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


An exhibit at Ohio's history museum recognizes one of the nation's earliest public housing projects that started in Columbus.

A New York-based foundation says it will pay off the mortgage on the home of fallen Westerville police officer Eric Joering. 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

A new protocol being used in Columbus to treat sudden cardiac arrest patients has shown promising results. 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

While most treatments for Alzheimer's Disease focus on improving memory, Ohio State University researchers have conducted a study aimed at slowing the decline of problem solving and decision-making skills in these patients.

WCBE Files

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther last night hosted the first of five neighborhood conversations, which are being held this year as an alternative to the traditional State of the City address.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther and city officials are planning an overhaul of the city's tax incentive policies. 


Mount Carmel Health System on Monday hosted representatives from nearly 30 central Ohio fire departments to encourage them to consider community paramedicine. 

Existing home sales in December declined on the national, state and local levels. But the figures for 2017 show a robust year overall, including some record-setting activity in central Ohio and the state.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Researchers at Ohio State University have identified a common cause of lower back pain in runners and the exercises to help prevent it. 

Dan Mushalko

High School students at the Fort Hayes Metropolitan Career Center are using music to address issues in their own lives and in turn spark dialogue in their communities. 

Wednesday’s Columbus Metropolitan Club forum offered a glimpse at how the central Ohio economy may fare in 2018. 

Sales of existing homes rose last month on the national and state levels, but declined locally.

The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center

Health officials say more than 300,000 Americans receive a hip replacement each year.

Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission

Air quality in central Ohio improved in 2017.

Despite a slight increase nationally, homelessness declined in Ohio according to the latest estimate by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. 

According to estimates, the Columbus population will grow by a million people by the year 2050. 

Denise Truscello

Olivia Newton-John brought her concert tour to Ohio with a show at the Midland Theatre in Newark.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther Tuesday released his 2018 municipal budget proposal.

Westerville authorities say a man who accidentally caused a fatal fire after falling asleep while cooking food won't face criminal charges. 


Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther proposes replacing an anti-crime summer initiative with increased bike and foot patrols in high-crime neighborhoods.

Columbus officials, including the Mayor, Police Chief and Safety Director, have been holding neighborhood roundtables over the last month to develop ways to improve police-community relations and reduce crime.

The Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services is expanding its support of trauma training in Columbus City Schools into the Whitehall district.


It’s unclear what will happen this week in the case of Edith Espinal, the undocumented immigrant taking sanctuary at the Columbus Mennonite Church.

Ohio United Way

An Ohio United Way report reveals that 40% of the state’s households lack enough income to afford basic needs. Details of the nearly 300-page analysis were discussed at Wednesday’s Columbus Metropolitan Club forum. 

Columbus fire officials have ruled Friday morning's fatal fire accidental.

State schools superintendent Paolo DeMaria spoke at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum on technology and education.

Columbus advocates, city officials and DACA recipients Thursday reiterated their call for Congress to agree on a legislative solution for the roughly 800,000 immigrants nationwide known as Dreamers.

WCBE files

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther spent much of his appearance at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum responding to the state of community/police relations, which he acknowledged have never been more strained.


Four defendants from overseas are being transported to Columbus today for federal prosecution after being charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a massive amount of cocaine.