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.

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    Manhunt continues for 3 men suspected of killing officer in Fox Lake

    FOX LAKE, Ill. –  Hundreds of police officers spent the weekend in Fox Lake looking for new evidence and leads in the murder of Lieutenant Joe Gliniewicz. Monday is day six of the manhunt for the three men suspected of fatally shooting the veteran officer last Tuesday. Investigators say they are waiting to see if images of the suspects were caught on surveillance video a resident handed over to police last week. “Significant” evidence recovered at the scene Friday is […]

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    Video analyzed as hunt continues for suspects in Fox Lake officer’s killing

    FOX LAKE, Ill. — The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an Illinois police officer looks like it’s going extend into the Labor Day weekend in one of the state’s most popular recreational areas. The boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O’ Lakes normally draws tens of thousands of visitors for end-of-summer fun, but concerns are mounting that tourists might decide to go elsewhere because of the heavy police presence and fear that the fugitives could […]

  • US stocks plunge at open after Chinese stock rout

    NEW YORK  — A worldwide plunge in stock prices has now engulfed Wall Street, where the Dow industrials fell more than 1,000 points in early trading today. The S&P 500 fell into correction territory — meaning a drop of 10 percent or more from a recent peak. Treasuries surged as investors bought less risky assets. After the thousand-point drop at the open, the Dow trimmed those losses. Less than an hour after the open, the decline had been reduced to […]

  • Chicago officer shoots armed teen on South Side, police say

    CHICAGO — A 14-year-old boy was shot by police on the city’s South Side. Police responded to a call of ‘shots fired’ on 89th and Escanaba at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday. According to a police statement, officers entered the area and saw two males on bicycles who matched the description of the offenders. Officers saw an object protruding from the teen’s pocket and exited their vehicle to investigate, but he ran off. Police say they chased him and saw he was holding a weapon. […]

  • Man missing from Ohio Street Beach found safe at home

    CHICAGO — Divers, boats and helicopters were out overnight and this morning looking for a man who was reported missing at a Chicago beach. But after a lengthy search, police found the missing swimmer at home in Cicero. Chicago police sent officers in the west suburb over to his residence, which is what they normally do in a case like this.  They say he’s fine, and somehow he found a way home without his friends knowing. The man and two […]

  • Dog flu reported at Evanston PetSmart

    EVANSTON, Ill. – For the second time this year, PetSmart has closed its PetsHotel and Doggie Day Camp in Evanston. One dog there tested positive for the flu this week. Owners of two sick dogs say they’re upset with the way the situation was handled. Jennifer Picciuca says she put her 9-year-old Labrador Retriever at the store’s PetsHotel for one night and he hasn’t been the same since. Days later, she says he is lethargic, doesn’t want to eat and […]

  • Dozens of cats removed from abandoned home; more to be rescued

    CHICAGO — Dozens of cats have been rescued from a vacant home in Chicago’s Belmont Central neighborhood. Chicago Animal Care and Control (CACC) is working with a cat organization called Tree House to remove the cats from 6207 W. Roscoe. PAWS Chicago is also volunteering in the rescue effort. So far, they have trapped and impounded about 30 black cats. They estimate more than 100 cats were living inside the abandoned house. The house was foreclosed and was not boarded […]

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    ACLU and CPD reach agreement to changes on street stops

    CHICAGO – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Chicago Police Department have agreed to changes regarding controversial street stops. Chicago police will keep track of all street stops and pat-downs, not just those that result in an arrest. The CPD is also instituting more training and has appointed a retired judge to oversee the reforms. Chicago police had made more than a quarter million stops in a three month period last year.  African Americans were stopped at a disproportionately […]

  • Reports of tornado in Grayslake after severe storms pound Chicago area

    GRAYSLAKE, Ill. — Severe storms swept through the Chicago area packing high winds, rain and hail that toppled trees and power lines, but there were no immediate reports of injuries. The storms hit hardest late Sunday about 50 miles north of Chicago, where National Weather Service Meteorologist Ricky Castro says there are reports that a tornado touched down near Grayslake. Castro says the area was hit with winds of up to 60 mph along with hail and lightning.  Downed trees […]

  • Eisenhower reopens after fatal crash

    CHICAGO —  All lanes of the Eisenhower Expressway are back open after a fatal crash early Friday morning. The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. on the outbound lanes near Cicero. Officials say the Chevrolet Venture van was traveling at a high speed in the far left lane when the driver lost control, and the vehicle flipped and landed on its roof. One woman in her mid-20s was killed after being ejected 20 to 30 feet from the vehicle. She was not […]


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