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.

Ways to Connect

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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

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

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. 

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.

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.

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

The severely burned woman found naked with a rope around her neck along a road in eastern Ohio has died. Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says 29-year-old Celeste Fronsman died Tuesday.

Sheriff's deputies are looking for people they think may have information about a burned, naked woman found on a rural road over the weekend.

Kevin Randleman pleaded guilty to aggravated murder today in a plea deal that potentially spares his life.

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has announced a leadership change. 

Some Ohio farmers are hoping swift congressional action will maintain funding for various programs.

The new figures show Ohio's high school class of 2012 had a composite score of 21.8 in the subjects of English, Reading, Mathematics and Science.

Columbus City Schools - one of three districts facing probes into enrollment and attendance practices - has hired a law firm to assist with information requests.

The Ohio school board won't name an interim or permanent state superintendent until it conducts a thorough national search.