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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
  • Contact 2: New Illinois law causing confusion for electric vehicle owners

    ST. LOUIS – This idyllic stock footage from Tesla juxtaposed with the reality of driving around on a brutally cold morning in downtown St.Louis, provides us a fitting parallel to begin this tale of electric vehicle ownership angst. For Dan Brown and other Illinois electric vehicle owners, fun behind the wheel is about to cost more. In early June, lawmakers in the cash-strapped state of Illinois approved new legislation that raised the gas tax. Since electric vehicles don’t use gas, […]

  • Contact 2: Preventing pipe problems this winter season

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Over the past decade insurance companies have paid out $4 billion in claims for frozen and burst pipes according to the Institute for Business and Home Safety. Below are some things you can do to prepare your home for the winter season: Insulate exposed water lines. You can buy insulated sleeves from the hardware store which slip easily around exposed pipes in the garage, attic, basement, or outside. Pipes located in these areas are more susceptible […]

  • Contact 2: Results for Army veteran dealing with moldy storage unit

    ST. LOUIS – Blake Beineke says his family’s belongings were covered in mold. “The first 10 feet, as soon as you opened it up, you could see blue and green spores everywhere. A lot of our stuff fabric-wise has to be thrown away. It can’t be cleaned,” Beineke said. Finding the fungus couldn’t have come at a worse time. Blake is a retired Army Ranger. In May, he moved his wife and young son back to St.Louis from Fort Benning, […]

  • Schnucks expanding curbside pickup service to 59 stores

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Schnucks is doubling the number of locations for their curbside pick up.  Now 59 stores will have the service available, Curbside pickup customers can visit, select the pickup option, and time for pick up at the curb of their store.  When a customer arrives for pickup, a Schnucks teammate will deliver the items to the customer’s vehicle. InstaCart processing fees on curbside pickup orders are waived for Schnucks Delivers express members.  Fees are $1.99 for […]

  • Contact 2: Negotiating the price you pay for holiday gifts

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Like it or not, the holiday shopping season is upon us, and according to a study published by Adobe, Americans are going to break records this year with their gift spending. Online spending is projected to be $143 billion. The question becomes, how do people not break the bank and still cross everyone off their list? Stephen Culp, co-founder & CEO of, says negotiating prices directly with online retailers is the #1 way to save […]

  • Contact 2: St.John Vianney High School Students Teach Cybersecurity to Senior Citizens

    SHREWSBURY, MO – Today St. John Vianney High School students are the teachers. Their classroom? Our Lady of Life independent living community. The subject? Cybersecurity. The Department of Justice estimates older adults lose more than $3 billion each year to financial scams, many of them committed online. “They all have smartphones, a lot of them have tablets. Most all of them have computers. They have Facebook accounts. They have email accounts. They do online banking,” said Dan Didier,  Vianney Cybersecurity […]

  • Contact 2: Recent opioid-related settlements and proposals evoke reaction

    SAINT LOUIS, MO- Four years ago this week, Greg McNeil of Hudson, Ohio lost his 28-year-old son, Sam to a heroin overdose. McNeil says he applauds Monday’s settlement but questions its true impact. “The numbers that we’re talking about, while they sound very, very impressive…for this battle, it’s gonna take much more than that at $260 million,” said McNeil. The settlement he’s referencing was reached just as an opioid trial was set to begin. Amerisource Bergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson […]

  • Contact 2: Ways to improve your privacy on Facebook

    ST. LOUIS – Over the summer, Facebook and the Federal Trade Commission reached a record-breaking $5 billion settlement for lying to consumers about their ability to control their own privacy on the social network. As a result, Facebook was required to overhaul its consumer privacy practices. Facebook and its subsidiary social media sites WhatsApp and Instagram must now delegate its privacy-related decisions to a committee composed of board members, with a third party evaluating their choices’ effectiveness, and submit quarterly […]

  • Contact 2: Missouri-based robe company sued by attorney general

    ST. LOUIS – The choir inside a small church in Queens, New York produces a big, joyful noise. But its current tune is one of frustration thanks to Owensville, Missouri based Hoffman Brothers Robe Company. “We ordered robes for all the members of the choir. There were nine of us approximately at the time. We were paying for them on our own. They were not being paid for by the church,” said Bonitta Campbell-Brown of Dunton Presbyterian Church. Bonitta sent […]

  • As playoffs begin, BBB cautions Cardinals fans about ticket scams

    ST. LOUIS – The competition on the diamond is tough in the MLB Postseason and so is the competition for tickets. If you want to be at Busch Stadium Sunday for Game 3 of the National League Division Series, you need to be careful about where you buy your tickets. The Better Business Bureau says you need to careful when buying tickets from someone on the street. And if you opt to purchase tickets through an online auction site, choose […]

  • Ask the Experts: What you need to do after a collision with another vehicle

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — People can be seriously injured in a collision with a semi-truck. Most drivers are great at driving their vehicles. But, when a truck hits a car it weighs on average 16 times more than the other vehicle. This can cause extensive damage and injuries. It is important to know what to do if you’re in a collision. Mark Cantor from Cantor Injury Law shares his extensive experience in this episode of Ask the Experts. Subscribe to […]

  • Pulse – The SistaKeeper Empowerment Center

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on The Pulse of St.Louis Mike Colombo filled in for host Shirley Washington. In the first segment, Sickle Cell disease was the topic. September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. The panel discussed the disease and upcoming events scheduled to draw awareness and get blood donations. In the second segment, we learned about SistaKeeper Empowerment Center. Its mission is to empower girls to define their voices, to understand the value of self-awareness, academic excellence and […]

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