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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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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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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7:57 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Smiley Seeking Solutions In 2014 And Beyond

The new year brings a new focus for The Tavis Smiley Show. 

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1:07 pm
Wed January 15, 2014

Missing Adult Alert Issued For Central Ohio Man

The Upper Arlington Police Department issued an Endangered Missing Adult Alert for an 85-year-old man authorities say suffers from the early onset of Alzheimer's Disease. 

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12:50 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

State Funding Available For School Safety Projects

The state Department of Transportation will award $4 million to Ohio schools this year for projects designed to help children from kindergarten through eighth grade walk or bike to school safely. 

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12:31 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Busted Pipe Floods Multiple Floors At Police HQ

Columbus police were scrambling early this morning to maintain business as usual after a sprinkler pipe burst and flooded part of the department's downtown headquarters.

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11:22 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Ohio Libraries Digitally Preserve Historical Documents

Public libraries across Ohio are helping create a statewide network where important historical materials will be scanned, cataloged and shared.

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11:04 am
Mon January 6, 2014

AEP Rates Could Fall Slightly Next Year

American Electric Power is proposing a rate reduction for Ohio customers beginning in the summer of 2015 - one the state's utility watchdog says doesn't go far enough.

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10:43 am
Mon January 6, 2014

State Issues Safety Reminders With Extreme Cold

State officials are urging residents to check on older adults who may have more difficulty adjusting to the extremely cold temperatures.

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11:51 am
Mon December 30, 2013

State Upgrades Habitual Drunk Driver Offender Registry

The Ohio Department of Public Safety is expanding its online registry of repeat drunken-drivers.

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11:40 am
Mon December 30, 2013

Bar Exam For Six-Year Students Under Consideration

The Ohio Supreme Court is accepting public comment on a possible rule change that could let students become lawyers after six years of college instead of seven.

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10:32 am
Wed December 18, 2013

Federal Judge To Hear Ohio Gay Marriage Case

Both sides in a dispute over whether gay marriage should be recognized on Ohio death certificates will argue their cases in front of a federal judge today in Cincinnati.

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10:24 am
Wed December 18, 2013

John Doe Charge In 1994 Case

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted an unknown suspect in an unsolved rape case, marking the first such indictment in the county's history.

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7:59 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Inspector General Cites More Wildlife Officers

The state watchdog is referring 18 more Ohio wildlife officers for possible criminal prosecution after a follow-up investigation into illegal hunting while on duty uncovered additional cases.

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2:04 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

BMV To Close Final State-Run Center

The Bureau of Motor Vehicles says Ohio's last state-run BMV customer service center will close by next summer, and a new deputy registrar will open elsewhere in Columbus.  

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1:48 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Girls In Gear Program More Than Just Bikes

Jess Mathews walks with part of her class in the Village of Urbancrest
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Columbus resident Jess Mathews tonight graduates her third class through an empowerment program called Girls In Gear. While the program focuses on the basics of bicycling, it also teaches the girls many other skills. 

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7:22 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Kearney Off FitzGerald's Ticket

The Democratic lieutenant governor candidate in Ohio who faced hundreds of thousands of dollars in state and federal tax liens says he's dropping out of the race.

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12:19 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

State Launches Online Medicaid Enrollment Option

Low-income Ohioans can start signing up for Medicaid coverage online, along with those who are newly eligible under an expansion of the health program.

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6:26 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Panel Picks Finalists For Education Grants

A state panel has selected more than 150 schools and educational entities in Ohio as finalists for grants from a new innovation fund established by Gov. John Kasich.

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10:00 am
Mon November 25, 2013

Grant To Fund Foreclosure Study

Ohio has joined a multi-state study of the social, health and economic effects of recent federal efforts to prevent foreclosure among the unemployed.

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