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
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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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.

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    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.

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    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 […]

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    DOJ report on CPD expected today

    CHICAGO — The U.S. Justice Department has finished its sweeping review of the Chicago Police Department. The report said to be highly critical and is expected to be released by Attorney Genral Loretta Lynch Friday morning. The investigation was launched after the release of dash cam video showing the deadly CPD officer shooting of Laquan McDonald. The next stage after Friday’s release will be negotiations between the DOJ and the city. They will provide an early sign of how much […]

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    1 fatally shot, 1 injured, 1 beaten in Harvey home invasion

    HARVEY, Ill. —  Harvey police are investigating a violent home invasion that left a man dead and two members of his family injured.  Police say it was not random and they believe the attackers stalked the family and waited for their chance. Deon Beamon, 21, and his brother were going out to pick up food last night when two men with guns and wearing masks forced them back into their house and ordered everyone to get down of the floor. […]

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    Dairy Queen closed after police say owner ‘proudly admitted’ to calling woman, kids racial slurs

    ZION, Ill. —  Dairy Queen has closed a franchise in Zion after a woman accused the owner of calling her a racial slur in front of her children when she demanded a refund for an incomplete order. The incident happened at the restaurant located near the intersection of Sheridan Rd and Route 173, around 11:31 a.m. Wednesday when 21-year-old Deianeira Ford of Tinley Park, who is biracial,  was in the drive-thru with her two kids. Ford told the Lake County News Sun she did […]

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    ISIS claims responsibility for deadly Istanbul nightclub attack

    ISTANBUL — ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadly New Year’s attack at an upscale Istanbul nightclub which left 39 dead. As authorities in Turkey continue their search for the attacker, the terror group offered no further clues about the identity of the assailant. The claim — made in a statement posted to Twitter — cannot independently be verified by CNN. “In continuation of the blessed operations which ISIS carries out against Turkey, a soldier of the brave caliphate attacked […]