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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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Around Town checks out Lake Geneva Winterfest

    Winterfest runs from January 28th to February 12th and is home to the U.S. National Snow Sculpting Competition, where fifteen teams of the most talented snow sculptors and artists from around the country gather to compete for a national title. The entire competition is open to the public, so Winterfest attendees can actually watch the artists at work!  Winterfest festivities during the week also include Human Dog Sled Races, The Abominable Snow Race, Spectacular Ice Bar at the Historic Hotels, […]

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    Around Town checks out Jackie Chan’s Long Yun Kung Fu Troupe

    The 11 members of the Long Yun troupe – hand-picked by internationally renowned martial artist, actor, and film director Chan – effortlessly combine elements of traditional kung fu, ballet, and modern dance in the mesmerizing program 11 Warriors.  We are co-presenting this performance on February 4 with the Chinese Fine Arts Society and Choose Chicago as part of the City of Chicago’s annual Chinese New Year celebration. The program 11 Warriors, which the troupe will be performing at the Auditorium Theatre on Saturday, February 4 at 7:30PM, features […]

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    Around Town checks out Saturday Night Fever

    It’s a brand new version rewritten for the Drury Lane stage.  It’s everything you would expect: great dancing, Bee Gees music, disco balls and costumes galore.   Drury Lane Theater 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace 630-530-0111   Twitter: @DruryLaneTheatr Facebook: @drurylanetheatre Instgram: @drurylaneoakbrook

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    Around Town at Love Dose Dose Market is an ever-dynamic marketplace devoted to showcasing the finest designers, chefs, makers, bakers, entrepreneurs and artists. For the past five years and 54 market events, the Dose Market curators — the Dosettes — have worked tirelessly to discover and develop a community dedicated to excellence in Chicagoland and beyond. Celebrating the food, fashion and art of those committed to these passionate pursuits, there’s no better way to spend a Sunday. Get Dosed! TWITTER: FACEBOOK:

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    Chicagoans bake cookies continuously for 25 hours, set new World Record

    All the cookies they baked will be donated to Meals on Wheels. Congratulations!

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    Around town visits Once Upon A Castle

    This isn’t like the castles you’ve seen before. It’s a space where kids can create their own kingdom and invent their own fairytale as they prepare a feast in the kitchen or stand guard at the dungeon. Play whatever role feels right as they cast a wizard’s spell or search for the mystery dragon. Stay active and energized (even in winter) as they climb the tower or charge the castle door. The possibilities are endless.