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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1:27 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Coleman Appoints Johnson To New Education Post

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has appointed Columbus Education Association President Rhonda Johnson as the city's education director. 

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Sports
1:21 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Rhythmic Gymnastics Competition Returns To Columbus

For the 4th consecutive year, Columbus will host the Spring Fling International Rhythmic Gymnastics Invitational. 

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News
12:47 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Bill To Levy Hefty Fines For Entering High Water Areas

An Ohio House committee has passed a bill that would impose fines on Ohioans who ignore "high water" signs on the state's roads. 

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News
12:42 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Leadership Changes At OSU Medical Center

Ohio State is announcing changes at its medical center including the departure of its director. 

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News
12:55 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Heimlich Maneuver Namesake Pens Memoir

The 94-year-old Cincinnati surgeon who wrote the book on saving choking victims through his namesake Heimlich maneuver has now penned a new book. 

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News
11:52 am
Mon February 17, 2014

State Seeks More Partners For Summer Food Program

State officials are looking for more sponsors and sites in a federally funded program that offers children from low-income families free summer meals. 

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News
11:48 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Ohio State Partners With Tillman Foundation

Ohio State University will offer scholarships for veterans, active military service members and their spouses through a partnership with the Pat Tillman Foundation. 

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News
11:41 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Denison Community Comes Together Following Student's Death

Authorities are investigating the death of a Denison University senior. 

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News
10:34 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Insurance Efforts Credited With Saving Ohioans Millions

Ohio's Department of Insurance says its toll-free hotlines, community outreach and counseling helped Ohioans save or recover about $23.5 million last year. 

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News
10:52 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Settlement Reached In JPMorgan Harassment Case

JPMorgan Chase will pay nearly 1.5 million dollars to settle a federal sexual harassment lawsuit that alleged the company created a hostile work environment for female mortgage bankers at its central Ohio office. 

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News
10:46 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Health Director Leaving State Post

Ohio's health director is stepping down later this month to return to private medical practice. Theodore Wymyslo has led the Department of Health since 2011. 

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News
10:43 am
Wed February 5, 2014

Treasurer To Leave Columbus District This Summer

Columbus City Schools Treasurer Penny Rucker announced her resignation at last night's Board of Education meeting.  

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News
11:12 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Payment Program Helps Ohioans With Energy Costs

State officials remind eligible Ohioans that they can get help managing energy costs this winter through a payment assistance program.

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News
7:13 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Building Owner Charged In Fatal Toledo Fire

A Toledo apartment building owner has been charged in the deaths of two Ohio firefighters killed while battling a blaze this week.

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News
6:37 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

OSU Releases Drake's Contract Details

Ohio State University's new president will earn about $1 million annually in total compensation, or about half of what his predecessor made.

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News
6:48 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Columbus Man Faces Charges Of Possessing Explosives

A grand jury today indicted 55-year-old Mark A. Kulis on charges of criminal possession of an explosive device and carrying a concealed weapon.

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News
10:51 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Many Factors Determine School Closings And Delays

Most school districts in central Ohio today are holding regular sessions while some opted for a two-hour delay.

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News
10:33 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Commons At Livingston Expands To Serve More Vets

A permanent supportive housing community for disabled and formerly homeless veterans in central Ohio has expanded, with a similar facility expected to open next year in northwest Ohio.

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News
10:24 am
Wed January 22, 2014

Columbus Man Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Involving A Juvenile

Authorities say the plea agreement includes a 15-year prison sentence for 45-year-old Valerio V. Alexander.

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News
8:11 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Central Ohio Man Enters Plea In VA Center Theft Case

A Pataskala man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a charge connected to the theft of almost $90,000 worth of equipment from a veterans medical center.

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