Ana Belaval joined the WGN-TV in June 2005. She is currently a feature reporter on the WGN Morning News, covering the “Around Town” segment, which focuses on various people, places and things of interest in and around the Chicago area. Ana is a substitute anchor for CLTV News and WGN Morning News. She also contributes to the community affairs show ‘Adelante Chicago!”

Prior to coming to WGN, Ana spent nine years at Univision, starting as a general assignment reporter in the Chicago affiliate WGBO and working her way up to network correspondent for Univision’s national morning show based in New York. While at Univision, Ana was nominated for an Emmy for her reporting series “Ana Lo Hace,” in which she performed various jobs held by Hispanics in Chicago. While in Chicago, Ana was also a weekend anchor and general assignment reporter. Ana is three-time Emmy winner and four-time Emmy nominee. She was also a finalist for the Peter Lisagor award for the special story, anabelaval.com.

In 2001, Today’s Chicago Woman selected Ana as “A Woman to Watch” for her accomplishments in the media industry. Ana is involved with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Dancing with Chicago Celebrities created by Arthur Murray Dance Studios.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from American University in Washington D.C. Ana was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is very proud of her heritage. She recently gave a TedX Talk about how she found success embracing 2 cultures and 2 languages. She now lives in Chicago with her husband and 2 children. Ana shows her comedic side when performing her stand-up routines at various spots around the city including Zanies Comedy Club and Mikey O Comedy Productions.


Recent Articles
  • Around Town paints with Creative Sippin’

    Creative Sippin’ is a paint and sip experience like no other.  They offer a variety of classes which include Canvas and Comedy, Male Nude Models and Twerk class. The owners can create any type of paint party that their guests want. Creative Sippin’ has had parties where the guests actually paint each other.  Often times, they have a live DJ, so the night is just not painting and go home, it is a FULL night out.  On top of it all, […]

  • Around Town checks out the Wilton Outlet Sale

    Wilton Outlet Sale: 460 S. Route 59 Naperville, IL 60540 Open June 1st-30th; Every day from 11 AM to 7 PM wilton.com/outletsale

  • Around Town checks out new technology at Avanade Innovation Center

    The tech industry is transforming the way businesses operate. They are improving the customer experience online as well as brick and mortars. Chicago is defining itself as a tech hub and was recently announced as the 3rd location in the country to get the cashier-less Amazon store. Avanade is the World’s leading technological and digital innovator for businesses using technology on the Microsoft Ecosystem. It is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud services, business solutions and design-led experiences […]

  • Around Town checks out North American Pizza and Culinary Academy

    North American Pizza and Culinary Academy: 1970 University Lane, Lisle, IL 60532 pizzaculinaryacademy.com

  • Around Town checks out All Grass Farms

    Kicking off the 2018 growing season, Irv & Shelly’s Fresh Picks, a delivery service of local and organic foods, has partnered with a collaborative group of farmers to form Fresh Picks Farmer Alliance (FPFA). FPFA provides fresh, locally and organically grown, sustainable produce, meat and dairy to the Chicagoland area. Making “eating local” even more accessible, FPFA connects consumers, chefs, groceries, businesses and institutions with the best farms in the Midwest. All Grass Farms: 18N681 IL Route 31 Dundee, IL 60118 […]

  • Around Town hits the streets with America’s Bad Breath Dr.

    Dr. Harold Katz: Founder of TheraBreath and the California Breath Clinics therabreath.com

  • Around Town previews After Supper Visions

    How do Chicagoans in need “view” our city? One local program, After Supper Visions, shows us that talent can come from all walks of life. The annual exhibit is set up like an art gallery at Catholic Charities headquarters in the River North neighborhood. Attendees have a chance to visit with homeless photographers and learn about each photographer’s perspective on his or her photos. Prints and note cards are available for purchase at the art exhibit as well. Artists use […]

  • Around Town at the Fire Museum of Greater Chicago

    Fire Museum of Greater Chicago: 5218 S. Western Ave. Chicago, IL 60609 firemuseumofgreaterchicago.org

  • Around Town checks out the 2nd Annual Disaster Relief Community Volunteer event at Aldi Corporate Headquarters

    ALDI is dedicated to being a good neighbor and helping to build strong communities. On June 5, more than 500 ALDI employees, in partnership with Feeding America and the Northern Illinois Food Bank, packed more than 3,000 boxes with carefully selected ALDI-exclusive brand products to support individuals and families displaced from their homes due to natural disasters. The boxes include items such as canned fruits, vegetables, soup, granola bars, peanut butter and utensils. Once assembled, the boxes will be shipped […]

  • Around Town celebrates the 125th Anniversary of Vienna Beef

    The grand opening of the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Museum is part of Vienna Beef’s 125th Anniversary celebration. The History Museum will allow visitors to experience the evolution of the classic Chicago-style hot dog with old photos, advertisements, hot dog making equipment, signs, packaging and more. Vienna Beef Factory Store & Cafe: 2501 N. Damen Ave. Chicago, IL 60647 viennabeef.com