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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    Around Town visits Local Goods Chicago in Edgebrook

    Laura Guenther opened Local Goods Chicago 4 years ago in Edgebrook.  The shop features handcrafted locally made goods from over 100 local artists. Facebook: Twitter:

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    Around Town visits Mark Toland

    Mark Toland is an award winning mind reader. Starting January 18th his weekly show “Mysteries of the Mind” will be every Wednesday at 8pm, presented by the Chicago Magic Lounge. “Mysteries of the Mind” with Mind Reader Mark Toland Wednesdays at 8pm Uptown Underground

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    Around Town visits Renu Day Spa

      Renu Day Spa has been in the business of pampering, healing and beatifying since 1986, always located in the North Shore. We started in Highland Park as a one-woman business, “Anna’s Electrolysis,” focusing on hair removal. In 1988, owner Anna Pamula moved her business to Deerfield with the new name of Renu Body Boutique, one of the first spas offering full skin care services, massages and becoming popular body scrubs and body wraps.  We became an instant success, outgrowing […]

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    Around Town visits the Boat Show

    The Progressive Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show offers attendees the best selection in boats, sailboats, outdoor gear, engines, electronics, travel destinations, and RVs– a one-stop shop for outdoor fun! The show features three distinct areas for every boater and outdoors enthusiast —powerboats, RVs, and “Strictly Sail Chicago.” Sail-specific booths are located within the sail section, while marine, travel, and outdoor gear occupy a central location on the show floor. The 2017 Progressive® Insurance Chicago Boat, RV & […]

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    WGN reporter gets ski lesson on live TV

    WGN’s Marcus Leshock and Ana Beleval take a ski trip down Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin.

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    Around Town visits Gizmo’s Fun Factory in Orland Park

    Happy 2017! Around town kicks off the new year at Gizmo’s Fun Factory on the southwest side! Gizmos Fun Factory 66 Orland Square Orland Park, IL

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    WGN reporter takes fire department Physical Abilities test


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    Christmas decorating tips from Ace Hardware

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    Around Town asking Chicagoans ‘What are you thankful for?’


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    The ‘wall of chalk’ memorial at Wrigley Field