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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
  • Senator Blunt discusses pressing issues facing Congress in January

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO – Tuesday Fox 2’s Mike Colombo interview Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt. They talked tax reform after the president signed the tax-overhaul bill into law last week.  Blunt said he’s confident Missourians will see bigger paychecks and better jobs.  Colombo asked him what he would you say to those who`re still skeptical of how changes will improve their finances. Colombo also asked Blunt about the senate approving a short-term spending measure to keep the government open through January 19, avoiding a government shutdown.  That […]

  • Contact 2: Avoiding phony tech support scammers

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – “All of the sudden, I get this emergency broadcast system message coming over saying I had a virus on my machine, saying I needed to shut it down and call this number right away,” said Sherry Thomas. Thomas made that call and before long, she’d given away control of her computer. The person on the other line said they fixed the problem and Sherry paid $180. “Couple of weeks later, I get a call from this […]

  • Mysterious Missouri U.S. Senate candidate speaks out

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A video released in late September was our introduction to Courtland Sykes. Equal parts brash and bombastic, the video paints a dark picture of America, a tactic used successfully in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Sykes took note of Trump’s path to power. In his first television interview, Sykes told Fox 2’s Mike Colombo he too wants to “Make America Great Again” by pushing Trump’s “America First” agenda. Sykes said his pro-gun, anti-abortion, IRS eliminating, border wall […]

  • Questions arise after large jewelry company sells off credit accounts

    BELLEVILLE, IL – Kinjii Dowd says she knew the credit issue with her Jared the Galleria of Jewelry card was not unlike any other. “One of the supervisors told me it was an isolated event. Which I know wasn’t the case.” said Dowd. Kinjii’s concern came when she received an alert from Credit Karma, a company that monitors and reports on your credit. “We thought it was strange because we have a pretty high credit limit on there and we’re […]

  • Warehouse fire still smoldering 24 hours later

    ST. LOUIS – It’s been a long 24 hours for fire crews in south St. Louis as Wednesday’s raging five-alarm warehouse fire is still smoldering. Bob Grana, a member of the warehouse ownership group, said he’s still trying to wrap his mind around what happened. “It’s a surreal experience,” he said. Grana said he was on the phone in his office when he heard coworkers scream. “I finished my phone call and opened my door and the smoke came in,” […]

  • Crews battle 5-alarm fire at south St. Louis warehouse

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Two firefighters and an employee were injured during a five-alarm warehouse fire in south St. Louis. It started around 10:30 a.m. in the basement of Park Warehouse Services located at 3937 Park Avenue, near St. Louis University Hospital. According to Garon Mosby, Public Information Officer for the St. Louis Fire Department, about 12-15 people were inside of the one-story building at the time. One employee was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and two firefighters suffered […]

  • Contact 2: Understanding the information your smart devices gather

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – From Amazon to Apple, people are attached to their devices, and those devices seem attached to everything. Smart cars, smart homes, and smart phones are changing life as we know it. Amazon’s Echo personal assistant became pop culture parody on Saturday Night Live. Jokes aside, we’ve seen the frustrating side of this technology. Imagine the surprise when four pounds of cookies and a $170 doll house showed up at a Texas family’s front door, ordered during […]

  • Contact 2: Avoiding hotel scams

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Liz Link was driving home late at night from an out of town business trip when she made the call to stop and spend the night at a hotel. “So I pulled out my phone, typed in ‘Hilton’ to get a phone number and called what I thought was a Hilton reservation desk to find the closet Hilton to where I was,” Link said. The Edwardsville resident’s search for shelter proved troublesome. The hotel she called was […]

  • Retired Astronaut Scott Kelly’s new book covers youth, year in space

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Retired astronaut Scott Kelly is the veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space. Now, he is out with a new book, Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, where he covers a wide of topics from his year aboard the ISS to his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood. Kelly is in St. Louis to talk about his book with Washington University James S. McDonnell Professor of […]

  • Contact 2 gets answers for St. Louis restaurants upset with startup company

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Medina Mediterranean Grill owner Ibrahim Ead is always looking to sauce up his business. That’s what initially intrigued him about St. Louis startup OPER. “They would basically send the order to us, we would have the order ready, and you could come in and skip the line,” Ead said. OPER is a mobile ordering and payment platform. In 2015, CEO David Laiderman appeared on Fox 2 News to explain how OPER works. People download the app, […]

  • St. Louis couple reacts to Katy Perry crashing their wedding

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Surprises are usually the last thing a couple wants on their wedding day, but the unexpected appearance of an uninvited guest at a weekend wedding at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis was a welcome surprise for everyone in attendance. Four days after their nuptials, Blonie Dudney and Hayley Rosenblum said they’re still “walking on air.” “When we were actually getting married, my friends said the sky turned a little purple. It was a […]

  • St. Louis area residents in Las Vegas during massacre share their stories

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) — “It sounded like straight firecrackers literally going off. Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop. Like someone set off a round of fireworks.” said Granite City native Kendra Holman. Holman and a group of friends from Granite City were outside Mandalay Bay Sunday night when the shooting started. “As soon as you heard it, and we saw people break loose and run, we ran the opposite way.” added Holman. Had they’d followed their original plans they might been among […]