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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
  • 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 […]

  • Contact 2: BBB releases new study on puppy scams

    ST. LOUIS – Danny Shelton thought he was buying a Weimeraner puppy from a website. He sent the seller a $700 MoneyGram payment. When the supposed seller asked Shelton for an extra $1,400 for insurance, he knew he’d been hustled. There never was a dog for sale; Shelton never recovered his money. “I feel bad. I just want to see this guy get knocked off-line,” Shelton said. Shelton isn’t alone. According to a 2015 report, the Federal Trade Commission received […]

  • ‘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 […]