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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
  • Pulse – How agriculture and infrastructure is helping the St.Louis region feed the world

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on The Pulse of St.Louis, Mike Colombo filled in for host Shirley Washington. In segment one we explored how agriculture and infrastructure is helping the St.Louis region feed the world. In segment two we learn more about transformative weight loss. How a local, health, life and transformation coach is helping his clients change their mindsets to make the right choices.

  • Yoga helps bodies and minds of local fire recruits

    ST. LOUIS – Of all the things you might expect to see being taught inside the St. Louis County Police and Fire Training Center, I bet this wasn’t on the list. “Yes, this was my first time doing yoga,” said fire recruit Mike Brey. Before you bark about why these fire recruits need to know downward dog, hear this. “Today was my second time doing yoga,” fire recruit Tim Edwards said. “This class had probably been one of the more […]

  • Contact 2: Chimney and fireplace safety

    ST. LOUIS – If you love the warmth, sounds, and smell of a fireplace, this is the most wonderful time of the year. Sadly, these hearth-warming moments can bring heartbreak if you’re not careful. A chimney fire in Waterloo, Illinois destroyed a home earlier this month. “Lot of times people don’t have their chimney cleaned or inspected. The flue is closed,” said Deputy Chief Fire Marshall Cliff Robinson, Florissant Valley Fire Protection District. Robinson says fireplace safety involves more than […]

  • Contact 2: Woman seeks help with tax reimbursement issue

    ST. LOUIS – “I was donating plasma twice a week until literally my iron was beneath what it needed to be,” said Lori Moore. Moore says with money tight, she did what she had to do to make ends meet. In the spring of 2018, that included moving into an Extended Stay hotel in Hazelwood. After a couple months living there, Moore says she was directed by management to fill out a tax reimbursement form. She says she did that, […]

  • Contact 2: Results for Army veteran dealing with moldy storage unit

    ST. LOUIS – Blake Beineke says his family’s belongings were covered in mold. “The first 10 feet, as soon as you opened it up, you could see blue and green spores everywhere. A lot of our stuff fabric-wise has to be thrown away. It can’t be cleaned,” Beineke said. Finding the fungus couldn’t have come at a worse time. Blake is a retired Army Ranger. In May, he moved his wife and young son back to St.Louis from Fort Benning, […]

  • Contact 2: St.John Vianney High School Students Teach Cybersecurity to Senior Citizens

    SHREWSBURY, MO – Today St. John Vianney High School students are the teachers. Their classroom? Our Lady of Life independent living community. The subject? Cybersecurity. The Department of Justice estimates older adults lose more than $3 billion each year to financial scams, many of them committed online. “They all have smartphones, a lot of them have tablets. Most all of them have computers. They have Facebook accounts. They have email accounts. They do online banking,” said Dan Didier,  Vianney Cybersecurity […]

  • Contact 2: Recent opioid-related settlements and proposals evoke reaction

    SAINT LOUIS, MO- Four years ago this week, Greg McNeil of Hudson, Ohio lost his 28-year-old son, Sam to a heroin overdose. McNeil says he applauds Monday’s settlement but questions its true impact. “The numbers that we’re talking about, while they sound very, very impressive…for this battle, it’s gonna take much more than that at $260 million,” said McNeil. The settlement he’s referencing was reached just as an opioid trial was set to begin. Amerisource Bergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson […]

  • Contact 2: Missouri-based robe company sued by attorney general

    ST. LOUIS – The choir inside a small church in Queens, New York produces a big, joyful noise. But its current tune is one of frustration thanks to Owensville, Missouri based Hoffman Brothers Robe Company. “We ordered robes for all the members of the choir. There were nine of us approximately at the time. We were paying for them on our own. They were not being paid for by the church,” said Bonitta Campbell-Brown of Dunton Presbyterian Church. Bonitta sent […]

  • As playoffs begin, BBB cautions Cardinals fans about ticket scams

    ST. LOUIS – The competition on the diamond is tough in the MLB Postseason and so is the competition for tickets. If you want to be at Busch Stadium Sunday for Game 3 of the National League Division Series, you need to be careful about where you buy your tickets. The Better Business Bureau says you need to careful when buying tickets from someone on the street. And if you opt to purchase tickets through an online auction site, choose […]

  • Pulse – The SistaKeeper Empowerment Center

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on The Pulse of St.Louis Mike Colombo filled in for host Shirley Washington. In the first segment, Sickle Cell disease was the topic. September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. The panel discussed the disease and upcoming events scheduled to draw awareness and get blood donations. In the second segment, we learned about SistaKeeper Empowerment Center. Its mission is to empower girls to define their voices, to understand the value of self-awareness, academic excellence and […]

  • Proposed changes to Missouri emissions testing raises questions

    ST. LOUIS – Time is running out for Missourians to share their opinions on a plan to end emission testing requirements for the majority of Franklin and Jefferson counties. If approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, most residents of those counties would no longer have to participate in the Gateway Vehicle Inspection program. Officials with the Department of Natural Resources say air quality improvements in those counties and changes to national standards spurred this proposal. People tasked with conducting inspections […]

  • 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.’ […]

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