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
  • West Side warehouse destroyed by fire has connection to ‘Blues Brothers’ film

    CHICAGO — At least one person was injured in a three-alarm fire at a vacant building in Humboldt Park Friday morning. That person suffered a leg injury and was taken to Stroger Hospital in serious-to-critical condition. The fire, which started at about 4:30 a.m., closed Grand between Homan and Spaulding. After the flames were extinguished, firefighters searched the building for anyone inside. Eight homeless people were found. Residents in the area say the vacant warehouse, which is actually three connected […]

  • 8 people injured in crash involving school bus and motorcycle

    CHICAGO — Eight people, including six high school students, were injured in a crash involving a school bus and a motorcycle in Chicago’s Roseland neighborhood. It happened Monday morning at 109th and Michigan. Chicago Police Major Accidents investigators are still trying to determine which driver was at fault. 0644 EMS Plan 1 @ 10900 S Michigan, CFD is on scene for a school bus vs motorcycle with injuries. At present 3 Adults 5 children injured. — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) […]

  • 2 teens shot by female suspect after altercation at beach

    CHICAGO — Two teens were shot at 31st Street Beach Sunday evening, according to the Chicago Police. Jayland Mosby has been identified as one of the 16-year-old boys shot. Mosby was shot in the neck, stomach and ankle. Another 16-year-old boy was shot in the leg. Reports suggest that the boys got into an altercation at the beach. Mosby’s father said the shooter is a female. Witnesses said they heard a commotion, then saw people dropping to the sand to […]

  • Durbin meets with Muslims teens who recount growing hate crimes against the community

    CHICAGO — Illinois’ senior U.S. senator says President Donald Trump “clearly crossed the line” when he talked to former FBI director James Comey about backing off the investigation into Russia and former national security adviser Michael Flynn. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin reacted Friday to Comey’s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee. Durbin stopped short of calling for impeachment proceedings against the president, calling it premature. The Democrat said he is willing to trust Special Counsel Robert Mueller to do a […]

  • Trump claims ‘total and complete vindication’ after Comey testimony

    President Donald Trump claimed “total and complete vindication” the day after former FBI Director James Comey testified on Capitol Hill, tweeting his first response to the bombshell testimony after spending all of Thursday off his social media site of choice. Trump’s comment tracks with Republican talking points about the hearing, where the Republican National Committee and White House urged surrogates to emphasize the fact that Comey clearly said the President was never an explicit subject of the Russia probe during […]

  • Police search for man wanted for child luring, sexual exploitation in Albany Park

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for a man wanted for child luring and sexual exploitation. It comes after multiple reports of a man exposing himself to girls in the Albany Park neighborhood. On May 4th and 22nd, a man driving a silver colored Sedan called out to young girls walking home from school. When they walked over, he was exposing himself. On May 26th, a man in a burgundy van tried to lure a young girl but she ran […]

  • Search on for man who jumped into Fox River to avoid paying restaurant tab

    ALGONQUIN, III. — Search teams are still looking in the Fox River for a man, who apparently was trying to avoid paying his restaurant tab. Police received a call about a theft at Nero’s restaurant in Algonquin. The man allegedly took-off from the restaurant without paying his bill. He then jumped into the river. The Algonquin Police Department released the man’s photo on their Facebook Page to ask the public for help in locating him.

  • Uber drivers to honor man killed by 16-year-old at funeral

    SKOKIE, Ill. — Funeral services are scheduled today for Uber driver Grant Nelson of Wilmette.  He was brutally stabbed to death after picking up a fare Tuesday in Lincolnwood. 16-year-old Eliza Wasni is charged as an adult in the murder.  Prosecutors say Walmart surveillance video shows her leaving the store with a stolen machete and knife shortly before the stabbing. She is being held without bail. Fellow ride share drivers plan to lead the funeral procession after the service.  Some […]

  • Chicago-area Memorial Day ceremonies honor the fallen

    Memorial Day started solemnly in St. Charles with a gun salute and a boy scout troop raising the flag outside Baker Community Center, which serves as a living memorial to veterans. After the ceremony, local Boy Scouts went to Saint Charles Cemetery to place flags by the graves of fallen heroes. Many suburbs held their Memorial Day celebrations on Monday, since the City of Chicago held its ceremonies over the weekend. In Arlington Heights, during one of the area’s largest suburban Memorial Day parades a […]

  • Construction project begins to separate Lakefront Trail

    CHICAGO — Construction begins Monday to create separate bike and pedestrian paths on the Lakefront Trail. The project is designed to reduce congestion in busy areas. Crews have begun tearing up the pavement from Fullerton to North Avenue and from Oak Street to Ohio. Once complete in 2018, all 18 miles of the Lakefront Trail will have separate paths for cyclists and pedestrians. More information about detours are available on the Chicago Park District website.