Mike Colombo anchors News 11 at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. He is also a trusted consumer advocate in charge of the Contact 2 Consumer Investigative Unit.
Colombo is the recipient of eight Regional Emmy awards, five Regional Edward R. Murrow awards and two National Headliner Awards. 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 Fox 2 and News 11, Colombo has anchored breaking news coverage of some of the biggest stories in the market, including local unrest in the summer of 2020 following the death of Geroge Floyd and the resignation of former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. In his role as a consumer investigative reporter, Colombo has helped obtain more than a million dollars in refunds for local consumers. His reporting has led to legislative changes to better protect consumers. He showed his versatility as a reporter covering the 2018 campaign of U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup run and the local impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.
Colombo formerly moderated the current events program of “Post Scripts” on KTVI. He frequently is the fill-in host of political and community affairs shows on KTVI and KPLR.
Colombo came to KTVI/KPLR after four years at KMOV where he 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 became a trusted and reliable advocate for St. Louisans.
Before working at KMOV, Mike was a reporter at WHAS 11 in Louisville, KY. 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, and the St. Louis Crisis Nursery.