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Mike Fussell

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Mike is an Anchor/Multimedia Journalist at WALB. He joined the team in March 2016.

Mike has 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.

While working in South Georgia, he’s covered news and sports, winning an award from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters for his 2016 Election coverage.

Mike was on 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 twelve-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, GA.  

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.

Mike 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 he did on the arrival of new Apache helicopters at Ft. Wainwright was named ‘2016 Best News Story’ by the Alaska Broadcasters Association.  

Before moving north, Mike graduated from American University in Spring 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. Feel free to contact him with any ideas or just to say hello.

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