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

CDC reverses coronavirus guidance saying people without symptoms may not need a test

Study says dogs and cats can contract COVID-19 from humans

  Victim in horrific cross-state dismembering identified

  Dr. Deborah Birx says she’s ‘impressed’ with Kentuckians during UK visit

  Yvette Gentry gearing up for new role as interim police chief

Grandparents Day is Sunday, here’s how to celebrate safely

  Medical experts say the flu vaccine is critical this year

  School nurses are on the front lines, but there aren’t enough of them

New social media challenge has doctors, parents concerned

  Teacher creates song to commemorate this unusual Derby

  Women shouldn’t delay mammograms during pandemic, Norton Cancer Institute doctor says

Scientists find possible case of COVID-19 reinfection in U.S.

  Crothersville police officer “heading home” after crash with semi

  Doctor: Parents should cut unnecessary screen time during virtual learning

  Nurses account what it’s like to be there for COVID patients

Online absentee ballot request now open for 2020 General Election

UV light wands: do they work as a sanitizing solution?

  Pandemic fatigue impacting mental health

  COVID-19 still a problem with flu season right around the corner

  ‘It’s real’ says Louisville woman who shares her COVID-19 experience

FBI releases new ‘area of interest’ in Crystal Rogers case

Kentucky Science Center offering NTI camp to help area kids

  Latinx community among those disproportionately affected by COVID-19

  CDC warns of virus that may paralyze kids could return in the fall

  Local business adjusts to Kentucky Derby in September

  5-year-old who accidentally shot himself in head is out of the ICU, according to GoFundMe account

  Reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

  Crystal Rogers case: Many wondering if possible human remains found in Nelson Co. are Rogers'

  Don’t treat second round of NTI as another vacation from learning

  Are you a parent of a teen? Read this if he or she is struggling with the pandemic