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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
  • Around Town Wine Stroll through Lincoln Square and Ravenswood

    Sip and Nibble Your Way Through Lincoln Square Ravenswood During Annual Wine Stroll on April 27 WHAT:   The semi-annual Wine Stroll is a lovely evening tradition where residents and visitors can browse through more than 45 restaurants and businesses in the Lincoln Square Ravenswood neighborhood. Many of the participating businesses will feature specific wines such as sparkling, rose’, or wines from small boutique wineries. Wines are offered with delicious hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants as well. WHEN:   Thursday, April 27 […]

  • St. Stanislaus Kostka parish celebrates 150th anniversary

    WGN Morning News visited St. Stanislaus Kostka to celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary. According to Father Tony Buś, the church was originally built to minister to the Polish community, a large portion of immigrants that moved to Chicago at the turn of the 19th Century. The priest also mentioned that St. Stanislaus became the largest and most popular church in the world, attracting up to 40,000 parishioners. The church will celebrate its anniversary in ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday.

  • Mr. T’s former Lake Forest mansion listed for $7.5 million

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Mr. T’s former estate in Lake Forest is on the market for $7.5 million. The actor owned the mansion, located at 395 Green Bay Road, back in the late 80’s. It will be 30 years this spring that Mr. T famously used a chainsaw to cut down 100 trees on the property due to his allergies. The current owners planted 150 mature trees on the property because of what was done in 1987. The home has 9 bedrooms, […]

  • PHOTOS: WGN’s Ana Belaval wears Oscar-inspired gowns

    Ana Belaval tried on luxurious gowns while discussing Oscar fashion hits and misses with fashion expert Erica Strama. One thing’s for sure — Ana’s fashions were DEFINITELY a hit!

  • Ana on the Road: Spring training with the White Sox at Camelback Ranch

    WGN’s Ana Belaval is Around Town at spring training in Arizona where she’s following the Chicago White Sox:    

  • Ana On The Road: Inside dollhouses, air crafts and the wild west

    Ana Belaval is On The Road for baseball Spring Training. She’s stopped talking about baseball and instead is exploring the different quirky and fun things Mesa, Arizona has to offer tourists. Today Ana takes us to the Arizona Doll and Toy museum, where they have over 500 dolls from around the world. She then swings by the Mesa Organ Stop, a pizza place that’s been a hit since 1975. Everyone goes to listen to the organ player while enjoying pizza.   […]

  • Ana On The Road: Inside Sloan Park, cool Cubs merch and Gio’s delicious eats

    Ana Belaval is On The Road for baseball Spring Training. Here, she chats with the groundskeepers at Sloan Park and samples food at Gio’s restaurant in the ballpark. She also meets some crazy Cubs fan and checks out sweet Spring Training merchandise.

  • Angry sports producer Nick’s baby shower sing-along!

    It was angry sports producer Nick’s baby show today at here at the big 9.  Thanks for all that joins us to help us celebrate in all the fun! We had massages by At Ease Wellness Center, facials, oxygen treatments and red light treatments by Leah Chavie Skincare, sweets and refreshments by Sugar Hills Chicago and Debi Lilly is the thank for all the decor. It was a blast!  Also, big shout out to Fantasy Costume for all the costumes […]

  • Around Town visits My Chocolate Soul

    My Chocolate Soul grew out of Ramona’s love of baking and sweets, especially chocolate. Although she had baked for nearly two decades, the initial idea for starting the business came after taking an introduction to French pastries course at the French Pastry School in Chicago. Ramona felt so at home in a commercial kitchen that she immediately began thinking about how she could spend more time in one doing what she really loved. With an initial plan, a personal financial […]

  • Zier Meats explains how to use your charcoal or gas grill as a smoker

    How to use your charcoal or gas grill as a smoker: Explain the purpose of a wet or dry rub on meats, probably not the reason you would think.  Get wood chips ready for grill to become smoker : showing the difference between hardwood sawdust, wood chips and newer hardwood pellets(displaying all 3 and placing some in an aluminum foil pan wrapped with foil for use on your gas grill grates. Zier’s Prime Meats & Poultry WWW.ZIERSPRIME.COM Twitter-@Ziersprimeats Facebook- Zier’s […]