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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.


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    IDOT re-treating roads before next round of ice

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We are also keeping an eye on road conditions Saturday in Illinois. FOX 2’s Mike Colombo is in Collinsville with the latest on IDOT’s plan to fight the ice. Illinois Department of Transportation representative Joe Monroe says that crews are putting plenty of salt on area roads. He says that there is a window early Saturday morning that is critical to IDOT’s operation. Crews are working to treat roads before another round of winter weather […]

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    Passengers on edge at airports across the country

    DALLAS, TX (KTVI) – Airports across the nation were on heightened alert Friday afternoon. FOX 2’s Mike Colombo is on assignment in Texas. He picks up our team coverage from the airport there with the latest on the travel climate.

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    Greitens chooses Ferguson business to announce Missouri’s new Public Safety Director

    FERGUSON, MO. (KTVI)– The sign outside Zisser Tire & Auto on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson is one businesses indictment of Missouri Governor Jay Nixon`s handling of the community`s unrest more than two years ago. The sign proved symbolic for Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens message Monday. “If our leaders had shown up, with command presence, courage, calm, compassion, clarity, we could`ve had peace by the second night. Instead, businesses like Zisser Tire and Auto were put as risk.” Said Greitens. […]

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    APA funds surgery for local veteran’s dog

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There’s nothing quite the like bond between a man and his dog. “She’s like my shadow. Anywhere I go, she’s there. She’s my companion. When I’m having a down day, she knows. She’s right beside me,” said Tim Wymore. These days, Tim Wymore and his dog, Kya, are spending even more time together. Kya underwent knee surgery in November to repair a torn knee ligament. It was her second ACL surgery of the year. “She […]

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    St. Louis Zoo celebrates Raja the elephant’s 24th birthday

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There was a special birthday celebration Tueday at the St. Louis Zoo at Raja the elephant turned 24. “He was the first Asian elephant born at the Saint Louis Zoo. Every year we celebrate,” said Katie Pilgram-Kloppe of the Saint Louis Zoo. This year’s celebration featured all Raja’s favorites, like peanuts and popcorn, as well as some surprises; after all, Raja loves a little junk in his trunk. “We put out some special trees for […]

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    Wentzville man thanks first responders who saved his life

    WENTZVILLE, MO. (KTVI)- A Wentzville man thanks first responders Wednesday for what he believes is the best Christmas present of all…his life. John Gutierrez had a heart attack in October and believes it was the quick response from the St. Charles County Ambulance District that saved him. At first, he thought it was indigestion, but after several hours of excruciating pain, he called for help. He said the emergency crew got to his home very quickly and treated him while […]

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    Two critically injured after police chase ends in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two men suspected of stealing a car in Washington Park, IL are listed in critical condition after they crashed the car they were driving in North St. Louis. “I don`t know if he swerved around the spike strips or if he hit them, but next thing I know, he`s right under the semi.” Said crash witness, Christa Zova. The aftermath of a violent crash at the intersection of North Broadway and Carrie left witnesses wondering […]

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    Valley Park food pantry receives big donation from local church

    VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI) – Members of The Crossing Church of the St. Louis area showed off their holiday giving spirit Monday. They donated more than 100 cases of food to Circle of Concern Food Pantry in Valley Park. The food will help feed more than 2,000 people. “There`s really people out there that are just great, that can help you through anything.’ Said Trish Kline, who receives food from Circle of Life Pantry. That great generosity and help was […]

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    Promise of new jobs highlights AgTech district planned for St. Louis County

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)–Plans for a new agriculture technology district in St. Louis County were unveiled Wednesday. St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger says the goal of the project is to build off an existing strength and bring new ag-tech jobs to area. “Very exciting. Very exciting day for St. Louis, St. Louis County, and the whole region.” said St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. Stenger`s excitement is tied to 39 North, an AgTech innovation district that will stretch 600 […]

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    Proper packing and shipping tips to ensure the safety of your holiday gifts

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI)– Once you drop off that package for shipping, you lose control of when and where it shows up as well as the condition it’s in when it arrives. Our advice? Control what you can. Choose the right size box. Aim for 2 inches of space between your item and the box in every direction. Boxes smaller than that may not protect your item well, and bigger boxes may cost more to ship. Use new boxes. A […]

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    Battle brewing over former site of Mike Shannon’s restaurant

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – There’s a battle brewing over the former site of Mike Shannon’s restaurant. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that since it shutdown in January Shannon has struggled to sell the building. This is due to a clause in the deed restricting development on the site to nothing higher than 35 feet. Cardinals President Bill Dewitt III says the team and the developer are only willing to waive that restriction if they have some refusal rights over what […]

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    Contact 2: Scammers posing as Better Business Bureau representatives

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Susan Miller says a recent phone call started harmlessly enough. The person on the line claimed to be from the Better Business Bureau. He had an alarming message. The man proceeded to tell her that someone hacked her computer and was stealing money from people by sending out email messages from her account. “I kind of giggled. He said, ‘I don’t know why you’re laughing.’ He said, ‘it’s going to cost you like $1,500 to […]