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.

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    CPS Safe Haven summer program begins

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Public Schools’ Safe Haven program is under way at locations across the city.  Safe Haven’s summer program will run Monday – Friday from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m through August 14. With school out for the summer, thousands of Chicago students will need safe places to spend their time. All activities, breakfast and lunch are free for CPS students at 120 Safe Haven locations. Safe Haven is a partnership between CPS and church leaders across the […]

  • Last Grateful Dead show breaks Chicago stadium ticket record

    CHICAGO (AP) — A performance that the Grateful Dead says was their last together has topped records for ticket sales at Chicago’s Soldier Field set by the band earlier in the weekend. In a news release, Soldier Field says 71,000 tickets were sold for Sunday night’s show and that this is the most sold for any event at the stadium. Soldier Field reported that 70,844 tickets were sold for Saturday’s show, and that fans bought 70,764 tickets for Friday’s show. […]

  • Holiday weekend off to violent start; Police stepping up patrols

    CHICAGO — In addition to trying to stop violence in the neighborhoods, Chicago police will have their hands full with several big events this Fourth of July weekend. Officers are working mandatory overtime to deal with the fireworks at Navy Pier, Grateful Dead concerts at Soldier Field, as well as Cubs and White Sox games. Last year, 13 people were killed in Chicago and 70 people were wounded over the holiday weekend.    

  • Jesse Jackson Jr. released from halfway house after stint in prison

    BALTIMORE — Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has been released from a halfway house in Baltimore, where he’d been living since his release from an Alabama federal prison in March. Jackson was released from the Volunteers of America halfway house shortly before 9 a.m. EDT Monday and left in one of two black SUVs that were there for him. Jackson, an Illinois Democrat, moved into the halfway house from prison, where he was serving a two-and-a-half-year sentence for spending […]

  • 13 cars collide on I-55 after semi driver falls asleep, police say

    SUMMIT, Ill. — 13 cars collided on the Stevenson early Friday morning after a semi truck driver fell asleep on the expressway. It happened around 3:40 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-55 south of 1st Avenue near Summit. Illinois State Police say the truck driver admitted to falling asleep. There was construction in the area. Fifteen people were injured, six were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The other nine people refused medical attention. Six fire departments […]

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    Man dead, 2 hurt in rollover crash in South Deering

    CHICAGO — A car rolled over and crashed into a house’s front porch, killing at least one person and injuring two others. Neighbors at 116th and Torrence say two cars were drag racing in the city’s South Deering neighborhood. The 19-year-old driver was southbound when he lost control.  His car hit the curb, then a fire hydrant, then a fence, before hitting the porch. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Relatives have identified him as Devon Steele. They […]

  • Girl, 14, killed in crash on Tri-State Tollway

    DEERFIELD, Ill. — A teenage girl is dead, and several others injured following a crash on the Tri-State Tollway. It happened about 10 p.m. Sunday near Half Day Road on I-94 in Deerfield The driver of a 2002 Ford Explorer was heading eastbound when the SUV’s tire blew out, causing the driver to lose control and hit a guardrail. Authorities say a 14-year-old girl was ejected from the SUV and then run over by semi-truck. Seven other people inside the […]

  • Woman says brother had sexual relationship with Dennis Hastert while in high school

    WASHINGTON — A Montana woman says the FBI interviewed her about her allegations that her brother had a sexual relationship with Dennis Hastert, the high school wrestling coach who became speaker of the House. Hastert was charged last week in a federal indictment that alleges he agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from Yorkville, the Illinois town where he taught and coached high school wrestling, so the person would stay quiet about “prior misconduct.” Jolene Burdge of Billings, Montana, […]

  • Chicago hospital patient steals, crashes ambulance in Wisconsin

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) — Police say they have arrested a Chicago hospital patient who stole an ambulance and crashed it north of Milwaukee. The Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday that 23-year-old Michael Buckner of Chicago was being taken to another facility when he stole the ambulance. The sheriff’s office says he crashed the ambulance shortly before 7 a.m. Monday on Interstate 43 near Port Washington. According to the sheriff’s office, a bystander stopped to help Buckner and offered […]

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    CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett resigns amid federal criminal investigation

    CHICAGO — A federal corruption investigation has forced Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to step down. The school board is expected to officially confirm that Byrd-Bennett notified the board in writing last week of her decision to resign, effective Monday. Byrd-Bennett’s letter reads, in part: “I will remain forever thankful for the opportunity to serve the children of Chicago and the District.” Read the full letter here. She was already on paid leave as the government investigates a $20-million no-bid school contract […]


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