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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9:24 am
Mon November 18, 2013

Ohio Issues Record Number Of Licenses For Concealed Weapons

State officials say there's been a big surge in concealed carry permits in Ohio this year.

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8:18 pm
Fri November 15, 2013

Coleman Outlines 2014 Budget Priorities

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman today unveiled the 14th budget proposal of his tenure.

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1:22 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Program Takes Veterans To Memorial

For several years, a program in Ohio has been taking the state's World War II veterans on a special trip.

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12:55 pm
Mon November 11, 2013

Central Ohio Official Appointed To Climate Change Panel

President Obama earlier this month appointed Franklin County Commissioner Paula Brooks to the 26-member Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience.

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6:41 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

Report Calls For Better Measurement Of Great Lakes Cleanup

A government report says the U.S. E-P-A should do more to make sure a Great Lakes cleanup program meets its goals.

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12:37 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Nestle Moving Pizza Division To Ohio

Nestle USA says it's relocating its frozen pizza division from Illinois to the Cleveland suburb of Solon, joining its other businesses and an expanding research center there.

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12:34 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

House Committee Amends Third Party Ballot Rules

An Ohio House panel dialed back proposed requirements for minor political parties amid concerns that they would obstruct access to the ballot and create hurdles for some candidates.

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11:13 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Valli Reflects On His Career, Jersey Boys And Why He Still Performs

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Frankie Valli came to fame as lead singer of the Four Seasons in 1962, but interest in the band's story and music are still strong today. 

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6:12 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Couple Accused Of Selling Drugs To Students

Two central Ohio parents are accused of selling marijuana to students from a nearby high school.

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5:53 pm
Fri October 25, 2013

Another Inmate Suicide In Ohio

The state says a prison inmate has committed suicide - Ohio's fourth case in the last 90 days and the ninth inmate suicide this year.

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12:35 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Cordle To Spend More Than Six Years In Jail

A Franklin County judge has sentenced a Powell man to 6 1/2 years in prison for causing a fatal crash after a night of heavy drinking.

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11:01 am
Wed October 23, 2013

A Conversation With Frank Tavares

Referred to as the most heard voice on public radio, Frank Tavares has been reading the underwriting credits for more than three decades at NPR.

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1:09 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Study Finds Contaminated Breast Milk Sold Online

Doctors are sending a warning to new mothers who feed their babies with breast milk purchased online.

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12:33 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

Drivers Urged To Be Alert For Deer

Ohio's insurance director says fall represents the peak season for deer-related crashes in the state.

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12:40 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Bus Bound For Cleveland Crashes In Pennsylvania

Authorities say a Greyhound bus heading to Ohio collided with a tractor-trailer on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania, killing a woman, critically injuring four other people and sending dozens to the hospital.

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12:55 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

Funds To Improve Access To Services For Elderly

Ohio is giving more than $3 million to local communities to help transport the elderly and disabled.

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12:21 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

DeWine Warns Consumers About Healthcare Scams

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says scammers often pretend to be associated with the government to make their ploys seem real.

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11:53 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Dayton-Area Hosts Police Conference

More than 300 law enforcement professionals from across the United States and several other countries are expected to attend a conference this week in southwest Ohio.

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11:49 am
Mon October 7, 2013

Voter Registration Deadline

Today marks the deadline to register for the November 5 general election.

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1:40 pm
Fri October 4, 2013

16 Polling Locations Changing In Franklin County

The Franklin County Board of Elections urges people in Hilliard, Galloway and parts of Columbus to watch their mail for notices about changes in voting locations.

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