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 – 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 […]

  • Contact 2: Consumer complaint leads to resolution with water filtration company

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – Health and wealth are the pillars of Hironari Oshiro’s philosophy. Oshiro founded Enagic International, a Kangen-branded water filtration and alkaline-ionizer distribution company. The company’s website claims its systems transform regular tap water into pure, healthy, electrolytically-reduced and hydrogen-rich drinking water. Cole Reynolds was a believer. Living in St. Charles at the time, he says he was introduced to Enagic by a friend. Cole attended a product demonstration at a now-shuttered St. Peters storefront. He proceeded to […]

  • Family honors loved one’s memory by launching shoe charity for local kids

    ST. LOUIS – How do you carry on a loved one’s memory after they pass away? The family you’re about to meet decided helping kids put their best foot forward would be a good place to start. John Holmes died in October 2018 after a heart attack due to an accidental drug overdose. He’d just turned 33. In his memory, John’s family raised nearly $13,000 and launched “Johnny’s Kicks for Kids,” a local chapter of the national nonprofit Shoes That […]

  • Contact 2: Family fights insurance company over daughter’s rehab denial

    FENTON, Mo. – If you’ve felt the warmth of a baby’s smile or been charmed by the twinkle in their eyes, pray you never live the terror of fearing your child could die. “Watching the EMTs come in and just whisk her and start working on her. It was just…I can’t even put it into words how difficult that was,” said Kaeci Bell of Fenton. Bell’s fear intensified because doctors were mystified by baby Louella’s illness. “We had no clue […]

  • Contact 2: Fake celebrity endorsement, free trial offer misleads consumer

    ST. LOUIS – Chip and Joanna Gaines rose to stardom with their HGTV show “Fixer Upper.” Its success spurred their Waco, Texas-based Magnolia brand and an online store where you can shop for everything from baskets to blooms and books. “They just seem like a normal, everyday couple,” said Cheryl Webb, a Bourbon, Missouri resident. Webb said she was intrigued by an online facial cream advertisement featuring Chip and Jo. “You can pay the postage; get the sample to try […]

  • Who will lead St. Louis County? Special meeting set for tonight

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on charges of bribery, mail fraud, and theft of honest services. Stenger also resigned as county executive on Monday in a letter to County Counselor Peter Krane, writing that, “it is in the best interest of our County and my family.” Stenger did not respond to a request for comment. Under the county charter, the St. Louis County Council will decide Monday night who […]

  • Contact 2: Consumer lessons abound after classic car repair dispute

    TROY, Mo. – There are memories tied to the metal that makes up this 1951 Chevy Truck. But not all the memories are good. “It was a horrific accident. He died at the scene,” said Tammy Fehr. Fehr lost her oldest son in 2007. She found hope in one day giving her late son’s prized project truck to his younger brother as a high school graduation gift. “The truck is all we have. It’s the material thing we can look […]

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