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

  Cemetery thief caught, pens apology letter

  Nonprofit, religious group tax relief could impact fish fry operators

  Last day of legislative session keeps KY lawmakers busy

  Bipartisan group of KY lawmakers say remaining controversial education bills will not pass

Notable bills fizzle out in final days of KY legislative session

KY Lawmaker: There’s no will to slip private school scholarship tax credits into revenue bill

  Bill requires ‘In God We Trust’ to be displayed in KY schools

  Resolution to look into hep A outbreak response passes committee

  KEA asks teachers not to sickout ahead of ACT testing day

  Notable bills headed for final stretch of KY legislative session

  Teachers concerned proposed SBDM amendment will be slipped into student prayer bill

  Bills protested by teachers see little movement, but remain viable

  Protests focus on different bill, teachers remain watchful of past legislation

  Divided room debates private school scholarship tax credit bill

  Educators remain concerned about private school tax credits, pension board bill

Pension board bill continues advancing despite teacher sickout

  KY legislature passes bill allowing concealed carry without permit, training

  CHFS criticizes hep A report, senators back bi-partisan resolution spurred by it

  Pension Bill passes out of House Standing Committee

  Kentucky distillers upset, left out of wine delivery bill