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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
  • Contact 2: Florissant family fights for justice in sinking home case

    FLORISSANT, MO (KTVI) – In northern Florissant, less than a mile from the Missouri River, sits Don and Helena Rice’s home. “It’s quiet, there’s a lot of woods, there isn’t a lot of traffic,” Don said. From its price to its purpose, the Rices thought they’d found their forever home. In March 2015, they moved in; a month later, they say they saw cracks in the concrete. Those cracks grew to craters. The Rices grew concerned. “This is an unsafe […]

  • New drug developed at SLU hospital shows promise in fighting heart disease

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death worldwide, but new drugs called PCSK9 inhibitors appear to be a step in reversing that trend. Dr. Michael Lim, Director of Cardiology at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital, is referring to the cardiovascular drug Repatha. Dr. Lim said a study on the drug released late last week had some amazing results. “They reduce their LDL or bad cholesterol another 60 percent. The first year, about 16 percent […]

  • Area restaurant patrons help BackStoppers

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – In 5, 10, 25, and 100 dollar increments, the patrons of three Saint Louis restaurants contributed a total of $120,000 to BackStoppers during the month of February. On Monday, BackStoppers received the donation. “The gratitude we have for the people, community that contributes to this type of event over the past seven years, particularly this year,” said Jeff Sadtler, Interim Chief West County EMS and Fire. In February, OG Hospitality Group, owners of Corner Pub, The […]

  • Storm victims need to be wary of potential scammers

    PERRYVILLE, MO (KTVI) – As the residents of Perry County are picking up the pieces from Tuesday nights tornado, a warning is being issued to beware of scammers out targeting storm victims. Contact 2’s Mike Colombo is live with what you need to know as severe weather season hits.

  • Contact 2: A case of identity theft we can all learn from

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Bill Goodbread knew something was wrong the moment a piece of suspicious mail from Wells Fargo arrived at his home. What he received led him to Contact 2. He thought he was a victim of Wells Fargo’s phony account scandal. In September 2016, Wells Fargo was fined $185 million after investigators found thousands of bank workers improperly used customer information to open unauthorized accounts. “My assumption was some aggressive, young salesperson had pulled my name […]

  • Contact 2 gets resolution and more for Alton, IL business owner

    ALTON, IL (KTVI) — It’s business as usual these days at Miller’s Insurance Solutions in Alton, IL. Methodical mailing is part of the job and part of the problem Jean Miller encountered in October 2015. “It was quite a long, drawn out ordeal,” said Miller. Upgrading to a larger postal meter with tech company Pitney Bowes left Jean with two ink cartridges she could no longer use from her old machine. “When we upgraded, we were instructed to send those back to their […]

  • Contact 2 responds to scammer targeting Illinois business owner

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL (KTVI) – Fairview Heights resident Katherine Johnson owns To the Rescue CPR. She recently received a text message she thought would lead to new clients. The man, who told Katherine his name was Kevin, said he wanted to send her 10 students. Those students would be coming from 30 miles away. She says his plan to get the group to Fairview Heights was the first red flag. “When he said he was hiring a driver and the […]

  • St. Louis stores targeted by out-of-town fraud ring

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI) – “Information either gets compromised, hacked or they have someone inside the organization that has access to information that then takes it and forwards it to someone that shouldn’t have it,” said Creve Coeur Police Detective Cory Mueller. Det. Mueller just described the birth of a fraud ring. Mueller said 21-year-old Ephriam Jasper belongs to one of those criminal operations. “He was given a fake driver’s license with his name on it and the victim’s info on […]

  • Scammers posing as Ameren targeting Metro East businesses

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Edwardsville toy store owner Rick Harmon has a lot to keep straight. That’s why things got messy when his store took a frightening phone call from someone claiming to work for Ameren. “Yeah, we went into crisis mode; whatever we could do to keep the power on,” Harmon said. The person on the other line told one of Rick’s employees the store’s utility bill hadn’t been paid in two months. Ameren crews were coming to shut […]

  • Southwest Airlines soaring in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI)– Change remains a constant at St. Louis’ airport. In fact, just last month the airport underwent a slight name change. A minor move when you consider the volatility of the airline industry. St. Louis saw first-hand how three letters brought a whole alphabet of change to local air travel, but these days one airline is changing Lambert for the better. “Southwest is really getting a big name here in St. Louis. Everyone wants to fly out of […]

  • Contact 2 resolves gift card issue for St. John woman

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – “I said, ‘This is horrible. This is horrible,’” said Barbara Brown of St. John. The horrible situation Brown found herself in was the result of Christmas gift she gave to some friends: $50 worth of Texas Roadhouse gift cards she bought at Shop ‘n Save. “They went to Texas Roadhouse to have dinner. They go to pay their bill. The server comes over and says these cards aren’t any good,” Brown said. “I thought they […]

  • Contact 2 questions St. Louis County Prosecutor over restitution issue

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – In May 2014, Brandy Stenberg was the victim of violent road rage on St. Charles Rock Road near I-170 in St. John. “If I would’ve come to a complete stop, she would’ve shot me. Because I kept in motion, the bullet went through the back door and went through the passenger rear seat.” said Stenberg. The woman who shot at Stenberg was arrested and charged with first degree assault. She pleaded guilty and got five […]