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

  AARP Kentucky calls for changes to protect nursing homes

  Amy McGrath declared winner in Senate Democratic primary

  Another round of Kentucky reopenings met by eager, cautious community

  11-year-old child who died after being reported missing has been identified

  Kentucky secretary of state reflects on primary, discusses fall election vision

  Booker claims positive day at the polls, looks ahead

  Important information for Jefferson County voters about this year’s Kentucky Primary

  McGrath casts ballot in Ky. primary, instructs others how to cast absentee ballot

  Long lines persist as Kentuckians continue to seek in-person unemployment help

  Hundreds seek unemployment filing help outside of Ky. Capitol Wednesday

  Unemployment protesting met with on-site processing at Ky. Capitol

  Early voting underway in Jefferson County

  Additional in-person voting days, Expo Center layout explained by Jefferson Co. Clerk

  Q&A: Ten election questions with Ky. Secretary of State Michael Adams

  Absentee ballot request deadline approaching, KY clerks processing record numbers

  Booker gains momentum, McGrath remains top fundraiser

  John B. Castleman statue removed from Cherokee Triangle

  COVID-19 testing for Kentucky residents still suggested and available

  Threat of looters still on minds of Louisville business owners

  Black business owners in Louisville consider role in peaceful progress

  Southern Indiana voters turn out with local issues, big picture on minds

  Indiana primary voters to decide on West Clark Community Schools split

  Floyd Co. voters to decide school safety tax referendum in Indiana primary

  State task force transports COVID patients from Nazareth Home

  Hair salons, massage therapists among Ky businesses that reopened Memorial Day

  Gyms, pools, campgrounds and more reopen in Indiana

  Customers returning to Kentucky restaurants will find changes inside and out

  Shoppers, donors flock to Goodwill as retail reopens

  Campsites, attractions reopening in Kentucky, Indiana for summer

  As states reopen, couples still debating when to reschedule weddings