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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Ohio House of Representatives

A northern Ohio lawmaker accused of stealing antiques and other items from a home while doing work as an auctioneer has been convicted on a felony theft charge and immediately removed from office under state law. 

A Boil Alert has been issued for a section west of I-270 near West Broad St. 


The former CEO of the Arizona-based red light camera company Redflex, which runs Columbus' system, has pleaded guilty to her role in an eight year fraud and bribery scheme. 

Dayton Daily News

An Ohio charter school superintendent, a school board leader and an education consultant suspected of bribing them in exchange for a contract have been convicted of federal charges.  

Plain Dealer

On April 18, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum welcomed its newest class with an induction ceremony in Cleveland. 

Associated Press

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame welcomed its newest class with a ceremony in Cleveland over the weekend. 


Columbus officials today begin a series of community meetings to hear public input about policing. The police division says tonight's meeting takes place from 6 to 8 at the First Church of God on Refugee Road. 

A central Ohio company doing demolition work on a Cincinnati overpass that collapsed and left one worker dead has a good safety track record. 


The College Football Playoff says it will help pay for the parents and guardians of Ohio State and Oregon players to travel to Monday's national championship game in suburban Dallas. 

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

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

Associated Press

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

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.

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.  

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

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. 

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

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

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

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