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
12:40 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Water And Sewer Rate Hikes Await Columbus Residents

Next year, Columbus residents will pay $5 more on average for their water and sewer service.

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Election Coverage
11:00 am
Mon November 19, 2012

Ohio Congresswoman To Lead Black Caucus

Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio has been elected to lead the Congressional Black Caucus.

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News
6:57 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Two Dozen Student Athletes Identified On Videotapes

Authorities say 24 boys have been identified on locker room videotapes made by a high school coach charged in northeast Ohio.

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News
10:17 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Shigella Still A Problem In Columbus

Health officials in Ohio's capital city say they're investigating more than 770 cases of a bacterial illness that primarily affects young children, and they're urging parents to take precautions to help stop the outbreak.

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News
9:56 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Student Workers Win Back Lost Wages

Three companies - including one in central Ohio - have agreed in a federal settlement to pay back wages to hundreds of international students for summer jobs they held at a Hershey candy company facility in Pennsylvania.

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News
7:36 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

State Resumes Drilling Permit Process

Ohio has begun issuing its first permits for deep injection of chemically-laced wastewater from oil and gas drilling since a New Year's Eve quake in Youngstown prompted an unofficial statewide moratorium on new wells.

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News
7:28 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Changes Proposed To Increase College Graduation Rate

A panel studying ways to boost Ohio's college graduation rate says tuition should be raised on students to out-of-state amounts, and the state should withhold money from those students' institutions if they're taking years and years to graduate.

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News
7:20 pm
Tue November 13, 2012

Criminal Charges Could Come In Columbus Schools

Citing organized and persistent interference with the attendance data investigation, the state auditor's office says it's likely that criminal charges will be brought against some Columbus school district employees.

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News
12:39 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

State Seeks Feedback From Hocking Hills Area Landowners

State forestry officials are seeking input on an area forestry plan from woodland owners in the Hocking Hills area of southeast Ohio.

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News
11:31 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Inmate Arrives In Lucasville, Awaits Final Appeal

A condemned Ohio killer has arrived at the state death house the day ahead of his scheduled execution for stabbing an Akron woman to death in 1997.

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News
11:03 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Findlay Company Donates To Sandy Relief

An Ohio-based oil refiner is donating money and food to people recovering from Sandy.

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News
6:39 pm
Fri November 9, 2012

Ohio Teen Sentenced In Craigslist Plot

An Ohio teenager has been sentenced to life in prison in a deadly plot to lure men desperate for work with phony Craigslist job offers.

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News
1:21 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Mansfield Prisoner Dies

Authorities say an Ohio inmate has died after a fight with his cellmate. The State Highway Patrol says staff at the Mansfield Correctional Institution found 62-year-old Robert Parr in his cell shortly after 10 p.m. last night.

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Election Coverage
1:18 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Voter Turnout In Ohio Lower Than 2004, 2008

Ohio officials say the voter turnout for Tuesday's election was just more than 68 percent.

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Election Coverage
9:58 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Vendor Blamed For Absentee Voting Problems Near Dayton

Elections officials in a western Ohio county say a ballot vendor is to blame for a pair of absentee ballot problems that affect more than 240 voters.

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News
6:59 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Ohio's First Black Supreme Court Justice Dies

Robert Morton Duncan, the first black justice to serve on the Ohio Supreme Court, has died. He was 85.

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News
6:44 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Two More Meningitis Cases In Ohio

Ohio health officials now report 16 fungal meningitis cases linked to a larger outbreak of the illness and recalled steroid injections for back pain.

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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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News
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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