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 the wndr museum

    wndr museum: 1130 W. Monroe Chicago, IL 60607 wndrmuseum.com

  • Around Town dances with the cast of Mamma Mia!

    Drury Lane Theatre: 100 Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181 drurylanetheatre.com Mamma Mia! playing now through April 14th

  • Around Town visits the ‘Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865’ exhibit

    Purchased Lives: The American Slave Trade from 1808 to 1865  illustrates the pain and injustice of the American domestic slave trade, illuminating just how widespread the practice of slavery was in American life, as well as its impact on enslaved families across the country. This exhibition, originally curated by The Historic New Orleans Collection, showcases more than 75 original artifacts, slave narratives, and oral histories. Through interactive displays, visitors engage directly with historical records by tracking the shipment of more than […]

  • Around Town visits Workshop 4200

    In 2015, Workshop 4200 launched as Chicago’s much needed home for all kinds of creators: makers, builders, artists, teachers, performers, designers, engineers, and innovators. As the first-ever CREATORSPACE™, Workshop 4200 has developed into a productive, inspiring environment that encourages the creative spirit of innovation. Workshop 4200: 4200 W. Diversey Ave. Chicago, IL 60639 workshop4200.com

  • Around Town plays the Grand Prize Game at Union Station

    Surviving full-length segments from the first decade of WGN’s legendary “Bozo’s Circus” have recently been digitally remastered.  Now, for the first time since their original airings over 50 years ago, WGN-TV will air the segments, in their entirety, in a two-hour primetime special titled “Bozo’s Circus: The 1960s” on Sunday, February 17th at 7p CT.  WGN’s Dean Richards will host.  The unedited segments are made up of sketches, guest circus acts and the Grand Prize Game, featuring the original cast: […]

  • Around Town spreads the love on Valentine’s Day

    Special Thanks to Blossoms Anytime: 3152 N. Paulina St. Chicago, IL 60657 blossomsanytime.com

  • Around Town checks out Untitled Supper Club

    Untitled Supper Club: 111 W. Kinzie St. Chicago, IL 60654 untitledsupperclub.com

  • Around Town checks out the Wilton School of Cake Decorating

    Wilton School of Cake Decorating & Confectionery Art: 7511 Lemont Rd. Darien, IL 60561 20% off any classes when you register by Friday, February 16th Go to school.wilton.com and use the promo code: WGN2019

  • Around Town learns how a record is made at Smashed Plastic

    Smashed Plastic: 4200 W. Diversey – Suite #14 Chicago, IL 60639 smashedplastic.com

  • Around Town heads to Chinatown with Nancy Loo

    MCCB Chicago: 2138 S Archer Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 mccbchicago.com Chiu Quon Bakery & Dim Sum: 2253 S Wentworth Ave. Chicago, IL 60616 cqbakery.com EK Gifts & Housewares: 2256 S. Wentworth Ave. Chicago, IL 60616  

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