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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Recent Articles
  • Francis Howell Central High School closes after student crashes car into building

    COTTLEVILLE, Mo. –  A Francis Howell Central High School student is in police custody after driving a vehicle through the entrance of the school building early Wednesday morning. The call came in around 3:45 a.m. The district then immediately made the decision to cancel school at the facility. Francis Howell school officials via twitter said: “Due to a facility accident, school will not be held at Francis Howell Central High School today, April 24, 2019. Check your email later today […]

  • New interim director for St. Louis County Justice Services considers audit of county jail

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The new interim director of St. Louis County Justice Services hit the ground running on his first day on the job. Lt. Col Troy Doyle said he plans to look at the institution from top to bottom. “From my understanding, I’ve got the power to look into whatever I want. One of the things I’m looking into initially is pulling in an outside auditor to come in, cause I want an unbiased opinion of what’s […]

  • Woman burned to death near O’Fallon sports park; husband wanted for questioning

    O’FALLON, Ill. – A woman was burned to death inside her vehicle Monday morning near the O’Fallon Family Sports Park and police are looking for the victim’s husband. According to Lieutenant Kerry Andrews, O’Fallon Police Department, the murder took place just before 7:25 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Obernuefemann Road and West Madison. First responders were called to a vehicle fire and found bystanders attempting to save a woman who was on fire. The woman, identified as 35-year-old Sherry […]

  • Man convicted of killing Officer Blake Snyder sentenced to life in prison without parole

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The man who shot and killed St. Louis County officer Blake Snyder has been sentenced to life in prison without parole.  Trenton Forster, 20, was convicted in February for the 2016 shooting death. Elizabeth Snyder forgives Trenton Forster, but says “I want him to always remember what he did to us.” There was no question during the trial that Forster pulled the trigger, all sides seemed to concede that. The question: Was it first or second-degree murder? The […]

  • Sentencing for man convicted of killing St. Louis County officer Blake Snyder

    CLAYTON, Mo. – The man who shot and killed A St. Louis County police officer is scheduled to be sentenced Thursday afternoon. The sentencing of Trenton Forster at 1:30 p.m. at the St. Louis County Courthouse in Clayton. 20-year-old Trenton Forster was convicted in February in the 2016 shooting death of St. Louis County Police officer Blake Snyder. There was no question during the trial that Forster pulled the trigger, all sides seemed to concede that. The question: Was it […]

  • Elderly woman dies during massive mansion fire in Columbia, Illinois

    COLUMBIA, Ill. – An 86-year-old woman died early Thursday morning during a massive house fire in Columbia, Illinois. The St. Clair County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Carol Saylor, who lived in the home with her daughter and son-in-law, Joe Koppeis. Koppeis is a well-known Columbia developer and benefactor. He and his wife were away on vacation in Florida with their grandchildren when the fire began. The fire broke out in the 7000 block of Summit View Drive around […]

  • Plan your route in Forest Park around these spring blooms

    ST. LOUIS –  All those bulbs that were planted in the fall are now in full bloom in Forest Park. FOX 2’s Roche Madden was live with  Forest Park Forever`s Land Management team to see what areas in the Park they recommend you take a stroll through in the coming weeks. For more information visit:

  • Driver dies after car plunges into retention pond in Town and Country

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. – One person is dead after their SUV plunged into a retention pond in Town and Country late Tuesday. The single-car accident happened around 11:30 p.m. at The Estates at Town & Country Crossing subdivision near Woods Mill Road and Clayton Road. The vehicle took out a stone sign for the residential area before hitting the water. Identification of the victim is pending notification of the victim’s family. Police are still investigating what caused the crash. […]

  • Three-year-old boy among four injured in four separate shootings in St. Louis City

    ST. LOUIS – A child was among four shooting victims in St. Louis city overnight. All the shootings happened between 10:15 p.m. Monday night and 1:25 a.m. Tuesday morning. A three-year-old boy was grazed in the head by a bullet in the 5700 block of Natural Bridge near Goodfellow Boulevard. The shooting happened around 11:45 p.m.  According to authorities, the back car window of a vehicle was shattered, glass was on the ground, a car seat was inside the car.  […]

  • Storm damages Old Cathedral in Downtown St. Louis, knocks out power

    ST. LOUIS – More than 4,000 Missouri residents remained without power Monday morning after a strong storm swept through the area overnight and damaged the historic Old Cathedral. The damage was caused by wind gusts up to 60 mph early Sunday morning. The wind blew off part of the roof of the Old Cathedral in Downtown St. Louis.  Archbishop Robert Carlson said the church will be repaired. The church building dates back to 1831. Damage remains at Old Cathedral after […]

  • St. Louis police investigate suspicious death of 6-month-old

    ST. LOUIS – The death of a 6-month-old baby boy is being called a suspicious sudden death and under investigation by detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. Police were alerted to come to St. Louis Children’s Hospital by an emergency room social worker who became concerned about a patient. The death has been labeled suspicious but the case appears more troubling after a review of court documents related to the investigation. The 6-month-old boy was rushed to the […]

  • Vandals cause $30K in damages in golf course that raises money for veterans

    HOUSE SPRINGS, Mo. – It’s been a disappointing month for the owner of a House Springs golf course after vandals caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage to her facility. “I’m disappointed because somebody knows who it is and they’re not stepping forward,” said Andrea Politte, owner of the Fore Honor Golf Course and Event Center. For the last four years, Politte and volunteers have raised more than $200,000 for veterans’ programs, including more than $80,000 in free green […]

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