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
  • Charges pending for homeowner who shot, killed 3 intruders

    CHICAGO – Police say charges are now pending against a homeowner who shot and killed three intruders inside his Southeast Side home. The homeowner told police three people broke into his home Sunday night through the basement and he acted in self-defense, shooting the alleged intruders before locking himself inside a room and calling police. When police arrived at the scene at 103rd and south Ewing, they found the bodies of a 22-year-old man, 24-year-old woman and a 17-year-old boy inside. […]

  • Lottery players dreaming big ahead of Mega Millions drawing

    CHICAGO — A mansion in the Caribbean. A massive yacht. Those are probably in the dreams of lottery players, as Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot reaches $393 million. Meantime, the Powerball is now worth $356 million. The Powerball drawing will take place on Saturday night. It’s the first time both of the games are worth more than $350 million at the same time. The odds of winning both: one in 75 quadrillion.

  • Illinois could lose $87M in food stamps over Cook County beverage tax, USDA warns

    CHICAGO — The federal government is threatening to withhold about $87 million in food stamp funds from the state of Illinois if Cook County doesn’t alter the manner in which the penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages has been implemented, officials said Thursday. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is objecting to how the tax is applied to purchases using food stamps, known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. It says the county must take “immediate steps” to become compliant, adding no […]

  • Lolla Day 2 muddy, but better weather expected

    CHICAGO – Grant Park is a big mud pit after severe weather forced evacuations last night. Day One of the 4-day music festival came to an early end around 9 p.m. yesterday, when festival goers were alerted via the app and performers the park was being evacuated. So @muse just performed in pouring down rain. Then Matt Bellamy said they had to leave. #Lollapalooza pic.twitter.com/K9b0adOZs8 — Dead Eyes (@DeadEyes105) August 4, 2017 The night’s headliners, Muse and Lorde were forced […]

  • Firefighter injured in extra-alarm fire at factory on Chicago’s North Side

    CHICAGO — One firefighter was injured after a large fire gutted a factory on the city’s North Side Friday morning. The fire started around 4 a.m. at Horizon Metals, located at 3925 N Pulaski, just north of the Kennedy Expressway. The fire caused a propane tank to explode inside the factory. Pics from @CFDMedia of the fire at factory bldg on Pulaski just north of the Kennedy. Roof collapsed. Crews staged at Pulaski/Irving pic.twitter.com/EerWK3fPMe — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) July 28, […]

  • BNSF employee injured after 2 Metra train cars collide

    CHICAGO — One person was injured when two Metra train cars collided. It happened at about 9 a.m. Monday in the rail yard at Roosevelt and Canal. Crews were in the process of moving the locomotive when it collided with the train. The person injured was a Metra BNSF employee. A Metra spokesperson says the employee injured was not on the train. He was on another piece of equipment and jumped off to get out of the way of the […]

  • Chicago police issue alert after string of armed robberies on 606 Trail

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are warning people on the city’s Northwest Side about a string of armed robberies on the 606 Trail. The most recent robbery happened at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of North Ridgeway. Police say the victim in Sunday’s robbery was approached by two robbers on bikes who were armed with a handgun. The men then beat the victim and demanded his belongings. There were two other armed robberies on the trail — one […]

  • Illinois rivers continue to rise, and more rain expected

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. — The Fox and Des Plaines rivers are rising again thanks to Thursday’s new rainfall — and there’s more to come. The water level receded in Algonquin, but when the new storms reversed its course, people had to use their sandbags and pumps. The river hit a new record high Thursday. More rain is expected today and tomorrow. For the latest weather updates, go to Chicago Weather Center

  • Illinois expands disaster proclamation; more floods possible

    ALGONQUIN, Ill. — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has added Cook County to a state disaster proclamation amid flooding in the northern portion of the state and warned that evacuations could take place this week. Rauner gave an update Sunday while touring the community of Algonquin, where the Fox River is expected to rise Monday. He says local officials could call for evacuations near the river in Lake, McHenry, Kane and Cook counties. Rauner issued a state disaster proclamation Friday for […]

  • Flood waters still high in Gurnee, cleanup underway for some parts

    GURNEE, Ill. –The Des Plaines River has begun to recede from record levels in Lake County, but it’s still a mixed bag for residents in Gurnee. Some streets are still blocked off due to high standing water.  Shelley Cook says the water pulled back at least 100 feet overnight on her block. Nearby a success story: volunteers managed to keep the Gurnee Community Church dry with round the clock sandbagging that built a dyke around the building. The river crested […]