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
  • 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.

  • Chicago organizations collecting donations for Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria

    CHICAGO — People are still dealing with serious issues in Puerto Rico, following Hurricane Maria. There is no doubt that as soon as people in the Chicago area learned about the devastation in Puerto Rico, the donations started pouring in. But now, many of those collecting those donations are running into a major obstacle: How to get these thousands of items to the island and into the hands of those who need them the most. Paloma Vasquez and her Chicago […]

  • Reporter Ana Belaval on reason WGN trip to Puerto Rico was cancelled

    WGN’s Ana Belaval was scheduled to travel to Puerto Rico on Wednesday for live reports from the island, but flights out of San Juan are limited and the airline cancelled her returning flight. Belaval joined WGN Morning News to talk more about the cancelled trip, and the devastation Puerto Rico continues to face after Hurricane Maria. Watch the video in the player above

  • Musical family honor the culture, shares it with others

    Clielito Lindo has been entertaining Chicago for the last two years. From private parties to a Bulls game and even our very own WGN Morning News, this family of nine has wowed anyone who listens to its wonderful talent. Cielito Lindo focuses on traditional Mexican music.  The musical children honoring their culture and exposing others to who they are has been is one of the best parts of this journey. Cielito Lindo has plenty of private and public performances. For more […]

  • Is it safe to see the eclipse through your phone’s selfie mode?

    CHICAGO — As thousands nationwide prepare themselves for Monday’s total eclipse, some viewers still have some last-minute questions, including whether or not it’s safe to view the solar eclipse through their phone’s selfie mode. WGN’s Ana Belaval, went down to the Adler Planetarium’s Eclipse Fest to speak with Andrew Johnston, an astronomer at the museum, to find out. “It certainly won’t ruin your eyesight, because you’re looking at the phone and that screen never gets bright enough to hurt your […]

  • Ana’s brother visiting from Puerto Rico, joins her ‘Around Town’

  • Around Town visits Blackstone Hotel

    The Blackstone Hotel 636 S Michigan Ave. (312) 447-0955 http://www.theblackstonehotel.com/

  • 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 […]