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Maira Ansari

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Maira Ansari joined WAVE 3 News in February 2007 as a general assignment reporter and anchored WAVE 3 News Sunrise on weekends for several months. Maira now reports during the week and anchors WAVE 3 News at 6 and 11 p.m.on Saturdays and Sundays.

Maira is thrilled to call Kentucky her home. Previously, Maira lived in Illinois her entire life and grew up in a small town in southern Illinois.

Before moving to Louisville, Maira worked as the morning and midday anchor at WICD NewsChannel 15 in Champaign, IL. She enjoyed participating in community service activities while spending time in east-central Illinois. Maira worked with the American Diabetes Association, the Girl Scouts and even participated in a corn eating contest! 

Maira started her television career in Springfield, IL where she was the city beat reporter. Before that, she was an intern at WCIA, the CBS affiliate in Springfield. During her college career, Maira got a taste of what television journalism is all about -- everything from working in her college newsroom to interning in Los Angeles at the entertainment news magazine show EXTRA and traveling abroad to study television in London, England. It was a fantastic experience that she says she was thrilled to enjoy.

Maira graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. She earned her bachelors degree in the university's top-rated radio/television program. She also received a minor in marketing and speech communications. In 2002, Maira received her master's degree from the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Maira has traveled to more than 12 countries and speaks several different languages. She enjoys culture, great food and fantastic friends, but, most of all, she enjoys spending time with her cat PhiPhi.

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