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

  Social worker offers coronavirus advice for cancer patients

Doctors say loss of smell, taste could be a symptom of coronavirus

  What should you take if you have coronavirus symptoms? There is some debate

Feeling the pain from working from home? Here are some tips for you

  Disinfecting your home due to the coronavirus? Don’t forget about your car

  Daycare options for first responders and healthcare workers with young children

Counselor shares tips for maintaining mental health through coronavirus response

  Health experts clear up coronavirus myths

  Food banks feeling impact of coronavirus

  JCPS encouraging students to do the homework given to them to stay on track

  Feeling anxious about coronavirus? You aren’t alone

Social distancing is key to control coronavirus outbreak

Doctors continue stressing the importance of hand washing

  Influenza B still going strong in Louisville

Scammers are preying on people fearful of coronavirus

  Daylight Saving Time returns, how springing forward can affect your health

  Are your children asking about coronavirus? Here is what you should know

  Louisville emergency services push for use of Smart 911 after Nashville tornadoes

  Police discuss arrests of 7 men in Louisville human trafficking sting

Want to stop smoking? There’s a free program offered in Louisville that can help

Horses living in piles of manure rescued

  Louisville family adjusting ‘trip of a lifetime’ plans overseas due to coronavirus concerns

  Proposed bill would mean savings for Kentucky families with small children

  Senator, community leaders discuss gun violence and the impact on children

Kentucky mother feels daughter’s heartbeat in organ recipient

  This stinks: Garlic prices are going up

  Mom drunk, high on drugs at time of overnight crash that killed her baby

  Brother, uncle of 2 crash victims: ‘I loved them so much’

Donations heading to flood victims in southeastern Kentucky

  Can’t find your Excedrin medicine at the store? Here are some options