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: 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 […]

  • Proposed changes to Missouri emissions testing raises questions

    ST. LOUIS – Time is running out for Missourians to share their opinions on a plan to end emission testing requirements for the majority of Franklin and Jefferson counties. If approved by the Environmental Protection Agency, most residents of those counties would no longer have to participate in the Gateway Vehicle Inspection program. Officials with the Department of Natural Resources say air quality improvements in those counties and changes to national standards spurred this proposal. People tasked with conducting inspections […]

  • Scammer creates phony real estate listing for Belleville home

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. – There’s a new home for sale on East Belle Avenue in Belleville. Owner Jory Frick is proud of its updates. “We redid the who outside of the house. Vinyl siding, roofing. Painted the inside. New carpet in the bedrooms. Fixed everything that was broken got it move-in ready,” Frick said. Jory says there was instant interest. “I got a phone call the other day and a lady asked me if it was for rent. I said ‘no.’ […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – Deconstructing the Democratic Presidential debates

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, Mike Colombo was in for host John Brown. The group discussed the latest round of Democratic debates. From there they talked about President Trump, and criticism he’s received for comments on race. This week the guys also covered a slew of recent GOP retirement announcements, some chaos at the DCCC and a candidate dropping out of a 2020 Missouri Congressional race. The final segment focused on the announcement Square would […]

  • Contact 2: Home Depot helps resolve faulty AC issue

    ST. LOUIS – Summertime in St. Louis is a bad time for your air conditioner go out. Just ask Vanessa Robinson. “It makes me feel really weak. You can’t relax. You’re sweating all the time. It’s terrible,” she said. Extra terrible because she says a whimpering window unit barely had any mileage on it. “It was running for about a year, I was really proud of it, and then all of a sudden it stopped running,” she said. In May […]

  • Hancock & Kelley – The political future of former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This week on Hancock and Kelley, Mike Colombo filled in for host John Brown. The topics covered include: Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony on Capitol Hill. The budget agreement reached and what it means for the growing deficit. Comments made this week by Senator Josh Hawley. The next round of Democratic Debates. The political future of former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens.

  • Contact 2: Missouri class-action lawsuit takes aim at Monsanto, Roundup

    ST. LOUIS – “Our lawsuit seeks to hold Monsanto financially accountable for selling a product that’s falsely represented. We believe the people that bought that product under false pretenses should get their money back,” said Don Downing of the law firm Gray, Ritter, and Graham. Downing is among the local attorney’s representing plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed against Monsanto in June. “They purchased a product that was represented by Monsanto to be safe when used as directed. There are […]

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