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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
  • Post-Scripts: St.Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell’s new initiatives

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo and Christopher Ave, the National and Political was joined by St.Louis were joined by Post Dispatch Washington Bureau Chief Chuck Raasch, to discuss the latest out of Washington involving President Trump and the partial government shutdown. Reporter Joel Currier joined the show to discuss some new initiatives put forth by St.Louis County Prosecutor Wesley Bell. The show concluded with Christopher Ave’s trending topics.

  • Post-Scripts: Partial government shutdown

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Post Scripts host Mike Colombo was joined by St.Louis Post Dispatch Washington Bureau Chief Chuck Raasch, and Jefferson City Bureau reporter Jack Suntrup to discuss the latest out of Washington involving President Trump, the partial government shutdown, and the new Congress. Suntrup reported on the latest news out of the Missouri Capitol. Fox 2’s Chris Hayes joined the show in the third segment to discuss one of his recent reports.

  • 2018 Coaches vs. Cancer Holiday Tournament schedule

    ST. LOUIS – Christmas break means prep basketball tournaments, and a big one kicks off December 26th at Meramec Community College. The 2018 Coaches vs. Cancer Holiday Tournament features three of the top ten teams in the latest Post-Dispatch boys large school rankings. Webster Groves is the number one overall seed followed by McCluer North and three seed DeSmet. Wednesday’s first tip is set for 4:30 p.m. with a full slate of games starting at noon Thursday until championship night […]

  • Looking back at the big stories of 2018

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week we took a look back at 2018 with a special joint episode of Post-Scripts and Hancock and Kelly. Fox 2’s Mike Colombo and John Brown moderated the discussion with guests Christopher Ave, National Political Editor at the Post Dispatch and Fox 2’s political pundits John Hancock and Michael Kelly. The group also took a look forward to 2019 in a special episode that will air on 12/30.

  • Another important mark of progress for St. Louis NGA site

    ST. LOUIS – A major milestone for the NGA site in north St. Louis as city leaders transferred the land over to the federal government. “This is the federal government’s largest single investment ever in St. Louis, so we’re really looking forward to the positive impact that it will have in this community,” said St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. The St. Louis Central Library in downtown hosted Thursday morning’s signing ceremony, making the US Air Force the official landowners. “This […]

  • Contact 2: New BBB report on subscription traps and deceptive free trials

    ST. LOUIS, MO. – Francine Buerke says a product pitched by Dr. Oz made a believer out of her. After all, it was just a free trial. “It said I would lose like 10 pounds in one week.” Said Buerke But the only thing Buerke lost was her money. “Within the 30 days I tried to get a hold of the company to cancel it but that didn’t happen. They sent me another bottle for $99 which I returned but […]

  • Supporting St. Jude Research Hospital this Holiday Season

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — “The children who come to St.Jude would die without St.Jude. Their parents wouldn’t be able to afford the kind of care that they get. They all get the same first-class care. Nobody pays for anything.” Said Marlo Thomas. Thomas takes great pride in the mission of St.Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A mission her father Danny Thomas started more than 50 years ago. “My dad was the kind of man that used to tell us that there […]

  • Contact 2: O’Fallon, MO family fights for son’s nursing care

    O’FALLON, MO. — It’s lunchtime at Amanda and Todd Geraghty’s O’Fallon, Missouri home, and that means preparing their nine-year-old son Quinn’s feeding tube. A lifeline for a young life marred by illness since birth. “That’s when they started doing MRI’s, brain scans and things like that. That’s when they told us he had a stroke in the uterus.” Said Quinn’s mother Amanda Geraghty. Quinn’s diagnoses include spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy, microcephaly and a seizure disorder. Caring for him is a […]

  • Contact 2: Courthouse confrontation with woman accused of missing rent, damaging rental property

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – Moments before Dene Shaeffer ran from Fox 2’s Mike Colombo, she said she was innocent. In court documents, Shaeffer’s former landlord, Mikol Rosenbalm, accused her of failing to pay thousands of dollars in rent and additional costly property damage. “My oven had been taken apart and the heating element removed. She’d stolen door knobs. The thermostat. The doorbell. You could tell people had urinated on the walls,” said Rosenbalm. Rosenbalm and Shaeffer have become embroiled in what’s […]

  • The Evolution of Toys: Past, present and future

    KANSAS CITY, MO – Think back to the time in your life before work and worries. Before you had kids, back to when you were a kid. When a toy was all you wanted, all you needed. Whether you’re seven or 70, there’s no denying the connection we have with our toys. “Toys communicate messages to kids. They tell kids a lot about the world around them.” Said Laura Taylor, Curator of Interpretation at The National Museum of Toys and […]

  • Contact 2 investigates “brushing” scams

    ST. LOUIS – “We got a down comforter. Oscillating fan. We got 1,500 (thread) count sheets for a twin bed,” said a St. Louis County homeowner. We’re not identifying this family for their safety but the products described are just three of more than two dozen items shipped randomly to their home. “Approximately three months ago, we received a package and it was addressed to a family member. And then the next day, we got two packages,” the homeowner said. […]

  • St. Louis among the worst American cities for malware attacks

    ST. LOUIS, MO – A study shows St. Louis ranks in the top five of major American cities with the highest malware infection rates. That’s according to data released by software company EnigmaSoft. It researched infection data from its own software users across the country and found St. Louis ranked fourth among cities most likely to have malware infections — more than 800 percent above the u-s average. “it`s dangerous because the malware makers are getting smarter. They`re coming for […]