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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Voters in Ohio's two largest counties have gone in opposite directions on using taxpayers' money for leisure pursuits. 

A new study by researchers at Children's Hospital in Columbus shows 2 thousand kids are treated at emergency rooms each year from injuries resulting from falls through or climbing onto safety gates.

Public health officials say a mumps outbreak in central Ohio has reached 295 cases. That's about three-quarters of all the reported cases nationwide. 

Urbana University in western Ohio will be a subsidiary of Franklin University in central Ohio under a partnership agreement announced by both schools. 

Four prosecutors on a task force that reviewed the death penalty in Ohio have released a report objecting to some of the recommendations the task force put out two weeks ago. 

A judge has denied a former Ohio lawmaker's request for early release from prison, saying he agreed to serve three years. 

Four Columbus firefighters suffered minor injuries after a ladder fell on them during a fire at a downtown business. 

Health officials say there are 69 mumps cases confirmed in central Ohio with 52 now linked to Ohio State University. 

Two firefighters were injured and 13 businesses destroyed by a fire that swept through a historic downtown block in northeastern Ohio. 

Ohio's former governor has been named head of the advocacy arm of a progressive think tank in Washington. Democrat Ted Strickland says he'll become president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund next month. 

The state of Ohio will give a $10 million grant to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton to reconstruct Fawcett Stadium, the field where the annual enshrinement and Hall of Fame game take place. 

Republican House Speaker Bill Batchelder says Governor Kasich's midterm budget is being divided into 14 separate bills. 

Five more cases of mumps have been confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University, raising the total to 28.  

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.