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

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

Badgers blow out Indiana as Hoosiers suffer first defeat

Montgomery’s career-best 25 points spark UK over Fairleigh Dickinson

Asmussen, Santana team up to sweep Downs’ 2-year-old stakes

UK’s Stoops tells FSU thanks but no thanks; says he’s staying put

Miracle at Indy as Lou City storms back to take Eastern Conference Finale

Horse euthanized after suffering leg fractures during Breeders’ Cup Classic

Mike Hartnett: Omaha Beach, Code of Honor could help revive 3-year-old division at Breeders’ Cup

Cards move to within a win of bowl-eligibility after topping Virginia

Maximum Security takes Bold Ruler off three-month layoff

Cards hang for a half, then Clemson pulls away

Wild one in Winston-Salem as Cards upset Wake Forest

Cards, Cats, and Hoosiers all gearing up for sixth game of the season