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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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. 

Columbus City Council last night hosted a public forum on legislation that would lower the penalties for the possession of small amounts of marijuana and related paraphernalia. 

More visitors are coming to Columbus and choosing to stay longer, according to the latest tourism data.

The Columbus Division of Fire is encouraging residents to check their smoke and fire alarms due to a product recall.

AAA expects a record number of Ohioans to travel at least 50 miles from home during the Independence Day holiday period, beginning July 3rd through Sunday. The state's anticipated road travel volume of 2.1 million marks an increase of 4.7 percent from last year. AAA Ohio Auto Club spokesperson Kimberly Schwind tied the increase to the economy. 

The Columbus Division of Police has launched a new mobile app to increase community engagement and safety. Application Users can file police reports, submit tips anonymously, and access other police information all in one place.


Central Ohio officials say the private sector has committed $100 million toward the region’s affordable housing needs.

Janiva Magness

Janiva Magness has earned several accolades over her career. The singer and songwriter has won seven Blues Music Awards and the B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. 

The Center for Injury Research and Policy

A new study out of Columbus finds that common hygiene products send a young child to the emergency room every two hours. 

Franklin County commissioners have announced a new collaboration to address poverty.

Cincinnati-based Kroger has pulled from its shelves the Private Selection brand of triple berry medley and blackberries due to hepatitis A concerns.  

Kelly Vaughn is one of the many artists performing at this weekend’s Columbus Arts Festival.


Columbus has a specialized vehicle to treat stroke patients wherever the incident takes place. The Mobile Stroke

American Heart Association

Columbus firefighters will be teaching hands-only CPR this Friday in the Arena district.

Associated Press

About 60 men who say they were sexually abused by a former Ohio State University sports physician have issued some specific demands to the school.