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 figures out the actual price of the 12 Days of Christmas

    With the help of PNC Christmas Price Index, the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences was able to figure out how much the items from the song, “12 Days of Christmas” would actually cost in today’s world. Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences: 3857 W. 111th St. Chicago, IL 60655 pncchristmaspriceindex.com

  • Around Town checks out Sage Explorers

    Sage Explorers: 644 N. Bank Lane Lake Forest, IL 60045 sageexplorers.com

  • Around Town visits the You Are Beautiful store

    Matthew Hoffman and his team have distributed over 3 million small stickers. They also strive to beautify communities with massive and inspiring installations and collaborated with major cities & organizations around the globe, on both temporary & permanent installations, with long term planning and fast track projects. They are a nimble organization and are quickly adaptable to the needs of a specific project. When the phrase You Are Beautiful is integrated into a city or community, it creates an immediate […]

  • Around Town checks out Medieval Times

    Medieval Times: 2001 N. Roselle Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60195 medievaltimes.com/chicago

  • Around Town checks out Santa Baby Bar

    Santa Baby Bar: 3505 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60657 Runs through Jan. 6th santababybar.com

  • Around Town previews the One of a Kind Show at the Merchandise Mart

    One of a Kind Show: 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL 60654 Thursday, December 6 – Sunday, December 9 oneofakindshow.com/holiday/attend

  • Around Town checks out Uncle Dan’s outdoor store

    Uncle Dan’s: 1600 Sherman Ave. Evanston, IL 60201 udans.com

  • Around Town goes to M&M Acres to help save the animals

    M&M Acres is at risk of closing. If you would like to help donate or adopt one of the animals, please visit the website: mnmacres.com or visit the Facebook page: facebook.com/mnmacres #OperationSaveMNM M&M Acres: 16145 Bruce Rd. Lockport, IL 60441

  • Around Town checks out ‘HOLIDAY INN’ at Marriott Theatre

    HOLIDAY INN is the story of Jim, who leaves the bright lights of show business behind to settle down at his farmhouse in Connecticut…but life just isn’t the same without a bit of song and dance. Jim’s luck takes a spectacular turn when he meets Linda, a spirited schoolteacher with talent to spare. Together they turn the farmhouse into a fabulous inn with dazzling performances to celebrate each holiday, from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July. With thrilling dance numbers, […]

  • Around Town checks out the Winky Lux Experience

    Winky Lux Experience: 520 N Michigan Ave Ste #129 Chicago, IL 60611 (First floor, just outside of Nordstrom) winkylux.com