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

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

Maxfield passes test in return at Churchill Downs

Churchill meet begins; Preakness to run in October

Baffert’s duo take both divisions of the Arkansas Derby

Mike Hartnett picks the virtual Triple Crown Showdown

Pair of local linemen selected during final day of NFL Draft

Respect the law ! Tiz the Law romps in Florida Derby

Rick Pitino to return to college basketball coaching at Iona

Maximum Security and Ete Indien star on a huge Saturday of racing.

Cats notch eighth straight victory after holding off Auburn

Cards cruise past Tar Heels, 72-55

Another struggle for Cards as Clemson rolls

Cards snap losing streak vs Virginia

Cats’ big late run sparks win at Arkansas; Calipari ejected in the second half.

Freshman Johnson tallies 19 points as Cards knock off Duke

Irish battle late but Cards hold on for a 67-64 triumph

Cats’ backcourt strong as UK beats Bama

IU’s defense solid as Hoosiers topple #11 Ohio State

IU’s offense misfires as Terps romp

Seminoles pull away in second half, top Cards 78-65

U of L women nip Cats 67-66

Volleyball Cards fall in NCAA regional final

Following their first defeat, the Cards bounce back vs EKU

Maximum Security wins Cigar Mile; ,makes case to take the 3-year-old championship