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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
  • FOX 2’s call center will answer your Medicare enrollment questions

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Medicare open enrollment for 2019 has started. It’s the one time of year all beneficiaries can make changes to the way they receive their Medicare.  It’s a process that creates many questions for Medicare recipients. We want to help answer those questions. FOX 2 and KPLR 11 is hosting a call center tonight from 4pm to 7pm where Medicare representatives will be on hand to answer your questions. Medicare’s open enrollment period ends on December 7th.  Now […]

  • ‘I’m very, very proud of him’ – Hawley’s grandmother reflects on Senate win

    SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – After being elected to the United States Senate Tuesday night, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley kept a low profile Wednesday. After greeting his supporters, Hawley opted not to speak with members of the media gathered in Springfield. His campaign has also not shared any plans for his next appearance or event. So what do you do when the candidate you’re covering doesn’t want to speak with you? You talk to the candidate’s grandmother instead. “He’s my first […]

  • Post-Scripts: The midterm election and Missouri

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by St.Louis Post Dispatch National and Politial Editor Christopher Ave, Washington Bureau Chief Chuck Raasch, and Jefferson City Bureau Chief Kurt Erickson to discuss the Missouri US Senate race, visits to Missouri by President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, and all things midterm election just days before voters head to the polls.

  • John Goodman comes home to St. Louis to receive lifetime achievement award

    ST. LOUIS – St. Louisan John Goodman has come home for a special honor. He’ll be one the recipient of a lifetime achievement award Friday night at the St. Louis International Film Festival. The program will include a clip reel of Goodman’s roles in film and television, a conversation between the actor and John Carney of KTRS 550 AM, and a screening of “The Big Lebowski.” Tickets to the event have already sold out but Mike Colombo sat down with […]

  • St. Louis connections abound at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City

    KANSAS CITY, MO. – America’s Pastime has a checkered history much like America’s Past. Racism’s roots run deep in the game of baseball to a time when the ball diamond was clouded with hatred and segregation. “You’ll never see a greater example of love of the game. They had to love it to endure the things they had to endure,” said museum president Bob Kendrick. And the enduring theme at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City, Missouri?  How […]

  • Elliott Davis’ emotional response after Fire Department ambushes him with award

    ST. LOUIS – Last summer our Elliot Davis won a contest among local media to ride-along with the St. Louis Fire Department on the 4th of July. Fire crews and EMS responded 509 emergency calls that day including the blaze that destroyed the Macklind Avenue Deli in south St. Louis. Elliot shared his eye-opening and informative experience with our viewers on-air and online. Tuesday, Elliot’s new friends from the Fire Department wanted to give him a taste of his own medicine. […]

  • The Chargers in St. Louis? Why some football fans are hopeful

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – A tweet has football fans in St.Louis excited about the possibility of the Los Angeles Chargers moving to St.Louis. Wednesday morning Benjamin Allbright, who describes himself as a radio and TV guy on his Twitter bio, tweeted “I’m not saying St.Louis should pitch the #Chargers on a new home…but yes, that is exactly what I’m suggesting.” The tweet gained traction among St.Louis football fans which led to an interview Thursday morning on St.Louis sports talk radio […]

  • Post-Scripts: Could the MLS come to STL?

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by St.Louis Post Dispatch National and Political Editor Christopher Ave and Washington Bureau Chief Chuck Raasch to discuss the week in national politics. In the second segment, Jefferson City bureau chief Kurt Erickson joined the program with details on his reporting from the Missouri state capitol. The third segment featured a report from Fox 2’s Roche Madden on the new push to bring an MLS franchise […]

  • Post-Scripts: The Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination process

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by St.Louis Post Dispatch editorial writer Kevin McDermott and Washington bureau Chief Chuck Raasch to discuss the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination process. In the second and third segments, Fox 2 Investigative reporter Chris Hayes joined the program to share a pair of his recent reports. The show concluded with Mike Colombo covering trending topics.

  • Teen patients post video to persuade ’21 Pilots’ to make hospital visit

    ST. LOUIS, MO — A musical plea from some teenage patients to get the band 21 Pilots to stop by Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital when they are in town for their show later this month. The hospital’s music therapist helped put together a video to show how the group’s music helps with their healing. SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital sent this note to FOX 2, “The music of Twenty One Pilots is so powerful and really resonates with our […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – The race to become the next Illinois governor

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Hancock and Kelly Mike Colombo filled in for John Brown as host. The discussion involved the latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. The first segment also involved President Trump’s latest comments about Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In the second segment, the group covered the race to become the next Illinois governor. They also touched on safety for those who use public transportation in the St.Louis region. That discussion led […]

  • Local man says Frontier canceled his flight to Denver; used the plane for Cancun trip

    ST. LOUIS – Another St. Louis-area traveler is complaining about Frontier Airlines. Mike Schaefer told Fox 2/KPLR 11 he was at St. Louis-Lambert International Airport on Sunday morning preparing to fly to Denver on Frontier when the flight was canceled minutes before boarding. He said the plane he was supposed to fly on was instead used to transport St. Louis passengers traveling to Cancun, Mexico. Frontier said it was because the Cancun-bound plane was dealing with an environmental issue outside […]