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 reiterate demands after Breonna Taylor grand jury decision

  Jon Mattingly: Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting sends candid email to LMPD colleagues

  Papa John’s to shift key departments to new Atlanta HQ office

  Jefferson County Clerk rolls out expanded plan for general election

  Pandemic reshaping Halloween for Ky., no decision yet on trick-or-treating

  Kentucky PPE stockpile to be complete by end of September

  Football season gives Louisville bars, fans something to look forward to

  KY Black Legislative Caucus signals Beshear open to Special Session if specifics can be hashed out

  UofL faculty members work to combat racial inequality in medical education

  Friends line the street to honor George Hauck

Grandparents caring for children find the job tougher during pandemic

  Family of Louisville man identified nearly 30 years after disappearance finally gets closure

  Extended USDA free meal program would feed JCPS students and children not enrolled

  Pandemic intensifying gambling addictions, Kentucky calls to helpline increasing

  Rand Paul blasts ’idiots’ who ’attacked’ him near White House

  Kentucky county clerks preparing for large General Election turn out

  Golf coach frustrated with JCPS middle school sports decision

  Louisville non-profit offers NTI support by launching community learning hub

  August Louisville homicides on pace to break July 2020 record

  Grandma for Breonna Taylor arrested on lawn of AG Daniel Cameron’s home

‘Listen to your elders’: One arrested after senior citizens demand justice for Breonna Taylor

  Mother of Louisville homicide victim mourns friend’s children shot dead weeks later

  LMPD marks 100 homicides, clears up rumors in Boggs case, Expressway shooting

  Some concerned lack of USPS relief funds could hurt neighbors, election

  Tougher penalties, federal task force to address Jefferson County carjackings

  Louisville Catholic schools returning to classes despite Beshear’s recommendation

  Kentucky bars, restaurants adapt to latest round of restrictions

  Advocacy group investigates cockfighting kingpins stronghold in Kentucky

  Kentucky, Indiana schools develop plans for handling positive cases

  Rate of positive cases decreasing statewide as Kentucky set to expand testing