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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
  • ‘Better Together’ task force issues recommendations on reducing local government

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on “The Pulse of St.Louis”, Mike Colombo filled-in for host Shirley Washington. Our guests were Will Ross, Associate Dean for Diversity, Professor of Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and Arindam Kar, Partner at the international law firm of Bryan Cave LLP.​ Dr. Ross has a long and distinguished record of involvement in the St. Louis community and served as Chairman of the Missouri Foundation for Health. Mr. Kar specializes in anti-trust litigation.  He, his wife […]

  • St. Louis police need help to solve north city murder

    ST. LOUIS – A north St. Louis murder continues to stump detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. According to investigators, up to nine persons of interest in two different vehicles may have been involved in the August 26 killing outside the Gas Mart on N. Broadway. With nearly five minutes of surveillance video, they hope someone out there can help crack the case. That video actually begins down the street at the Love’s Travel Stop. A white Ford Escape […]

  • Experts warn of flood-damaged cars hitting the market

    ST. LOUIS – Harvey’s wrath, yet another humbling display of Mother Nature’s power. Aside from the obvious impact on people, pets, and property, there’s possibly a hidden hassle for consumers down the road. “They’re predicting over 500,000 vehicles that are going to enter into the market,” said Jay Grosman, CEO & Founder of I Auto Agent. Grosman warns of flood damaged cars flooding the market. “Some of them are going to have branded titles that say the vehicle has been […]

  • IndyCar stars prepare for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500​

    ST. LOUIS – From Tokyo to Tennessee, the Verizon IndyCar Series features drivers from all over the world. On Saturday night, they’ll converge on Gateway Motorsports Park for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. “I never had the chance to race there before so I’m excited to get that opportunity now.” said driver James Hinchcliffe. It might be Hinchcliffe’s first race at Gateway, but for some his competitor’s it’s a return to their racing roots. “I grew up racing ovals. I actually raced at […]

  • New airline offers $99 flights to Europe from St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – A new airline will soon begin flying out of St. Louis and it’ll mean the return of some large aircraft to Lambert’s runways. ​ Officials announced that starting in May, WOW Airlines will begin direct service from St. Louis to Iceland. ​ “Access to convenient travel abroad is a benchmark of a great metropolitan area.” Said St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. And with the introduction of WOW Airlines to the St. Louis market, Stenger believes other international air travel […]

  • A fan’s guide to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 festivities

    NEWTON, Iowa – When the green flag flies to signal the start of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500, fans will already be having fun. The main event is really just the culmination of other events for fans to feast on. It all starts Thursday, August 24 with the IndyCar Fan Fest at Ballpark Village, with the Coors Light Pole Night Showdown taking place at Gateway Motorsports Park the following the evening. “You walk through the pits at an IndyCar race, […]

  • Police searching for pair of women accused of multiple robberies

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – It was nearly closing time at Siostra’s Polish Pottery and Gifts on Main St. in St.Charles when employee Kym Fallert says two women walked in. “They came by and I asked them if they were familiar with Polish Pottery. They said yes, they’d been in here before,” said Fallert. The women quickly selected several items, but when it came time to check out, Kym says they had to leave to get more money. “I said I’ll have […]

  • A front row seat to life behind the wheel of an Indy Car

    NEWTON, Iowa – There are some things in life you must truly see to believe and an IndyCar race is one of those things. “Once you see it live then you can relate it to the television,” said Curtis Francois, Gateway Motorsports Park owner. Exhilarating for fans, sure, but is it scary for drivers? “If you’re scared as a driver, you’re probably in the wrong sport,” said IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter. “If you break loose in these kind of cars with the down […]

  • New track surface primes Gateway Motorsports Park for new IndyCar race

    MADISON, IL – The roar of IndyCars on the track at Gateway Motorsports Park signals we’re one step closer to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500, as race teams tested Gateway’s newly repaved track last week. “We need to be able to put on a good race and the new paving is definitely going to do that,” said IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball. “I think Gateway is going to be ideal for the package we have here, so it’ll be lot of […]

  • The birth of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500

    MADISON, Ill. – Long before the August 26th Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park was announced in January, track owner and former racer Curtis Francois saw an opportunity. “Both of us were in a transition phase. We were growing. IndyCar was transitioning to new leadership and so the conversation started several years ago,” said Francois. Francois said Bommarito Automotive Group President John Bommarito soon entered the discussion. “What else do you need? What’s the end goal? Talked to […]

  • Missouri lawmakers continue fight against sex trafficking

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed documents in federal court Tuesday he says contain explosive new evidence revealing Backpage dot com`s involvement in human trafficking. This motion by the attorney general is the latest in an ongoing court battle between Mr. Hawley and Backpage.  In May, Hawley announced he was investigating the company.  In July, Backpage filed a lawsuit to block the investigation.  Now in August, Hawley is attempting to dismiss that suit. “that lawsuit is […]

  • 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 […]