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
12:50 pm
Wed October 31, 2012

Cleanup/Power Restorations in Northern Ohio Continue

Thousands of northern Ohio residents are still without power and hundreds of schools closed for a second day as the region cleaned up from Sandy.

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News
5:43 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Missing Girl Found Safe

Columbus police say they have found the 9-year-old and that she's safe.

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12:37 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Columbus Woman Dies In Early Morning Fire

Columbus fire officials say a 65-year-old woman has died in an overnight apartment fire.

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News
12:29 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Veterans Face Theft And Other Charges

Nine Ohio veterans are accused of submitting false mileage information to gather thousands of dollars in reimbursements.

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News
11:02 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Heating Assistance Program Begins Soon

State officials say heating assistance will be available again this winter to eligible Ohio households. The HEAP Winter Crisis Program is administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency's Office of Community Assistance.

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Election Coverage
1:24 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Supreme Court Decision Allows Ohio's Final Early Voting Weekend To Proceed

The U.S. Supreme Court sides with Democrats in refusing to block early voting in Ohio. The court today refused a Republican request to get involved in a dispute over early voting in the state on the three days before Election Day. 

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News
1:01 pm
Wed October 10, 2012

State Lawmaker Faces Corruption Charges

A state lawmaker has been indicted on 49 charges of theft in office, money laundering and corruption related to the use of his campaign funds.

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News
12:49 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Former Bengals Cheerleader Avoids Jail With Guilty Plea

Sarah Jones admitted in court to having sex with a 17-year-old student at the northern Kentucky school where she taught. 

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News
12:45 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Ohio Officials Still Contacting Patients About Meningitis Outbreak

Health officials in Ohio are reaching out to patients who received injections of a potentially contaminated steroid linked to a fungal meningitis outbreak that has killed seven people and sickened 91 across nine states.

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News
7:15 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

State Lawmaker Proposes Youth Rights Bill

A state lawmaker says she wants to clarify part of Ohio's law that deals with minors and their access to legal counsel following a decision this week by the Ohio Supreme Court.

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News
7:10 pm
Fri October 5, 2012

Four Ohio Sites Got Shots Tied To Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

Officials say four health care facilities in Ohio received a recalled steroid injection suspected in a deadly outbreak of meningitis. The Ohio Department of Health says the medication went to two facilities in Marion, one in Cincinnati and one in the Columbus suburb of Dublin.

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News
9:39 am
Thu October 4, 2012

Shigella Cases In Franklin County Skyrocket

Columbus health officials have identified cases of a bacterial illness in 30 day care centers, and say the number continues to rise daily.

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1:09 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Columbus Man Faces Human Trafficking Charges

Ohio authorities are accusing a man of forcing several women into prostitution by exploiting their drug habits.

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News
12:57 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Postal Worker Indicted On Mail Theft Charges

A U.S. Postal Service worker has been indicted on charges accusing him of stealing cash and gift cards from mail at a central Ohio processing center and assaulting officers.

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News
12:43 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Former Buckeye Football Lineman Charged In Road Rage Shooting

Police say 1960s Ohio State football star Jim Stillwagon has been charged with felonious assault in a shooting after a road rage incident that spanned about 14 miles.

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News
12:37 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

Art Features Work From Ohio Youth Inmates

An art exhibit features creations by juvenile inmates imprisoned in the state's youth detention centers. The joint project of the Ohio Department of Youth Services and Franklin University opening today features 18 works.

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Election Coverage
11:57 am
Wed September 26, 2012

Poll Shows Obama Ahead Of Romney By Ten Points In Ohio

A new poll shows President Barack Obama opening a double-digit lead over Republican Mitt Romney in two of the nation's three largest swing states.

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News
3:37 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Scholarships For Best Video On Avoiding Scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says students will have until Dec. 14 to submit a 60-second video on the importance of being aware of scams and avoiding them. 

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News
3:31 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Appeals Court Denies Man's Fourth Trial Request

A state appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a southwest Ohio man in the 2008 bathtub drowning of his wife. 

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Election Coverage
3:22 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Poll: Brown Leads Mandel

A new poll shows Democrat Sherrod Brown has a slight lead in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. 

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