Maira Ansari

Maira Ansari is the weekend sunrise anchor and weekday reporter for WAVE 3 News. She joined WAVE 3 News in February 2007. She is a proud mother of two children, a boy and girl. Prior to calling Kentucky her home, Maira lived in Illinois her entire life and grew up in a small town in southern Illinois. Before moving to Louisville, she 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 bachelor's degree in the university's top-rated radio/television program. She also received a minor in marketing and speech communications. In 2002, Maira earned 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 loves all the great restaurants Louisville has to offer and spending time with her husband and children.

Recent Articles by Maira

Former grocery store space helping homeless safely secure their items

  Financial professionals offer advice for later tax filers

  Man says semi truck driver shot at him, striking his truck; police calling the case road rage

  Redevelopment happening in Hikes Point

  Police: 80 street signs stolen as part of social media challenge in Oldham Co.

Tips to stay safe during spring cleaning

Social media tied to rise in teen mental health disorders

  Child who accidentally shot herself remains in critical condition

  JCPS students find places to go during another day of no school due to sickout

  Old playground equipment removed from Brown Park, travels thousands of miles to children in need

  Report: Hookah smokers inhale toxic chemicals, may harm heart

  Study: US pedestrian deaths hit highest number since 1990

  Seven years ago, a deadly tornado hit Indiana and Kentucky

  Domestic violence report prompts SWAT team, turns out to be a hoax

  What does Kentucky’s self-protection law say?

  How aware are you of your surroundings? Questions arise after weekend shootings in public places

  Positively WAVE: Louisville woman finds long-lost father through DNA kit after 62 years

  Positively WAVE: Popular cookie shop thankful for homeless veteran’s sweet gesture

  Several businesses prepare to open after flooding

  Family, friends to hold blood drive in memory of New Albany man killed skateboarding