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

  Coronavirus impacts budget as Kentucky lawmakers prepare to vote

  Hardware stores open to in-person shoppers, following CDC guidelines

  China Inn permanently closes after three decades, cites coronavirus losses

  Scammers prey on Kentuckians as coronavirus spreads

  Groups urge Ky. lawmakers to pass budget, scrap controversy in face of COVID-19

  Gov. Holcomb signs stay-at-home executive order for Indiana, businesses find ways to continue operating

  Non-essential businesses in Louisville turn to curbside pickup systems after closure order

  Health workers preserving supplies, manpower as coronavirus impacts Southern Indiana

  Louisville grocers stock shelves as supply chains remain intact

  Bars, restaurants scrambling after all in-person dining ordered to stop

  Kentucky senior centers shift services to fight spread of coronavirus

JCPS prepares emergency feeding sites if virus closes schools

  Coronavirus prompts Indiana University to shift to remote classes

  What should you do if you think you have coronavirus?

Kentucky mom advocates for more waiver slots as son spends years on wait list

  Jogger says she was chased by stranger through Cherokee Park

  Louisville man cleaning up Beechmont finds muddy American flag, needles near school

  Katina Powell faces judge following arrest after police pursuit

  Beshear renews call for 350 additional social workers

  Cancer survivors fight for Kentucky funding

  Louisville doctor’s legacy to live on following fatal skiing accident

  Seymour officer saves man’s life with military gauze

  Victims of Missouri crash return to Louisville in late afternoon procession

  Flooding, freezing temperatures create potentially dangerous conditions

  Mayor Fischer addresses future of TARC following chief’s resignation

Notre Dame Academy helps families after abrupt daycare closure

  TARC Executive Director Ferdinand Risco resigns amid claims of inappropriate conduct

  Claims of inappropriate conduct made against TARC leader

  Superintendent of New Albany-Floyd County schools hopeful voters choose to raise property taxes

  Bill to outlaw spanking, paddling in Kentucky schools moves to Senate