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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    WGN reporter takes one for the team, learns how to wakeboard on LIVE TV

    That Ana Belaval is a trooper.

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    Ana checks out Southwest’s ‘oasis’ at Taste of Chicago

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    Around Town in Hyde Park

    The Hyde Park Art Center (HPAC), a community art center on Chicago’s south side, is ready to kick-off its annual Creativity Camps on June 13. With all of the fun art activities and cute kids that will be on site, we thought it would be a fun option for an around town. HPAC’s camps are perfect for children looking to explore or discover their creative side! Campers and parents can chose between a number of special topics camps including ceramics, […]

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    Around Town in Portage Park

    We visited the neighborhood of Portage Park, checking out what’s going on in this new hot spot in the city. Here is the list of places we checked out: Portage Theater Josi’s Frozen Yogurt Café Quest Modern Design CrossFit Chisel Community Tavern Filament Theater Fantasy Costumes

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    A history of family and fun on the Fourth of July

    WGN’s Ana Beleval takes a trip to the Friar’s Cove neighborhood in Addison to learn about some of the area’s unique Fourth of July traditions.

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    Ana visits the new location for Kids Science Lab in Northbrook

    Kids Science Labs was co-founded nearly 5 years ago by Keith Norsym and Shegan Campbell. These two dads – friends and avid problem solvers – set out to create the next generation of problem solvers, critical thinkers and creative innovators. They wanted to ensure that kids had the right environment for this and see to it that they would love, not opt out of, science at a young age.  To do this, they built learning and discovery labs that are […]

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    Pearl Bath Bombs leave users with a surprise

    When Pearl Bath Bombs fizz, a ring appears. This Chicago-based business began when the founder Tessa Medlock was proposed to by her soon to be husband. He placed her ring and a note saying, “will you marry me” inside of a homemade bath bomb. From this moment, a marriage and a business began. The bath bombs, which are sold online, each comes with a ring inside. “I want every girl to feel as special as I did,” Medlock said. Pearl […]

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    Ana shows world her bike riding skills on Chicago’s 606 trail

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    Ana shares dramatic story of why she never learned to ride a bike

    Someone cue the violins: WGN reporter Ana Belaval has finally revealed the story of why she never learned how to ride a bike. Long story short: It’s her parents fault. Watch the hilarious video in the player above

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    Ana visits Firehouse E7-T58-A7 on 4911 W Belmont Ave

    Ana made her way to the Firehouse on 4911 W Belmont Ave.  The brave men and woman treated us like family, feeding us and then letting us make a mess of things. She received grilling tips on how to make pig snouts (not really pig snouts, just what it’s called) and fire safety lessons.  Check out this video where Ana shows all of these tings in less than 2:30 seconds.