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
  • More Jane Byrne Interchange closures take effect; expect delays

    CHICAGO –If your morning commute takes you through the Jane Byrne Interchange, you may want to allow some extra travel time this morning. More ramps and lanes are closed for construction of the Flyover Project. The bridge will be two lanes –  connecting the inbound Dan Ryan to the Eisenhower.  It will replace the current one-lane ramp used by 36,000 drivers every day. Tuesday, IDOT closed the Roosevelt ramp to Congress Parkway and the Taylor ramp to the inbound Dan […]

  • Man with knife shot by police in Posen

    POSEN, Ill. — Police in Posen shot a man who was said to be armed with a knife. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance call around 2 a.m.  Monday at a home at 144th and Sherman in the south suburb. When police arrived at the scene, they say they were confronted by a man who was armed with a large kitchen knife. Officers repeatedly told him to drop the knife. Posen police say the man came toward the officers when he was shot. The […]

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    Vigil for unarmed 19-year-old killed by officer draws about 200 people

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police say about 200 people attended a vigil for an unarmed, black man fatally shot by a white officer in Madison on Friday evening. Part of a street was shut down Sunday night to accommodate the crowd that came to mourn 19-year-old Tony Robinson. A service also was held Sunday to honor every person killed by police across the country. The service called for an end to officer-involved shootings of black men. Demonstrators say they plan […]

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    ‘Chuy’ Garcia says he’ll remove red light cameras if elected

    CHICAGO — Mayoral challenger Jesus “Chuy” Garcia says he’ll shut down the city’s controversial red light cameras on his first day in office. Garcia called the automated ticketing program  a “rip-off” effort from Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It’s a new position for Garcia on the cameras. In December he said he would keep only camera’s proven to reduce accidents. The Mayor has agreed to install countdown lights at all camera intersections to warn drivers of how much time they have to […]

  • Chicago remembers White Sox great Minnie Minoso

    CHICAGO —Chicago is remembering baseball great Minnie Minoso. He was the first black major league baseball player in Chicago. Minoso was found unresponsive in his car on the 2800 block of North Ashland Avenue around 1 a.m. Sunday, according to police. An autopsy revealed he died of a tear in his pulmonary artery. He played for 17 seasons, while earning the nickname “Cuban Comet.” He was on the White Sox for 12 of those seasons. Minoso came to the U.S. […]

  • Chicagoans cope with bitter cold – again

    CHICAGO — The Wind Chill Advisory is over, but the cold temperatures remain across the Chicago area. WGN’s Judy Wang and Erik Runge talked with Chicagoans braving another bitter cold day. Watch the video in the player below to hear what they had to say For the latest weather updates go to ChicagoWeatherCenter.com

  • Hearty souls take Polar Plunge into Lake Michigan

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Despite the deep freeze, dozens of brave people jumped into Lake Michigan for charity. 56 participants have signed up to take The Law Enforcement Torch Run Super Polar Plunge. Not just once, but every hour on the hour for 24 hours at North Beach in Evanston. They began the Polar Plunge at 2 p.m. Friday and camped out overnight for the event, which benefits the Special Olympics in Illinois.  They will plunge once an hour for 24 […]

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    Man dead, 6-year-old girl rescued in Griffith barricade incident

    GRIFFITH, Ind. –A seven-hour standoff in Northwest Indiana ended Friday with a man dead and a child rescued. The barricade incident started at 1:30 a.m. when police were called to a home in the 1000 block of North Jay St. They spotted a man with a gun inside. He refused to come out, but released his wife and another adult less than an hour later. A SWAT team was called in. At about 8:30 a.m., they stormed the home and […]

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    Metra trains beating the cold

    CHICAGO — Metra commuter trains are running fairly close to their scheduled times Friday morning, despite single-digit or sub-zero weather. The extreme cold can disable track switches, freeze the doors on the trains, and damaged the overhead wires on the Metra Electric Line. The cold also requires Metra to keep its trains running at less than 65 miles per hour, to limit stress on the rails. To ensure uninterrupted service this morning, Metra kept its locomotive engines running all night; extra […]

  • Woman robbed, stabbed near Metra station in north suburbs

    MORTON GROVE, Ill — Police in North suburban Morton Grove are investigating an attack on a woman late Sunday night. They say at about 9:20 p.m. a man followed the victim, 28, from the Walgreens store in the 9300 block of Waukegan Road and forced her out of her car somewhere between Morton Grove and Glenview near the Golf Metra train station.   The man allegedly stabbed the woman with a knife and took her cash before he fled. The woman […]


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