Mike Foley

Reporter, News Anchor

Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. He earned two degrees from the University of Florida, one in Broadcasting and the other in Print Journalism. Growing up and spending the better part of his life in the Sunshine State, Mike continues to adjust to Ohio’s winters. Repeated attempts to structure a contract that would allow him to stay home on days when the temperature falls below 60 have failed. He sometimes becomes grumpy in cold weather, while fellow news colleague Alison remains rather cheerful. But Foley finds strength in the lyrics of Eddie Vedder - “no matter how cold the winter, there’s a springtime ahead.”

Mike loves to golf and listen to music, but his greatest joy comes in spending time with his wife, son, two daughters and their dog. Of course he follows the Gators. His wife - a proud Buckeye grad - keeps him in line. Foley also roots for the Denver Broncos - which works out well with his orange and blue wardrobe. He's questioning that loyalty after Denver dealt Tim Tebow. But he still brings up “The Drive” to news guru and Browns backer Jim, who typically responds in disgust. Besides weather and sports, the news team gets along just fine.

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News
7:01 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Coleman Appoints Safety Director

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has appointed George Speaks as public safety director. 

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News
6:55 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Retiring

Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Michael Jeffries has announced his retirement, effective immediately. 

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Sports
11:03 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Meyer Thankful For Playoff But Concerned About Players' Families

Associated Press

Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State have been selected to play in the first College Football Playoff.  

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News
7:34 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Local Taxpayer Money Approved For Promoting NHL All-Star Game, Developing "Food Action Plan"

The city of Columbus and Franklin County will each spend 250 thousand dollars in taxpayer money to promote the NHL All-Star Game in late January.

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News
10:35 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Charges Filed Against 5 Teens In Ice Bucket Prank

Charges have been filed against five teens accused of dumping a bucket of tobacco and bodily fluids on an autistic teen who thought he was participating in the ice bucket challenge.  

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News
9:38 am
Wed September 24, 2014

Gaming Arena Coming To Columbus

Competitive gaming will have a permanent home in Columbus as a company plans to build an arena dedicated to video game tournaments and events.  

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News
12:22 pm
Mon September 22, 2014

Senator Wants Director Of Ohio Prisons Panel Fired

Shirley Smith

The chair of a prisons oversight committee that's taken recent hard looks at Ohio's troubled prison food contract and security issues in prisons wants the panel's director fired. 

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Music
10:55 am
Wed September 17, 2014

Encore Broadcast: The Independents' Day Festival Special This Friday

Coming up this Friday on September 19th, from noon to 3pm, it's an encore broadcast of the Indepenents' Day Festival Special!

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News
1:19 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Arrest In School Threat

Westerville police have arrested a high school student following a threat of a school shooting scrawled on a school bathroom wall a week ago. 

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News
1:14 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Suspect In Bucyrus Murders Enters Plea

A man has pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder, robbery and other charges in the deaths of four men at their homes in Bucyrus.  

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News
10:19 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Federal Funds Available To Farmers

The federal government will offer $2 million to Ohio farmers to help prevent farm runoff that contributes to potentially harmful algae blooms. 

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News
10:16 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Stretch Of Ohio River Reopens After Fuel Oil Spill

Fuel oil contaminates Ohio River near Duke Energy plant
Credit wcpo

A 15-mile section of the Ohio River closed for cleanup after a fuel oil spill has reopened to river traffic, with some restrictions. 

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News
10:13 am
Wed August 20, 2014

University Accused Of Housing Discrimination

Government officials are accusing Kent State University of housing discrimination, alleging it refused to let a student with disabilities keep a dog as an emotional support animal in her campus apartment. 

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Sports
10:06 am
Wed August 20, 2014

Miller Out For The Season

usatoday.com

Ohio State officials have confirmed that quarterback Braxton Miller will miss the 2014 season after re-injuring his throwing shoulder. The two-time Big Ten player of the year, left practice in pain Monday after making a throw. 

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Sports
12:34 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Passes And Packages Unveiled For 2016 Senior Open

Golf tournament officials have announced the launch of ticket sales for the U.S. Senior Open Championship, which will take place at Scioto Country Club in Upper Arlington in August 2016. 

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News
9:14 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Central Ohio Teen Arrested In Shooting Of 14-Year-Old Girl

Columbus Police say they've arrested a 16-year-old boy in the fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in Franklinton.

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News
6:53 am
Wed August 6, 2014

Democratic Convention Team In Columbus

State and local elected officials in Columbus plan to show what Ohio's capital city has to offer as they make their pitch to host the Democratic Party's next presidential convention. 

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News
1:03 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Toledo Mayor Lifts Water Ban, Officials Monitor Bottled Water Prices

Toledo Mayor Michael Collins this morning lifted the water ban that left 400,000 Ohio and Michigan residents scrambling for water for drinking, cooking and bathing.

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News
12:31 pm
Mon August 4, 2014

Ohio Receives Funds For Mental Health Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded eight facilities in Ohio  a total of $2 million to support or expand mental health services for thousands of residents. 

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News
12:26 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Cincinnati Airport Has Highest Ticket Prices

New federal numbers show the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport area has the nation's highest ticket prices. 

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