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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
  • Illinois Republican Gubernatorial primary candidate stops in Cahokia

    CAHOKIA, IL – A Republican candidate in the Illinois Primary race for governor made a campaign stop in Cahokia Wednesday, less than a week from election day. State Representative Jeanne Ives is challenging Governor Bruce Rauner in the race that will decide which Republican will run for Illinois top elected position. Ideal Aviation at St. Louis Downtown Airport was the setting for her rally.  Ives says that she’s ready to bring the change to Illinois that Rauner promised but didn’t deliver. “We’re going to transform higher […]

  • Strange solicitation leads business owner to Contact 2

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Consumers have more options than ever when it comes to buying and selling cars. These days a lot of those deals go down online. Jay Grosman and his company iAuto Agent help people with those transactions. “We actually got the email through our website. I blew it off because it just seemed like it wasn’t a real person contacting me,” Grosman said. A few days later, the emailer called Grosman’s office about the car. “When I […]

  • Contact 2 scores $6,000 resolution for Lake St. Louis man

    LAKE ST. LOUIS, MO — “It was ugly. It was beat up. I got it for $1,000. The doors didn’t work. The windows didn’t work. The engine smoked. It was a hooptie, but this was the exact truck I always wanted,” said Rick Conley. But beauty is in the eye of the beholder and Rick Conley had a vision for his truck. Five years after he bought it, it’s his supped-up pride and joy. And his kids love it too! “They […]

  • Contact 2 investigated cryptic insurance letter

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Steve Radinsky’s confusion started the moment he read a letter he received from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Kansas City regarding his Medicare Part D insurance. “We determined that you owe $274.56. We are required to attempt to collect the missing copayment amounts. If you cannot pay this amount, we will not cancel your plan or contact you about it again.” read Radinsky from the letter he received. “I couldn’t understand why I owed money because I’d paid for […]

  • With love in the air, authorities say beware

    ST. LOUIS – If the Beatles had it right and “all you need is love,” then these days, some would tell you all you need to find love is the internet. “My friends were doing the online dating thing and I thought, ‘OK, I’ll try that,” said Hope Haynes. Haynes was one of the millions of Americans with an online dating profile. Sadly, she’s one of a more than a million people in the United States to become the victim […]

  • Bomb residue on cast strands Virginia woman at St. Louis airport

    ST. LOUIS –  “I was selected to give a talk at the Soy Bean Breeders Conference.” said Anne Alerding. That’s what brought the Lexington, Virginia resident to St. Louis, but Alerding’s broken wrist brought her together with Fox 2’s Mike Colombo. “It was slippery and muddy and I feel and broke my radius,” added Alerding. The Plant Biology professor at Virginia Military Institute spent her Sunday evening at DePaul Hospital. With orders to see a wrist surgeon back home, Anne decided to cut her trip to […]

  • Contact 2 gets results for Arnold woman frustrated with Walmart

    ARNOLD, Mo. – Arnold resident Rhonda McKee wanted to send gifts to her goddaughters in Oklahoma for the holidays. Her merry mission took her to Arnold Walmart. “I bought three $15 gift cards and two $25 gift cards,” Mckee said. Exactly $95 worth of Starbucks gift cards. She said her husband mailed them at the Arnold post office. “I got a text message from my friend. ‘Did you mail it yet? We haven’t received anything,'” McKee said. A few more […]

  • Pair of Parkway teachers compete for district honor

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – Every year the Parkway School District holds a “Teacher of the Year” contest. One teacher is selected from their respective school. Those teachers then compete against colleagues from other school’s in the district for a district-wide honor. The winners of those awards can then go on to compete for a statewide award. This year, at the elementary level, the teachers selected from Barrett’s and Green Trails Elementary share a special bond. Check out the video […]

  • Contact 2: O’Fallon, Ill. family shares bad experience with Big Baller Brand

    O’FALLON, Ill. – If this is your introduction to the loquacious Lavar Ball, here’s what you need to know: he’s the father of three basketball-playing sons. His oldest, Lonzo, is a rookie on the Los Angeles Lakers. “I know my son is going to be better than Steph Curry,” Ball once said. Never one to cower from controversy, Ball grabbed headlines last fall for his spat with President Donald Trump. The president played a role in securing the release of […]

  • Kato Kaelin discusses past and present life in the public eye

    ST. LOUIS – More than 20 years after the infamous O.J. Simpson murder trial, Kato Kaelin says he’s proven to be a different person than what much of America thought. “I think the misconceptions were that I was a freeloader. I think the misconceptions were that I was this airhead guy and I think with all the time that’s passed, it’s been kind of the opposite,” Kaelin said. If Kaelin’s shown anything over the years, it’s his ability to stay […]

  • Contact 2 helps Illinois man get much needed funds to wife abroad

    GLEN CARBON, Ill. – It wasn’t love at first sight for Thomas Taylor and his wife, Ashuni. More like love on the first level. “We actually met through a video game about four years ago,” Thomas said. From playing Clash of Kings to a wedding ring, last year Thomas traveled from Glen Carbon, Illinois to Bangalore, India to get married. “I can explain it 100 times to anybody and it’s hard for them to understand,” he said. Thomas said what’s […]

  • Two St. Louis area men sentenced on federal drug charges

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Twenty-four-year-old Geovancy Calderon-Osorio and 31-year-old Thomas Anderson were sentenced to federal prison on charges of methamphetamine and cocaine trafficking. “Mr. Osorio operated in Fairmount City; Thomas Anderson throughout the domestic United States,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge James Shroba. Anderson was sentenced to 15 years for his involvement in a million-dollar marijuana trafficking organization. Osorio was sentenced to 12 years. Anderson, a St. Louis native, was involved in smuggling over 2,200 pounds of marijuana, usually […]