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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.

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    Scammers posing as Ameren targeting Metro East businesses

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR) – Edwardsville toy store owner Rick Harmon has a lot to keep straight. That’s why things got messy when his store took a frightening phone call from someone claiming to work for Ameren. “Yeah, we went into crisis mode; whatever we could do to keep the power on,” Harmon said. The person on the other line told one of Rick’s employees the store’s utility bill hadn’t been paid in two months. Ameren crews were coming to shut […]

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    Southwest Airlines soaring in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR)– Change remains a constant at St. Louis’ airport. In fact, just last month the airport underwent a slight name change. A minor move when you consider the volatility of the airline industry. St. Louis saw first-hand how three letters brought a whole alphabet of change to local air travel, but these days one airline is changing Lambert for the better. “Southwest is really getting a big name here in St. Louis. Everyone wants to fly out of […]

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    Contact 2 resolves gift card issue for St. John woman

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – “I said, ‘This is horrible. This is horrible,’” said Barbara Brown of St. John. The horrible situation Brown found herself in was the result of Christmas gift she gave to some friends: $50 worth of Texas Roadhouse gift cards she bought at Shop ‘n Save. “They went to Texas Roadhouse to have dinner. They go to pay their bill. The server comes over and says these cards aren’t any good,” Brown said. “I thought they […]

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    Contact 2 questions St. Louis County Prosecutor over restitution issue

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KPLR) – In May 2014, Brandy Stenberg was the victim of violent road rage on St. Charles Rock Road near I-170 in St. John. “If I would’ve come to a complete stop, she would’ve shot me. Because I kept in motion, the bullet went through the back door and went through the passenger rear seat.” said Stenberg. The woman who shot at Stenberg was arrested and charged with first degree assault. She pleaded guilty and got five […]

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    Contact 2 scores $8,300 resolution for St. Charles County woman

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – In 2014, Babs Hampton and her husband planned a pair of remodeling projects for their home. They found the supplies they wanted for two bathroom projects at Tallman Company, a St. Louis-area plumbing supplier specializing in kitchen and bathroom work. But as time passed away, sadly, so did Babs’ husband. With one bathroom finished, work on the second stalled. Tallman held onto a little more than $8,300 worth of supplies the Hamptons paid for. In […]

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    Texas ranch residents ready to move on after eviction from Kroenke property

    ELECTRA, TX (KTVI) – Paul Appel is packing up his tiny home located in north Texas’ massive Waggoner Ranch. Appel didn’t want to leave Lake Diversion, but he’s stuck in a tangled web. Every pile left in his home is a memory he’s ready to flush and forget. “I want to get what I want out of here and I never want to see it again,” he said. But out of sight doesn’t always mean out of mind. “I’m retired. […]

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    IDOT re-treating roads before next round of ice

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR)- We are also keeping an eye on road conditions Saturday in Illinois. FOX 2’s Mike Colombo is in Collinsville with the latest on IDOT’s plan to fight the ice. Illinois Department of Transportation representative Joe Monroe says that crews are putting plenty of salt on area roads. He says that there is a window early Saturday morning that is critical to IDOT’s operation. Crews are working to treat roads before another round of winter weather hits […]

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    Passengers on edge at airports across the country

    DALLAS, TX (KPLR) – Airports across the nation were on heightened alert Friday afternoon. FOX 2’s Mike Colombo is on assignment in Texas. He picks up our team coverage from the airport there with the latest on the travel climate.

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    Greitens chooses Ferguson business to announce Missouri’s new Public Safety Director

    FERGUSON, MO. (KTVI)– The sign outside Zisser Tire & Auto on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson is one businesses indictment of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon`s handling of the community`s unrest more than two years ago. The sign proved symbolic for Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens message Monday. “If our leaders had shown up, with command presence, courage, calm, compassion, clarity, we could`ve had peace by the second night. Instead, businesses like Zisser Tire and Auto were put as risk.” Said Greitens. […]

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    APA funds surgery for local veteran’s dog

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – There’s nothing quite the like bond between a man and his dog. “She’s like my shadow. Anywhere I go, she’s there. She’s my companion. When I’m having a down day, she knows. She’s right beside me,” said Tim Wymore. These days, Tim Wymore and his dog, Kya, are spending even more time together. Kya underwent knee surgery in November to repair a torn knee ligament. It was her second ACL surgery of the year. “She […]

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    Wentzville man thanks first responders who saved his life

    WENTZVILLE, MO. (KPLR) – A Wentzville man thanks first responders Wednesday for what he believes is the best Christmas present of all: his life. John Gutierrez had a heart attack in October and believes it was the quick response from the St. Charles County Ambulance District that saved him. At first, he thought it was indigestion, but after several hours of excruciating pain, he called for help. He said the emergency crew got to his home very quickly and treated […]

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    Two critically injured after police chase ends in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Two men suspected of stealing a car in Washington Park, IL are listed in critical condition after they crashed the car they were driving in North St. Louis. “I don`t know if he swerved around the spike strips or if he hit them, but next thing I know, he`s right under the semi.” Said crash witness, Christa Zova. The aftermath of a violent crash at the intersection of North Broadway and Carrie left witnesses wondering […]