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,

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 checks out the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

    Chicago Flower & Garden Show: March 14-18 at Navy Pier: 600 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

  • Around Town out on the street for Pi Day

    Jet’s Pizza is offering small pizzas for $3.14 for those who can recite Pi on Pi Day from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.  While supplies last. Special Thanks to Jet’s Pizza

  • Around Town takes us down memory lane at Bric-A-Brac Records and Collectibles

    Bric-A- Brac: 3156 W. Diversey Ave. Chicago, IL 60647

  • Around Town celebrates 312 Day at Goose Island

    There’s another reason to drink beer in the middle of March that doesn’t involve green beer, and that is 312 Day! 312 Day is a made up holiday on March 12th to celebrate everything Goose Island loves about Chicago. It’s a day dedicated to the people who inspire and create the city’s amazing culture. No made up holiday is complete without a party, so this year, Goose Island is doing it big at The House of Vans with a performance […]

  • Around Town visits World of Wheels

    America’s love affair with the automobile is legendary. In fact, for over fifty-seven years, custom car shows have paid tribute to the innovative workmanship that continuously re-invents and improves the vehicles of yesterday and today. Championship Auto Shows (CASI), the undisputed leader in indoor custom car show production, produces the largest show series in the business: better known under the monikers of Autorama or World of Wheels. Close to 20 events are held annually across the United States and Canada. […]

  • Dixie’s Tupperware Party at Elgin’s Grand Victoria Casino

  • Around Town checks out An Epic Tale of Scale

    An Epic Tale of Scale is an immersive, interactive theatrical event unlike anything you’ve ever experienced! Think The Magic School Bus meets Sleep No More, and you’re on the right track. Audiences are limited to groups of 20, with entry times staggered every 15 minutes for a fun, funky, two-story adventure through the human body, outer space, and beyond. Along the way, voyagers young and old will encounter costumed corpuscles, a collection of curiosities from The Field Museum, art activities, a […]

  • Around Town previews the new team for Dancing with Chicago Celebrities

    Dancing with Chicago Celebrities: March 16th at 7 PM Hilton Chicago Hotel: 720 South Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60605 Cocktail Attire Required

  • Around Town talks Oscars fashion favorites

    Special Thanks to: Women’s Fashion Expert, Erica Strama: The Shops at North Bridge 520 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 Men’s Fashion Expert, Ge Wang: ESQ Clothing: 555 West Jackson Blvd, Flr. 1 Chicago, IL 60661

  • Around Town checks out Monster Jam

    Monster Jam at the Allstate Arena: 6920 Mannheim Rd. Rosemont, IL 60018