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 Lost Girls Vintage

    Lost Girls Vintage: 1947 W. Chicago Ave Chicago, IL 60622 lostgirlschicago.com

  • Around Town checks out ‘SIX’ at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

    The wives of Henry VIII join forces for an electrifying pop-concert spectacle—shining a spotlight on these six women as never before. The queens take the mic to reclaim their identities out of the shadow of their infamous spouse—remixing five hundred years of historical heartbreak into an exuberant celebration of twenty-first-century female empowerment. Backed by a band known as the “Ladies in Waiting,” the all-woman ensemble traverses the spectrum of modern-day pop with a soundtrack that has stormed to the top […]

  • Around Town visits Waterlemon

    Waterlemon, whose name is a fun play-on-words that nods to the often-jumbled way toddlers pronounce certain multi-syllable tongue twisters, is a one-of-a-kind concept store.  It includes a boutique featuring carefully curated children’s clothes and accessories, toys, party décor and gifts for the entire family. There is also a café where the coffee is always fresh and the fare always delicious, and of course, an inspiring play space perfectly suited for children aged 0-5. The café seating area and play space are […]

  • Around Town makes bath bombs at LUSH Cosmetics

    LUSH Cosmetics: 746 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 lushusa.com

  • Around Town visits Closet Traders

    Closet Traders is an eclectic one-stop shopping experience.  They are comprised of an artisan market showcasing work from over 20 small business owners, a high-end resale boutique and a baby boutique. Closet Traders: 31 S. Seymour Ave. Grayslake, IL 60030 ClosetTradersGL.com

  • Around Town previews the ‘Louder than Words: Rock, Power & Politics’ exhibit at the Museum of Broadcast Communications

    This one-of-a-kind exhibit explores the power of rock to change attitudes about patriotism, peace, equality and freedom. Museum of Broadcast Communications: 360 N. State St. Chicago, IL 60654 For tickets: museum.tv

  • Around Town visits the Sweets & Snacks Expo

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  • Around Town checks out La Havana Madrid

    La Havana Madrid is an immersive theatre experience complete with live music, based on the true story of the 1960’s Chicago nightclub. The Den Theatre: 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60622 thedentheatre.com

  • Around Town visits Impact Field prior to the Chicago Dogs Home Opener

    Chicago Dogs at Impact Field: 9850 Balmoral Ave. Rosemont, IL 60018 thechicagodogs.com

  • Around Town checks out A. Perry Homes studio and office

    A. Perry Homes are the architects, builders, and remodelers of choice for families who believe making their dream home should be a fun and engaging process that focuses on their family traditions and lifestyle needs. Their clients desire a long-term relationship with an award-winning firm that can handle all the details for a truly custom experience that begins with a thoughtful assessment of their needs and ends with lifetime care for their home. A. Perry Homes: 1220 Washington Ave. Wilmette, […]

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