WCBE

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 health officials have distributed nearly 12-thousand doses of vaccines to try to stem recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in the state. 

Ohio's attorney general warns consumers about spring home improvement scams. Mike DeWine says warmer weather brings more door-to-door sales. 

A utility assistance program has extended the deadline for AEP Ohio customers to apply for financial help to pay this past winter's high heating bills. 

Ohio's elections chief will be deciding whether to clean house in one of the state's largest counties.

The state has launched a website designed to make it easier to report cases of suspected fraud in Medicaid, food assistance programs and other social services. 

A federal grand jury has indicted a Hilliard man accused of selling counterfeit merchandise. 

The Ohio Supreme Court says the number of new mortgage foreclosures in the state declined in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year. 

The Ohio Attorney General’s office is setting up a new program to help prevent abuse of senior citizens. 

Health officials tracking measles and mumps outbreaks in Ohio are urging residents to stay up-to-date on immunizations to prevent illnesses from spreading.  

The Ohio Secretary of State's office reports voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election was less than in the last comparable primary for governor and other statewide offices. 

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. 

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