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
  • All eyes on 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in battle over Trump’s travel ban

    President Donald Trump has only been in office for 17 days, but his Justice Department is already embroiled in a high-stakes legal battle over his executive order on immigration that could have monumental implications. On Monday morning several former senior US officials, including former Secretaries of State John Kerry and Madeleine Albright, signed on to a declaration in support of a brief filed by the attorneys general of Washington state and Minnesota, who brought the main lawsuit that has temporarily […]

  • 46-year-old man says he was abducted in Wicker Park, beaten and robbed

    CHICAGO — Police are investigating after a Chicago man says he was abducted January 8 while standing outside a Wicker Park restaurant and bar. 46-year-old Dan Lipton says he’s lived in Wicker Park since 1997 and he believes in recent years it’s just not as safe of a place as it used to be. Lipton says he was strong-armed while standing on the sidewalk in the early morning hours of January 8. Two men and a woman attacked him. He […]

  • ‘I am hopeful’: Chicago church waits for Syrian refugee family

    CHICAGO — Amid President Donald Trump’s crackdown on Muslims coming into the United States, members of a North Side church are waiting anxiously for a Syrian refugee family to arrive in Chicago. The Epiphany United Church of Christ raised money and set up an apartment for a family of four who have been living in a refugee camp in Turkey. Even though the family has gone through all the legal channels, including thorough vetting, church members say they are worried […]

  • Gov. Rauner critical of stop-pay action by Madigan

    CHICAGO — Gov. Bruce Rauner is criticizing Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s legal move to stop paying state-government workers until lawmakers approve a budget plan. The Republican governor said Friday he hopes Madigan isn’t attempting “a crisis to force a shutdown of the government” and an “unbalanced” short-term budget. He wants the Democratic attorney general to reconsider. The motion was filed in St. Clair County. It seeks to reverse a ruling there that state employees be paid even though the General […]

  • AG Madigan seeks to stop workers’ pay until budget passed

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is seeking to stop state worker pay until legislators and Gov. Bruce Rauner approve a spending plan. A motion by Madigan filed Thursday in St. Clair County Circuit Court seeks to dissolve a preliminary injunction which allowed state workers to be paid during the budget impasse. Madigan asks the court dissolve Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza’s power to authorize payments to state employees on Feb. 28. In a statement, Mendoza blamed Rauner for […]

  • A list of everything the Trump administration did in its first 72 hours

    For more stories about President Trump’s actions during his first 100 days in office, click here. WASHINGTON — Much of President Donald Trump’s first weekend in the White House was driven by criticism from Trump and press secretary Sean Spicer of media coverage over the size of his inauguration crowd. But the new administration is also driving policy changes that will have far more long-term significance. Here’s a list of the Trump administration’s actions in its first 72 hours: Taken over […]

  • President Trump goes to work

    WASHINGTON — “The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.” President Donald Trump’s blunt declaration during his stark inaugural address now becomes a yardstick to judge his administration’s ability to fundamentally reshape America’s politics and global posture. The first weekday of the new White House opens a new chapter in the story of Trump the politician. It is the moment the promises he made and the huge expectations he has built begin to stack up […]

  • Would-be robber fatally shot by off-duty suburban officer in Chicago

    CHICAGO — A suspect is dead following a police involved shooting on the city’s Far South Side. It happened shortly before 7 a.m. Friday near a bike trial at 123rd and Wallace in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood Chicago police say they believe someone tried to rob an off-duty Robbins police officer. The off-duty officer shot and killed the suspect near West Pullman Park. However, the officer was not injured. Police are investigating. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

  • Boy, 15, fatally shot in Chicago’s Englewood

    CHICAGO — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. The shooting happened at about 8:55 p.m. Thursday in the 6900 block of South Stewart Avenue. The victim was shot multiple times in the chest and stomach. He was transported to Comer Children’s Hospital, and was later pronounced dead. The 15-year-old has been identified as Bruce Owens. Police did not give a possible motive or make any arrests.

  • First responders learn how to handle mental health emergencies

    CHICAGO — Chicago police, fire and emergency management personnel will be receiving new state-of-the-art crisis response training through a partnership with area hospitals. The Crisis Intervention Training (CIT) Simulator Lab is located at the Chicago Fire Academy, 1338 South Clinton, where all EMS training takes place. Weeks from now police, firefighters and paramedics will start coming there to receive training on how to better respond to mental health emergencies. Emergency responders will take an 8-hour course, including simulations of different […]