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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
  • Authorities investigate serial killer’s connection to local cold cases

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – Fox 2 News has learned the Illinois State Police are investigating a serial killer possibly connected to local cold case murders from the 1970s. Samuel Little has confessed to 90 murders across the country so far, including at least two in the St. Louis area. Sources tell Fox 2 that in the fall of 2018, a pair of Illinois State Police investigators traveled to Texas to interview Little after he confessed to killing two women […]

  • Contact 2 investigates soaring prescription drug prices

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Placing the blame for the high price of prescription drugs is complicated, but an independent pharmacy owner we interviewed points his finger at pharmacy benefit managers (PBM). He asked us to hide his identity for fear of retribution. “The PBMs like Express Scripts, CVS Caremark, Optimum RX, the top three,” said our source. These pharmacy benefit managers are hired by insurance companies to manage drug plans. The PBMs negotiate with drug manufacturers and decide the drugs […]

  • Contact 2 investigates insurance claim denial after sewer backup

    WASHINGTON, Mo. – Tim Glastetter could smell the raw sewage before he entered his family’s home in Washington, Missouri. In June, the noxious nuisance seeped into the basement of the property for the third time since 2013. “Comes in there and eventually starts to flood the basement. Then eventually, it gets deep enough it starts running out the back door,” Glastetter said. Glastetter said a clogged manhole in the neighbor’s backyard caused the previous backups, but this time the issue […]

  • Contact 2 helps resolve Sears warranty issue for southern Illinois family

    GREENVILLE, Ill. – As far as mornings go, it’s one Greenville, Illinois resident Jackie Myers would rather forget. Her refrigerator was broken, but there was a stainless-steel lining to this discovery, she had an extended warranty. “We’ve been customers with Sears for over 40 years,” Myers said. The Myers’ brand loyalty to Sears developed through the company honoring other extended warranties and making repair calls to their rural home. She reported her refrigerator issue and two weeks later, a repair […]

  • Contact 2: St. Louis contractor responds to charges of deceptive business practices

    ST. LOUIS – Catching up with contractor Carl Leavy proved easier for us than some of his former customers. Bryant Cantrell is one of those customers. The Florissant home he used to live in is the setting for one chapter in an anthology of issues involving Leavy. “He saw a roofing company out there giving me a bid on a new roof. He came over and said he could help me out and do it for a lot cheaper than […]

  • Contact 2: Honeymoon ruined by failing travel business

    ST. LOUIS – Mike and Lisa Tiff will celebrate their first anniversary in September; a dream they planned to continue with a honeymoon to French Polynesia. “We had researched several companies. We discovered Custom Tahiti Travel. Looked like a very reputable company. I looked them up on different websites. They had excellent reviews,” Lisa said. So the couple booked a trip. But first, they had to make a non-refundable down payment of $2,100, plus an additional $1,000 for travel insurance. […]

  • 2018 Coaches vs. Cancer Holiday Tournament schedule

    ST. LOUIS – Christmas break means prep basketball tournaments, and a big one kicks off December 26th at Meramec Community College. The 2018 Coaches vs. Cancer Holiday Tournament features three of the top ten teams in the latest Post-Dispatch boys large school rankings. Webster Groves is the number one overall seed followed by McCluer North and three seed DeSmet. Wednesday’s first tip is set for 4:30 p.m. with a full slate of games starting at noon Thursday until championship night […]

  • Another important mark of progress for St. Louis NGA site

    ST. LOUIS – A major milestone for the NGA site in north St. Louis as city leaders transferred the land over to the federal government. “This is the federal government’s largest single investment ever in St. Louis, so we’re really looking forward to the positive impact that it will have in this community,” said St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. The St. Louis Central Library in downtown hosted Thursday morning’s signing ceremony, making the US Air Force the official landowners. “This […]

  • Contact 2: New BBB report on subscription traps and deceptive free trials

    ST. LOUIS, MO. – Francine Buerke says a product pitched by Dr. Oz made a believer out of her. After all, it was just a free trial. “It said I would lose like 10 pounds in one week.” Said Buerke But the only thing Buerke lost was her money. “Within the 30 days I tried to get a hold of the company to cancel it but that didn’t happen. They sent me another bottle for $99 which I returned but […]

  • Supporting St. Jude Research Hospital this Holiday Season

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — “The children who come to St.Jude would die without St.Jude. Their parents wouldn’t be able to afford the kind of care that they get. They all get the same first-class care. Nobody pays for anything.” Said Marlo Thomas. Thomas takes great pride in the mission of St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A mission her father Danny Thomas started more than 50 years ago. “My dad was the kind of man that used to tell us that there […]

  • BBB warns consumers about Versailles, MO moving company

    ST. LOUIS, MO- The Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to use caution when doing business with Allstar Mobile Home Transporting LLC, a Versailles, Missouri, business. Consumers allege the company failed to transport or move mobile homes, failed to issue refunds, and provided poor customer service. The business has an “F” rating from the BBB, due to several recent unanswered customer complaints. A woman from Versailles told BBB she hired the business in May 2018 to move a mobile home […]

  • Contact 2: Courthouse confrontation with woman accused of missing rent, damaging rental property

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Moments before Dene Shaeffer ran from Fox 2’s Mike Colombo, she said she was innocent. In court documents, Shaeffer’s former landlord, Mikol Rosenbalm, accused her of failing to pay thousands of dollars in rent and additional costly property damage. “My oven had been taken apart and the heating element removed. She’d stolen door knobs. The thermostat. The doorbell. You could tell people had urinated on the walls,” said Rosenbalm. Rosenbalm and Shaeffer have become embroiled in what’s […]

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