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

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. 


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. 

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. 

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

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. 

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.

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. 

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

A group supporting same-sex marriage in Ohio airs its first television ad as a federal appeals court prepares to hear arguments on the issue. 

The second of five public forums around Ohio on the issue of whether to extend foster care for young people from the age of 18 to 21 includes state legislators and community leaders. 

Nearly 7,500 people have signed their name to an online petition, demanding the rehiring of Ohio State University's former band director.  

The State Controlling Board has approved 37 applications for "innovation" grants from nearly 200 schools and educational entities. 

Ed and Karen Crockett

Ohio State University has fired band director Jon Waters after an internal investigation found that he knew about and ignored "serious cultural issues" including sexual harassment.

Authorities say a Columbus firefighter remained in critical condition two days after being struck by lightning outside Crew stadium. 


The chief of staff for Republican Congressman Steve Stivers of Columbus has resigned, citing poor judgment in his personal life after a graphic photo of him appeared online. 

A Columbus man has pleaded guilty to violating the Clean Air Act by releasing a refrigerant into the air during the theft of dozens of air conditioning units. 

Officials with the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame say time is running out to nominate veterans for the hall's 2014 class. 

Pete Rose returns to manage a baseball team, but just for one game.

Update: 6/16/2014 2pm Mr. Titus was found safe, and the alert has been cancelled.  Ohio officials have expanded a regional Endangered Missing Adult Alert statewide.