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
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    Judge says Chicago pension overhaul unconstitutional

    CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has ruled that a 2014 law aimed at reducing multibillion-dollar shortfalls in two of Chicago’s pension funds is unconstitutional. Judge Rita Novak issued her written ruling on Friday. The overhaul approved by lawmakers sought to eliminate a $9.4 billion unfunded pension liability by cutting benefits and increasing contributions. It would affect about 61,000 city employees and retirees. A group of workers, retirees and their labor unions sued, saying the law violated a clause of […]

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    Chicago pension law ruling expected

    CHICAGO — A judge will rule Friday on the constitutionality of a state law aimed at stabilizing two of Chicago’s struggling pension funds. The law that took effect this year, reduced cost-of-living increases and requires workers to pay more. The city also had to increase its contribution to the municipal and laborers’ pension funds. The city says if the law is voided, the two systems would run out of money within 10 to 13 years. Opponents cited a state Supreme […]

  • Investigation continues into deaths of mother, sons on South Side

    CHICAGO –The investigation into the deaths of  a South Side mother and her three young sons continues after autopsies results provided little information. Their bodies were found late Saturday night inside their home near 83rd and Drexel in the East Chatham neighborhood. Relatives say Latoya Jackson and her sons- Andrew Simms, 11, Cameron Jackson, 9, and 5-year-old Cantrell, whose last name is not yet known. They say all three of the boys were Jackson’s children. Cook County officials say the cause […]

  • Man, 34, fatally shot in North Side alley

    CHICAGO — A furniture deliveryman described as hardworking and devoted to his family was shot and killed on the Northwest side Friday morning. 34-year-old Manuel Arizaga was shot in the head behind his home at Addison and St. Louis. He left for work just before 5 a.m. He was heading to a nearby Kmart to meet a co-worker, but never made it. He may have been the victim of an attempted robbery. No arrests have been made. He was married, and […]

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    Woman killed, man critical in car crash on South Side

    CHICAGO — A speeding car hit a fire hydrant this morning at Garfield and LaSalle. The accident happened around 2:45 a.m. right off the Dan Ryan Expressway. A 38-year-old woman passenger was killed; the 25-year-old male driver is in very critical condition. The car was so badly crumpled by the force of the crash that it took 20 minutes to get both occupants out. It’s not known yet why the car was going so fast, or why the driver lost […]

  • 2 dead, officers injured after shooting in River Forest

    RIVER FOREST, Ill. — Two people are dead after a gunman opened fire on police officers in River Forest. Police say the gunman’s mother called 911 just after 7 a.m. and reported she was having trouble breathing. Matthew Watson, 24, opened fire on police officers as they arrived at the house in the 100 block of Lathrop Avenue. Officers fired back. Watson was killed. Police found 60-year-old William Carlson dead inside the home. They say Watson shot him before officers arrived. […]

  • Police-involved shooting in the 7500 block of South Langley in Chicago

    Man shot to death by Chicago officer: police

    CHICAGO — An officer shot and killed a man on Chicago’s South Side late Thursday night. It happened at about 11:30 p.m. near 75th and Langley. Officers were responding to a call about a man with a gun in the area. Police say officers found a man who matched the description that the caller gave. They say the man went for a gun in his waistband when the officer grabbed him. The man was taken to a hospital where he […]

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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.    


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