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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
  • Another important mark of progress for St. Louis NGA site

    ST. LOUIS – A major milestone for the NGA site in north St. Louis as city leaders transferred the land over to the federal government. “This is the federal government’s largest single investment ever in St. Louis, so we’re really looking forward to the positive impact that it will have in this community,” said St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. The St. Louis Central Library in downtown hosted Thursday morning’s signing ceremony, making the US Air Force the official landowners. “This […]

  • Contact 2: New BBB report on subscription traps and deceptive free trials

    ST. LOUIS, MO. – Francine Buerke says a product pitched by Dr. Oz made a believer out of her. After all, it was just a free trial. “It said I would lose like 10 pounds in one week.” Said Buerke But the only thing Buerke lost was her money. “Within the 30 days I tried to get a hold of the company to cancel it but that didn’t happen. They sent me another bottle for $99 which I returned but […]

  • Supporting St. Jude Research Hospital this Holiday Season

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — “The children who come to St.Jude would die without St.Jude. Their parents wouldn’t be able to afford the kind of care that they get. They all get the same first-class care. Nobody pays for anything.” Said Marlo Thomas. Thomas takes great pride in the mission of St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A mission her father Danny Thomas started more than 50 years ago. “My dad was the kind of man that used to tell us that there […]

  • BBB warns consumers about Versailles, MO moving company

    ST. LOUIS, MO- The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to use caution when doing business with Allstar Mobile Home Transporting LLC, a Versailles, Missouri, business. Consumers allege the company failed to transport or move mobile homes, failed to issue refunds, and provided poor customer service. The business has an “F” rating from the BBB, due to several recent unanswered customer complaints. A woman from Versailles told BBB she hired the business in May 2018 to move a mobile home […]

  • Contact 2: Courthouse confrontation with woman accused of missing rent, damaging rental property

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Moments before Dene Shaeffer ran from Fox 2’s Mike Colombo, she said she was innocent. In court documents, Shaeffer’s former landlord, Mikol Rosenbalm, accused her of failing to pay thousands of dollars in rent and additional costly property damage. “My oven had been taken apart and the heating element removed. She’d stolen door knobs. The thermostat. The doorbell. You could tell people had urinated on the walls,” said Rosenbalm. Rosenbalm and Shaeffer have become embroiled in what’s […]

  • The Evolution of Toys: Past, present and future

    KANSAS CITY, MO – Think back to the time in your life before work and worries. Before you had kids, back to when you were a kid. When a toy was all you wanted, all you needed. Whether you’re seven or 70, there’s no denying the connection we have with our toys. “Toys communicate messages to kids. They tell kids a lot about the world around them.” Said Laura Taylor, Curator of Interpretation at The National Museum of Toys and […]

  • Contact 2 investigates “brushing” scams

    ST. LOUIS – “We got a down comforter. Oscillating fan. We got 1,500 (thread) count sheets for a twin bed,” said a St. Louis County homeowner. We’re not identifying this family for their safety but the products described are just three of more than two dozen items shipped randomly to their home. “Approximately three months ago, we received a package and it was addressed to a family member. And then the next day, we got two packages,” the homeowner said. […]

  • Missouri among the worst American cities for malware attacks

    ST. LOUIS, MO – A study shows St. Louis ranks in the top five of major American cities with the highest malware infection rates. That’s according to data released by software company EnigmaSoft. It researched infection data from its own software users across the country and found St. Louis ranked fourth among cities most likely to have malware infections — more than 800 percent above the u-s average. “it`s dangerous because the malware makers are getting smarter. They`re coming for […]

  • ‘I’m very, very proud of him’ – Hawley’s grandmother reflects on Senate win

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – After being elected to the United States Senate Tuesday night, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley kept a low profile Wednesday. After greeting his supporters, Hawley opted not to speak with members of the media gathered in Springfield. His campaign has also not shared any plans for his next appearance or event. So what do you do when the candidate you’re covering doesn’t want to speak with you? You talk to the candidate’s grandmother instead. “He’s my first […]

  • John Goodman comes home to St. Louis to receive lifetime achievement award

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louisan John Goodman has come home for a special honor. He’ll be one the recipient of a lifetime achievement award Friday night at the St. Louis International Film Festival. The program will include a clip reel of Goodman’s roles in film and television, a conversation between the actor and John Carney of KTRS 550 AM, and a screening of “The Big Lebowski.” Tickets to the event have already sold out but Mike Colombo sat down with […]

  • St. Louis connections abound at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, MO. – America’s Pastime has a checkered history much like America’s Past. Racism’s roots run deep in the game of baseball to a time when the ball diamond was clouded with hatred and segregation. “You’ll never see a greater example of love of the game. They had to love it to endure the things they had to endure,” said museum president Bob Kendrick. And the enduring theme at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri?  How […]

  • Fox 2’s Elliot Davis receives award from St. Louis Fire Department

    ST. LOUIS – Last summer our Elliot Davis won a contest among local media to ride-along with the St. Louis Fire Department on the 4th of July. Fire crews and EMS responded 509 emergency calls that day including the blaze that destroyed the Macklind Avenue Deli in south St. Louis. Elliot shared his eye-opening and informative experience with our viewers on-air and online. Tuesday, Elliot’s new friends from the Fire Department wanted to give him a taste of his own medicine. […]