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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12:40 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Ohio Nun Brings Call For Change To Rome

An Ohio nun who lobbies for expanded Catholic Church roles for women and a married priesthood has taken her case to Rome at a historic time.

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News
12:37 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Ohio Issues Alert About Investment Scam

State authorities are warning Ohioans about an Internet investment scheme that may be targeting religious organizations.

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News
12:45 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Rape Trial Underway In Steubenville

Attorneys for two Ohio high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl have withdrawn motions to dismiss the case after a judge determined the girl and two friends would be compelled to testify.

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News
12:24 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Democrat Seeks Hold On Development Funds

A Democratic state representative and party leader is trying to put a temporary halt to some state development spending amid a dispute involving JobsOhio.

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News
10:29 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Six Teens Killed, Two Injured In Crash

Highway patrol officials say speed was a factor in Sunday's early morning crash of a sport utility vehicle that killed six teenagers in the northeast Ohio.

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News
10:04 am
Mon March 11, 2013

Man Awarded Millions In Civil Lawsuit

An Ohio man who spent 13 years in prison for a murder that DNA testing later proved he didn't commit cried as a federal jury found that two police detectives violated his civil rights by coercing and falsifying testimony and withholding evidence that pointed to his innocence.

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News
7:38 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

Yost Runs Into Opposition For JobsOhio Records

Ohio's top lawmakers are opposing efforts by the state auditor, a fellow Republican, to gain access to the private financial books of JobsOhio, a nonprofit entity created by Governor John Kasich to lure jobs to Ohio.

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News
12:56 pm
Wed March 6, 2013

State Executes Treesh

Ohio has executed a man who fatally shot a security guard at the end of a multi-state crime spree nearly 20 years ago.

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Music
10:40 am
Wed March 6, 2013

A Conversation With Al Jarreau

aljarreau.com

Al Jarreau performs with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra this Saturday at the Ohio Theatre.

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News
12:57 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Libraries Expand Digital Offerings

Columbus Metropolitan Library patrons now have free access to more than 300,000 movies, television shows and other video offerings through a service called hoopla.

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News
9:42 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Conference On Problem Gambling

The Ohio Lottery and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services will hold a conference on problem gambling this week in central Ohio just days after the opening of the state's fourth voter-approved casino.

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News
9:28 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Ohio Prisons Chief Recommends Five For Release

The inmates have served 80 percent of their time. The recommendation, if approved, would be the first use of a 2011 law intended to reduce the inmate population.

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News
7:41 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

JobsOhio Details Donations And Salaries

Ohio's nonprofit job-creation entity reports raising almost $7 million in donations and and paying top salaries to some staff last year.

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News
11:42 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Ten Minutes With StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay

StoryCorps Founder Dave Isay
Credit Harvey Wang

This year marks a decade of StoryCorps, which offers people the chance to record, preserve and share stories at sites around the country. The project has collected more than 45,000 interviews from nearly 90,000 participants. 

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News
10:29 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

OSU Issues Crime Alert For Man Wanted In 3 States

Credit OSU Police

Safety officials at Ohio State University this evening issued the following public safety alert.

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News
1:04 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Unions Unhappy With Latest Pension Panel Appointee

The sponsor of an Ohio measure aimed at curbing the collective bargaining rights of public workers has been named to a panel that oversees the health of the state's public pension funds.

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News
12:52 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

OSU Increases Ticket Allotment For Commencement

Following a flood of complaints, Ohio State University says it will issue tickets for six guests instead of four to graduates participating in the May commencement ceremony featuring President Obama.

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News
12:41 pm
Wed February 27, 2013

Justices Hear Arguments In School Bible Case

An Ohio school board lawyer says a now-fired public school science teacher waved a Bible at his students, handed out religious pamphlets and espoused creationism in his evolution lessons.

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News
7:32 am
Wed February 27, 2013

New Recommendations For Treating Ear Infections

In an effort to reduce the use of antibiotics, new guidelines are out on child ear infections and how physicians should treat them.

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News
1:00 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Thousands Of Insurance Fraud Claims Filed In 2012

Ohio's Department of Insurance says it processed more than 7,000 allegations of agent misconduct and insurance fraud last year.

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