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

  Latinx community among those disproportionately affected by COVID-19

Gyms, theaters, bowling alleys opening Monday in Kentucky

Mother warns of coronavirus after daughter tests positive without symptoms

  Louisville woman shares story of her husband dying from the coronavirus

People who die from coronavirus cannot donate organs

  What should you take if you have coronavirus symptoms? There is some debate

Disinfecting your home due to the coronavirus? Don’t forget about your car

Police discuss arrests of 7 men in Louisville human trafficking sting

  This stinks: Garlic prices are going up

Mom drunk, high on drugs at time of overnight crash that killed her baby

  Can’t find your Excedrin medicine at the store? Here are some options

First responders rescue Whitley County residents trapped in floodwaters

Husband accidentally donates wife’s wedding dress to Goodwill

FDA’s new nutrition labeling guidelines kicked in January 1st

Police arrest man charged in 29-year-old rape cold case

Ever heard of Brown Friday? You probably don’t want to get caught up in it

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

Police: Two women wake up to naked man in their bedroom

Mother wants thief to return tricycles stolen from her children

Baby elephant born at Louisville Zoo

Mild winter bringing ticks out earlier

Study: Violent video games linked to children handling firearms

Report: Some parents admit their children never wear bicycle helmets

Whitney Austin: Survivor of Fifth Third Bank rampage visits shooting range to learn about gun safety

Report: Hookah smokers inhale toxic chemicals, may harm heart

What does Kentucky’s self-protection law say?

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

  Father, 3-year-old dead; 7-year-old in critical condition after being found unconscious in garage

IN teen brings joy to thousands in her community, 1 pair of socks at a time

Following Kroger tragedy, reverend says we can’t ‘let absurd be defined as normal’