Mike Hartnett

Mike Hartnett

Mike has been a weekend sports anchor for WAVE 3 News since 1996 and has been seen on Louisville television for 35 years.

He grew up in Louisville and is a graduate of Western Kentucky University.

Mike has played a vital role in WAVE News' award-winning coverage of thoroughbred racing including the station's Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby broadcasts. His expertise on this sport ranks second to none in our TV market. Over the years, he has also covered racing for ESPN  and the Breeders' Cup.

Mike has three daughters, a son and a grandson.


Recent Articles by Mike

Hoosiers pull off an overtime thriller over Penn State

Lackluster Cats fall at Missouri

Lou City now two wins away from a USL championship

Cards hang tough but Notre Dame prevails

Cats’ defense records six INT’s in shutting down Mississippi State

Lou City wins playoff opener

Cats drop heartbreaker to Ole Miss

Swiss Skydiver edges Authentic in dramatic Preakness finish

One Jewel To Go: Preakness Preview

Stingy Panther defense the difference as Pitt holds off Cards

Auburn tops Kentucky in teams’ season opener

Sizzling Lou City dominates Memphis

Lou City keeps rolling , tops Saint Louis 3-0

Breeders’ Cup to be held without fans

Picks for Oaks and Derby

Derby and Oaks favorites post final workouts

Lou City takes command early and tops Loudoun United

Indy Eleven, Lou City finish in a draw

Tiz the Law romps in Travers, becomes huge Derby favorite

Maximum Security takes a thrilling San Diego Handicap

Authentic holds on to take Haskell by a nose

Art Collector takes Blue Grass and leaps into Kentucky Derby picture

Baffert may have a new contender for Derby

Midnight Bisou and Tom’s d’Etat both romp in Churchill stakes

UK women’s hoops coach Mitchell recovering after surgery

Tiz the Law and Gamine shine on Belmont Stakes Day

15-week road through Triple Crown begins Saturday with Belmont Stakes

Justin Thomas one shot back at Schwab Challenge

Honor A.P. swoops past Authentic to take Santa Anita Derby

Former UK coach Eddie Sutton dies at 84