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

Colonial Pipeline resumes operations, but many gas stations still face shortages

How to de-stress pets if you’re returning to work

  Norton prepares to administer COVID-19 vaccines to kids 12 and up

  What parents need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine for kids 12 and up

  Federal guidelines may soon nix indoor mask requirements — a welcome change for businesses

What does Mom want for Mother’s Day? It’s not complicated

Doctor encourages hesitant pregnant women to get COVID-19 vaccine

  FDA expected to OK Pfizer vaccine for 12-15 year olds within a week

  Local Indian community concerned about COVID crisis in native their country

  New study says many behind on important cancer screenings

  LouVax clinic at Broadbent Arena vaccinates 100,000th person as closing preparations begin

  ‘Bad guys, go away’: 4-year-old leaves note for vandals after family’s home marked with anti-Asian messages

  Mild COVID sufferers could develop health problems later on, CDC says

  Baptist Health Louisville volunteers receive big thanks during National Volunteer Week

  On 7th anniversary, murders of Nelson County mother and daughter remain unsolved

  JCPS offering summer learning opportunities for students

  Doctors warn not to delay important medical appointments amid pandemic

New mass vaccination site opens Monday in Louisville

CDC says racism is a ‘serious threat’ to public health

  Only 52% of parents plan to vaccinate kids against COVID, poll reveals

  COVID-19 long haulers experiencing mixed reactions to vaccine

  Medical experts concerned COVID-19 variant could spread in school-age children

Got a vaccination card? Here’s what you can do with it

More than 100 million people in the U.S. have received at least one vaccine dose

  Pfizer: COVID vaccine 100% effective in teens 12 to 15

  When will it be safe to go on a family vacation?

  Got Easter plans? Here is what you should know

Drinking coffee? It could cost you more

CDC studies impact of pandemic on mental health

  A year later, Louisville’s first COVID patient reflects on his journey, how he got the virus