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.

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    Massive warehouse fire continues to burn in suburbs

    WOODRIDGE, Ill. –-Firefighters continue to pour water on hot spots from a massive fire that destroyed a west suburban furniture warehouse overnight. So much water has been used on the blaze at the Room Place facility, many residents of Woodridge are under a boil order. The flames broke out at about 5:00 pm and spread through the 700 thousand square foot distribution center. 50 employees escaped without injury.  Firefighters evacuated the building before the roof and walls collapsed. Crews from […]

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    4 critically injured in fire at Lakeview apartment building

    CHICAGO — Four people were critically injured in a fire at an apartment building in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. The fire started around 1:50 a.m. Friday at a six-unit apartment building on the 3400 block of North Janssen Avenue. Two men and two women were transported to hospitals in serious to critical condition. One woman had jumped from a third-floor window and landed on a garage below. A man also jumped and landed on the concrete. Firefighters rescued the other man […]

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    1 killed, 1 injured after shooting outside Blue Island nightclub

    BLUE ISLAND, Ill. — One man was killed, another man was injured after being shot outside a nightclub in Blue Island. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Monday outside the Premium 127 Nightclub, located at 1859 W. 127th Street. 27-year-old Michael Goldsmith was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island where he later died from his injuries. The other man was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. His condition is unknown at this time. A witness says a fight broke out right […]

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    White Sox fans to face heightened security at U.S. Cellular Field

    CHICAGO —Fans headed to U.S. Cellular Field will notice a change in game day habits. Under the new Major Lead Baseball mandated security rules, fans will have to arrive a lot earlier than they did in years past. White Sox fans have an idea of what to expect, as the team implemented a lot of these measures last season. The MLB is mandating all ballparks increase security, including bag searches and making fans go through metal detectors. Unlike airport security, […]

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    Cops issue alert after string of robberies at Boost Mobile stores

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have issued an alert after three similar armed robberies at different Boost Mobile locations on the South Side. Police say they’re looking for two men in connection with these robberies. The suspects apparently go into these cell phone stores, act as if they’re going to buy something, then right before the clerk rings up the merchandise, they spray the worker with pepper spray, and run out with the phones. There were two robberies at Boost Mobile locations on Thursday, […]

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    Protesters clog downtown streets during CTU march

    CHICAGO — Chicago teachers and supporters flooded the streets of downtown Chicago during the busy afternoon rush as part of today’s “Day of Action.” SEA OF RED downtown. Front of March now heading EB on Wacker from Clark. @CTULocal1 pic.twitter.com/l955wlq8rr — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) April 1, 2016 Rally heading to Michigan Ave. @WGNNews #CTUStrike pic.twitter.com/FijuaX8f8Q — Erik Runge (@WGNErik) April 1, 2016 Randolph already blocked State to Lasalle, Clark blocked Lake to Randoloh. March starts at 5 pic.twitter.com/olFcxuVnQZ — Sarah Jindra […]

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    Skokie police seek father after mother found dead, baby abandoned at church

    SKOKIE, Ill. — Police are searching for the father of a 10-month-old baby after his mother was found dead. Skokie police were performing a well-being check Thursday morning in the 8200 block of Keating Avenue when they found the body of Catherine Benyamin. They have ruled her death a homicide. Benyamin’s 10-month-old son Joshua was gone. Police say they suspect he was with his father Jermaine Powell. The baby was later dropped off at a church near Halsted and Roosevelt in […]

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    ‘Person of interest’ questioned after off-duty Chicago officer shot

    CHICAGO — A person of interest is being questioned in connection with the shooting of an off-duty Chicago police officer. He was picked up at a hospital, where he was being treated for a gunshot wound. The shooting happened at about 2:20 a.m. Monday in the 10100 block of South Green Street. The 49-year-old officer was sitting in a parked car when two armed men walked up and announced a robbery.  The officer reached for his gun, and both parties exchanged fire. The […]

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    Discrepancy seen in reports on fatal shooting of 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier

    CHICAGO — Chicago police reports show an officer who fatally shot a bat-wielding college student and his neighbor gave two different accounts on what happened leading up to the shooting. Officer Robert Rialmo initially told investigators that 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier had the bat raised over his head and refused to drop it before the officer fired shots. The Dec. 26 shooting killed LeGrier and accidently killed neighbor 55-year-old Betty Jones. Two days later, Rialmo told investigators LeGrier tried to hit […]

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    Chicago-bound Amtrak train derails in Kansas; injuries reported

    CIMARRON, Kan.  —  A team from the National Transportation Safety Board is on the way to the scene of an Amtrak derailment in rural Kansas, where at least 29 people were injured. Amtrak’s “Southwest Chief” was heading from Los Angeles to Chicago when it derailed about 20 miles west of Dodge City, Kansas. Amtrak says 128 passengers and 14 crew members were aboard the train. Injured passengers were taken to hospitals in the area. Other passengers boarded buses to continue […]


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