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

Bellarmine explodes in second half to sweep Florida Gulf Coast

Wong’s 30 points leads Miami over Cards

Auburn’s second half run helps Tigers top Kentucky

Lipscomb gets weekend sweep of Bellarmine

Cats rip Gators for third straight victory

Cards grab ACC road win at Boston College

IU’s rally falls short in Outback Bowl

Allen’s 3-pointers help the Cats snap 6-game losing streak

Cats hold off Wolfpack to take Gator Bowl

Bluegrass showdown: Cards hold off Cats, 62-59

Cards tune up for Cats by winning at Pittsburgh

Without Bassey, WKU runs past Tennessee Tech

Cats suspend Fletcher; Cards’ Jones available for game at Pitt

Cats-Cards tip time changes for Saturday’s showdown

Cats claw their way back but fall to Irish, 64-63

Cards’ Senior Day a success after smashing Wake Forest

UK runs past South Carolina on Senior Night

UofL A.D. Tyra disappointed over Satterfield’s meeting with South Carolina

Hoosiers shutdown Wisconsin to improve to 6-1

Big third quarter powers #6 Florida past Kentucky

Hoosiers’ defense outstanding in win over the Terps

Turnovers hurt Cards again as Boston College hangs on, 34-27

Thanksgiving Weekend at Churchill Downs

Short-handed Cards fall at Virginia

Cats honor Schlarman with close win over Vandy

Hoosiers blank Spartans to remain perfect

Authentic As They Come; Baffert colt takes BC Classic

Hokies outscore Cards, 42-35

Hoosiers take care of business at Rutgers

UK defense solid but Georgia prevails