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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
  • Military family overwhelmed with emotion after receiving disabled accessible home

    MASCOUTAH, IL — U-S Marine Corporal James Poggi Arrived at his new custom built home Thursday. After a ribbon cutting the family got to tour their new home for the first time. Poggi and his family learned of the new home last November when they were surprised at the groundbreaking. They say it will make a huge difference for their family. James was injured in 2010 while helping land an aircraft in Afghanistan.  He was diagnosed with severe nerve damage which […]

  • FBI recruitment event strives for diversity

    ST. LOUIS – FBI Assistant Special Agent in Charge Alicia Corder and special agent/recruiting coordinator Siobhan Johnson took decidedly different paths to work for the bureau. Corder was an attorney before joining the FBI in 2003. She recently became FBI St. Louis’ first female executive. “I have a pretty equal background between counterterrorism and criminal work,” Corder said. Johnson attended Washington University in St. Louis. Her areas of study – East Asian Studies and ballet. “…That’s right. I know it’s […]

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office warns of police imposter calls

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Scammers posing as officials from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office are targeting Metro East residents in an attempt to make a quick buck. The sheriff’s office said people are calling homes identifying themselves as law enforcement officials. In some cases, the scammers have even identified themselves as a few of the captains on the force. The scammers then tell the target on the other end of the phone that they have a warrant out for their arrest. […]

  • “Pop Up For Peace” aims to put differences aside in the name of food

    ST. LOUIS – If you know the dangers of having too many cooks in the kitchen, I assure you there’s nothing to worry about here. In fact, their collaboration has a special purpose. “This is like a peace event. Bring people together to eat, to share. There is nothing better than food to get people together,” said Terez Abounader. The Palestinian-born Abounader moved to St. Louis in 1972 and has been sharing her gift for Arabic cooking in this town […]

  • ATF now investigating Chesterfield gun store break-in

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Investigators with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are assisting Chesterfield police after an early morning break-in at a gun store on Chesterfield Airport Road. Before the Wednesday morning cleanup began outside Adventure Shooting Sports in Chesterfield, Jim Lynch received the 3 a.m. phone call no business owner wants to get. “A couple guys had smashed the front window and jumped in and took some guns,” said Lynch. Twenty weapons in total were stolen — […]

  • New BBB report focuses on sweepstakes, lottery, and prize scams

    ST. LOUIS – From snail mail and phone calls to email and social media, sweepstakes, lottery, and prize scammers can contact you in a litany of ways. “I was trying to figure out how they got my number,” said Allen Walker. Walker only lived in St. Louis six weeks when he got a phone call saying he’d won $94,000 in the Jamaican lottery. “They had me write two checks. One for $2,500, one for $3,000,” he said. Walker was instructed […]

  • Post-Scripts: Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resignation

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post-Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by Christopher Ave, Kurt Erickson and Kevin McDermott from the St.Louis Post Dispatch. The group discussed Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resignation. Post Dispatch Washington Bureau Chief Chuck Raasch joined the show to talk about the Missouri U.S. Senate race. The show concluded with Christopher Ave’s trending topics.

  • Local leaders look forward to working with Governor-to-be Parson

    ST. LOUIS – Elected officials from the St. Louis area and civic leaders gathered Wednesday in Forest Park for a summit on regional challenges and opportunities. The summit, called by the East-West Gateway Council of Governments, focused on four areas: economic development, workforce development, crime and safety and state policy pertaining to the St. Louis region. Council chairman, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger, says he was happy to see Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resign. Stenger told Fox 2 he […]

  • St. Louis County Council overrides five vetoes from County Executive Stenger

    CLAYTON, MO – Five veto overrides followed by some vicious words for St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger at Tuesday morning’s St. Louis County Council meeting. “Where is the County Executive? We have an absentee County Executive once again.” Said Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-6th District. The rocky relationship between the St. Louis County Council and County Executive Steve Stenger was yet again on display Tuesday. Stenger may not have been there, but with St. Louis County Police Officers and medical […]

  • Contact 2: Cosmetic surgery staff accused of taking woman’s picture without consent

    ST. LOUIS, MO – “This was horrible for me,” said Cynthia. For privacy, we’re not sharing her last name. She’s talking about her recent experience at Sono Bello’s cosmetic surgery location in Creve Coeur. She knew liposuction would be painful, but the hurt she’s feeling has nothing to do with the procedure itself. “I was at a loss for words. I said to my husband, look. He said how’d that get there? And I said I have no idea.” Said […]

  • Contact 2 gets answers for Alton family after cemetery mix-up

    ALTON, Ill. – It’s been nearly three years since Davidda Hathaway’s mother passed away. “I’m an only child. All I knew was me and my mother, so it was very hard for me. I’m still dealing with it,” Hathaway said. Davidda’s mother, Mary Hathaway, is buried at Upper Alton Cemetery. Her headstone was purchased from Alton Memorial Sales. Once the headstone was set, Davidda’s family visited the cemetery to pay their respects. She said there was immediate concern among her […]

  • Contact 2: The rising cost of home insurance

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – From coast to coast, Mother Nature has proven she’s more powerful than ever the last several years. History-making storms and wildfires taking an emotional and financial toll on victims. Just like Mother Nature, coast to coast, few insurance customers have been spared from rising rates. “Home insurance prices have been rising at very close to the same rate as health insurance prices, which is about two and a half times the rate of the median family […]