Mike Colombo Profile
Mike Colombo is an American Emmy Award-winning News Anchor/Reporter and Multimedia Journalist working for FOX 2 – KTVI and KPLR-TV in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined the station in April 2016.
Mike Colombo Education
Colombo attended St. John Vianney High School in August 2000 and graduated in May 2004. While there, he was on the Student Council and was part of Varsity Basketball and Soccer. In 2004, he enrolled at Quincy University and graduated 4 years later with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. During his stint at the university, he was part of the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society and Men’s Soccer Team. He was also the President of the NCAA Student-Athlete Advisory Council.
Mike Colombo Career
Colombo serves at FOX 2 News and KPLR News 11 as an anchor for the 4 and 7 PM newscasts. He is also a trusted consumer advocate in charge of the Contact 2 Consumer Investigative Unit. He also often fills in as a host of political and community affairs shows on FOX 2 News and KPLR. Over the years with the two stations, he has covered breaking news coverage of some of the most significant stories in the market such as Eric Greitens’s (former Missouri Governor) resignation, George Floyd’s death, and local unrest in the summer of 2020.
As a consumer investigative reporter for KPLR and FOX 2 News, he was responsible for assisting in obtaining over $1000,000 in refunds for local consumers. Colombo’s coverage led to legislative changes to better protect consumers. Colombo has reported on the local impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup run, and the 2018 campaign of Josh Hawley (United States Senator). He has moderated the current events program “Post Scripts” on FOX 2 News.
Before joining FOX 2 News and KPLR, he worked for KMOV – News 4 in St. Louis, Missouri as a Fill-in Anchor and Consumer Investigative Reporter for 4 years. He became a trusted and reliable advocate for the people of St. Louisa while at KMOV for providing coverage from the front lines in Ferguson during Mike Brown’s unrest, following his shooting death. Also, for his successful franchise, “Call Colombo,” as part of the KMOV Investigates crew.
Before going to KMOV, he served at WHAS 11 in Louisville, Kentucky as a news reporter. He started his career at the NBC affiliate, WGEM-TV in Quincy, Illinois as a fill-in anchor and news reporter. Colombo holds 2 National Headliner Awards, 5 Regional Edward R. Murrow awards, and 8 Regional Emmy awards, which he won throughout his journalism career. The Louisville Society of Professional Journalists, the Kentucky Associated Press, and the Missouri Broadcasters Association have recognized Colombo for his reporting work.
Quick Facts About Mike Colombo
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
During his leisure time, Colombo likes being active in the community. He works with the St. Louis Crisis Nursery and ACS’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Colombo also serves on the board of the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer initiative in St. Louis.
Mike Colombo Age
Colombo’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Colombo is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 30s.
Mike Colombo Height
Colombo stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).
Mike Colombo Family
Colombo was raised alongside his brother, whose names are unknown. He wished his brother a happy birthday on his Instagram Page on December 23, 2020. Information regarding Colombo’s parents is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available. However, he wished his late mother a happy mother’s day on his Instagram Page on May 8, 2022.
Mike Colombo Wife
Colombo is married to his lovely spouse, Emily Rau, an Emmy Award-winning Journalist, and Media Consultant working for News 4 – KMOV in St. Louis. They tied the knot on September 14, 2019, at a wedding ceremony held in the United States. They celebrated their 2nd marriage anniversary in the year 2021. When Colombo is not working, he likes spending precious time with his wife, as well as their dog, Paloma.
Mike Colombo Wife Pregnant
On September 21, 2022, Colombo revealed on his Instagram Page that his wife is expectant with a baby girl. Through his comment, he said that probably she will give birth on February 2023.
Mike Colombo Salary
Being one of the top journalists for FOX 2 – KTVI, he earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Mike Colombo Net Worth
Colombo has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a News Anchor/Reporter and Multimedia Journalist.
Mike Colombo FOX 2 News
At FOX 2 News Colombo works alongside;
- Patrick Clark
- Elliott Davis
- Margie Ellisor
- Daniel Esteve
- Tim Ezell
- Vic Faust
- John Fuller
- Dan Gray
- Ty Hawkins
- Chris Hayes
- Chris Higgins
- Kelley Hoskins
- Jasmine Huda
- Angela Hutti