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Mike Colombo is a native St.Louisan and award-winning reporter and anchor. He leads the Contact 2 Consumer Investigative Unit at Fox 2 News and anchors KPLR 11 News at 4.

Colombo is the recipient of four Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, two National Headliner Awards, and four Regional Emmy awards for his work at KMOV, and earlier in his career at WHAS 11. His work has also been honored by the Missouri Broadcasters Association, the Kentucky Associated Press, and the Louisville Society of Professional Journalists.

During his time at KMOV, Mike excelled in a variety of roles. From his reporting on the front lines in Ferguson during the unrest that followed the shooting death of Mike Brown, to his successful “Call Colombo,” franchise as part of the News 4 Investigates team, Mike has become a trusted and reliable advocate for viewers in St.Louis.
Before working at KMOV, Mike was a reporter at WHAS 11 in Louisville, KY.

Mike was one of the first reporters on the ground in Henryville, IN after a deadly tornado outbreak rocked Southern Indiana.

From the courtroom, to the political arena, and even the basketball court, Mike covered it all in Louisville. He helped expose corruption at Louisville Metro Animal Services, reported on the US Senate race between Rand Paul and Jack Conway, and chronicled the Kentucky Wildcats men’s basketball team as they marched to the 2012 Final Four.

His television career began in Quincy, IL at NBC affiliate WGEM where he worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor.

When Mike isn’t working he is very active in the community. He’s a board member for the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs.Cancer initiative in St.Louis. He also works with ACS’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Susan G. Komen, and the St.Louis Crisis Nursery.

Mike attended Quincy University where he graduated in 2008 with a broadcasting degree. He was a four year member of the men’s soccer team and president of the schools NCAA Student Athlete Advisory Committee.


Recent Articles
  • Contact 2: Cosmetic surgery staff accused of taking woman’s picture without consent

    ST. LOUIS, MO – “This was horrible for me,” said Cynthia. For privacy, we’re not sharing her last name. She’s talking about her recent experience at Sono Bello’s cosmetic surgery location in Creve Coeur. She knew liposuction would be painful, but the hurt she’s feeling has nothing to do with the procedure itself. “I was at a loss for words. I said to my husband, look. He said how’d that get there? And I said I have no idea.” Said […]

  • Contact 2 gets answers for Alton family after cemetery mix-up

    ALTON, Ill. – It’s been nearly three years since Davidda Hathaway’s mother passed away. “I’m an only child. All I knew was me and my mother, so it was very hard for me. I’m still dealing with it,” Hathaway said. Davidda’s mother, Mary Hathaway, is buried at Upper Alton Cemetery. Her headstone was purchased from Alton Memorial Sales. Once the headstone was set, Davidda’s family visited the cemetery to pay their respects. She said there was immediate concern among her […]

  • Contact 2: The rising cost of home insurance

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – From coast to coast, Mother Nature has proven she’s more powerful than ever the last several years. History-making storms and wildfires taking an emotional and financial toll on victims. Just like Mother Nature, coast to coast, few insurance customers have been spared from rising rates. “Home insurance prices have been rising at very close to the same rate as health insurance prices, which is about two and a half times the rate of the median family […]

  • Contact 2 resolves claim dispute for St. Peters man

    ST. PETERS, Mo. – The spring storm season is upon us, but a St. Peters man says mother nature had nothing to do with an electrical surge that caused thousands of dollars of damage inside his home. “Before they ever came out, all this equipment here was buried up inside this tree,” said Dan Hall. Hall says he was out of town when Ameren Missouri crews came without prior notice to work on the utility boxes outside his St. Peters […]

  • Contact 2 helps local family get senior pictures after store closes

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Graduation season is upon us. It’s a special time marked by special moments. When a St.Louis family couldn’t get their hands on some special pictures, they called Contact 2. “He went through a lot to get where he’s at,” said Bonner. Deborah Bonner is talking about her grandson Kailen Braselman, a senior at Hazelwood West High School. Last fall he had senior pictures taken at Cilento Photography in Chesterfield. “He’s in a black two-piece suit and […]

  • McCaskill’s new air ambulance legislation criticized by national group

    ST. LOUIS – For nearly two years, Julie and Tim Zapor battled their insurance company, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield. “We’ve spent hours and hours of our time on this for at least the last 12 months trying to get them to do the right thing,” said Julie Zapor. The Zapors believed doing the right thing meant Anthem fully covering their $35,000 claim. Minutes after their son TJ was born, doctors at Missouri Baptist Hospital decided to airlift him to […]

  • McCaskill to introduce air ambulance legislation following local reporting

    ST. LOUIS – Contact 2 has investigated insurance denials on air ambulance claims for several years. On Thursday, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will introduce legislation she hopes will bring greater transparency and consumer protections to the air ambulance industry, and allow states to better regulate medical costs associated with air ambulance services. McCaskill’s announcement comes days after Contact 2’s Mike Colombo reported on a new case involving a St.Louis area family on the hook for nearly $35,000. Anthem Blue Cross […]

  • Company billing itself ‘Uber for lawn care’ operating in St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS – The sound of lawnmowers signal spring has sprung. Mowing the lawn. Cutting the grass. Some people love it; for others, it’s a pain. If you’d like to cut this chore out of your life, there’s an app for that. It’s called GreenPal. The company bills itself as the “Uber for lawn care.” “We kind of knew that if strangers we going to rent out their couch for a night or for a weekend, they would certainly summon […]

  • Contact 2 helps resolve $35,000 insurance claim

    ST. LOUIS – TJ Zapor took his first flight during his first hour on Earth. It’s a night he won’t remember and a night his parents will never forget. “He was 30 weeks when they decided to do the emergency C-section,” said Julie Zapor. Doctor’s at Missouri Baptist Hospital acted fast. Julie Zapor had pre-eclampsia, a potentially deadly pregnancy disorder and her liver was failing. She was placed under anesthesia and doctors induced labor. “It was just like complete panic […]

  • Judge says he will not throw Greitens case out; trial to begin May 14

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis circuit court judge ruled on pre-trial motions for Missouri Governor Eric Greitens’ invasion of privacy case. Greitens was accused of taking an unauthorized photo of his mistress during a 2015 affair. The defense team said in court Monday that prosecutors had still failed to produce any evidence of the photo’s existence or that the governor transmitted said image electronically. At Monday’s hearing, Judge Rex Burlison said the woman accusing the governor would be allowed to testify. Earlier this […]

  • Christmas in May: Contact 2 gets results for Jennings woman

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is likely a distant memory for most of us now that it’s spring. Brittani Booker, on the other hand, is still waiting for a Christmas miracle. “It’s like I don’t know what else to do. I’m at a loss for words. I don’t know what else to do,” Booker said. A few days before Christmas, Brittani shopped for her two-year-old daughter on Kmart.com. She bought five items for […]

  • Contractor absconds to Texas owing hundreds of thousands of dollars to St. Louisans

    FRISCO, Texas – On a windy morning in Frisco, Texas, progress was in motion on a case we’ve followed for a year. More than 600 miles from St. Louis, the chorus of consumer complaints was almost audible in the quiet confines of this north Texas neighborhood. Contractor Paulo Lee owes St. Louisans hundreds of thousands of dollars. You’ll hear from him shortly. First, his victims. “It’s almost like a crusade I have, so no one has to deal with him,” […]