Anna Belaval

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
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    Steel, strong and storied: The Humboldt Park Puerto Rican flags

    CHICAGO — When you drive by Division St  between Western and California avenues, you can’t miss them.  There are two giant Puerto Rican flags that let you know you are entering Boricua territory. But how did these award winning structures come to be and what is the message behind them? The Humboldt Park neighborhood in the Northwest Side of Chicago has been home to the Puerto Rican community since the 1950’s But it wasn’t until 1995, when then Alderman Billy […]

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    Lin-Manuel Miranda visits Chicago’s Miracle Center

    CHICAGO — He’s one of the hottest stars in the entertainment world and his visit to Chicago continues. Lin-Manuel Miranda , the writer, director and star of “Hamilton”  spent time with budding thespians Friday. He visited The Miracle Center in the Logan Square neighborhood and answered question and dispensed advice. WGN’s Ana Belaval has more.

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    Chicago’s National Museum Puerto Rican Arts and Culture debuts

    CHICAGO — It’s good news all around at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture in Chicago’s Humboldt Park. The renovation of the 19th century building which used to be the Humboldt Park Stables and Receptory is finally completed. And the walls are filled with works of art. And, Thursday night, it was filled with Lin-Manuel Miranda. The multiple Tony and Grammy award winner was honored by the museum. WGN’s Ana Belaval has more.

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    Girls and boys race to be BMX champions

    WGN’s Ana Belaval visited Waukegan BMX to learn about the sport of BMX racing, and how athletes of all ages and genders are training to be champions. Ana even got up on a BMX bike to take on her own fears — with mixed results.

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    WGN reporter takes one for the team, learns how to wakeboard on LIVE TV

    That Ana Belaval is a trooper.

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    Ana checks out Southwest’s ‘oasis’ at Taste of Chicago

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    Around Town in Hyde Park

    The Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC), a community art center on Chicago’s south side, is ready to kick-off its annual Creativity Camps on June 13. With all of the fun art activities and cute kids that will be on site, we thought it would be a fun option for an around town. HPAC’s camps are perfect for children looking to explore or discover their creative side! Campers and parents can chose between a number of special topics camps including ceramics, […]

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    Around Town in Portage Park

    We visited the neighborhood of Portage Park, checking out what’s going on in this new hot spot in the city. Here is the list of places we checked out: Portage Theater http://www.theportagetheater.com/ Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Café http://josisfrozenyogurt.com/ Quest Modern Design http://www.questmoderndesign.com/ CrossFit Chisel http://crossfitchisel.com/ Community Tavern http://www.communitytavern.com/ Filament Theater http://www.filamenttheatre.org/ Fantasy Costumes https://www.fantasycostumes.com/

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    A history of family and fun on the Fourth of July

    WGN’s Ana Beleval takes a trip to the Friar’s Cove neighborhood in Addison to learn about some of the area’s unique Fourth of July traditions.

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    Ana visits the new location for Kids Science Lab in Northbrook

    Kids Science Labs was co-founded nearly 5 years ago by Keith Norsym and Shegan Campbell. These two dads – friends and avid problem solvers – set out to create the next generation of problem solvers, critical thinkers and creative innovators. They wanted to ensure that kids had the right environment for this and see to it that they would love, not opt out of, science at a young age.  To do this, they built learning and discovery labs that are […]