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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12:58 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Collision At Ohio Coal Mine Injures Five

Authorities say five people were hurt when two rail cars that transport miners collided in a southeast Ohio mine.

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12:46 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

Strickland Slams Romney Over Video Comments

Former Gov. Ted Strickland appears to be continuing the “attack dog” role he took on at the Democratic National Convention, going after Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney.

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12:29 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

"Bad Beard Bandit" Strikes Again

Federal and central Ohio authorities are searching for a suspect they say robbed two banks within the span of two hours with a fake beard.

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11:35 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Cincinnati Police Amend Policy On Stun Guns

Cincinnati police have revised their policy on stun guns in an effort to reduce the potential risk of serious injury or death. Police say the new guidelines recommend that officers aim at a suspect's back when deploying the barbs from a stun gun.

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11:16 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Columbus Police Officer Killed In Vehicle Crash

Authorities say an off-duty police officer died following a head-on crash with an ambulance in West Jefferson. The State Highway Patrol says 53-year-old Marcia Frederick of the Columbus Police Department died at the scene.

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1:02 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Prisons Set Limits On Source Of Inmate Funds

The state is changing the way Ohio inmates can receive money through the mail to reduce administrative duties and cut down on funds that might be used for illegal activity.

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12:39 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

Water Leak Keeps Hundreds Of OSU Students From Dorms

About 1,200 of nearly 2,000 Ohio State University students evacuated from their dormitories after a water leak in a basement have been told they might not be able to return for at least two more days. 

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Sports
2:21 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Crew, Firefighters Visit Children's Hospital

Members of the Columbus Crew and the Columbus Division of Fire teamed up to visit kids at Nationwide Children's Hospital on the 9/11 anniversary.

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1:24 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Ohio Hospital Earns Recognition In LGBT Healthcare Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign named Cincinnati Children's Hospital among the best healthcare facilities for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patients and families.

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11:31 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Running Mates Headline Campaign Visits To Ohio This Week

Vice President Joe Biden campaigns today at Wright State University in Dayton, while Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan heads to the Clermont County Fairgrounds east of Cincinnati. 

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12:47 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Campaigns Coming To Ohio

Republican Mitt Romney, his running mate Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden all plan campaign stops in Ohio this week.

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12:39 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Auditor Says Investigation Unaffected By Release Of Report Cards

The state auditor has advised education leaders that releasing delayed state report cards won't hamper his investigation into potential tampering with school attendance numbers.

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6:38 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

Agencies Earn Grant To Fight Human Trafficking

A federal grant has been awarded to two Ohio agencies to fight human trafficking, a practice that has been likened to modern-day slavery.

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12:19 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Columbus Man Charged With Voyeurism

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says authorities found hundreds of videos categorized by the location or intersection of each recording.

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10:30 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Council Sends Drilling Ban To The Ballot

Leaders in a northeast Ohio city have voted to place an oil and gas drilling ban question on the November ballot.

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Sports
10:37 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Sights And Sounds From Ohio State's First Game Under Meyer

Urban Meyer leads his Buckeye squad to the field for the first time.
Mike Foley

The Ohio State football team began the Urban Meyer era with a 56-10 victory over Miami. 

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Sports
9:57 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Late Goal Lifts Crew To Fourth Straight Win

Emilio Renteria scored in the third minute of stoppage time to lift the Columbus Crew to a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Saturday night. 

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6:36 pm
Fri August 31, 2012

Canton Resident Arrested In Case Of Burned Woman

Authorities have made an arrest in the death of a woman found covered in burns and suffering on the side of a rural Ohio road.

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10:14 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Democrats Praise Judge's Ruling On Provisional Ballots

Two Democratic lawmakers are urging Ohio's elections chief not to appeal a federal judge's order requiring the state to change its rules for counting provisional ballots.

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9:59 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Columbus Homicide Listed 14 Years After Shooting

Columbus police say they've recorded an additional homicide for this year following the death of a 1998 shooting victim earlier this month.

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