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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 ends furniture frustration for St. Charles family

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – “It was amazing how fast you guys got things done,” said St.Charles resident Rick Lupo. Lupo says he wouldn’t be sitting on his new couch without Contact 2. “When we called Weekends Only, we couldn’t get past any one person,” Lupo said. “When she called, she said she actually spoke to four or five different people.” The “she” Rick’s referring to is one of our loyal Contact 2 volunteers. That volunteer helped the Lupo’s get the warranty […]

  • ​Safety team readies to rescue IndyCar racers in case of emergency

    NEWTON, Iowa – May 18th, 2015; Indy 500 practice. A day IndyCar driver James Hinchliffe will never forget. “I remember the day, yeah; for sure. Started the day like any other practice day. Next thing I knew, there was a bunch of bright lights and a tube down my throat,” Hinchcliffe said. Hinchcliffe was flying around the track at 223 miles per hour when his suspension failed. He slammed into the wall. A steel rod from the car impaled him. He was pinned and […]

  • Contact 2 lands St. Louis man big resolution with American Airlines

    ST. LOUIS – West St. Louis County resident Mike Daigle was traveling from Miami to St. Louis to go on week-long Baltic Sea cruise with his wife. “We’re sitting there, patiently waiting to take off, and he says, ‘Guys, bad news. Our crew has timed out,’ and we’re going to have to take you back to the terminal,” he said. Daigle said that cancelled flight led to a long wait. He eventually paid more than $500 for a ticket on the next morning’s first flight […]

  • Women play important role in helping IndyCar run

    NEWTON, Iowa – IndyCar race day mixes muscle and machismo. Growling garages. Precision pit stops. Daring drivers. Look closer and you’ll quickly learn this isn’t a one sex sport. Danica Patrick was once IndyCar’s familiar female face. Her fourth place finish at the 2005 Indy 500 was the best result for a female driver in the race’s history. These days, Patrick races the NASCAR circuit, but women remain vital to IndyCar’s success. During a recent trip to Newton, IA to cover the Iowa Corn 300 IndyCar […]

  • Preparations underway for Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park

    NEWTON, IA – The July 9 race day in Iowa means there’s only seven weeks until the Verizon IndyCar Series stops at Gateway Motorsports Park for the first ever Bommarito Automotive Group 500. Announced in January at the St.Louis Auto Show, anticipation and excitement for the event continues to grow. “I really excited. St. Louis is a great market for Verizon IndyCar Series,” said IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves. “We’re excited. It’s going to be fast,” added racing legend Roger Penske. […]

  • Contact 2 helps St. Louis County family with healthcare marketplace

    ST. LOUIS – Mothers and sons have a naturally strong bond. That’s especially true with Chakita Fields and her 25-year-old son, Tariq. “My concern is that Tariq is in remission for Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. He can’t be without insurance,” Chakita said. Her concerns over Tariq’s insurance coverage stem from the fact he turned 26 on July 8 and was bumped from his father’s plan. “That didn’t sit well with me, so I contacted Contact 2,” Chakita said. Chaktia’s call came after […]

  • Contact 2 gets results for St. Charles County HVAC company

    COTTLEVILLE, MO – Terra Stephens’ family business Saur Heating and Cooling has been dealing with a frustrating situation for nearly a year. “I contacted PNC and flagged it as fraud. I thought it would be taken care of; that we would be protected,” Stephens said. Terra said a former employee went rogue, using his company credit card for an unauthorized rental car purchase. “We terminated the employee the next day, two days later shut the credit card down…on 8/19/16 I […]

  • Macy’s outlet store opens June 17 in Fairview Heights

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL – If you love the thrill of hunting for a good bargain, a new store is opening in Fairview Heights that will get your heart racing. Macy’s Backstage, the outlet store, opens to the public this Saturday.  

  • BBB issues warning on St. Louis contractor investigated by Contact 2

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – In May 2014, Terri Mauldin’s Glencoe home went up in flames. The electrical fire destroyed her garage torching a vehicle, her kitchen, a bedroom, bathroom, and much more. “There were 60 foot flames coming out right here in the garage heading towards the kitchen.” said Mauldin. The fire marshal told her she was lucky to survive the blaze. “My late husband was the general contractor on this home. His firewall is what saved my life.” […]

  • Terror attacks can lead to fear, anxiety even many miles away

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Terror attacks like the one in Manchester, England not only capture the world’s attention but they also can cause trauma for those thousands of miles away. Lisa Paschke, a licensed clinical social worker and certified employee assistance professional for Personal Assistance Services, discussed ways those who are saddened and scared or feel unsafe and anxious can cope and focus on life moving forward. Paschke says that acknowledging those emotions is important as is discussing them, especially with children. Among […]

  • Exploring the health danger of flood water

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Merciless Mother Nature. She’s flooded the region with water and emotions twice in two years. “It’s draining. It’s emotionally draining,” said a Eureka flood victim. “Emotional rollercoaster for my wife and I; our family and our friends,” said another Eureka flood victim For flood victims, it’s a wet, wild ride full of anticipation, devastation, and consternation. “I’m trying to save what I’ve worked my whole life for, my house.” For many, the 2017 flood is […]

  • Contact 2: App allows motorists to check unfixed recalls

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – 18-year-old Karina Dorado was nearly killed in a recent car crash. Flying shrapnel from an exploding Takata airbag ripped through her neck. “The vehicle she was driving had a recalled air bag in it,” said Dorado’s attorney Billie-Marie Morrison. Dorado is one of nearly 200 victims injured or killed by the faulty airbags — airbags that are at the center of a massive worldwide recall. “Any one of these cars can have an unfixed recall.” […]