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

  Protesters make demands of McConnell as impeachment trial begins

  Criminal justice reform advocate applies for pardon

  Kentucky Senate Bill 8 would require student resource officers to be armed

  Louisville paddle boarders take advantage of January warm spell

  School lunch lady saves janitor’s life with kidney donation

  Backers of proposed KY voter ID law draw criticism

  Ky. gun control protesters rally to fight for Second Amendment rights

  KY medical marijuana advocate hopes legislative momentum continues in 2020

  Thief steals potentially lifesaving gear from search dog group

  I-64 death displays danger first responders, roadside assistance workers face

  Louisville could see restaurant tax in 2020

  Husband, wife found dead in Trimble County home

Man killed in Henry County house fire identified

Facebook users respond after Louisville thief steals Christmas gifts

  Bevin pardons receive criticism over racial make-up

  'It’s a little old man that rides that bike’: Neighbors react to Manslick Road hit and run

Louisville man, 55, accused of impregnating 13-year-old girl

  Activists working to prevent cancer applaud Beshear’s Medicaid change

  Home surveillance captures ‘creepy’ New Albany burglar

  A dim situation: Christmas light thieves unscrew, steal 100 lightbulbs from couple’s property

  Crash survivor credits Christmas song, sister with saving her voice

  Beshear signs executive order restoring felon voting rights

  Kentucky prepares for Beshear’s inauguration

  Proposed Whiskey Alley entertainment destination excites downtown businesses

  Skyrocketing hemp production in Kentucky leaves industry excited, but cautious

  9/11 rescue worker finds peace in parrot sanctuary

  LMPD, partner agencies receive $1.4 million in grant money for crime victim services

  Louisville developments offer new experiences for holiday shoppers

  Christmas tree business pushing through shortage, loss of business partner

  Woman once in coma fighting for program she says saved her life