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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Weekend Wrapup

Aug 20, 2012

This edition includes results from the Crew match in Houston, the winners from the tennis tournament in Mason and the names of the five football captains for Ohio State.

A magistrate in northeast Ohio has found Ohio State running back Bri'onte Dunn not guilty of a disorderly conduct charge.

The state's Republican elections chief has suspended two Democratic election officials in southwest Ohio after they voted to extend early voting hours beyond the uniform, statewide hours that he recently set.

Since August 6, twenty Ohioans have been assisting efforts related to the Mustang Fire, burning about 28 miles west of North Fork, Idaho.

Ohio officials say there are now 79 human cases in the state of a new swine flu strain, more than double the number reported earlier this month.

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The Columbus Crew takes the field tonight for the first time since the death of Kirk Urso, as the team hosts the defending MLS champion L.A. Galaxy.

Ohio State University officials say the past two years of fundraising have been the most successful in school history.

A month-long, nationwide search has ended as the U.S. Marshals Service says Nathan Summerfield was captured this morning in northeast Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Health says the number of swine flu cases in Ohio has increased to 54, and most involve people who had contact with hogs at fairs.

Authorities investigating an alleged prescription drug trafficking operation in central Ohio and an alleged cocaine ring in northwest Ohio have started arresting dozens of people indicted in the cases.

The storms that socked Ohio in June and July caused insured losses of at least $433.5 million.

Republican Mitt Romney campaigns in Ohio tomorrow with stops in Beallsville, Zainesville and Chillicothe. Romney's visit to the Buckeye State comes after his decision on a running mate -  Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin.

Ohio health and agriculture officials are investigating 10 sick people whose illnesses have similarities to a swine flu virus. All had attended a southern Ohio county fair.

The FBI believes the same man has robbed the same Columbus bank three times in less than two months.

Ohio homeowners could be eligible for a rebate for installing a safe room to protect themselves during a tornado or extreme winds. State officials say it will help in the construction of 150 safe rooms.

A Kent State University student accused of posting a message on Twitter saying he planned to "shoot up" the northeastern Ohio campus has been instructed to stay away from the school and its president.

Sixteen people charged in beard- and hair-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio have rejected plea bargain offers and will go to trial next month. The defendants include members of an eastern Ohio breakaway Amish group.

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