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

  Severe storms barrel through Jefferson County, dozens dealing with damage

  Dirt Bowl marks 50 years of competition, community

Louisville Violence Interrupter program could face major cuts

  Farmer: Black vultures eating Southern Indiana cattle alive

Better Block Louisville transforms Parkland neighborhood for the day

  Miracle League of Louisville celebrates opening day of inaugural season

Repair Affair blitz volunteers help Louisville residents

  Record number of participants walk in Kentuckiana Pride Parade

  Louisville company monitoring tanker attack, shipping routes in Middle East

  Tattoos remind Louisville woman with visual impairment to live in the moment

  Metro Council debates potential LMPD cuts

  Middletown, Fern Creek library branches closing due to budget shortfall

  Large fire damages vacant warehouse on West Broadway

  Hike, Bike and Paddle participants get active on Memorial Day

  FAA grounds aircraft similar to plane involved in crash that killed Wayne Estopinal

  Marijuana advocates applaud proposed Metro ordinance

  Family mourns couple killed in chain-reaction crash on I-265

  Kentucky Primary: Republican Attorney General candidates vie for votes

  Maximum Security’s owner offers $20 million challenge to 4 Derby rivals

  D.C. group behind 240,000 letters detailing Kentuckians’ past voting patterns

  Democratic candidates for governor debate for last time before election

  Bevin’s proposal for special session gains support in Kentucky Senate

  Democratic candidates for governor debate days before KY primary

  Couple claims delayed package ruined chance at pregnancy, starting family

  Future of Metro golf courses discussed at budget hearing

  Churchill Downs announcer recalls communicating Derby disqualification

  UofL educators plan to use historic Kentucky Derby disqualification in the classroom

  Community shaken by shooting of two Clark County judges

  Mayor Fischer’s new budget proposal would cut more than 300 city jobs

  Outreach worker claims he was detained as LMPD made homeless camp arrests