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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
  • 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.” […]

  • Contact 2 puts mattress issue to rest for Jefferson County family

    ARNOLD, MO (KPLR) – “We save until we got it and then we go get it,” said HH Gregg customer Gerry Vandeven. Gerry Vandeven used that simple, sound financial approach when she paid more a little than $1,700 for a new mattress from the Gravois Bluffs HH Gregg store. “They had it scheduled for 10th of February to be delivered to our house. They said it didn’t come in; it’ll be delivered on the 17th. The 17th came and nobody […]

  • Rawlings downtown exhibit showcases Yadier Molina’s chest protector

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – As part of the Fox 2 Redbird Rally Opening Day festivities, Mike Colombo interviewed Lindsey Naber of Rawlings. Naber showed off how Rawlings equipment has evolved over the decades. She also showed off the Rawlings chest protector Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina will wear this season. The interview concluded with a look at the special Gold Glove display commemorating Cardinal legend Ozzie Smith.

  • News 11’s Sports Travel Spectacular

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- Whether on spring break or a summer sabbatical, if you’re looking to mix sports, food, and fun into your travel plans our region is rich with doable destinations. We explore the sights, sounds, and tastes those places have to offer and you won’t have to go far to find them. Destinations include:  Memphis Redbirds, Memphis, TN Sporting Kansas City Top Golf in Kansas City, coming soon to Chesterfield River City Rascals, O’Fallon, MO Gateway Grizzlies, Sauget, IL […]

  • New drug developed at SLU hospital shows promise in fighting heart disease

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but new drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors appear to be a step in reversing that trend. Dr. Michael Lim, Director of Cardiology at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, is referring to the cardiovascular drug Repatha. Dr. Lim said a study on the drug released late last week had some amazing results. “They reduce their LDL or bad cholesterol another 60 percent. The first year, about 16 percent […]

  • Area restaurant patrons help BackStoppers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – In 5, 10, 25, and 100 dollar increments, the patrons of three Saint Louis restaurants contributed a total of $120,000 to BackStoppers during the month of February. On Monday, BackStoppers received the donation. “The gratitude we have for the people, community that contributes to this type of event over the past seven years, particularly this year,” said Jeff Sadtler, Interim Chief West County EMS and Fire. In February, OG Hospitality Group, owners of Corner Pub, The […]

  • St. Louis organization helps women entrepreneurs

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KPLR) — Wednesday was International Women’s Day and News 11 interviewed Jennifer Ehlen, founder and CEO of Brazen. Brazen helps growth-seeking women entrepreneurs advance their businesses to create economic prosperity. It offers continuous, immersive programming that fosters connections for women-owned businesses to existing resources – and to each other. The highly customized, hyper-niche programming is both affordable and accessible for the individual female president, founder or CEO. Formerly known as the Prosper Institute, Ehlen says the re-brand […]

  • Storm victims need to be wary of potential scammers

    PERRYVILLE, MO (KPLR) – As the residents of Perry County are picking up the pieces from Tuesday nights tornado, a warning is being issued to beware of scammers out targeting storm victims. Contact 2’s Mike Colombo is live with what you need to know as severe weather season hits.