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.

Ways to Connect

Clean energy advocates have released a new report on the growth of the industry and why it's important to strengthen standards and investments in renewables. 

Dove Shore

This spring, musician Chris Stills released his first new material in more than a decade. With his parents finding fame in the music industry in different parts of the world, Stills developed multicultural influences and carved out his own sound. 

 Columbus leaders have announced a new tax abatement strategy designed to increase affordable housing stock. 

Last year, Columbus City Council commissioned Ohio State University's College of Social Work to evaluate the human services available in central Ohio for immigrant and refugee populations.

The City of Columbus will purchase a 685 thousand dollar piece of crime fighting technology.  

The Community Shelter Board received the second largest grant in the latest round of federal funding to prevent youth homelessness. 

H.C. McEntire

After 3 releases fronting the band Mount Moriah, H.C. McEntire unveiled her first solo effort earlier this year. Her tour kicks off Friday night in Columbus. McEntire also visits WCBE Friday morning for a Live From Studio A session. 

Christian Howes

The 16th Annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival continues today featuring string players from all over the world in Columbus for educational clinics and performances. 

Columbus Division of Fire

Columbus authorities have made an arrest in last week's house explosion that injured two people. 34-year-old Marcus Taylor has been charged with aggravated arson.

Columbus State Community College officials say they are more than half way toward their fundraising target for a new building that will house an expanded hospitality management and culinary arts program.

An astronomy park named for the late astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn opens today in Hocking Hills State Park. 

Despite declines at the state and national levels, existing home sales rose in the Columbus area last month. 

Lorenzo De Gregorio

Musician Meg Myers has been described as an intense performer with a powerful voice. The 31-year-old brings her talents to Columbus tonight as part of the opening acts for Walk The Moon at Express Live. 

Friday has been designated as World Elder Abuse Day.

A new  report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds suicide rates rose in nearly every state from 1999 through 2016.

Eight of the top ten players in the Official World Golf Rankings are in Dublin this week to play in the Memorial Tournament. 


Due to potential inclement weather today, officials at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin are moving up the pro-am tee times and honoree ceremony. 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Common treatment options for sinus pain and inflammation have been limited to medication, breathing strips, or surgeries with long recovery periods. 

CCAD Film & Video student Josh Smukal

The Columbus College of Art & Design holds its formal fashion show Friday night. One student designer has turned her experience of living with one hand into crafting clothes that combine function and fashion for others with disabilities.

Ohio arts organizations fared well in the latest allocation of federal grants. 


The Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village in Dublin is just a few weeks away, and a few more top golfers have committed to play. 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Stroke survivors often face long-term disabilities, including difficulty using their arms and hands. 

Shashona White

Tom Rush has new music out and performed a special concert as part of the Central Ohio Folk Festival

Mike Foley

The Columbus Division of Fire has a new system in place to better track and stock medical supplies and life-saving drugs. 

Mike Foley

The City of Columbus has joined a multi-state lawsuit - led by New York - seeking to block the Trump Administration from adding a citizenship question to the 2020 Census. 

Dan Mushalko

Actor Josh Radnor has a new TV project, but the central Ohio native also has a music collaboration with long-time recording artist Ben Lee. The duo performed last night in Columbus, but also stopped by WCBE. 

mitchell multimedia

The Columbus-based band Matt Monta and the Haymakers celebrate the release of new music Friday with performances at the Rumba Cafe and WCBE.

Ohio State University today hosted a celebration at St John Arena to honor the life and legacy of Earle Bruce. The former Buckeye coach and media personality died Friday at the age of 87. 

WCBE files

Columbus officials Tuesday provided an update on the city's comprehensive safety strategy

Columbus College of Art & Design students and teachers have transformed a COTA bus in the heart of downtown to promote art, discussion and transit.