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
  • School bus driver said she forgives assailants after horrific attack

    ST. LOUIS – A St. Louis school bus driver brutally attacked as she brought students home Thursday afternoon. And it was all caught on camera. The driver, Patrula Griffin, is cut and bruised from head to toe but her spirit is not broken after she was attacked. Despite her frustration, Griffin said she forgives those who beat her. The video shows a great deal of ugliness and anger on display at 9th Street and O’Fallon in north St. Louis. Children […]

  • Local investigators discuss questioning prolific serial killer for the first time

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – Would you know if you were in the presence of a killer? When it comes to Samuel Little, the answer is probably not. “He spent most of his life interacting with people that had no idea that he was possibly doing the things that he is now admitting to,” said Illinois State Police Special Agent Travis Irwin. For decades, Little committed crimes across the United States. But until 2014 he’d never convicted of his most vicious vice: […]

  • Edwardsville HS student receives special college scholarship

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – It looked like National Signing Day – family, friends, cameras, the college cap, and a scholarship for a young star with a bright future. “It’s a journey I hope to go with for a long time,” said 17-year-old Edwardsville High School senior Jonah Durbin. The next stop on Durbin’s journey is the University of Illinois-Chicago. He’s already impressed the dean! “That’s the type of leadership that we want to nurture,” said Alfred Tatum, Dean of the College […]

  • Contact 2 scores reimbursement for St. Louis woman scammed out of tax return

    ST. LOUIS – Recently homeless, Jalessa Gray said she and her young son were currently splitting their nights between a women’s shelter and a friend’s house while she made plans to get back on her feet. But those plans were dashed when a large portion of her more than $9,000 tax refund was stolen by a scammer. “I checked the Cash App two or three times. The third time I checked it, that’s when I noticed that half my money […]

  • Contact 2: St. Louis woman scammed out of tax return by phony customer service rep

    ST. LOUIS – Jalessa Gray says a large portion of her more $9,000 tax refund was stolen by a scammer. It’d be a big blow to anyone but Jalessa really needs the money. Recently homeless, Jalessa says she and her young son currently spilt their nights between a women’s shelter and a friend’s house. She planned to use the tax money to move into an apartment of their own and repair her car. “That’s my transportation. If I lose my […]

  • Contact 2: Strange calls to St. Louis business owner prompt investigation into Florida company

    ST. LOUIS – If you don’t know what to look for, it’s easy to miss Oscar Brooks shop in the 5400 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Drive in North St. Louis. “The original name was “Gateway Resale,” said Brooks. Remember that.  It’s important.  You see Mr. Brooks is semi-retired.  His resale business, which he likened to a flea market, once offered local moving services but hasn’t for some time.  That’s why he was surprised by a call he got […]

  • Pulse – The St.Louis Power of Employment Series

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – This week on The Pulse of St.Louis Mike Colombo filled in for host Shirley Washington. In the first segment James Clark, VP, Community Outreach for Better Family Life, Inc., Steve Ingram, Skill-Up Program Director for Better Family Life, Inc., Olivia Adams, Senior Job Developer at SLATE, Chaille Jackson, Workshop Coordinator at SLATE, and Charles Shelton, Youth and Family Development Coordinator with St. Louis Clergy Coalition joined the show to discuss the St.Louis Power of Employment Series. […]

  • Exclusive: Son of woman possibly murdered by serial killer speaks out

    BOONVILLE, MO – Jamar Jenkins has not lived a picture perfect. Currently in prison for selling drugs, his life took a tragic turn in 1977 when his mother Mary Ann was murdered. Jamar was just four years old. “I remember the detectives and me not having an understanding of what was going on back then, but now realizing that`s what it was. They were telling my aunt and uncle that they found her. I remember them crying and ‘take him […]

  • Authorities investigate serial killer’s connection to local cold cases

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Fox 2 News has learned the Illinois State Police are investigating a serial killer possibly connected to local cold case murders from the 1970s. Samuel Little has confessed to 90 murders across the country so far, including at least two in the St. Louis area. Sources tell Fox 2 that in the fall of 2018, a pair of Illinois State Police investigators traveled to Texas to interview Little after he confessed to killing two women […]

  • Contact 2 investigates soaring prescription drug prices

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Placing the blame for the high price of prescription drugs is complicated, but an independent pharmacy owner we interviewed points his finger at pharmacy benefit managers (PBM). He asked us to hide his identity for fear of retribution. “The PBMs like Express Scripts, CVS Caremark, Optimum RX, the top three,” said our source. These pharmacy benefit managers are hired by insurance companies to manage drug plans. The PBMs negotiate with drug manufacturers and decide the drugs […]

  • Contact 2 investigates insurance claim denial after sewer backup

    WASHINGTON, Mo. – Tim Glastetter could smell the raw sewage before he entered his family’s home in Washington, Missouri. In June, the noxious nuisance seeped into the basement of the property for the third time since 2013. “Comes in there and eventually starts to flood the basement. Then eventually, it gets deep enough it starts running out the back door,” Glastetter said. Glastetter said a clogged manhole in the neighbor’s backyard caused the previous backups, but this time the issue […]

  • Contact 2 helps resolve Sears warranty issue for southern Illinois family

    GREENVILLE, Ill. – As far as mornings go, it’s one Greenville, Illinois resident Jackie Myers would rather forget. Her refrigerator was broken, but there was a stainless-steel lining to this discovery, she had an extended warranty. “We’ve been customers with Sears for over 40 years,” Myers said. The Myers’ brand loyalty to Sears developed through the company honoring other extended warranties and making repair calls to their rural home. She reported her refrigerator issue and two weeks later, a repair […]

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