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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5:16 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Ohio Honors Connecticut School Victims, Reminds Ohio Schools To Have Safety Plans

Ohio's governor has ordered flags lowered at state buildings and grounds in honor of the lives lost in a school shooting in Connecticut.

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12:46 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

City Publishes Names Of Negligent Property Owners

The City of Columbus hopes to pressure owners to clean up blighted properties by publicly identifying them. 

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12:56 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

FBI, Dublin Authorities Search For Bank Robber

Federal investigators are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect possibly tied to a string of central Ohio bank robberies.

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12:51 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

SBA To Assist Small Businesses In Columbus, Other NHL Cities

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be offering counseling help to small businesses in Columbus and 22 other cities affected by the National Hockey League lockout.

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12:36 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Testimony Begins In Lawsuit Over Exotic Animals Law

An animal owner has told a federal judge that Ohio's new regulations on exotic animals would wipe out most of her business.

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7:05 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

High Court Rejects Non-Highway Use Of Fuel Tax

The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected using revenue raised from the state's new business tax for anything but highway upkeep.

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1:54 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Health Officials Urge People To Get A Flu Shot

Central Ohio influenza cases are significantly higher for this time of year as are flu-related hospitalizations. That's the word from Columbus Public Health officials.

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12:40 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Bill To Curb Asbestos Lawsuits

Legislation requiring workers to divulge all asbestos claims filed by or for them or face perjury charges cleared a Senate committee yesterday, sending it to an expected floor vote today.

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11:35 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Medicare Open Enrollment Ends Friday

Ohioans with Medicare coverage have until the end of this week to shop for a new prescription drug insurance plan.

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Sports
11:25 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Browns Worker Commits Suicide At Practice Facility

The Cleveland Browns are sending condolences to the family of a grounds crew worker who killed himself at the team's practice center in Berea on Saturday.

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12:54 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Cicero Loses Law License For A Year

The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended for a year the law license of an attorney whose emails to Ohio State University's former football coach triggered an ongoing scandal and NCAA investigation that cost the coach his job.

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12:40 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Several Dozen Dogs Seized From Breeder

Three people have pleaded not guilty to hundreds of animal cruelty charges involving a dog-breeding business where 241 dogs were seized during a raid in western Ohio.

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12:32 pm
Wed November 28, 2012

Another Fungal Meningitis Case In Ohio

Health officials say an 85-year-old Clermont County woman's fungal meningitis case marks Ohio's 18th illness linked to a larger outbreak and recalled steroid injections for back pain.

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12:36 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Several Indictments In Central Ohio Drug Case

A central Ohio grand jury has issued indictments against 14 people accused of being involved in a drug-trafficking ring that brought oxycodone from Florida "pill mills" to sell in central Ohio.

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11:03 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Energy Efficiency Advocates Pressure Lawmakers

Energy efficiency advocates are holding a rally in Columbus today.

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10:59 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Fire Marshal Urges Safety During Holidays

The state fire marshal encourages Ohioans to take fire safety precautions when decorating for the holidays.

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4:27 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Celebration At The Shoe For 2002 Champs

Ohio State plans to honor the 2002 national championship team at this year's Michigan game. 

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12:51 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Urban Meyer/Brady Hoke Era Of The Rivalry Begins

Saturday's game between Ohio State and Michigan at Ohio Stadium marks the 109th meeting between the two schools, and the first with Meyer and Hoke as head coaches.

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12:39 pm
Wed November 21, 2012

Trucker Pleads Guilty In Drug Ring

A long-haul trucker from West Texas has pleaded guilty in a 2011 multi-state drug-transporting ring with ties to central Ohio.

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10:19 am
Wed November 21, 2012

OSU Student Puts Own Twist On Buckeye Band Tunes

As a kid attending Ohio State football games with his dad, Jon Lampley recalls being as fascinated by the university's band as he was the game.

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