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 dances with A Chorus Line

    Porchlight Theatre’s A Chorus Line: Ruth Page Center for the Arts: 1016 N. Dearborn Ave. Chicago, IL 60610 Extended through May 31 PorchlightMusicTheatre.org

  • Around Town checks out The V Word Experience

    The V Word Experience is a pop-up visual art installation centered around 6 human rights causes and runs through April 28th. The V Word Experience: 1400 N. Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60642 thevwordexperience.com

  • Around Town checks out AXPONA: Audio Expo North America

    AXPONA (Audio Expo North America) is the premier show for audiophiles, music lovers and musicians with 500 exhibitors of the most innovative gear and gadgets including headphones, speakers, turntables, vinyl and more. Soak up the sound in more than 190 listening rooms – see, touch and experience the coolest high performance speaker systems and shop for your Listening Room, Media Room or Man Cave. AXPONA: The Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel and Convention Center: 1551 N. Thoreau Dr. Schaumburg, IL 60173 axpona.com

  • Around Town checks out The Bunny at 900 Shops

    The Bunny at 900 Shops: 900 North Michigan Shops Saturday, April 6th – Saturday, April 20th shop900.com

  • Around Town tours the Jelly Belly Visitor Center

    Jelly Belly Tour and Visitor Center: 10100 Jelly Belly Lane Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158 jellybelly.com/visitjellybelly

  • Around Town explores the new exhibit, Silver Screen to Mainstream: American Fashion in the 1930s and ’40s

    Silver Screen to Mainstream showcases fashions from Paris, New York, Chicago, and Hollywood, featuring thirty garments by designers such as Chanel, Vionnet, Valentina, Paul du Pont, Howard Greer, and Adrian. The exhibition tracks how Hollywood’s glamorous reach extended to all classes in the 1930s through the 1940s. It tells a tale of making it big, making do, and maintaining appearances during a tumultuous era in American history.  Chicago History Museum: 1601 N. Clark St. Chicago, IL 60614 chicagohistory.org/silverscreen

  • Around Town checks out the Mothers Trust Foundation Pop Up Prom Shoppe

    On Saturday April 6th and Sunday April 7th, Mothers Trust Foundation is partnering with Zengeler Cleaners to hold a Pop Up Prom Shoppe event at the College of Lake County.  This event is open to all Lake County high school students with a valid high school ID. The College of Lake County (CLC) will have staff members available to provide college education and financial aid information to those who are interested. Donations of dresses, shoes, jewelry and handbags have been collected […]

  • Around Town checks out the Halim Time and Glass Museum

    Halim Time and Glass Museum: 1560 Oak Ave. Evanston, IL 60201 halimmuseum.org

  • Around Town checks out Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville

    Lucky Strike Social at Wrigleyville: 1027 W. Addison St. Chicago IL, 60613 luckystrikesocial.com

  • Around Town visits America’s Beauty Show

    Americasbeautyshow.com

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