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

  As opioid crisis rages on, one positive outcome arises from tragedy

Lawsuit filed against JCPS after student hit by vehicle walking to TARC bus

Father of missing armored truck driver: ‘I thought I knew my son’

Routine food inspections halted by US government shutdown

Police: Man beats, robs woman; leaves ID at crime scene

Family members identify teen shot, killed on his way to school

UPDATE: Teenager dies after early morning shooting in Shawnee

Many return to school on Monday following Winter Break

Don’t let your guard down with the flu

Don’t forget your second hepatitis A vaccination

Louisville police investigate first homicide of the year

Weather changes funeral plans for fallen LMPD officer

Don’t let your home be alone on Christmas

IN fire department loses equipment, trucks in fire

Teen involved in 3 murders to leave juvenile detention, will head to prison

Untied shoelace, a fall, and broken arm leads to something more serious

Southern Indiana fire house, equipment destroyed in fire

TSA offers tips for holiday travels

Kentucky woman vows to live a better life after receiving special gift

Soldiers home for the holidays