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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
  • Macy’s outlet store opens June 17 in Fairview Heights

    FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, IL- If you love the thrill of hunting for a good bargain, a new store is opening in Fairview Heights that will get your heart racing. Macy’s Backstage, the outlet store, opens to the public this Saturday.  

  • BBB issues warning on St. Louis contractor investigated by Contact 2

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – In May 2014, Terri Mauldin’s Glencoe home went up in flames. The electrical fire destroyed her garage torching a vehicle, her kitchen, a bedroom, bathroom, and much more. “There were 60 foot flames coming out right here in the garage heading towards the kitchen.” said Mauldin. The fire marshal told her she was lucky to survive the blaze. “My late husband was the general contractor on this home. His firewall is what saved my life.” […]

  • Contact 2: Could your social media presence prevent you from getting a job?

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – When Gregg Ratliff reflects, he retreats to a special room in his home. Changes have brought challenges to his life, some of them painful. In 2009, Gregg’s wife was diagnosed with ALS. He quit his job to care for her full-time. In 2016, she died nine days short of their 44th anniversary. A year later, the former electrical contractor and business owner turned vice president of a global company needs a job. “Because of the […]

  • Contact 2: Navigating confusing student loan consolidation offers

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – “The first thing I noticed it says, ‘Dear, my first name.’ Then it says your loan is up to $36,000. Well, that’s not too far off, but it’s not the exact number,” said Scott Criscione, Lindenwood University Class of 2014. Criscione said he knew something was fishy with a letter he’d received offering student loan consolidation and payment reduction. “I looked at it and they want your financial student aid ID, some other IDs,” he […]

  • Contact 2: Protecting yourself from massive, global ransomware attack

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – It is one of the biggest cyber attacks in history affecting 150 countries and infecting more than 300,000 machines. The “wannacry” ransomware attack is spread through email when a user clicks a malicious link, crippling computers across the globe, from government to businesses. Its reach expanded as people returned to work on Monday. “We’re bringing all of the capabilities of the U.S. government to bear on this issue and are working side-by-side with our partners in […]

  • Contact 2: Know your rights before you fly

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Remember when flying was a first class for everyone? If you’re like most Americans, you probably don’t! Approximately 823 million passengers flew on U.S. carriers last year alone and tempers seem to flare much faster than they used to. In just the last two months, we’ve seen a fist fight on a Southwest Airlines plane, a melee at an airport in Fort Lauderdale fueled by frustrated Spirit Airlines customers angered by flight cancellations, and the […]

  • Contact 2 gets results for couple battling jeweler, ring insurance company

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – A newly engaged south city couple should’ve been spending their time planning a wedding. Instead, they were fighting with an insurance company. “We went and stopped by the place we first met and I proposed to her,” said Miles McGreehan. A bold move for McGreehan, considering he didn’t have a ring yet. “Of course, she said yes, which was a huge relief for me,” he said. To make it official, Miles and his fiancé went […]

  • Exploring the health danger of flood water

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Merciless Mother Nature. She’s flooded the region with water and emotions twice in two years. “It’s draining. It’s emotionally draining,” said a Eureka flood victim. “Emotional rollercoaster for my wife and I; our family and our friends,” said another Eureka flood victim For flood victims, it’s a wet, wild ride full of anticipation, devastation, and consternation. “I’m trying to save what I’ve worked my whole life for, my house.” For many, the 2017 flood is […]

  • Contact 2: App allows motorists to check unfixed recalls

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – 18-year-old Karina Dorado was nearly killed in a recent car crash. Flying shrapnel from an exploding Takata airbag ripped through her neck. “The vehicle she was driving had a recalled air bag in it,” said Dorado’s attorney Billie-Marie Morrison. Dorado is one of nearly 200 victims injured or killed by the faulty airbags — airbags that are at the center of a massive worldwide recall. “Any one of these cars can have an unfixed recall.” […]

  • Contact 2 puts mattress issue to rest for Jefferson County family

    ARNOLD, MO (KTVI) – “We save until we got it and then we go get it,” said HH Gregg customer Gerry Vandeven. Gerry Vandeven used that simple, sound financial approach when she paid more a little than $1,700 for a new mattress from the Gravois Bluffs HH Gregg store. “They had it scheduled for 10th of February to be delivered to our house. They said it didn’t come in; it’ll be delivered on the 17th. The 17th came and nobody […]

  • 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 […]