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
2:26 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

State to host forums to help residents fight fraud

The Ohio attorney general's office will hold regional forums around the state this summer to discuss how Ohioans can work together to fight fraud. 

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News
12:35 pm
Mon June 11, 2012

Portman helps open Romney's Ohio headquarters

The opening of a presidential campaign headquarters is rarely big news. But a campaign launch this weekend was. As Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports it wasn’t because of the candidate's presence.

News
7:23 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Few kids enrolled in Ohio's summer nutrition programs

Summer is a welcome break for many Ohio children who look forward to fun in the sun. But some children find themselves hungry in the summer. The breakfast and lunch programs low income children are eligible for during the school year often are not available during the summer. 

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News
7:08 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Wexner leaving trustees, OSU recommends parking lease to Australian company.

Some news out of Ohio State University today as the school announced that Les Wexner will leave his spot on OSU's Board of Trustees.  The university gave no reason for Wexner's departure.  

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News
6:43 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Teenager charged in Chardon High School shooting pleads not guilty

The 17-year-old charged with shooting and killing three students and wounding three others has pleaded not guilty to six charges.  Mike Foley explains.

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