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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
  • Finger-pointing over fingerprinting: State of Missouri, contractor facing criticism

    ST. LOUIS – If patience is a virtue, then the virtues of those coming and going from a St. Charles storefront are being tested this week. You see there’s a business inside this business, called Identogo. The state of Missouri recently awarded it a contract for applicant fingerprint services, which started August 6. “My orientation is August 22, so I can’t wait until September 22 to have my background check done. It’s just way too late,” said Rae Krawzik. Krawzik […]

  • Additional local travelers bring complaints against Frontier Airlines

    ST. LOUIS – Frontier Airlines passengers from across the St. Louis area have been contacting Fox 2/KPLR 11 with complaints about their travel to and from Las Vegas. “They told us that they sent us an email but not until 2:20 in the morning, which was two hours after our flight was supposed to leave to tell us we had been canceled,” said O’Fallon, Missouri resident Kathleen Barton. Barton and her two daughters we supposed to fly home from Las […]

  • Missouri Emergency Management official helping with Hawaii volcano relief

    HILO, Hawaii – For months, we’ve watched in awe as scenes from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano flashed on our screens. Mother Nature’s paradox: beauty and destruction. Terry Cassil, chief of operations for Missouri’s State Emergency Management, deployed to Hawaii last week to assist with relief efforts. “I don’t think there’s any real change here since the middle of May when this thing first started,” he said. Cassil said the volcano has caused as many as 10 3.0 magnitude earthquakes an hour […]

  • Contact 2: Protecting yourself against home rental scams

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – The housing market in the St. Louis area is hot right now and if you’re looking to rent you need to look out for scams. A recent survey from “Apartment List” found 5.2 million Americans have lost money to a rentals scam. Earlier this month Fox Files Investigator Chris Hayes reported on a rental scam in St. Charles where a woman answered Craigslist ads for homes on Redwood and Concordia. Problem is the ads for those […]

  • Contact 2: Cashing in on your junk tech

    ST. LOUIS – Now more than ever, technology has found its way into all facets of our lives. that often means having to upgrade our devices to stay current. But what about your old tech? We all have stuff like old cellphones, old tablets, old DVDs, and probably much more laying around our homes. Believe it or not, much of it has value. Maybe not a ton of value, but depending on the item and its condition, you can make […]

  • Contact 2: Moving mayhem highlights important lessons for consumers

    ST. PETERS, Mo. – “I paid these people to steal from me. I literally paid them to come to my home and take my belongings away. I really feel violated,” said St.Peters resident Kathie Stephens. Stephens is talking about Baltimore, Maryland-based Unified Van Lines. She hired the company to move her family from St.Peters to North Carolina. Four months later, her things still haven’t arrived on the east coast. Empty walls. Empty halls. And the emptiness that comes with knowing […]

  • Contact 2: Monitoring the drugs delivered by mail-order pharmacies

    PARK HILLS, Mo. – An increasing number of people across the country get their prescriptions delivered by mail. A Park Hills, Missouri mother is raising questions about how those medications could be affected by exposure to extreme temperatures in the transportation process. “I am certain there are a lot of people’s lives in jeopardy because of this,” said Loretta Boesing. But the life that matters most to Boesing right now is that of her 8-year-old son, Wesley. Six years ago, […]

  • Minority leaders hold do-over ribbon-cutting event at Gateway Arch

    ST. LOUIS – Ribbon-cutting ceremonies aren’t usually controversial events, but that was not the case in St. Louis this week. On Friday, local African-American leaders held a second ribbon-cutting event at the Gateway Arch after an event held earlier in the week received backlash for its lack of diversity. The Gateway Arch Park Foundation held the first ribbon-cutting July 3 ahead of the grand reopening of the Gateway Arch Museum. Pictures from the ceremony show not a single African-American or […]

  • Contact 2: Protecting yourself from online car and shipping scams

    ST. LOUIS – “If it can stop one person. If it keeps a few of our hard-earned dollars out of these thief’s hands, then maybe it was worth it.” Margaret Grapperhaus was shopping online for a used RV when she learned firsthand how criminals can use Craigslist and other legitimate websites to lure consumers and steal their money. Across the country, there are thousands of victims just like her. A growing number of these cases involve the seller suggesting the […]

  • St. Louis alderman take a stand on family separation at the border

    ST. LOUIS, MO – With the immigration crisis in the United States at a fever pitch, a resolution was unanimously passed Friday by the St. Louis Board of Alderman condemning the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border. “We see you. We are with you. We believe you are human. We believe your families matter,” said St. Louis’ 8th ward alderwoman Annie Rice. Rice’s message to immigrant families was clear and everyone who gathered to support that message on the second floor […]

  • FBI recruitment event strives for diversity

    ST. LOUIS – FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Alicia Corder and special agent/recruiting coordinator Siobhan Johnson took decidedly different paths to work for the bureau. Corder was an attorney before joining the FBI in 2003. She recently became FBI St. Louis’ first female executive. “I have a pretty equal background between counterterrorism and criminal work,” Corder said. Johnson attended Washington University in St. Louis. Her areas of study – East Asian Studies and ballet. “…That’s right. I know it’s […]

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office warns of police imposter calls

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Scammers posing as officials from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office are targeting Metro East residents in an attempt to make a quick buck. The sheriff’s office said people are calling homes identifying themselves as law enforcement officials. In some cases, the scammers have even identified themselves as a few of the captains on the force. The scammers then tell the target on the other end of the phone that they have a warrant out for their arrest. […]