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
  • Progress in Puerto Rico: Suburban doctor returns to help in hurricane’s aftermath

    A doctor from the Chicago suburbs has returned to Puerto Rico to help her parents hometown.     @watts_of_love your lights will brighten the dark nights of Puerto Ricans in Barrio Mamey in Gurabo. Thank you so much.#lettherebelight #puertorico #hurricanemaria #hurricanesurvivors A post shared by AnaBelaval (@ana.belaval) on Nov 16, 2017 at 11:37am PST  

  • Inside a Puerto Rican coffee farm destroyed by Hurricane Maria

  • Power, industry still a challenge in Puerto Rico

    WGN’s Ana Belaval continues her reports on the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. The area is still dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Ana traveled to the mountains of Adjuntas and Jayuya and saw firsthand the damage the hurricane caused on one of the few growing industries on the island. I️ was told to savor this cup of coffee from #pomarrosacafegourmet because it may be the last one I️ have for a few years. Coming up @wgnnews another industry […]

  • Progress in Puerto Rico: Ana checks in on the town of Comerio  

    Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico nearly two months ago  sending the island into a darkened devastation. Nearly three and a half million residents are facing huge challenges every day  as they try to recover. More than two thousand remain in emergency shelters. WGN’s own Ana Belaval grew up in Puerto Rico  and she’s returned to her homeland to share their stories with us. Today she traveled to the town of Comerio  in the center of the island. She’s also been […]

  • Watch Ana’s emotional reunion with family, tour of devastated town in Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN — WGN’s own Ana Belaval is back in her native Puerto Rico this week. Ana is taking a look at the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria as cleanup and recovery continues across the island. Today, she showed us a town strongly affected by the hurricanes in Puerto Rico, and the emotional reunion with her family after she surprised them in their home. To help or donate, go to:  Mano A Mano “Hand to Hand for Puerto […]

  • Progress in Puerto Rico after hurricanes: Ana Belaval arrives

    WGN’s own Ana Belaval is in Puerto Rico this week. As a native, Ana is taking a look at the progress that’s been made and the work left to be done following the destruction of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. One of her first stops on Day 1 was  Barrio Ingenio in Toa Baja. The area was flooded when the ocean and the river water surpassed 8 feet. Even as they were landing, Ana noticed the difference. From the air she looks […]

  • #AdoptComerioNow: 2 sisters’ hurricane relief mission for their Puerto Rican hometown

    Carmen and Evelyn Hernandez are gathering hurricane relief supplies for their hometown in Puerto Rico, mountainous Comerio. Their campaign is called #AdoptComerioNow and delivers supplies directly to Comerio in a private plane donated by Clayco, Inc. On their Go Fund Me page, the Hernandez sisters say that Comerio is still devastated following Hurricane Maria. They are asking for donations to help purchase and deliver desperate needed food aid to Puerto Rico. #AdoptComerioNow is partnered with  Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center in Chicago.

  • Chicagoans with ties to Puerto Rico worried about elderly loved ones

    WOODRIDGE, Ill. — Imagine being in your late 90s, living your retirement in your gorgeous hometown which happens to be in paradise and overnight having to come back to face another Chicago winter. This is happening to a lot of elderly Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria. If you visit one spacious home in Woodridge, you will find 96-year-old Dolores Lopez, or Don Lolo, on this corner, right by the window, basking in the fall sunshine longing for the warmth of […]

  • Local woman to embark on family humanitarian effort to Puerto Rico

    Many Puerto Ricans in Chicago are spending their days looking at airline websites hoping to book a plane ticket to the island. Sonia Reyes booked her ticket to Puerto Rico three weeks ago and plans to leave tomorrow on a humanitarian mission of her own. She is going to pick up her mom and dad who have been living in a school turned shelter in the town of San Lorenzo since after Hurricane Maria.  Her mom is oxygen dependent and […]

  • Over 200 cool places to discover this weekend at Open House Chicago

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Architecture Foundation‘s citywide open house kicks off Saturday. You can discover more than 200 cool places in 48 hours, this weekend only. Plus, it’s completely free. The open house takes place in 20 neighborhoods across the city from as far north as Evanston to the South Shore. You can browse a full site map here. Open House Chicago is one of the largest festivals in a network of worldwide Open House events. Discover more at openhouseworldwide.org.