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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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. 

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

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

Authorities are investigating the death of a Denison University senior. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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. 

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. 

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.