Judy Wang

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
  • Cardinal Cupich leads Walk for Peace

    Cardinal Blase Cupich, the Reverend Jesse Jackson, and others spend part of this Good Friday remembering the victims of gun violence. They participated in a Walk for Peace in Englewood. They started from St. Benedict the African Church at 66th and Stewart. During the walk, they traced the Stations of the Cross, and paused to remember those killed in violence. Cardinal Cupich has pledged $250,000 on anti-violence programs.

  • U.S. drops “mother of all bombs” on ISIS target

    Afghan officials said 36 militants were killed in a massive U.S. strike last night against ISIS in Afghanistan. Officials are calling the weapon used the “mother of all bombs”. The blast destroyed three underground tunnels as well as weapons and ammunition.  But Afghan defense officials say no civilians were hurt. President Trump praised the military but did not acknowledge whether he signed off on the attack. In Washington, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling for debate on U.S. military […]

  • Syrian refugees reactions mixed over U.S. airstrikes

    GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. — Syrian refugees have mixed feelings about yesterday’s U.S. airstrike in their home country. Adnan Alhaj Ali came to the U.S. last year from a refugee camp in Jordan.  He and his cousin, Muhammed, find it heartbreaking to see the war and fighting that is destroying Syria.  They both hope to return to a peaceful Syria one day. Both men and their families are among the 900 families served by the Islamic Circle of North America each […]

  • West Side mass shooting leaves 2 dead, 4 wounded

    CHICAGO — Twenty-three people were shot in Chicago since Friday night, six of them fatally. Two men are dead and three others in critical condition after six people were shot in East Garfield Park Sunday evening, according to information from the Chicago Police Department. According to police, a group of men were standing on the 3500 block of West Van Buren around 4:30 p.m. Sunday when a four-door sedan, possibly a Chevrolet Impala, pulled up. Police say multiple people exited […]

  • Englewood students lead peace march and rally against Chicago violence

    CHICAGO — It was deadly night in Chicago, but police statistics show shootings and murders are actually down in the city so far this year. But, those numbers are cold comfort to the Henderson Elementary School community in Englewood, which lost a student to gun violence last month. At least 100 students, parents and teachers from the school held a peace march through the streets Friday morning. They honored 12-year-old Kanari Gentry-Bowers who was shot in the head while playing basketball […]

  • Chicago homicides down in 2017, but numbers still high

    CHICAGO — Despite the recent string of shootings, crime is actually down in some of Chicago’s most violent neighborhoods. Through Wednesday, there have been 124 homicides this year according to Chicago police — that’s down 9.5 percent from this time last year. Overall, shootings are down 13-percent. But this year’s murder rate is still one of the highest the city has seen in 17 years. On Thursday alone, seven people were killed in just a 12-hour period in the city’s South […]

  • Chicago FOP chief to meet with Trump admin, plans to ask for help

    CHICAGO — The president of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police flew to Washington Monday morning for a meeting on Chicago’s gun violence with members of the Trump Administration. Dean Angelo tells WGN News it’s unclear when the meeting will take place and whether President Trump will be there. He was assured it would be early in the week. Angelo says he’s excited for the chance to speak on behalf of 12,000 officers who are doing their jobs under the cloud of public […]

  • ‘Surge pricing’ plan for on-street parking near Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago may permit so-called “surge pricing” on street parking during special events. The City Council is already preparing a plan to double the price of metered parking around Wrigley Field during Cubs games or concerts to $4 an hour as part of this year’s budget, according to the Chicago Tribune. The city’s Chief Financial Officer Carole Brown said she wanted to increase street parking from $2 to $12 an hour. She’d like to expand “surge […]

  • Chicago Alderman Deb Mell’s office burglarized

    CHICAGO — Someone broke into 33rd Ward Ald. Deb Mell’s office overnight. Police arrived Monday morning in the 3300 block of West Irving Park Road to find the glass door to the office shattered. They say a man took off on foot with some computer equipment. No one is in custody yet. Police are collecting fingerprints. “Right now, I just really want to let the detectives do their work and we’re going to get back and do our work,” Mell said. “I’m really […]

  • 1 killed, 2 injured in rollover crash on Lake Shore Drive

    CHICAGO — All southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near Balbo are back open after a fatal crash overnight. LANES BACK OPEN Southbound Lake Shore Drive near Balbo Dr after fatal crash and investigation pic.twitter.com/EkiNy4jjf7 — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) March 10, 2017 The accident involving two cars happened around 1:15 a.m. Friday on southbound Lake Shore Drive near Balbo. Police say one car was going south in the 700 block of South Lake Shore Drive as a car going northbound made a left […]