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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City of Columbus

Columbus City Council will fund a grant program to promote the recruitment of immigrants and refugees for civil service positions with the city.

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther today unveiled his plans for the city’s 2020 General Fund budget.


An exhibit at the James Art Gallery inside Ohio State University's Comprehensive Cancer Center reveals the power art can have in someone's darkest days. Mike Foley explains. 

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Four floors of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland will be transformed later this month with an exhibit featuring some of the most iconic instruments in music history. Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll will showcase the tools musicians used to craft the songs fans know and love.

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There are now two final candidates  for Columbus' next Police Chief. 

Ohio Public Radio

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther easily won re-election Tuesday over write-in candidate Jeff Leopard. 

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded the city of Columbus more than $5 million to remediate health hazards in older homes and low-income residential units. 

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Health officials estimate more than 8 million Americans suffer from psoriasis, an autoimmune disease often reflected by red, scaly patches on the skin. 

Music Journeys: Jay Som

Oct 18, 2019
Jay Som

Jay Som performs Saturday night in Columbus at the Basement.

The late Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G. are among the 16 artists nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

A special sold-out concert takes place tonight to support Shadowbox Live. The "Are You Ready To Rock" event features three Columbus-area leaders and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum CEO Greg Harris.

Mt. Carmel Raising Wages

Sep 25, 2019

Officials with Mount Carmel Health System say they are raising the minimum wage for workers to 15 dollars an hour. 


Three former Ohio State University football players have joined the effort to reduce infant mortality in Franklin County.


Columbus fire and city officials held a ceremonial groundbreaking for a new fire station in Linden. 

OSU Medical Center

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were more than 531,000 flu-related hospitalizations during the last influenza season.

Pat Metheny

Pat Metheny remains one of the most creative and talented musicians around. Metheny brings his Side-Eye tour to Columbus Saturday night at the Southern Theatre. In this edition of Music Journeys, Metheny reflects on career, the way he processes sound, and much more. Stick around for the Fast Five at the end for more insight and a surprising revelation. Thanks for listening.   

Heather Anderson

Angela Perley has been writing, performing, and recording music for the last decade - all while calling Columbus home.

Franklin County Public Health has received a three-year federal grant to enhance and accelerate the community's effort to fight the opiate crisis.

Chris Shiflett

As a longtime member of the band Foo Fighters, guitarist Chris Shiflett has seen his share of large venues. But the 48-year-old also enjoys the intimacy of a small bar. That's part of the reason Shiflett writes, records, and performs his own music. Hard Lessons, his second solo release, came out this summer. 

Columbus leaders and community groups have announced nine projects to benefit the transportation and mobility needs of older adults. 


An independent report of Columbus Division of Police operations has revealed disparities in the way residents and officers within the division experience policing.

The WonderBus Music Festival takes place in Columbus this weekend featuring more than 20 musicians and bands including Ben Harper, Trombone Shorty and Walk The Moon.


The 16th annual African-American Male Wellness Walk takes place Saturday morning in Columbus, beginning at 7 at Livingston Park. 

Attorneys Adam Wolf, Joseph Peiffer, and Joseph Cartellone (far right) hold a press conference announcing the lawsuit.
Peiffer, Wolf, Carr & Kane

A central Ohio family has filed a lawsuit against three Cincinnati fertility service and health providers after learning some stunning results from a recent DNA test.

Past studies have shown Ohio ranks fourth in the nation in the number of reported human trafficking cases, but there are more instances that aren't showing up in research. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission and several central Ohio municipalities are coming together for a comprehensive affordable housing study.


Pelotonia will donate more than $100 million to Ohio State University for cancer research.  The group will give the money over the next five-years. 


A study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety found that in-vehicle technology creates potentially unsafe distractions for all drivers, but particularly older adults.

Mike Foley

Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther has announced the findings from a study conducted by Mason Tillman Associates to determine whether minority and women-owned businesses experience equal access to city contracts. 

Authorities have announced four guilty pleas by members and associates of the MS-13 gang in central Ohio, including the lead defendant.