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 previews Disney On Ice: Road Trip Adventures

    Disney On Ice Road Trip Adventures whisks families away on an immersive getaway chock-full of magical participatory moments. Featuring new and classic tales – including this past summer’s hottest Disney blockbusters (Aladdin, Lion King, Mary Poppins and Toy Story 4) – this multi-generational experience is filled with exciting twists and turns as Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and guests of all ages embark on a memory-rich adventure to iconic destinations.   Disney On Ice Presents Road Trip Adventures: Now through Feb. 9 […]

  • Around Town checks out Prenatal Fit

    Prenatal Fit: 1937 W. Diversey Parkway Chicago, IL 60614 prenatalfit.com

  • Around Town learns COBRA self defense with the Buddha Warrior Girls

    Buddha Warrior will empower every individual to believe in themselves, honor themselves and respect themselves. cobrachicago.com buddhawarriors.com

  • Around Town builds robots at Robot City Workshop

    Robot City Workshop specializes in build-it yourself robot kits. In addition to the beginner workshops, a few specialty classes emerged, including an electronics soldering workshop and a two-part microcontroller workshop. These classes offer students the opportunity to acquire a new skill that will serve them well in designing and building their own robotic creations. Robot City Workshop: 3226 N. Sheffield Ave. Chicago, IL 60657 robotcityworkshop.com

  • Around Town explores the world’s first tutoring lounge: The House

    The House is the world’s first tutoring lounge, and a parent-free, student-focused study space. It’s an oasis for teenagers age 6th-12th grade and has a purpose-built lounge and kitchen, designed for learning, productivity and connection. The House: 682 Vernon Ave. Glencoe, IL 60022 the.house

  • Around Town shows you how to make shoes at the Chicago School of Shoemaking and Leather Arts

    Shoemaking has been described as a “lost art” but now you can find it here in Chicago. If you love shoes, love working with your hands, or are interested in the independence and sustainability of providing such an essential item for yourself, stop by for a class! Chicago School of Shoemaking and Leather Arts: 3717 N. Ravenswood Ave. #113 Chicago, IL 60613 chicagoschoolofshoemaking.com

  • Around Town explores Andersonville Galleria

    Andersonville Galleria is a retail market building that currently features over 100 vendors offering apparel, jewelry, artwork, home furnishings, giftware, accessories, antiques, fair trade and gourmet treats. Andersonville Galleria: 5247 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60640 andersonvillegalleria.com

  • Around Town explores Jack Frost Winter Village

    Jack Frost Winter Village: 1455 N. Elston Ave. Chicago, IL 60642 jackswintervillage.com

  • Around Town checks out SOLUX Med Spa

    SOLUX Med Spa: 777 N Green St. 4th Floor, Chicago, IL 60642 soluxmedspa.com

  • Around Town checks out Store B Vintage

    Store B Vintage hosts a robust collection of vintage kitchenware, bar-ware and mid-century home decor. It also includes vintage handbags, jewelry and other wearable accessories. Every piece in the store collection is carefully selected and repaired, if needed, before going on the floor. Store B Vintage: 1472 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 storebvintage.com

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