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

  Story Avenue Park renovations revealed as Butchertown celebrates growth

  Man accused of killing father with crossbow, hitting sister with frying pan in custody

  Shelter in Place lifted after tests cleared for fertilizer fire at Hardinsburg business

  Woman recently diagnosed with West Nile Virus fearful after Louisville death

  Halfway house claimed to have worked with KY Attorney General, police while operating ‘illegally’

  Halfway house exposed in Troubleshooter investigation denied permit to operate

  Homeless outreach worker calls LMPD officer a hero after pulling man from ledge

  Louisville Slugger Museum seeks public’s help to ID old photos

  Heitzman Bakery closes Dixie Highway shop, cites ongoing construction

  Public debates One Park development

‘Forest Under Threat’ protesters march through Louisville

  Bardstown mother upset after son finds drug kit walking to school bus

  Louisville families of murder victims gather to remember love ones

  Parents demand change after Eastern High School students denied entry to homecoming dance

  AMPED forced to reduce hours, close on certain days due to reduction of funding

Jazz Festival marks ten years as Tyler Park renovations continue

  Bullitt County residents claim drought, cigarette created roadside fire

  Louisville woman tests positive for West Nile Virus

  Volunteer: Drought creating emergency situation for Louisville trees

  Man calls police after another makeshift DNA clinic pops up in Louisville

  Drought exposing grime that’s plagued Shelby Co neighbors for decades

  Drought impacts mixed for Louisville paddle boarding business

  Louisville e-cig seller to head to Washington after flavor ban laid out

  As number of uninsured rises, Henry County woman urges people to fight for their healthcare

  Neighbors hand out hotspot cards following string of drive-by shootings

Anti-Defamation League: Kentucky ranks second for white supremacists targeting college campuses

  Gunshot victims reunite with UofL trauma team that saved their lives

  Daughter of Kroger shooting victim addresses panel about coping, hate crimes

  Marijuana advocate says Jefferson County prosecutor’s decision could save lives

  August Frankfort Avenue Trolley Hop cancelled due to lack of sponsor