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

  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

  Victims, lawmakers debate Kentucky Red Flag proposal

  Indiana DNR catches poachers, reminds hunters of rules as deer season opens

  Southern IN lawmakers react to Red for Ed Action Day

  Many Indiana schools closed as teachers demand higher pay

  Making Ends Meet: Louisville experts offer healthcare cost-cutting tools

  Local leaders react to Bevin’s concession, Beshear’s victory

  Panhandler says Louisville pedestrian safety ordinance makes him look ‘like a criminal’

  Friends of Elizabethtown store owner killed in February unveil memorial

  Lawmaker: Bevin should show significant fraud or move on

  President Trump makes trip to Lexington for Bevin, met with support and protests

  Animal rescue community mourns woman killed on Dixie Highway

  Kentucky agency warns of gas pump skimmers after month of record issues

Safety, scares focus for some this Halloween

  Following incidents, Hillcrest homeowners ask for respect this Halloween

  Pension crisis a big focus in KET governor debate

  Kentucky, Indiana leaders react to ISIS raid

  Young Republican, former educator hope to claim open special election seat

  Preventing hateful violence discussed night before Kroger shooting anniversary

  Room 9 Revisited: UofL Hospital adapting, coping as gunshot wounds persist

  Kentucky governor candidates talk Trump ahead of visit