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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Federal prosecutors in Columbus say 13 members and associates of the MS-13 gang have been arrested and charged in central Ohio and Indiana.

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Former Central Ohio Transit Authority president and longtime American Electric Power executive William Lhota has died.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ohio State University researchers are calling their latest development a breakthrough in regenerative medicine.


Auto insurance rates are on the rise in Ohio and around the country due to more claims and higher costs associated with those claims.


Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer says this season's team has the strongest group of leaders of his tenure in Columbus.


Columbus officials on Thursday officially dedicated the new Wilson Road Park.

Experience Columbus and the Greater Columbus Sports Commission have released their mid-year report showing travel and tourism continued to grow during the first half of 2017.

Columbus Division of Fire

The City of Columbus this week formally opened the newly-rebuilt Fire Station 2 on East Fulton Street.

Women will be allowed go topless at ComFest


Ohio Republican Congressman and former combat surgeon Brad Wenstrup was pressed into action this morning during the shooting at the Republican congressional baseball practice.


Chris Holtmann held his first press conference as Ohio State Men's Basketball head coach yesterday.


Ohio State University has hired Butler University men's basketball coach Chris Holtmann to succeed Thad Matta.

After 13 seasons, Ohio State University and men's basketball coach Thad Matta say they have mutually agreed to part ways. 

Some AEP Ohio customers will see a credit on their electric bills this month. 


The school year comes to a close this week in Columbus, and city and district officials are reminding parents and students about summer programming options. 

Practice rounds at the Memorial Tournament in Dublin continue today, but talk of Tiger Woods' DUI charge continues to be a topic of conversation.

After a strong start to the spring home buying season in March, existing home sales fell in April in Ohio and around the country.


The Society of American Military Engineers continues its annual Joint Engineer Training Conference today in Columbus.

The City of Columbus, OhioHealth, and the Ohio Department of Transportation are collaborating on a series of public infrastructure projects to improve access within the North Broadway and Olentangy River Road corridors.


More than 100 Columbus students, government officials, and service providers gathered Wednesday for a "My Brother’s Keeper" summit. 


More than six million children in the United States are estimated to have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD.

The City of Columbus is taking additional steps to build on its status as a welcoming community to immigrants and refugees.

Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum focused on Franklin County's eviction rate, which is the highest in the state.

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While the common cotton tip applicator may be used for household cleaning, crafts and applying cosmetics, researchers in Columbus say they're also causing injuries to children.

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The Central Ohio Transit Authority launches a redesigned bus network next month.

Columbus Division of Police

A man accused of killing an elderly Columbus pastor is now out of the hospital and in jail. 


Even before Thursday's announcement that state officials will trim the next two-year state budget by 800 million dollars, Ohio counties have been preparing for cuts related to the money they receive from the Medicaid Managed Care sales tax.


Columbus officials have announced redevelopment plans for the North Market. 


Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther and Police Chief Kim Jacobs spoke to the media this afternoon regarding the reassignment of an officer shown kicking a suspect in the head. 


Students in the Columbus City Schools begin spring break on Friday, and city and district officials want them to stay safe and active.