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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: Avoiding phony tech support scammers

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – “All of the sudden, I get this emergency broadcast system message coming over saying I had a virus on my machine, saying I needed to shut it down and call this number right away,” said Sherry Thomas. Thomas made that call and before long, she’d given away control of her computer. The person on the other line said they fixed the problem and Sherry paid $180. “Couple of weeks later, I get a call from this […]

  • Post-Scripts: Tax reform, Courtland Sykes, and Michael Flynn’s guilty plea

    https://youtu.be/O1zF5pz75dA ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo and Post Dispatch National and Political editor Christopher Ave spoke with Post Dispatch reporter Kevin McDermott about the Senate tax reform plan and news of President Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn pleading guilty on Friday to lying to the F.B.I. about conversations with the Russian ambassador last December during the presidential transition. Colombo, Ave and McDermott also discussed President Trump’s visit to St.Charles, MO and the 2018 race for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat. […]

  • Mysterious Missouri U.S. Senate candidate speaks out

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KTVI) – A video released in late September was our introduction to Courtland Sykes. Equal parts brash and bombastic, the video paints a dark picture of America, a tactic used successfully in Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Sykes took note of Trump’s path to power. In his first television interview, Sykes told Fox 2’s Mike Colombo he too wants to “Make America Great Again” by pushing Trump’s “America First” agenda. Sykes said his pro-gun, anti-abortion, IRS eliminating, border […]

  • Questions arise after large jewelry company sells off credit accounts

    BELLEVILLE, IL – Kinjii Dowd says she knew the credit issue with her Jared the Galleria of Jewelry card was not unlike any other. “One of the supervisors told me it was an isolated event. Which I know wasn’t the case.” said Dowd. Kinjii’s concern came when she received an alert from Credit Karma, a company that monitors and reports on your credit. “We thought it was strange because we have a pretty high credit limit on there and we’re […]

  • Post Scripts: Tax reform, warehouse fire & the state board of education

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo and Post Dispatch National and Political editor Christopher Ave spoke with Post Dispatch DC bureau chief Chuck Raasch about tax reform in the House and Senate. Colombo and Ave also spoke with Post Dispatch reporter Kurt Erickson about Missouri Governor Eric Greitens and the controversy surrounding the state board of education. The third segment featured a Post Dispatch photojournalist David Carson discussing the warehouse fire this week in […]

  • Warehouse fire still smoldering 24 hours later

    ST. LOUIS – It’s been a long 24 hours for fire crews in south St. Louis as Wednesday’s raging five-alarm warehouse fire is still smoldering. Bob Grana, a member of the warehouse ownership group, said he’s still trying to wrap his mind around what happened. “It’s a surreal experience,” he said. Grana said he was on the phone in his office when he heard coworkers scream. “I finished my phone call and opened my door and the smoke came in,” […]

  • Crews battle 5-alarm fire at south St. Louis warehouse

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. _Two firefighters and an employee were injured during a five-alarm warehouse fire in south St. Louis. It started around 10:30 a.m. in the basement of Park Warehouse Services located at 3937 Park Avenue, near St. Louis University Hospital. According to Garon Mosby, Public Information Officer for the St. Louis Fire Department, about 12-15 people were inside of the one-story building at the time. One employee was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and two firefighters suffered […]

  • Contact 2: Understanding the information your smart devices gather

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – From Amazon to Apple, people are attached to their devices, and those devices seem attached to everything. Smart cars, smart homes, and smart phones are changing life as we know it. Amazon’s Echo personal assistant became pop culture parody on Saturday Night Live. Jokes aside, we’ve seen the frustrating side of this technology. Imagine the surprise when four pounds of cookies and a $170 doll house showed up at a Texas family’s front door, ordered during […]

  • Post-Scripts – Prop P, national elections, and water quality at Missouri state parks

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo and Post Dispatch National and Political editor Christopher Ave spoke with Post Dispatch reporter Celeste Bott about the Proposition P vote in the City of St.Louis. Colombo and Ave also spoke with Post Dispatch reporter Kevin McDermott about national elections and the tax-cut plans on Capitol Hill. ​ The third segment featured a Fox Files report from Chris Hayes about water quality at Missouri State Parks. The show […]

  • Contact 2: Avoiding hotel scams

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – Liz Link was driving home late at night from an out of town business trip when she made the call to stop and spend the night at a hotel. “So I pulled out my phone, typed in ‘Hilton’ to get a phone number and called what I thought was a Hilton reservation desk to find the closet Hilton to where I was,” Link said. The Edwardsville resident’s search for shelter proved troublesome. The hotel she called was […]

  • Retired Astronaut Scott Kelly’s new book covers youth, year in space

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Retired astronaut Scott Kelly is the veteran of four space flights and the American record holder for consecutive days spent in space. Now, he is out with a new book, Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery, where he covers a wide of topics from his year aboard the ISS to his rough-and-tumble New Jersey childhood. Kelly is in St. Louis to talk about his book with Washington University James S. McDonnell Professor of Space […]

  • Contact 2 gets answers for St. Louis restaurants upset with startup company

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Medina Mediterranean Grill owner Ibrahim Ead is always looking to sauce up his business. That’s what initially intrigued him about St. Louis startup OPER. “They would basically send the order to us, we would have the order ready, and you could come in and skip the line,” Ead said. OPER is a mobile ordering and payment platform. In 2015, CEO David Laiderman appeared on Fox 2 News to explain how OPER works. People download the app, […]