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

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BBB warns of fake COVID clinical trials

  Health leaders say young children need to be included in COVID vaccine trials

  With 3 vaccine candidates, when can you roll up your sleeve to get a COVID vaccine?

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  What does ‘positivity rate’ mean?

  UofL medical expert reacts to news of Moderna’s ‘remarkable’ vaccine

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  Young girls react to Vice President-elect Kamala Harris making history

  Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly

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  More than 61,000 children diagnosed with COVID-19 last week

  Voting going smoothly at Kentucky Expo Center

  Louisville parents take kids to the polls to show importance of voting

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  Study says high rate of symptomless COVID-19 infection among grocery store workers

  COVID and children: What we have learned in past 7 months

  How the presidential election will impact your wallet

Study says stay-at-home orders worked

  Need a flu shot? Here is how to get one, and it’s free

  JCPS reopening CARE Hotline helping those struggling with rent, paying bills, mental health and more

  Halloween’s heading this way: What’s the latest safety tips, tricks and favorite treats?

  You can get coronavirus more than once

  Louisville woman offering to drive people to the polls

  2016 murder of Louisville mother still unsolved

  Is a cold, allergies, flu or COVID?

  The impact of virtual learning on your child’s vision

  Some places already out of flu shots

  Attorneys for Kenneth Walker, Breonna Taylor family want grand jury transcripts released

CDC reverses coronavirus guidance saying people without symptoms may not need a test