louis and St. Clair Counties. St. Louis County Executive Sam Page said a change in Illinois law means St. Clair County will have twice as many votes on the Bi-State Board as St. Louis County Yet, he said, St. Louis County pays for more than 50 percent of the funding to keep buses and trains moving.  St. Clair chips in only 17 percent. The change in […]

  • One family, 2 children dead from gun violence this summer

    ST. LOUIS – Another plea for justice Monday night, this from the mother of the 8-year-old Jurnee Thompson, who was murdered Friday night. It appears, in this case, the crime of murder has targeted relatives in the same family twice. Sharonda Edmondson said she is Jurnee’s mother. She was surrounded by family members in the rotunda at city hall. She asked her daughter’s killer to do the right thing, “I want to plead whoever took the life of my baby […]

  • After spate of car break-ins, Jefferson County authorities warn people to lock their car doors

    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Mo. – Guns are being ripped off from unlocked vehicles in Jefferson County and the sheriff is concerned. More than 70 firearms have been stolen from cars and homes since the end of May. In less than a week, many cars have been hit across Jefferson County. The suspects will check door handles for unlocked vehicles and take what’s inside. In the last six days, 16 cars have been hit. Three guns were ripped off and two cars […]

  • Huge crowd turns out in The Grove to celebrate St. Louis getting MLS team

    ST. LOUIS – A huge turnout Tuesday night to celebrate St. Louis finally getting a Major League Soccer team. Soccer fans began lining up outside the Urban Chestnut Brewery in The Grove more than an hour before the party was scheduled to start. Alison Cowell is a soccer fan, she said, “I’ve been playing since I was five, I played in college this is a dream come true.” Inside people enjoyed free food and low-cost beer. Some had the MLS […]

  • Heat puts a damper on everything in St. Louis Monday

    ST. LOUIS – Another day in the oven for St. Louis called for another heat advisory. The heat did not put a stop to all the team practices at Creve Coeur Park Soccer Complex. Coaches and athletes will tell it can be five to ten degrees hotter on artificial turf. The padding underneath attracts the heat. Soccer coach Jason Wyland makes sure all his players are safe. You’ll see more water bottles than soccer balls on the field, “When the […]

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