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
  • Around Town checks out Manual Cinema’s The End of TV

    Manual Cinema is one of Chicago’s most acclaimed young theater companies with live works that combine handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and original sound and music to create immersive visual stories for both stage and screen. Using vintage overhead projectors, multiple screens, puppets, actors, live video feeds, Go-Pro cameras, multi-channel sound design, and a live music ensemble playing an original score, Manual Cinema transforms the experience of attending the cinema and imbues it with liveliness, ingenuity, and theatricality. Their newest […]

  • Around Town explores the new Art Studio at the Chicago Children’s Museum

    The Chicago Children’s Museum was founded in response to arts education cutbacks in Chicago Public Schools. Since then, they’ve grown and expanded their space. The new Art Studio serves as a space for families to practice creative expression and offers visitors the opportunity to explore individually, collaboratively, or side-by-side with new acquaintances in daily workshops led by trained artist-educators. Art Studio at the Chicago Children’s Museum: located in Navy Pier: 700 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 chicagochildrensmuseum.org

  • Around Town checks out Delish Cakes

    Delish Cakes: 148 S. Bloomingdale Rd. Unit 109 Bloomingdale, IL 60108 delishcakes.net

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    Village Links and Reserve 22: 485 Winchell Way Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 villagelinksgolf.com reserve22.com

  • Around Town visits Shore Club

    Shore Club Chicago: 1603 N. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60611 shoreclubchi.com

  • Around Town checks out Dormify

    Dormify is a one-stop-shop for small space decorating and for customers to experience their products and styling first hand. Available by appointment or walk-ins, Dormify stylists (current college students or recent grads) will be available to give advice and help style your dorm or apartment in a real world setting, using actual beds, desks and walls during your visit so you know you’re getting the perfect look.  Once you have designed the room of your dreams, you can work with Dormify […]

  • Around Town checks out Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure

    Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier: 800 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 Peter Pan – A Musical Adventure runs through Aug. 19th chicagoshakes.com

  • Around Town dresses up for random holidays at Fantasy Costumes

    Costumes can be worn every day for all sorts of events, not just Halloween! Sweary Mary had to jump in to save the day when the crew wasn’t quite ready. Fantasy Costumes: 4065 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60641 fantasycostumes.com

  • Around Town hit the streets to play “Name That Celebrity” with impressionist Ryan Goldsher

    Celebrity Impressionist/Comedian Ryan Goldsher: RyanGoldsher.com

  • Around Town checks out Pollyanna Brewing Company – Roselare

    Roselare: 245 E. Main St. Roselle, IL 60172 pollyannabrewing.com