Mike Fussell

Mike Fussell joined the WAVE 3 News team as a reporter/multimedia journalist in March 2018. He's been fighting to tell the top story since he was forced to share a hand-me-down camcorder with his twin sister at the age of 10. Before arriving in WAVE Country, he covered news and sports as an anchor/reporter at Raycom sister station WALB in Albany, Georgia, winning an award from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for his 2016 election coverage. Mike was at the scene reporting after a tornado outbreak killed more than a dozen people in South Georgia. He was also in the courtroom for major developments of the 12-year-old cold case murder of Tara Grinstead; and followed law enforcement as a manhunt for the killer of two police officers took place in Americus, Georgia. He also got the opportunity to cover the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club. Previously, Mike covered news and sports as a weekend anchor/reporter at KTVF-TV in Fairbanks, Alaska. There, he told stories about local government, the environment, business and native Alaskan affairs. He filed live reports from the Iditarod and Yukon Quest sled dog races. A story Mike did on the arrival of new Apache helicopters at U.S. Army base Ft. Wainwright was named "2016 Best News Story" by the Alaska Broadcasters Association. Before moving north, Mike graduated from American University in the spring of 2014, with majors in Broadcast Journalism and Business Administration. While living in Washington, D.C., he worked as a world news/digital intern at Chinese broadcaster CCTV America and as a reporting intern at Voice of America. Mike is a native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He enjoys cooking, running, playing rugby and traveling. He is always looking for a new story to tell.

Recent Articles by Mike

  KY sports betting bill passes House committee with changes

Bill introduced in KY House to tackle teacher pension crisis

Nonprofit tax fixes pass KY House committee

KY General Assembly meets at Old Capitol

Neighbors hope to buy Louisville Seminary land, prevent development

Bill to automatically restore felon voting rights filed in KY Senate

Work continues as KY lawmakers miss initial pension recommendation deadline

Fetal heartbeat bill passes Kentucky Senate

Permit-less carry bill moves through Kentucky Senate

Protesters await Kentucky Supreme Court Purdue Pharma decision

Kentucky Youth Advocates push for change

Sports gambling discussed as first pension fix recommendation deadline looms

Kentucky mothers work to keep guns away from domestic violence abusers

Sports gambling bill could help fill Kentucky pension shortfall

Kentucky women’s equality advocates highlight legislative priorities

Advocates, legislator say majority of Kentucky lawmakers support medical marijuana

KY school safety bill passes, senators promise shooting victims not forgotten

Bevin spends little time on pensions in State of Commonwealth, focuses on achievements

Hemp growth, lab-grown meat among legislative focus of KY agriculture commissioner

KY bourbon study shows economic impact has doubled over ten years