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

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

  KY Black Legislative Caucus signals Beshear open to Special Session if specifics can be hashed out

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

John B. Castleman statue removed from Cherokee Triangle

Hair salons, massage therapists among Ky businesses that reopened Memorial Day

Kentucky native living in China describes return to normal following coronavirus outbreak

Video chat allows family to spend last moments with Louisville grandmother killed by COVID-19

  Scammers prey on Kentuckians as coronavirus spreads

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

2 students charged after separate attacks at Western High School send 2 staffers to the hospital

Health workers stress needle exchanges still needed as Ind. bill dies

KY child support agencies on ‘life support’ hope not to lose federal funds

Gov. Beshear lays out $24 billion Kentucky budget proposal

Kentucky Senate Bill 8 would require student resource officers to be armed

Backers of proposed KY voter ID law draw criticism

KY medical marijuana advocate hopes legislative momentum continues in 2020

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

Man calls police after another makeshift DNA clinic pops up in Louisville

  Louisville teacher survives Dayton shooting, later connects with woman he protected

Church eliminates $6.2M worth of medical debt in Indiana

Farmer: Black vultures eating Southern Indiana cattle alive

Couple claims delayed package ruined chance at pregnancy, starting family

Kentucky home birth families celebrate midwife law

  Bill to automatically restore felon voting rights filed in KY Senate

  Fetal heartbeat bill passes Kentucky Senate

Advocates, legislator say majority of Kentucky lawmakers support medical marijuana

ISP: Father killed on I-65 was trying to assist his daughter who ran out of gas

KY legislators formulating bipartisan bill to restore felon voting rights

Unusual birds may appear in Kentucky, Indiana after Hurricane Michael

2 inmates escape Kentucky jail after hiding in trash cans