WCBE

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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An Ohio judge has granted a request to let 17-year-olds vote in the state's presidential primary. Ohio allows 17-year-olds who will be 18 before the fall election to vote in a primary, but with some limits.

The Centers for Disease Control and the state say Ohio has six confirmed cases of the Zika Virus, all involving people who traveled outside of Ohio.

State education leaders are working to lower the cost of a college degree through a number of efforts, including the expansion of a thriving program at Columbus State Community College.

Crew Extends Kamara

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The Columbus Crew SC has signed forward Kei Kamara to a contract extension through the 2018 season.

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The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio has launched a program to deal with the ever-growing amount of electronic waste.

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Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther delivered his first State of the City address this evening at his former high school, Whetstone.

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Central Ohio officials have announced a significant expansion of the effort to reduce the region's infant mortality rate.

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Elected Columbus officials - including former City Council president and current Mayor Andy Ginther - have faced a series of ethical issues and investigations over the past year.

A new music festival will take place in Columbus this summer.

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Columbus health professionals and parents of stillborn children have established a standardized method of care for families dealing with the death of an infant.

Ohio State lost out on a highly-rated defensive back to Florida State, otherwise a recruiting class that came into Tuesday's signing day figuring to be one of the best in the country ended it as just that.

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The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary made an announcement in Columbus Thursday regarding affordable housing.

The American Heart Association has issued a new scientific statement hoping to close the knowledge gap regarding women and heart attacks.

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Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer met with the media this week to reflect on the 2015 season and the departure of so many players for the NFL.

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The Columbus Crew SC this week agreed to a contract extension with the team’s head coach.

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Wednesday’s Columbus Metropolitan Club forum offered a glimpse at how the central Ohio economy will fare in 2016.

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Just a few days into his first term as Columbus mayor, Andrew Ginther announced his selection for a new cabinet position focusing on diversity and inclusion.

Franklin County has launched a new anti-fraud resource for property owners.

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The Memorial Tournament and Columbus-based Nationwide have announced that the company will sponsor the annual golf event in Dublin for another six years.

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Columbus fire crews are battling a large warehouse fire on the city's northwest side.

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