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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
  • Local man says Frontier canceled his flight to Denver; used the plane for Cancun trip

    ST. LOUIS – Another St. Louis-area traveler is complaining about Frontier Airlines. Mike Schaefer told Fox 2/KPLR 11 he was at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport on Sunday morning preparing to fly to Denver on Frontier when the flight was canceled minutes before boarding. He said the plane he was supposed to fly on was instead used to transport St. Louis passengers traveling to Cancun, Mexico. Frontier said it was because the Cancun-bound plane was dealing with an environmental issue outside […]

  • Contact 2: BBB releases new study on check scams

    ST. LOUIS – A new study from the Better Business Bureau suggests more than 500,000 people may have been victimized by counterfeit check operations in 2017. Check scams are disguised in a variety of ways and there’s a good chance you’ve been targeted. With millions of fake checks worth billions of dollars circulating every year we hope this information will help you spot the warning signs. “This is serious. It is real. I had to repay the bank $2,000 in […]

  • Sick child treated to memorable experience with Festus firefighters

    FESTUS, Mo. – On most days, the Festus Fire Department is decked out in the traditional fire engine red color. But on Wednesday, the building was plastered in pink. From board games to bears, 3-year-old Honorary Fire Chief Adleigh Grace is calling the shots. It’s a special day for a special girl because of a terminal illness. “She has no idea about her condition,” said Dawn Biles, Adleigh’s mother. “She just knows she has a bump on her brain.” Last […]

  • 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 […]