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 shops at Hello Tokyo

    Hello Tokyo offers thousands of high-quality, functional and super cute Japanese Daiso products at dollar store prices. Hello Tokyo: 9038 W. Golf Rd. Niles, IL 60714 hellotky.com

  • Around Town celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11

    Moon Bash at Adler Planetarium: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605 July 19 & 20 AdlerPlanetarium.org

  • Around Town checks out Three60Fit

    Three60Fit is a transformative health and fitness center, combining the best of the fundamentals of exercise science, the latest proven workout trends, personalized attention and progressive coaching all under one roof. The facility provides a revolutionary holistic approach to wellness, harnessing mind, body and spirit to create change. Three60Fit: 569 W. Golf Rd. Arlington Heights, IL 60005 Three60Fit.com

  • Around Town checks out The Wizard of Oz at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

    Chicago Shakespeare Theater at Navy Pier: 800 E. Grand Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 through August 25th chicagoshakes.com

  • Around Town checks out Snap36

    Snap36 is the leading provider of affordable product photography for brands, distributors, and retailers. Whether you are looking to increase conversion rates, improve customer engagement, or quickly scale your product content, 360-degree photography is the optimal solution for e-commerce, digital marketing, and studio operations teams. Snap36: 219 N. Paulina Chicago, IL 60612 snap36.com

  • Around Town visits Aurora’s SciTech Museum

    SciTech Hands on Museum offers over 200 interactive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) exhibits which inspire education and imagination. Every exhibit is a mini experiment with information about what to do at the station and the scientific explanation for what is happening. SciTech Museum: 18 W. Benton St. Aurora, IL 60505 scitechmuseum.org

  • Around Town previews the Outside Experience at McCormick Place

    Whether you want to paddle board, kayak, try axe throwing, rock climbing or slack lining, Outside Experience has adventures for everyone under one roof. Hear from adventurers, listen to live music and connect with ambassadors from your favorite brands. Outside Experience: July 13-14 McCormick Place Lakeside Center: 2301 S. King Dr. Chicago, IL 60616 outsideexperienceshow.com

  • Around Town visits Bernie’s Book Bank

    This year, Bernie’s Book Bank celebrates its 10th Anniversary. On Saturday, July 13th Bernie’s Book Bank will commemorate this milestone with a 10-hour Volunteer-A-Thon and celebration open to supporters and the community. There will be volunteering paired with food, live music, children’s activities and fun! Bernie’s Book Bank: 917 North Shore Dr. Lake Bluff, IL 60044 berniesbookbank.org

  • Around Town shops at The Guild Pop-up Shop

    The Guild is the new one stop pop-up shop for the conscious shopper looking for high end fashion, art, wellness, home and body products, made with sustainable and Fair Trade practices. Created by a curated selection of trading partners from all over the world, The Guild makes ethically shopping a new kind of retail experience. The Guild: 1445 W. Webster Chicago, IL 60614 Now through August 31 theguild.global

  • Around Town checks out Maison Marcel

    Maison Marcel: 3114 N. Broadway Chicago, IL 60617 Celebrate Bastille Day on July 14 2008 N. Halsted Chicago, IL 60614 (This location is hidden in the alley, behind Top Drawer store) maison-marcel.com

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