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

  Community leaders, family of Louisville father, daughter killed in shooting fight for change

  Causes for declining COVID cases, deaths could be numerous

  IU researchers visualize social media misinformation impact on vaccine hesitancy

  Indiana volunteered to be a pilot state for revamped COVID-19 vaccine finder

  Johnson & Johnson vaccine: A closer look by Baptist Health pharmacist

  As COVID cases decline, State Theater notices uptick in wedding interest

  Thawing snow, ice keep plumbers busy as temperatures rise

  Winter weather delays area trash pick ups

  Etown residents heed call to conserve energy amid out-of-state pipeline freeze

  Tips to prevent frozen pipes, winter plumbing issues

  Car stuck in the snow? Tips to get it out

  Ice storm downs tree, displaces Louisville man it almost hit

  How you can stay safe traversing a winter storm

  Icy road dangers can be avoided if drivers plan ahead, per AAA

  Future of vaccine distribution in Louisville likely closer to home

  Ethan, dog left for dead, making progress at Kentucky Humane Society

  Some noticing more side effects from second COVID vaccine dose as body learns to fight virus

  Father, 9-year-old daughter shot and killed near Bells Lane identified

  Capitol caravan demands Beshear impeachment be dropped

  Bullitt County officer-involved shooting under investigation by KSP

  Internal LMPD investigation of controversial traffic stop closed after officer leaves department

  School districts to discuss using virtual learning during snow days after the pandemic

  Louisville VA Center seeing COVID cases decline among workers after first round of vaccinations

  Thieves target Louisville nonprofits for catalytic converters: ‘It’s really disappointing’

  10-month-old in hospital after DUI suspect crashes into Louisville home

  Biden pledge to accept more refugees brings hope to those relocated to Louisville

  Pence reflects on time in office during Indiana visit following inauguration

  Child welfare volunteer group excited by proposal to add more Kentucky social workers

  First week of Tier 1B appointments completely booked; how to schedule a future appointment

  Thousands of counterfeit face masks worth $1.4M detained in Louisville