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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
  • A fan’s guide to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500 festivities

    NEWTON, Iowa – When the green flag flies to signal the start of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500, fans will already be having fun. The main event is really just the culmination of other events for fans to feast on. It all starts Thursday, August 24 with the IndyCar Fan Fest at Ballpark Village, with the Coors Light Pole Night Showdown taking place at Gateway Motorsports Park the following the evening. “You walk through the pits at an IndyCar race, […]

  • Police searching for pair of women accused of multiple robberies

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – It was nearly closing time at Siostra’s Polish Pottery and Gifts on Main St. in St.Charles when employee Kym Fallert says two women walked in. “They came by and I asked them if they were familiar with Polish Pottery. They said yes, they’d been in here before,” said Fallert. The women quickly selected several items, but when it came time to check out, Kym says they had to leave to get more money. “I said I’ll have […]

  • A front row seat to life behind the wheel of an Indy Car

    NEWTON, Iowa – There are some things in life you must truly see to believe and an IndyCar race is one of those things. “Once you see it live then you can relate it to the television,” said Curtis Francois, Gateway Motorsports Park owner. Exhilarating for fans, sure, but is it scary for drivers? “If you’re scared as a driver, you’re probably in the wrong sport,” said IndyCar driver Ed Carpenter. “If you break loose in these kind of cars with the down […]

  • New track surface primes Gateway Motorsports Park for new IndyCar race

    MADISON, IL – The roar of IndyCars on the track at Gateway Motorsports Park signals we’re one step closer to the Bommarito Automotive Group 500, as race teams tested Gateway’s newly repaved track last week. “We need to be able to put on a good race and the new paving is definitely going to do that,” said IndyCar driver Charlie Kimball. “I think Gateway is going to be ideal for the package we have here, so it’ll be lot of […]

  • The birth of the Bommarito Automotive Group 500

    MADISON, Ill. – Long before the August 26th Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park was announced in January, track owner and former racer Curtis Francois saw an opportunity. “Both of us were in a transition phase. We were growing. IndyCar was transitioning to new leadership and so the conversation started several years ago,” said Francois. Francois said Bommarito Automotive Group President John Bommarito soon entered the discussion. “What else do you need? What’s the end goal? Talked to […]

  • Missouri lawmakers continue fight against sex trafficking

    ST. LOUIS, MO – Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley filed documents in federal court Tuesday he says contain explosive new evidence revealing Backpage dot com`s involvement in human trafficking. This motion by the attorney general is the latest in an ongoing court battle between Mr. Hawley and Backpage.  In May, Hawley announced he was investigating the company.  In July, Backpage filed a lawsuit to block the investigation.  Now in August, Hawley is attempting to dismiss that suit. “That lawsuit is […]

  • Contact 2 ends furniture frustration for St. Charles family

    ST. CHARLES, Mo. – “It was amazing how fast you guys got things done,” said St.Charles resident Rick Lupo. Lupo says he wouldn’t be sitting on his new couch without Contact 2. “When we called Weekends Only, we couldn’t get past any one person,” Lupo said. “When she called, she said she actually spoke to four or five different people.” The “she” Rick’s referring to is one of our loyal Contact 2 volunteers. That volunteer helped the Lupo’s get the warranty […]

  • ​Safety team readies to rescue IndyCar racers in case of emergency

    NEWTON, Iowa – May 18th, 2015; Indy 500 practice. A day IndyCar driver James Hinchliffe will never forget. “I remember the day, yeah; for sure. Started the day like any other practice day. Next thing I knew, there was a bunch of bright lights and a tube down my throat,” Hinchcliffe said. Hinchcliffe was flying around the track at 223 miles per hour when his suspension failed. He slammed into the wall. A steel rod from the car impaled him. He was pinned and […]

  • Contact 2 lands St. Louis man big resolution with American Airlines

    ST. LOUIS – West St. Louis County resident Mike Daigle was traveling from Miami to St. Louis to go on week-long Baltic Sea cruise with his wife. “We’re sitting there, patiently waiting to take off, and he says, ‘Guys, bad news. Our crew has timed out,’ and we’re going to have to take you back to the terminal,” he said. Daigle said that cancelled flight led to a long wait. He eventually paid more than $500 for a ticket on the next morning’s first flight […]

  • Women play important role in helping IndyCar run

    NEWTON, Iowa – IndyCar race day mixes muscle and machismo. Growling garages. Precision pit stops. Daring drivers. Look closer and you’ll quickly learn this isn’t a one sex sport. Danica Patrick was once IndyCar’s familiar female face. Her fourth place finish at the 2005 Indy 500 was the best result for a female driver in the race’s history. These days, Patrick races the NASCAR circuit, but women remain vital to IndyCar’s success. During a recent trip to Newton, IA to cover the Iowa Corn 300 IndyCar […]

  • Post Scripts: Donald Trump, Jr. Russia probe

    ST. LOUIS – Post Dispatch newspaper reporters Christopher Ave, Chuck Raasch and Fox 2’s Mike Colombo discuss Donald Trump, Jr. may be called before the Senate Judiciary Committee over his meeting last summer with a Russian lawyer.

  • Preparations underway for Bommarito Automotive Group 500 at Gateway Motorsports Park

    NEWTON, IA – The July 9 race day in Iowa means there’s only seven weeks until the Verizon IndyCar Series stops at Gateway Motorsports Park for the first ever Bommarito Automotive Group 500. Announced in January at the St.Louis Auto Show, anticipation and excitement for the event continues to grow. “I really excited. St. Louis is a great market for Verizon IndyCar Series,” said IndyCar driver Helio Castroneves. “We’re excited. It’s going to be fast,” added racing legend Roger Penske. […]