Judy Wang
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Judy Wang is the anchor of the CLTV weekend morning news. She reports general assignment stories during the week for CLTV, the WGN Morning News, and WGN Midday News. Judy joined CLTV in May 1995 and WGN TV in August of 2009.

Her 1997 documentary entitled “Gina’s Journey”, about a teen girl’s battle with aids, won CLTV second place honors from the National Press Photographers Association for Best Documentary. It was CLTV’s first national award. Judy hosted five of CLTV’s “Community of Cultures” programs in honor of Asian-American Heritage Month. She is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Radio Television News Directors Association.

Judy is a San Francisco native who grew up in Chicago’s Rogers Park community. She graduated from Glenbrook South High School in Glenview in 1984 and the University of Missouri School of Journalism in 1988. In 1985, she spent one summer studying at Tamkung University in Taiwan. She has been an anchor/reporter at KGAN-TV in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, WAOW-TV in Wausau, Wisconsin, WTZH-TV in Meridian, Mississippi, and KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri.

Judy studied ballet, tap, and jazz dance before beginning her television career. She enjoys pilates, shopping, broadway shows, and opera. Judy has served as master of ceremonies for many charity fundraisers and as the grand marshal for Chicago’s Chinese New Year parade. She serves on the advisory board of the Chinese American Service League– the Midwest’s largest social service agency serving Asian Americans.

Recent Articles
  • Anti-war group not allowed to march in Memorial Day parade

    Parade officials in Beverly banned an anti-war group from marching in the Memorial Day parade. The group is Southsiders for Peace. On Friday, the group learned they are not allowed to march in the parade. The organization said they have marched in the parade for nearly a decade. The Beverly Area Planning Association said they don’t oppose the organizers message and that the group is welcome to come. However, they do have a problem with the way the group spreads its message, […]

  • Obama greets supporters outside diner before leaving Chicago

    President Obama is back in Washington D.C. Friday, after an evening of fundraisers. Before taking off he and Gov. Pat Quinn stopped for breakfast at the Valois Restaurant on 53rd Street. When President Obama ordered his food, he plopped two twenty dollar bills down the counter and said, “I don’t take free food.” A crowd of Obama supporters had gathered outside the restaurant hoping to catch a glimpse of him as he left. Air Force One took off from O’Hare […]

  • Chicago area residents react to snow in May

    The snow shovel is taking the place of the garden shovel Friday as winter-like weather strikes in mid-May! WGN’s Judy Wang is live in Lincolnshire with more.

  • $600,000 needed to repair Leaning Tower of Niles

    It could cost up to $600,000 to repair “The leaning Tower of Niles.” The half-sized replica of the “Leaning Tower of Pisa” originally belonged to a businessman. But when he died in 1964, it was left to the YMCA under the stipulation that the tower would be maintained and standing until 2059. In 1996, Niles spent $1.2 million to renovate the tower and grounds. Last fall, the town placed a fence around the tower’s perimeter to protect people from falling […]

  • Pressure from flood waters cause possible explosion in Deep Tunnel pipe

    Raging flood waters from Sunday’s storms may have caused an explosion in a Deep Tunnel pipeline. Residents in Calumet City say they heard a loud noise, like an airplane, and when they looked out their apartment window, they saw an explosion last night that sent water, sand and rocks shooting at least fifteen  feet into the air. Sharon Krueger and Debbie Pawlak live in the building at 1560 Burnham. They say a manhole cover behind their apartment building is connected […]

  • Violent storms hit Chicago area, NW Indiana

    Violent storms moved through our area bringing hail and winds that topped 60-miles an hour. Some suburbs received nearly an inch and a half of rain in just 20-minutes. Those heavy rains created flash floods across the region. In Northwest Indiana, drivers got stuck in flood waters on many roads. In Hammond, one family had to be rescued from their flooded car and taken to higher ground. Thousands of homes lost power during the storms. A tornado was reported near […]

  • Mayor turns to radio DJ’s to help stop city violence

    A series of shootings across the city has injured at least 14 people since 5 p.m. Thursday night. In one incident, a man and woman were shot through the wall of a house as they sat in the living room in the 300 block of East 136th street in south suburban Riverdale. Both are in stable condition at Metro South Hospital. A man and woman were also hit by shots near 104th and Wentworth after 9 p.m. The woman was […]

  • Baby found safe after allegedly kidnapped at gunpoint by father

    A baby who was allegedly kidnapped by her father at gunpoint has been found. Chicago police say a man took a 4-month-old child at gunpoint early Monday on the city’s South Side . It happened in the 1100 block of East 82nd Street around 3:30 a.m. today. Police say there was some sort of domestic argument there. A father ended up kicking in a door, and taking his 4-month old baby girl at gunpoint. Officers caught up with the man […]

  • Father facing charges in I-55 crash that killed 4-year-old son

    A 4-year-old boy was killed and his two brothers were hurt in a crash on I-55. DUI charges are pending against their father. The rollover crash occurred around 2 a.m. Sunday on I-55 in Bolingbrook. State police said the car rolled and ejected 4-year-old Taylor Dyer who died from his injuries. His 7-year-old and 2-year-old brothers are in critical condition at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. They are are expected to survive. Illinois State Police believe alcohol played […]

  • 2 in custody after shots fired at Robbins police during chase

    Police in south suburban Robbins are looking for a third person who opened fire at officers during a chase. It started around 5 a.m.  A Cook County Sheriff spokesman says after the shooting, the offenders ran off into the woods along 137th, between Trumbull and Monticello. Two people are now in custody.  Charges have not been filed against them. Sheriffs and Robbins police surrounded the woods, and are looking for a third suspect. Robbins police says there is no threat […]