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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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

David O’Donohue

Liza Anne brings her concert tour to Columbus tonight along with a Live From Studio A session at WCBE this afternoon.

A group of high school students in Columbus has formed a group to inspire and empower young girls. 

The American Lung Association's latest air quality report released today shows mixed results for Ohio. 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Experts agree that rear-facing car seats offer the best protection for young children in front and side impact crashes. 

Lissy Elle Laricchia

In the latest installment of Music Journeys, Grace Weber explains her knack for chance meetings, the nickname she’s acquired, and how self-discovery became the theme of her new material.

A New York-based foundation has made another financial commitment to family members of Ohio police officers killed in the line of duty.

Franklin County officials say more people died of drug-related overdoses last year. 

Blinn Family

Musician and Columbus native Erica Blinn has gone from sharing the stage and a guitar with her father at a young age to touring around the country with some big names, including Blues Traveler, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Devon Allman.

Civic and religious leaders broke ground Tuesday on a first-of-its kind social justice park in downtown Columbus. 

A south side Columbus group has expanded its fresh food market for low income residents in a unique way.  


Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has announced the members of the city’s safety commission. 

An exhibit at the downtown Columbus library features artwork created by veterans. 

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Ohio Department of Transportation officials say pothole repairs along I-270 Sunday night will result in some lane reductions and ramp closures between Sawmill Road and U-S Route 23.

Many schools in and around central Ohio either canceled classes today or increased police presence amid several threats seen on social media.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has announced plans to study high speed transportation options that would significantly shorten travel times from Columbus to two major cities. 


Columbus police say a body pulled from the Scioto River  near Hayden Falls park Monday is that of a teen missing since January.

A task force led by Ohio State University researchers has released a draft action plan to help central Ohio prepare for climate change.