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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News
12:37 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Cincinnati Schools Continue Generating Interest

When a steady stream of out-of-town teachers, school leaders, nonprofits and education groups began visiting Cincinnati two years ago, they weren't going for the chili or the sports teams.

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10:12 am
Mon February 11, 2013

School Investigation Results Coming

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost this afternoon releases findings of his statewide probe of school attendance tampering.

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10:07 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Boy Pulled From Pond Dies

A 5-year-old boy pulled from an icy pond last week in Columbus has died.

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5:57 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

FBI Seeks Help In Search For Bank Robber

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FBI officials are looking for a suspect in a bank robbery that took place in Reynoldsburg. 

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5:45 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Amish Beard-Cutting Ringleader Sentenced

The ringleader in hair- and beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

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News
1:19 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Columbus Leads State In Traffic According To Study

A national study says Columbus has the worst traffic in Ohio.

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1:00 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Ohio Town On Band's Three-Stop U.S. Festival Tour

Officials in Troy are celebrating the selection of the western Ohio community as a site for one of only three small-town music festivals staged in the U.S. by the popular British band Mumford & Sons.

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News
12:39 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Police Investigate Three Bank Robberies

Columbus police are seeking information about the men who separately robbed two banks and a credit union.

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12:24 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Two Men To Plead Guilty In Central Ohio Man's Death

Federal court records say two inmates who escaped from Louisiana plan to plead guilty in a case that includes charges of abducting and killing a Delaware County business owner.

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Sports
12:34 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Oduro Joins Crew In Trade

The Columbus Crew has acquired forward Dominic Oduro from the Chicago Fire in exchange for midfielder Dilly Duka - and the right of first refusal to former Crew midfielder Robbie Rogers.

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12:24 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Hope Taft To Continue Serving On Board

Former Ohio first lady Hope Taft has been re-appointed to the state board that regulates the licensing of counselors and other professionals who work to treat and prevent drug and alcohol abuse.

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10:13 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Officials Seek Help To Identify Fake Distress Caller

The U.S. Coast Guard has announced a $3,500 reward for help in catching a man who's made at least 20 fake "mayday" calls on a marine radio operating in the Monroe area. The Coast Guard's Cleveland office says the man began calling in 2010.

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10:07 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Etch A Sketch Inventor Dies

An Ohio toy maker says the inventor of the famous red toy that generations of children drew on, shook up and started over has died in France.

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9:41 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Oberlin Recognized For Environmental Record

Ohio's Oberlin College has been honored by a nonprofit organization for its array of environmental programs and initiatives.

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6:59 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

OHP Investigating Telephone Scam

The Ohio Highway Patrol is investigating several suspicious telephone calls that have been received by Knox and Morrow county residents from individuals claiming to represent the agency.

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6:52 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Phony Coupon Scams Spam Residents

The Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio warns residents about an increase in scam coupon offers.

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6:38 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Stillwagon Indicted In Shooting

Former Ohio State football star Jim Stillwagon has been indicted in Delaware County in connection with a road-rage shooting last September.

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1:35 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Judge Denies Request To Move Rape Trial

A judge has ruled to keep the upcoming rape trial of two Ohio high school football players in the county where the alleged attack happened.

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1:23 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Students Compete In Mock Trials

The annual Ohio Mock Trial Competition begins this week, and it's expected to include more than 3,500 students from 180 high schools around the state.

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10:49 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Battelle Secures Army Contract

Officials with Columbus-based Battelle say the company has won a multi-million-dollar contract to assist the U.S. Army in cyber security research.

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