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

  Don’t underestimate the flu; it can kill you

  Neck hurting? You may want to put down the cell phone

  Report says violence jeopardizes kids’ ability to learn in school

  Possible chemical culprit found in vaping illness outbreak

  Louisville says it’s prepared to handle snow season

  Local students learn about importance of voting

  EXCLUSIVE: 911 call released from shooting at KFC drive thru

  LIHEAP subsidy component begins November 4

Mother says she found cleaning tablets in kids’ Halloween candy

  Employee found suffering from trauma in Walgreens parking lot dies

  Study says less than half of children get enough sleep during the week

  How young can kids safely be left on their own?

  Long strands of hair discovered with baby found alive in plastic bag

  University: Bellarmine athletes secretly recorded in locker room during road trip

  Reward upped in case of missing Louisville woman

  Police arrest woman in Klondike neighborhood homicide

  Every state has a Safe Haven law but not every state has Safe Haven Baby Boxes; Indiana does

  Difficulty in putting down video games could be diagnosed as a disorder

  Doctors say get the flu shot now before flu season arrives

  Court documents say female judge flipped off men before fight leaving two judges shot

  Technology gives neurosurgeons a unique view inside your head

  Police: No charges in death of child mauled by family dogs

Toddler grazed by bullet recovering at home

  Police say man broke into Laurel County home and made sandwiches

  Study finds high blood pressure during pregnancy has increased dramatically

  Louisville man sues LMPD claiming racially biased traffic stop

  First responders honor fallen Meade County Sheriff’s Deputy

Communicating and knowing warning signs can be a key in helping prevent suicides

  Police say community awareness played huge role in finding missing girl

  Missing Louisville 4-year-old found safe