Ana Belaval 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 also contributes to the public service show for Chicago’s Latino community, “Adelante, Chicago!”
Prior to joining the team in June 2005, Ana spent nine years at Univision, starting as a general assignment reporter in the Chicago bureau 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. A two-time Emmy winner and four-time Emmy nominee, Ana received awards for her “Living Green” and “One Tank Trips” series. 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 now lives in Chicago with her husband and young daughter, Amelia Victoria. Ana shows her comedic side when performing her amateur stand up routines at various spots around town including Zanies Comedy Club.