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
  • Scammer creates phony real estate listing for Belleville home

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – There’s a new home for sale on East Belle Avenue in Belleville. Owner Jory Frick is proud of its updates. “We redid the who outside of the house. Vinyl siding, roofing. Painted the inside. New carpet in the bedrooms. Fixed everything that was broken got it move-in ready,” Frick said. Jory says there was instant interest. “I got a phone call the other day and a lady asked me if it was for rent. I said ‘no.’ […]

  • Contact 2: Home Depot helps resolve faulty AC issue

    ST. LOUIS – Summertime in St. Louis is a bad time for your air conditioner go out. Just ask Vanessa Robinson. “It makes me feel really weak. You can’t relax. You’re sweating all the time. It’s terrible,” she said. Extra terrible because she says a whimpering window unit barely had any mileage on it. “It was running for about a year, I was really proud of it, and then all of a sudden it stopped running,” she said. In May […]

  • Contact 2: Missouri class-action lawsuit takes aim at Monsanto, Roundup

    ST. LOUIS – “Our lawsuit seeks to hold Monsanto financially accountable for selling a product that’s falsely represented. We believe the people that bought that product under false pretenses should get their money back,” said Don Downing of the law firm Gray, Ritter, and Graham. Downing is among the local attorney’s representing plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed against Monsanto in June. “They purchased a product that was represented by Monsanto to be safe when used as directed. There are […]

  • Contact 2: Couple burned by fake Ariana Grande tickets

    ST LOUIS – When pop star Ariana Grande announced her 2019 “Sweetener” World Tour would make a stop in St. Louis, Matthew Rector of Mt. Vernon, Illinois knew he’d found the perfect birthday present for his wife. “She has to work on her birthday, so we decided to celebrate in advance. We were just elated,” Rector said. Attempting to find the best seats for the best price, Rector said he landed on the online ticket marketplace Viagogo. “I went and […]

  • Contact 2: Flood Damaged Cars Flooding the Marketplace

    TROY, MO – For all her beauty, Mother Nature again showed the St. Louis region her ugly side. Choosing between precious and practical can be problematic, especially when you`re forced to leave a vehicle behind. “Doesn`t take a trained eye to see some of the damage that`s evident here,” said Tommy Rogers, owner of TNT Auto Source in Troy, MO. Rogers says flood-damaged vehicles are flooding the marketplace. “We actually pull the carpet up and the whole underside of the […]

  • Independence Day firework safety advice

    FLORISSANT, Mo. – If your Independence Day celebrations can’t go on without the sizzle of backyard fireworks, Battalion Chief Russell Kleffner of the Florissant Valley Fire Protection District has a warning. “Use them with extreme caution. There’s no such thing as a safe firework,” Kleffner said. In nearly 20 years on the job, Kleffner has seen fireworks burn homes and people. In the most severe cases, he’s witnessed people lose fingers and hands. If you think sparklers are a safer alternative, […]

  • Pulse – Examining Islamaphobia in the St. Louis area

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on the Pulse of St. Louis Mike Colombo filled in for host Shirley Washington. The episode featured a panel of guests examining Islamaphobia in the St. Louis area and what’s being done to stop anti-Muslim bigotry here. The second segment focused on the continued effort to combat gun violence in St. Louis.

  • Pay It Forward: Crafting quilts for children in need

    CREVE COEUR, Mo. – Never underestimate a group of women who love to sew. Every Tuesday, St. Paul’s Evangelical Church in Creve Coeur is quiet enough to hear a pin drop as several ladies—known as “Blanketeers”—craft quilts for children in need. It’s part of a nationwide effort called Project Linus. “Our joy is knowing that a quilt we made has been given to a child who is sick or without parents or whatever their special need may be,” said Janet […]

  • Contact 2: A relieving resolution for woman frustrated by St. Louis parking app

    ST. LOUIS – Anita Jackson frequently parks downtown and has the tickets to prove it. Some she says she deserved, others she didn’t. “You’re giving me tickets before 9 a.m. and your parking app doesn’t allow me to start using it until 9 a.m.,” said Jackson. Anita contends that until recently, parking hours on the “Park Louie app” started an hour later and ended an hour earlier than the physical parking meters. “Your meters are saying 8 a.m. to 7 […]

  • Woman reports sister was sexually assaulted at nursing center, got pregnant as a result

    ST. LOUIS – Mental illness is an emotional rollercoaster full of unpredictable ups and dark downs. A ride Erica Turner knows well. “It gets so bad, she’s pulled out a butcher knife on me and turned around and cried and apologized,” Turner said. Her sister’s breakdown could’ve been a breaking point but Erica Turner’s family ties are strong. “She suffers from bipolar schizophrenia, mental retardation,” she said. After years of counseling and case workers, a local organization helped place Turner’s […]

  • SSM Health Medical Minute: Knowing the signs of Stroke Can Save a Life

    Do you know the signs of a stroke? Would you know what to do if someone around you was having a stroke?  May is Stroke Awareness Month.  We talked with Dr. Niranjan Singh, a neurologist with SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital about using the “BE FAST” for stroke identification.  This stands for Balance, Eyes, Face, Arms, Speech and Time. A stroke occurs when part of the brain loses its blood supply and stops working.  This causes the part of the […]

  • BBB releases new report on counterfeit goods sold online

    ST. LOUIS – Andrew Ghiassi and Zina Neal unknowingly purchased counterfeit goods online. “When I originally looked at them, I was like these are not real Uggs. They’re horrible,” Neal said. “That’s what really drew me in to thinking that it may have been a real product,” Ghiassi said. The products were different but their stories are the same. It’s a story we’re hearing more often. A new Better Business Bureau report finds counterfeiting and intellectual property piracy costs the […]

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