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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1:02 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Reward Offered In Bank Robbery Case

Central Ohio authorities are offering a $2,000 reward for information involving a man who robbed a bank and then tried to wash dye off the money at a local business.

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10:11 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Dallas Company To Acquire Stake In Longaberger

A Texas company plans to acquire a controlling stake in the longtime central Ohio basket-making company that has seen sales and employment dip significantly over the past decade.

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9:58 am
Mon January 14, 2013

Ohio Hospital Joins Traumatic Stress Network

A $1.6 million grant will allow a northeast Ohio hospital to join a network of centers to provide services and support for children who have experienced psychological trauma.

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6:41 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Owner Defends Safety Record At Prison

The owner of a recently privatized Ohio prison says new technology has helped thwart incidents of smuggling at the facility.

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6:32 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

State Looks To Do More To Stop Human Trafficking

Ohio Governor John Kasich says he'll back further legislation this session bolstering the state's legal crackdown on human trafficking.

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Sports
6:25 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Browns Introduce Chudzinski As Head Coach

Rob Chudzinski returns for his third tour with the Cleveland Browns, but this time he's calling the shots.

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News
1:35 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Ohio School Shooting Trial Delayed

A judge in Ohio has indefinitely delayed the murder trial of an 18-year-old charged in the school shooting deaths of three students.

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Sports
1:15 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Hockey Coming Back To Arena District

The NHL and the players' association have announced a tentative labor agreement that will save at least part of the hockey season in Columbus and other NHL cities.

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News
7:34 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Hospital, Heart Center Settle Lawsuit

Federal prosecutors say an Ohio hospital system and heart center will pay $4.4 million to settle allegations they improperly billed Medicare for unnecessary heart procedures.

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1:12 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Kinship Care Growing In Ohio

Kinship care arrangements are when caregivers take over full-time guidance of children temporarily or permanently when parents fall on hard times.

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12:57 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Defense Attorneys Attempt To Move School Shooting Trial

Lawyers for the Ohio teenager charged in the Chardon High School shootings are renewing their effort to move the trial out of the grief-stricken community.

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10:32 am
Wed January 2, 2013

How Ohio's Congressional Delegation Voted On Fiscal Cliff Deal

Ohio's congressional delegation voted with the majority to pass the agreement that avoided the so-called fiscal cliff of middle-class tax increases and spending cuts.

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1:08 pm
Mon December 31, 2012

AAA Clarifies Program Availability

The auto club AAA says a free New Year's Eve towing service for drunk drivers isn't available in most of Ohio.

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8:48 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Fire Marshal Reminds Residents Of Winter Fire Risks

Ohio Fire Marshall Larry Flowers says the use of candles, heating sources and makeshift cooking methods when winter storms interrupt electric service can significantly increase fire risks.

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News
8:32 am
Mon December 24, 2012

Ohio Among Top States For Peace Corps Volunteers

Ohio ranked tenth among all states in producing Peace Corps volunteers this year with a total of 291 volunteers.

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Sports
6:50 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Ohio State Football In Cincinnati This Spring

Ohio State's 2013 spring game will be played on the road. Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati will host the April 13 scrimmage because of renovations at Ohio Stadium.

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6:46 pm
Fri December 21, 2012

Insurance To Help Kids With Autism

Ohio is moving to make sure health insurance plans will cover treatment and services for children with autism.

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12:33 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Nursing Home Liable For Resident's Death

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a northeastern Ohio nursing home was liable for the death of one of its residents after giving her diabetes medication she didn't need.

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12:28 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Coach Sentenced In Locker Room Videotaping Case

A judge has handed down a 15-year prison term to a former Ohio high school basketball coach who pleaded guilty to videotaping boys showering in the locker room over an eight-year period.

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7:45 am
Wed December 19, 2012

State To Update School Safety Efforts

Ohio's attorney general and the state's top public schools official are outlining the progress of school safety initiatives.

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