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

  Doctors urge more people to get COVID shot as mask restrictions lift

  First Kentuckians 12-15 years old receive COVID vaccine

  UofL Hospital employees uncover human trafficking case, reunite woman with family

  Pipeline shutdown has potential to impact Louisville gas prices

  Pandemic accelerates partnerships, has other impacts on animal shelters

  Louisville businesses struggling to find workers as hiring shrinks across US

  Louisville seeing sharp increase in dangerous international shipments

  Councilwoman calls on LMPD chief to explain west Louisville barricade decision

  Louisville housing report details pandemic impact on evictions, affordable housing

  COVID-19 testing still available as vaccine push continues

  Rainy Thurby 2021 draws crowds after previous year with no fans

  SEIU authorizes potential Derby valet strike at Churchill Downs

  Churchill Downs Derby Week policies not impacted by CDC, state mask changes

  Southern IN business thankful for Derby following year marred by fire, COVID

  Boy, 10, found dead in car trunk in Louisville; mother charged with murder

  Downtown Louisville business owners say city is on the rebound following protests, pandemic

  Vaccination may open opportunities for the COVID-conscious during Derby season

  Despite extended deadline to May, many already filed taxes ahead of April 15

  Health group claims poll shows Kentucky has will to reach herd immunity

  Louisville legal aid still seeing steady stream of unemployment-related issues

  Commonwealth’s largest COVID vaccination site opens in Louisville

  Louisville restaurant offers employees vaccine incentive

  Louisville tornado survivor rediscovers letter detailing ’74 outbreak

  Business seeing rebound as patrons plan return to Kentucky Derby

  Louisville pastors in support of school choice law briefed on potential impact

  Downtown businesses experience March Madness boost, hope to see more customers

  How to protect your plants from an April freeze

  Indiana allowing those 16 and older to register for vaccine; thousands sign up online

  Ky. bill makes some pandemic voting changes permanent

  Education bills fuel demonstrations in final days of KY legislative session