Maira Ansari

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

Police say community awareness played huge role in finding missing girl

  Missing Louisville 4-year-old found safe

Migraine sufferers can find relief through new medical techniques

The Big Table brings people together with food and fellowship

  An inside look at how telemedicine is helping students at school

  Survey reveals more than 40 percent of children are chatting online with strangers

Metro Council members team up to offer free breast cancer screenings

Injured Ladybird dancer undergoes surgery

  Telemedicine program available to JCPS students at select schools

  Get involved in Louisville’s biggest day of giving

  Exclusive: Father of armored truck driver shocked at news that his son took a plea deal

Man arrested for allegedly training dogs to fight

  UofL Ladybird soaking up new fame after breaking nose on national television

  Hurricane Dorian: Local volunteers prepare to head south to help victims

  Labor Day Street Closures for Hike, Bike, & Paddle

  More vaping illnesses reported

  Popular donut shop says social media claim of closure is false

  Police: Two women wake up to naked man in their bedroom

  AT&T employees in Louisville continue to strike

Madison County Jail suffering from overcrowding

  Brake lines cut on several scooters around town

  Secret Service prepares for Trump visit to Louisville

Back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

  Teen helps save woman’s life because she learned CPR

  Helping kids cope with back-to-school anxiety

  Prosecutors want judge off case involving attorney Lysol can attack

  Homicide victim’s mother says she can finally find peace after police make arrest in son’s case

Dry weather offsets heavy rain, stunting 2019 sunflower crop

Mother wants thief to return tricycles stolen from her children

Experts say front lawns can make or break home sales