Mike Fussell

Mike Fussell

Mike Fussell joined the WAVE 3 News team as a reporter/multimedia journalist in March 2018.

He's been fighting to tell the top story since he was forced to share a hand-me-down camcorder with his twin sister at the age of 10.

Before arriving in WAVE Country, he covered news and sports as an anchor/reporter at Raycom sister station WALB in Albany, Georgia, winning an award from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for his 2016 election coverage.

Mike was at the scene reporting after a tornado outbreak killed more than a dozen people in South Georgia. He was also in the courtroom for major developments of the 12-year-old cold case murder of Tara Grinstead; and followed law enforcement as a manhunt for the killer of two police officers took place in Americus, Georgia.

He also got the opportunity to cover the Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

Previously, Mike covered news and sports as a weekend anchor/reporter at KTVF-TV in Fairbanks, Alaska. There, he told stories about local government, the environment, business and native Alaskan affairs. He filed live reports from the Iditarod and Yukon Quest sled dog races.

A story Mike did on the arrival of new Apache helicopters at U.S. Army base Ft. Wainwright was named "2016 Best News Story" by the Alaska Broadcasters Association.

Before moving north, Mike graduated from American University in the spring of 2014, with majors in Broadcast Journalism and Business Administration.

While living in Washington, D.C., he worked as a world news/digital intern at Chinese broadcaster CCTV America and as a reporting intern at Voice of America.

Mike is a native of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. He enjoys cooking, running, playing rugby and traveling. He is always looking for a new story to tell.

Recent Articles by Mike

Business seeing rebound as patrons plan return to Kentucky Derby

Ky. bill makes some pandemic voting changes permanent

Small businesses adapt to COVID interruptions during last week of holiday shopping

77-year-old woman robbed in cemetery while mourning daughter

Man dead after nearly day-long standoff ends in house fire

Friend of dismembered Louisville woman continues push for justice

Ky. Rep. Attica Scott discusses moments leading up to arrest, felony charge

Jon Mattingly: Officer involved in Breonna Taylor shooting sends candid email to LMPD colleagues

Papa John’s to shift key departments to new Atlanta HQ office

Rand Paul blasts ’idiots’ who ’attacked’ him near White House

‘Listen to your elders’: One arrested after senior citizens demand justice for Breonna Taylor

Kentucky Supreme Court stays Beshear’s COVID-19 orders

Indiana temporarily allowing food trucks to serve truckers at rest stops

Bill to outlaw spanking, paddling in Kentucky schools moves to Senate

Gov. Beshear lays out $24 billion Kentucky budget proposal

Backers of proposed KY voter ID law draw criticism

Ky. gun control protesters rally to fight for Second Amendment rights

KY medical marijuana advocate hopes legislative momentum continues in 2020

A dim situation: Christmas light thieves unscrew, steal 100 lightbulbs from couple’s property

Kentucky agency warns of gas pump skimmers after month of record issues

Kentucky governor candidates talk Trump ahead of visit

Man accused of killing father with crossbow, hitting sister with frying pan in custody

  Louisville Slugger Museum seeks public’s help to ID old photos

Kentucky lawmakers called into special session for pension relief bill

Church eliminates $6.2M worth of medical debt in Indiana

Farmer: Black vultures eating Southern Indiana cattle alive

Tattoos remind Louisville woman with visual impairment to live in the moment

Couple claims delayed package ruined chance at pregnancy, starting family

Kentucky home birth families celebrate midwife law

KY Senate leader plans to pre-file teacher pension reform legislation