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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Environmental advocates in Columbus are pushing for greater investment in clean, climate-friendly transportation.


Several artists and venues around Columbus open their doors to the public this weekend.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has an open investigation into Columbus-based Battelle, but its purpose is unclear.

WCBE Files

A day after the People's Justice Project and other protestors packed City Hall and halted a Columbus City Council meeting, relatives of two African-Americans killed by police met with reporters.

The Centers for Disease Control says suicide was the 10th leading cause of death for children ages 5 to 11 in 2014.

Dozens of people gathered for a vigil last night on the near east side, near where a white Columbus police officer shot and killed a 13-year-old African-American boy who police say pulled a real-looking pellet gun from his waistband.


Columbus police and city officials say they will be transparent during the investigation into last night's fatal shooting of a 13-year-old by a Columbus officer.  


A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital in Columbus shows a significant increase in the number and rate of soccer-related injuries.


An international study led by Ohio State University shows promise for people with central sleep apnea.

U.S. Attorney's Office

A former Reynoldsburg police officer has been sentenced to 33 months in prison for falsifying search warrant affidavits and stealing money and property from drug trafficking investigations.

A Columbus organization is calling for greater transparency during investigations of officer-involved shootings.

Mike Foley

After receiving more than a hundred applications to serve on the city's charter review committee, Columbus officials have chosen nine people to make a comprehensive analysis of City Council and overall governance.

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Columbus fire officials have suspended the "Fill the Boot" charity event after a vehicle struck a firefighter Friday at the intersection of North High Street and North Broadway.


Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein had scheduled a campaign stop at Capital University in Bexley Friday afternoon, but ran a bit late.

Columbus' tourism bureau says 39.3 million visitors spent a day or more in the city last year, resulting in an overall economic impact of 9.7 billion dollars.


Central Ohio Transit Authority officials and community leaders  ceremonially broke ground on the agency's first bus rapid transit line yesterday.

Columbus' Smart City Challenge grant victory was the topic at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum.

Franklin County officials are using a new outreach effort to link more veterans to the benefits and services to which they're entitled.

Associated Press

After a weekend full of opiate overdoses in Columbus, city officials encouraged drug addicts to obtain the widely-available antidote and seek treatment. 

Mike Foley

The first class of trained outreach workers in the recently formed CelebrateOne Community Connector Corps has graduated.