Mike Fussell

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

  State Fair chaos prompts discussion about conceal carry

  Ahead of Trump’s Louisville stop, Bevin says to expect even more before November

Southern Indiana steel company granted relief from trade restrictions

  Metro, suburban fire departments agree to make response changes

  Louisville teacher survives Dayton shooting, later connects with woman he protected

  Kentucky State Fair announces traffic, parking changes

  Prospect residents concerned development could worsen flooding issues

  Metro Council passes pedestrian safety rules; some say there are unintended consequences

  Kentucky Derby Museum launches horse farm tour

  Protesters demand action outside of McConnell’s Louisville office

  Jesse Schott: Memorial building dedicated to Bullitt Co. teen

  Fancy Farm: All eyes on Bevin, Beshear

  Kentucky Derby Museum officials reflect on 2009 flood

Moody’s: Results of Kentucky special session ‘credit negative’

  Safety expert answers 5 questions about LMPD traffic-stop policy changes

  Middle school project leads to prefiled bill in Kentucky legislature

  MSD approves rate increase

  Tax change concerns raised, KY filmmakers celebrated at Flyover Film Festival

  Federal legislation proposed to address black vultures eating animals alive

  Bevin signs pension-relief bill; special session comes to a close

  Bevin-backed pension relief bill clears Senate committee, set up for final passage

  Bevin-backed pension relief bill clears tight House vote, heads to Senate

  Bevin pension relief bill passes committee, opposing plans fail

  Kentucky lawmakers address pension crisis in long-awaited special session

  Future Fund buys 115 more acres along Floyds Fork to prevent development

  Kentucky lawmakers called into special session for pension relief bill

  Metro Public Works seeks input, plans future of Eastern Parkway

  Church eliminates $6.2M worth of medical debt in Indiana

  Thousands of dollars worth of equipment stolen from youth baseball group

  Group holds inaugural gunshot first aid course in Louisville