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 visits the 34th Annual Pinball Expo

    34th Pinball Expo at The Westin Chicago North Shore: 601 N. Milwaukee Avenue Wheeling, IL 60090 pinballexpo.com

  • Around Town previews some Halloween looks at Make Up First

    Make Up First School for Makeup Artistry: 100 North LaSalle Street, 10th Floor Chicago, IL 60602 MakeUpFirst.com

  • Around Town checks out My Half of the Sky

    My Half of the Sky provides men and women everyday opportunities to engage the community and world in order to live a life that impacts the world for good. When you purchase an item from My Half of the Sky, your purchase is providing hope and dignity to those affected by extreme poverty, trafficking and addictions, locally and globally. My Half of the Sky: 121 W. Wesley St. Wheaton, IL 60187 MyHalfOfTheSky.org

  • J.C. Rivera makes his mark on Chicago with ‘Bear Champ’

    CHICAGO — From the hippest to the oldest neighborhoods in Chicago, colorful and creative street art shows up everywhere. There’s one in particular that caught our eye: an adorable bear with tired eyes who looks like he’s ready for or just finished the boxing match of his life. It’s called the “The Bear Champ,” and it’s the creation of Puerto Rican artist J.C. Rivera. “I created the bear because I like boxing,” Rivera said, “Then eventually when I started trying […]

  • Around Town visits Abbey Farms

    Abbey Farms is a unique family-friendly agri-tourism farm in Aurora, IL. It specializes in creating an environment for everyone to make their own fun both inside & outdoors. Abbey Farms began in the 1940’s as the only choice and cut Christmas tree farm in the Aurora area. The Abbey Farms of today offers seasonal enjoyment for all to partake in. From Abbey Farms produce store in the summer months, Pumpkin Daze in the Fall, Christmas trees in Winter and rustic-chic […]

  • Around Town checks out the East Atrium of the United Center

    United Center: 1901 W. Madison St. Chicago, IL. 60612 UnitedCenter.com In The East Atrium of the United Center, you can find the following: Madhouse Team Store: MadHouseTeamStore.com Social Media: @madhousestoreuc Queenie’s Supper Club: QueeniesSupperClub.com Social Media: @queeniessupperclub Mad West: UnitedCenter.com/MadWest

  • Around Town checks out the Secret Agent Supply Co. and 826CHI

    The Secret Agent Supply Co. is the storefront of 826CHI, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Secret Agent Supply Co. & 826CHI: 1276 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 secretagentsupply.com 826CHI.org

  • Around Town checks out Lincoln Square’s 31st Annual Apple Fest

    Lincoln Square’s Apple Fest: 4700 block of Lincoln Avenue (Between Lawrence and Eastwood) lincolnsquare.org Saturday, October 6th from 9AM-8PM Sunday, October 7th from 9AM-6PM

  • Greg the Vampire goes Around Town to Haunted Trails

    Haunted Trails: 7759 S. Harlem Ave. Burbank, IL 60453 HauntedTrailsBurbank.com Halloween Party: Friday, October 26th at 7PM

  • El Paseo Boricua welcomes new addition to public art that celebrates Latin cultures

    CHICAGO — El Paseo Boricua on Chicago’s North Side welcomed a new addition to its collection of public art. Organizers hope new works of art open doors to conversations about the diversity of the city. “Las Puertas del Paseo Boricua” is a collection of 16 doors along Division Street  in Humboldt Park. They were painted by 13 local artists. The projected was spearheaded by artist Sam Kirk. “I just wanted to create something that celebrated Puerto Rico,” Kirk said. “I […]