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

  Attorney accused of hitting fellow attorney in head with Lysol can

  First person charged since Indiana’s new revenge porn law went into effect

Crews board up apartment where 2 people were found dead on Sunday

Cause of fire that destroyed 3 St. Matthews area businesses released

Desperate need for blood this summer, especially during severe weather

  It’s going up fast! Take a look inside the LouCity FC Stadium

  Hardin County couple gets seriously sick after tick bites

  Four units damaged in patio home fire in southeast Louisville

  Taste of Independents features Louisville’s top restaurants

Head, facial injuries from motorized scooters on the rise

  Louisville homeless shelter gets upgrade

  Group pushes to keep Castleman statue in Cherokee Triangle

  Neighbors say Lyndon home where man was shot, killed was target of recent drive-by

Vigil planned on Monday to remember Crystal Rogers

Prenatal opioid exposure could bring long-term harm to kids

  City, developers seek input on project aimed at making stretch of River Road more appealing

  Police say suspect kidnapped man he knew and tortured him

  Louisville Tourism working to find replacement for big convention leaving city

Thousands in town for SkillsUSA Conference

  Louisville family raising awareness for child’s rare disease

  Enforcement of policies leaves piles of debris outside Louisville homes

  Three businesses destroyed in Monday fire on Breckenridge Lane

  Father swept away in flood water dies; wife, children rescued

Grass clippings left in roads can lead to serious motorcycle accidents

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  Police: Man admitted to being on drugs, beating 2-month-old son

  Questions remain following Kentucky Kingdom season pass giveaway

  Large crowd, tensions run high during Kentucky Kingdom free pass giveaway

Hundreds of Kentucky Kingdom season passes to be given away

Health officials strive to inform, help prevent drownings