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

  Disproportionate racial impact of COVID a focus of recent Kentucky report

  Survivor, family of innocent people killed during Shively police chase sue department

  Snow days may be less likely as students learn remotely during pandemic

  Small business hopes week-long Cyber Monday deals will draw clients amid pandemic

  Should you get tested after attending a Thanksgiving gathering?

  Wayside Christian Mission adapts to pandemic, provides Thanksgiving meals

77-year-old woman robbed in cemetery while mourning daughter

  Scammers disguised as COVID-19 contact tracers targeting southern Indiana residents

  Flying for Thanksgiving? Here’s what the Louisville airport is doing to keep you safe

  Louisville voting rights advocate regains right to vote after Beshear pardon

  Lifesaving CPR, blood donation still urged, needed during pandemic

  Indiana increases COVID restrictions; Kentucky focuses on enforcement

  Kentucky restaurants pushing for pandemic precaution changes heading into winter

  Kentucky GOP lawmakers reflect on election gains, look forward

  Shop prepares for virtual, outdoor Thanksgiving celebrations

  Kentucky advocates motivated by election results legalizing marijuana

  Jefferson County Election Day voting options

  Louisville eatery helps families celebrate Día de los Muertos, as COVID-19 forces some to adapt

  Labor Cabinet still working to close Kentucky unemployment insurance claims from March

  Louisville food truck owner opens brick-and-mortar restaurant, overcoming adversity

  Kentucky prosecution toolkit aims to curb child abuse

  Voters to decide make up of Kentucky legislature

  Etown man killed while helping others remembered for selfless, playful spirit

  Grand juror disputes AG Cameron’s claim that panel was given options in Breonna Taylor case

  Kentucky voters decide on justice system term lengths, qualifications

  Health expert offers safe Halloween suggestions amid pandemic

  Ky. lawmaker concerned women will find it harder re-enter post-pandemic workforce after leaving herself

  Hundreds of schools not contributing to Kentucky COVID-19 dashboard

  Louisville man builds candy chutes to keep treats flowing this Halloween

  Patients, colleagues reflect on life of renowned Louisville surgeon Dr. Joseph Kutz