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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
  • Post-Scripts: Missouri’s US Senate race and St. Louis crime

    ST. LOUIS, MO — FOX 2’s Mike Colombo and Post-Dispatch National and Political Editor Christopher Ave were joined by Post-Dispatch Political Reporter Kevin McDermott for a discussion on the Missouri US Senate race on tap for 2018. In the second segment, FOX 2’s John Brown appeared on the show to talk about legislation proposed by an Indiana lawmaker that would require journalists in the Hoosier state to register for a license to do their jobs. In the third segment, Mike Colombo interviewed […]

  • St. Louis area residents in Las Vegas during massacre share their stories

    ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) — “It sounded like straight firecrackers literally going off. Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop. Pop. Like someone set off a round of fireworks.” said Granite City native Kendra Holman. Holman and a group of friends from Granite City were outside Mandalay Bay Sunday night when the shooting started. “As soon as you heard it, and we saw people break loose and run, we ran the opposite way.” added Holman. Had they’d followed their original plans they might been among […]

  • Contact 2: BBB releases new study on puppy scams

    ST. LOUIS – Danny Shelton thought he was buying a Weimeraner puppy from a website. He sent the seller a $700 MoneyGram payment. When the supposed seller asked Shelton for an extra $1,400 for insurance, he knew he’d been hustled. There never was a dog for sale; Shelton never recovered his money. “I feel bad. I just want to see this guy get knocked off-line,” Shelton said. Shelton isn’t alone. According to a 2015 report, the Federal Trade Commission received […]

  • Post Scripts – A week of protests after the Stockley ruling

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post-Scripts Fox 2’s Mike Colombo and Post-Dispatch national and political editor Christopher Ave were joined by Fox 2’s Elliot Davis. The discussion focused on events of the past week following the “not-guilty” ruling in the Jason Stockley murder trial. Elliot Davis described his experiences covering the protests. The group also debated a release from St. Louis mayor Lyda Krewson’s office saying the call to action detailed in the Ferguson report is St. Louis’ […]

  • St. Louis police need help to solve north city murder

    ST. LOUIS – A north St. Louis murder continues to stump detectives with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. According to investigators, up to nine persons of interest in two different vehicles may have been involved in the August 26 killing outside the Gas Mart on N. Broadway. With nearly five minutes of surveillance video, they hope someone out there can help crack the case. That video actually begins down the street at the Love’s Travel Stop. A white Ford Escape […]

  • Post Scripts – DACA announcement, Blue alerts and the looming Stockley verdict

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post-Scripts Fox 2’s Mike Colombo and Post-Dispatch National and Political Editor Christopher Ave led a discussion on local, state and regional topics. Post-Dispatch Washington bureau reporter Chuck Raasch discussed the DACA announcement this week. He also touched on the deal struck by President Trump and democrats this week extending the federal debt limit and funding the government. Colombo and Ave were then joined by Post-Dispatch reporter Jack Suntrup. Suntrup shared information on his […]

  • Post Scripts: Trump visits Missouri and more

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post-Scripts Fox 2’s Mike Colombo and Post-Dispatch National and Political Editor Christopher Ave led a discussion on local, state and regional topics. Post-Dispatch reporter Stephen Deere appeared as a guest to discuss the situation involving the St.Louis Blues proposed practice facility in Creve Coeur Park. The proposed site and recent work on the property has created controversy involving the St.Louis County Council. The conversation then shifted to President Trump’s visit Wednesday to Springfield, MO. Post-Dispatch reporter Kevin […]

  • Experts warn of flood-damaged cars hitting the market

    ST. LOUIS – Harvey’s wrath, yet another humbling display of Mother Nature’s power. Aside from the obvious impact on people, pets, and property, there’s possibly a hidden hassle for consumers down the road. “They’re predicting over 500,000 vehicles that are going to enter into the market,” said Jay Grosman, CEO & Founder of I Auto Agent. Grosman warns of flood damaged cars flooding the market. “Some of them are going to have branded titles that say the vehicle has been […]

  • IndyCar stars prepare for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500​

    ST. LOUIS – From Tokyo to Tennessee, the Verizon IndyCar Series features drivers from all over the world. On Saturday night, they’ll converge on Gateway Motorsports Park for the Bommarito Automotive Group 500. “I never had the chance to race there before so I’m excited to get that opportunity now.” said driver James Hinchcliffe. It might be Hinchcliffe’s first race at Gateway, but for some his competitor’s it’s a return to their racing roots. “I grew up racing ovals. I actually raced at […]

  • New airline offers $99 flights to Europe from St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – A new airline will soon begin flying out of St. Louis and it’ll mean the return of some large aircraft to Lambert’s runways. ​ Officials announced that starting in May, WOW Airlines will begin direct service from St. Louis to Iceland. ​ “Access to convenient travel abroad is a benchmark of a great metropolitan area.” Said St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger. And with the introduction of WOW Airlines to the St. Louis market, Stenger believes other international air travel […]

  • 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 […]