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: Free Chicken Wings? Yes, If the Super Bowl Goes to Overtime

    ST. LOUIS, Mo.  —  The average annual car insurance premium soared to a record high last year. It came in at close to $1,550, that’s up 30% from just eight years earlier. This is according to a study by the insurance comparison website Zebra. If you’ve seen your auto insurance climb, you’re not alone. More than 60% of Americans have seen a rate increase in the last year. But there are ways you can control your car insurance costs. Consumer […]

  • 5 stories to make you a more informed consumer

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) — Target’s holiday shopping season missed the mark this year. The nation’s third-largest general retailer reported a sales gain of just 1.4 percent in November and December of 2019 at stores open at least a year. It’s below the company’s guidance for the period, and well short of the 5.7 percent growth it had a year earlier during the same period. The Minneapolis-based company pointed to weak sales of electronics and toys. Target also announced a […]

  • Contact 2 – Financial expert offers practical tips for first time homebuyers

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — In the latest edition of the Contact 2 Consumer Confidential, we’re focusing in on the possibility of a new purchase in the new year. we’re talking about buying a home, and this segment is really focused on people who’re thinking about doing that for the first time. The National Association of Realtors reports millennials represented 37% of all homebuyers last year. Of those under age 28, 86% were first-time homebuyers. A recent survey from Chase Home […]

  • Pulse – How agriculture and infrastructure is helping the St.Louis region feed the world

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on The Pulse of St.Louis, Mike Colombo filled in for host Shirley Washington. In segment one we explored how agriculture and infrastructure is helping the St.Louis region feed the world. In segment two we learn more about transformative weight loss. How a local, health, life and transformation coach is helping his clients change their mindsets to make the right choices.

  • Pulse Plus: Charles D’Angelo discusses maintaining healthy habits over the holidays

    ST. LOUIS – The Pulse Plus this week focuses on how to avoid pitfalls and eat healthy this holiday season. We discuss strategies on how to do that with health, life and transformation coach Charles D’Angelo and some of his clients.

  • Contact 2: Holiday weekend sets a record for consumer spending

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — If the stores looked busy this weekend, that’s because they definitely were! The National Retail Federation released its report of the five-day holiday weekend on Tuesday. It found nearly 190 million people shopped from Thanksgiving day through Cyber Monday this year. That’s 14-percent more shoppers in the stores and online than last year. As you probably can guess, it’s a record. According to the report, shoppers spent an average of nearly $362 on holiday items.  71% of […]

  • Yoga helps bodies and minds of local fire recruits

    ST. LOUIS – Of all the things you might expect to see being taught inside the St. Louis County Police and Fire Training Center, I bet this wasn’t on the list. “Yes, this was my first time doing yoga,” said fire recruit Mike Brey. Before you bark about why these fire recruits need to know downward dog, hear this. “Today was my second time doing yoga,” fire recruit Tim Edwards said. “This class had probably been one of the more […]

  • Contact 2: Chimney and fireplace safety

    ST. LOUIS – If you love the warmth, sounds, and smell of a fireplace, this is the most wonderful time of the year. Sadly, these hearth-warming moments can bring heartbreak if you’re not careful. A chimney fire in Waterloo, Illinois destroyed a home earlier this month. “Lot of times people don’t have their chimney cleaned or inspected. The flue is closed,” said Deputy Chief Fire Marshall Cliff Robinson, Florissant Valley Fire Protection District. Robinson says fireplace safety involves more than […]

  • Contact 2: How to use Google to hack holiday shopping

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The holiday season is right around the corner, and shoppers are heading online to find this year’s hottest gifts. With the holidays come a lot of fun, but sometimes a bit of stress too. Google will give you a full rundown of what to expect and how to plan ahead. From early-bird tips and tools to brilliant gift ideas, Google can be your guide as we head into the busy 2019 holiday season. Not sure what to get for a loved one? Google […]

  • Contact 2: Woman seeks help with tax reimbursement issue

    ST. LOUIS – “I was donating plasma twice a week until literally my iron was beneath what it needed to be,” said Lori Moore. Moore says with money tight, she did what she had to do to make ends meet. In the spring of 2018, that included moving into an Extended Stay hotel in Hazelwood. After a couple months living there, Moore says she was directed by management to fill out a tax reimbursement form. She says she did that, […]

  • 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 […]

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