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

  People in Indiana 55 and older, high-risk patients eligible to sign up for COVID-19 vaccine

  JCPS unveils hybrid reopening plan

  Johnson & Johnson vaccine could be in people’s arm in days

  NASA’s DC headquarters is being renamed for ‘Hidden Figures’ scientist Mary Jackson

  It’s not in your head: You may be losing your hair after having COVID

  Phase 1C: It may be a few weeks before people can get COVID vaccine

  COVID vaccine timeline pushed back for children

  Looking for a house? Put in a good offer fast

  After 2-day closure, LouVax reopens Wednesday

  Kentucky child care workers bumped up the list on COVID vaccine priority

  The dangers of shoveling snow and how to avoid them

Oxford-AstraZeneca begins a vaccine trial for children

  Spread love, not COVID for Valentine’s Day

  What happens to the body when it’s freezing

  Louisville family almost lost son to rare condition associated with COVID

  Doctors say COVID is likely here to stay

  Kroger offering $100 to employees who get COVID vaccine

  School counselor connects with students despite struggles of pandemic

  JCPS teacher whips up new way to connect with students

  Area girls helping seniors sign up for COVID vaccine

  Mother shares heartbreak after losing child to COVID related illness

  US surpasses 26 million COVID cases

  Do your children need some structure in their day? Try this app

  Single-dose COVID vaccine from Johnson & Johnson could help ease vaccination troubles

  Louisville doctor echoes Fauci’s concern over UK COVID strain

  Medical expert believes UK COVID variant could be more lethal

  COVID-19 vaccine second doses may be scheduled up to 6 weeks later, according to CDC

  Louisville man hoping to get COVID vaccine sooner faces bump in the road

  Local hospitals prepare for possible outbreak of new COVID strain

  Missing IU student would have turned 30 years old on Sunday