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,

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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    Christmas decorating tips from Ace Hardware

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    Around Town asking Chicagoans ‘What are you thankful for?’


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    The ‘wall of chalk’ memorial at Wrigley Field

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    Bernie’s Book Bank in Lake Bluff

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    1 of Chicago’s creepiest haunted houses offers plenty of scares – if you dare

    MELROSE PARK — A giant warehouse in Melrose Park is home to one of the largest and creepiest haunted houses in Chicago. 13th Floor Haunted House is 30,000 square feet of pure terror with not one, but two scary experiences to go through, called “Bloodline: Legacy of Darkness” and “Dead End District Fallout.” Managed by the only national company to produce haunted houses around the country, 13th Floor Haunted House is all about set design. The makeup is pretty impressive […]

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    Around Town at Bad Axe Throwing

    Bad Axe Throwing is an indoor axe throwing club located in Toronto, Mississauga, Kitchener, Edmonton, Burlington, Winnipeg, …Vaughan, & Ottawa. We’re North America’s fastest growing and most addictive past-time. Everyone who tries it once, loves the thrill of axe throwing. Our availability is limited, especially on weekends  Bad Axe Throwing 165 N.Loomis Chicago, IL

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    Around Town At Smokey Joe’s Cafe

    Drury Lane Theatre presents Smokey Joe’s Cafe, the musical revue celebrating the renowned musical duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Smokey Joe’s Cafe is directed and choreographed by internationally-acclaimed director Marcia Milgrom Dodge and runs through October 23. The longest running musical revue in Broadway history, Smokey Joe’s Cafe is making its Drury Lane debut this season. Showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock’n’roll and blues anthems written by legendary duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, Smokey Joe’s Cafe is guaranteed […]

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    Around Town visits the CityPak Program

    The CITYPAK Project is a program of the Selma Breskin Kaplan Foundation, an Illinois not-for-profit corporation qualified as a tax-exempt private foundation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  All contributions to The CITYPAK Project of the Selma Breskin Kaplan Foundation are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

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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.