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

  Experts fear spike in injuries since canceled fireworks shows are leading to increased sales

Masks to be a requirement this fall for New Albany-Floyd County students

  Looking for a new home? Finding one right now may be tough

STUDY: COVID may lead to issues with brain, complicate pregnancies

  More younger adults testing positive for the coronavirus

  Even before pools open, Kentucky sees more drownings

  Tens of thousands of kids in the area are behind on vaccinations

Studies report COVID-19 may increase childhood obesity rates

  Kentucky Science Center announces reopening date

  Doctors fear COVID phobia is keeping stroke patients from getting care they need

  Retired LMPD officer shares frustrations about challenges of being a black police officer

  Day cares and day camps to reopen Monday in Kentucky

Are you stockpiling supplies? Your character traits may have something to do with it

Experts say to continue safety precautions amid pandemic

  UofL professor explains what it means to defund the police

Kentucky, Indiana prepare another round of reopenings

Ahmaud Arbery’s mother sends video message to Breonna Taylor’s mother

  Doctor says protesters should get tested for the coronavirus

  Louisville woman shares battle with depression, hopelessness to help others

  How to talk to your children about protests and racism

Gyms, theaters, bowling alleys opening Monday in Kentucky

  Business owners clean up destruction vandals caused during Louisville protests

  Mosques around WAVE Country begin to reopen

  Local woman describes ‘nervous’ journey of being pregnant during pandemic

  COVID-19 causing chaos in your relationship? You are not alone

  Muslims prepare to celebrate one of their biggest holiday virtually amid coronavirus

  Facility dogs back at work at Norton Healthcare

  Doctor: As states reopen, don’t rush out to do everything

  College students may be eligible for money through CARES Act

  It’s safe to boat during the pandemic; just don’t forget your life jacket