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

Saturday is last chance to claim Derby points

Essential Quality, Rock Your World, and Boubonic win key Kentucky Derby preps

Silver Creek tops Leo 50-49 to take 3A crown

Panthers season ends as Highlands captures Boys Sweet 16

Stanford sizzles in second half and ends Cards’ season in Elite Eight

First a player, now the coach, Woodson comes full circle in Bloomington

Arizona women pull away late to end Hoosiers’ season

UK hoops picks up promising transfer guard

Pletcher finally has his Kentucky Derby horse as Known Agenda takes Florida Derby

Hot Rod Charlie motors up into our latest Derby Fab Five, Plus Five

Silver Creek boys a win away from a title

Hoop news from UK , U of L camps; Williams to return for next season

Pitino and Iona Earn NCAA Bid

Baffert Again ! Concert Tour Rolls in Rebel Stakes

Can Kentucky Find A Legit Path To The S.E.C. Tourney Title Game?

Recaps of Saturday’s Kentucky Derby prep races

Weekend races improve Derby credentials for a pair of colts

Essential Quality and Greatest Honour post impressive wins on Derby trail

Cards battle and beat Duke in overtime

UK comes up short as Gators win 71-67

Wolverines run past Hoosiers, 73-57

Flames are red hot as Liberty rolls past Knights

Cards rusty off layoff as Heels romp

Cats roll by the Vols, 70-55

IU’s second half lead slips away as Spartans win

MIKE’S DERBY FAB FIVE.......PLUS FIVE

Buckeyes thump Hoosiers

Cats finally seal a deal, nip Auburn

Mark it down, 10 wins in a row for the Knights

Another second half collapse by Cats as Vols win, 82-71