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.

Ways to Connect

The housing market had an active and strong 2019 in Ohio and the Columbus region.


Two Columbus performers are joining forces for a concert celebrating the Civil Rights Movement.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorius B.I.G., and T Rex make up the Rock Hall's 35th class. For Rock & Roll Hall of Fame president and CEO Greg Harris, these inductees reflect the different genres of Rock & Roll. 

Jeremy Wadsworth/The Blade via AP

Port Clinton police say the body of a teenager missing for more than three weeks was found Tuesday in the chimney of a vacant home in his neighborhood.


U.S. Housing and Urban Development officials were in Columbus Wednesday for a trio of announcements regarding the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. 

Franklin County officials today released preliminary overdose death statistics for the first nine months of 2019. 

Columbus-based band The Molars host a record release show Saturday January 4 in Clintonville.

The latest home sales figures find the Columbus area continuing its momentum despite a decline statewide.

Both of Ohio's U.S. Senators say they are supporting the family of Otto Warmbier by backing proposed new sanctions on North Korea.  


Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther today named Tom Quinlan as the city's police chief. 


AAA reminds motorists to slow down and move over for roadside repair vehicles following a weekend accident involving one of the auto club’s technicians.

Health officials say when a suicidal adolescent cannot safely remain in the community, traditional intervention often involves a lengthy psychiatric hospitalization.

OSU's Medical Center

Making end-of-life decisions for a pet or coping with the loss of an animal is a difficult process.

Columbus Catholic Diocese

A retired Columbus priest has been accused of sexual abuse.  

The Franklinton and Livingston Columbus Metropolitan Library branches reopen this week after closing in October for renovations. 


Ohio Triple-A predicts the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005 over the next five days in Ohio and a record number of Ohioans flying to their destinations. 

Michael Helms

Former Eagles guitarist Don Felder will be in Cleveland tonight for the opening of a new exhibit at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Health officials say about 2 million children sustain sports-related concussions each year in the U.S.

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.

WCBE files

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.