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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
  • 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 […]

  • Post-Scripts: Breaking down the St. Louis County Council saga

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by Christopher Ave and St.Louis Post Dispatch Washington bureau Chief Chuck Raasch discussing another eventful week in Washington. In the second segment, we checked in with Post-Dispatch reporter Jeremy Kohler to break down the ongoing saga in the St. Louis County Council. In the third KPLR Chief Meteorologist John Fuller joined the show to detail Hurricane Florence. The show concluded with Christopher Ave’s trending topics.

  • Post-Scripts: LouFest canceled and the week in Washington

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by Christopher Ave and St.Louis Post Dispatch Washington bureau Chief Chuck Raasch for two segments discussing an eventful week in Washington. In the third segment Post-Dispatch music critic Kevin Johnson joined the show to talk about the abrupt cancellation of the LouFest music Festival. The show concluded with Christopher Ave’s trending topics.

  • Contact 2: BBB releases new study on check scams

    ST. LOUIS – A new study from the Better Business Bureau suggests more than 500,000 people may have been victimized by counterfeit check operations in 2017. Check scams are disguised in a variety of ways and there’s a good chance you’ve been targeted. With millions of fake checks worth billions of dollars circulating every year we hope this information will help you spot the warning signs. “This is serious. It is real. I had to repay the bank $2,000 in […]

  • Post-Scripts: Outside ads attempting to influence the race for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by Christopher Ave and St.Louis Post Dispatch Washington Bureau Chief Chuck Raasch to discuss the life and legacy of Sen. John Mccain. They also talked about the amount of outside ad spending taking place in the race for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat between Sen. Claire McCaskill and Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley. In the second segment Colombo and Ave discussed St.Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s decision […]

  • Girl with cancer takes helm of Missouri fire department

    FESTUS, Mo. – On most days, the Festus Fire Department is decked out in the traditional fire engine red color. But on Wednesday, the building was plastered in pink. From board games to bears, 3-year-old Honorary Fire Chief Adleigh Grace is calling the shots. It’s a special day for a special girl because of a terminal illness. “She has no idea about her condition,” said Dawn Biles, Adleigh’s mother. “She just knows she has a bump on her brain.” Last […]

  • Post Scripts – This week in Missouri and national politics

    ST. LOUIS – This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by Christopher Ave and St.Louis Post Dispatch Washington bureau Chief Chuck Raasch to discuss the week that was in Washington. The Post’s Jefferson City bureau chief Kurt Erickson joined the second segment to discuss the latest in Missouri politics. In the third segment, the show explored an issue with the company hired by the state of Missouri to handle fingerprinting for job applicants. The show concluded with […]

  • Finger-pointing over fingerprinting: State of Missouri, contractor facing criticism

    ST. LOUIS – If patience is a virtue, then the virtues of those coming and going from a St. Charles storefront are being tested this week. You see there’s a business inside this business, called Identogo. The state of Missouri recently awarded it a contract for applicant fingerprint services, which started August 6. “My orientation is August 22, so I can’t wait until September 22 to have my background check done. It’s just way too late,” said Rae Krawzik. Krawzik […]

  • Additional local travelers bring complaints against Frontier Airlines

    ST. LOUIS – Frontier Airlines passengers from across the St. Louis area have been contacting Fox 2/KPLR 11 with complaints about their travel to and from Las Vegas. “They told us that they sent us an email but not until 2:20 in the morning, which was two hours after our flight was supposed to leave to tell us we had been canceled,” said O’Fallon, Missouri resident Kathleen Barton. Barton and her two daughters we supposed to fly home from Las […]

  • Post-Scripts: Examining Missouri’s primary elections

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by Christopher Ave, Kurt Erickson and Joel Currier from the St.Louis Post Dispatch. The group discussed Tuesday’s primary elections. Post Dispatch columnist Joe Holleman joined the third segment to talk about the 100th PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club. The show concluded with Christopher Ave’s trending topics.

  • Post Scripts: Tuesday’s primary elections

    ST. LOUIS, MO — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by Christopher Ave and Kurt Erickson from the St.Louis Post Dispatch. The group discussed Tuesday’s primary elections. Post-Dispatch reporter Jack Suntrup joined the second segment to a new report out on hazing at Mizzou and some possible outcomes. In the third segment, we discussed the Cardinals trade deadline moves with Post Dispatch Sports Columnist Ben Fredrickson. The show concluded with Christopher Ave’s trending topics.