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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Ohio Governor John Kasich has unveiled a nearly $2.4 billion construction budget to fund a host of community, school, park and prison projects. 

A bill to require gun owners to safely store their weapons is getting attention from gun control advocates this week. 

State lawmakers have struck a compromise on what to do about missed school days around Ohio brought on by the season's extreme winter weather. 

State officials are extending a deadline for a heating assistance program that's available to those threatened with disconnection or whose service has been disconnected. 

The state's Department of Aging urges older Ohioans to remain alert to possible hazards that could lead to falls as spring and summer approach.  

Two Libertarian candidates for statewide office in Ohio have been tossed from the May primary ballot by the state elections chief. 

Attorney General Mike DeWine says seven Ohioans are charged in a scam that targeted senior citizens and even involved someone impersonating DeWine. 

Ohio's attorney general reports that more than 145,000 concealed carry licenses were issued in Ohio last year for the largest number issued since licensing began in the state in 2004. 

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered a private university and a student journalist to try to resolve the student's lawsuit asking the college to turn over arrest records and other information. 

Authorities say five people were killed in two separate head-on crashes in central Ohio. 

State officials are seeking public comment on hunting, trapping and fishing regulations proposed for 2014 through 2015. 

The president of a north-central Ohio booster club is accused of improperly using scholarship money meant for students. 

The state of Ohio says it's reached a $1.5 million settlement with a Toledo manufacturing company for unpaid loans. 

Ohio's attorney general says the state's share of the settlement between Endo Health and the federal government amounts to about $5 million. 

Officials with the Ohio State Fair say high school students have until the end of March to apply for participation in either group. 

Ohio's attorney general has awarded $1 million dollars in new grant funding to rape crisis centers across the state.  

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

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

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

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

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