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
  • Chicago August crime stats: Murders down, shootings up

    Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy addressed the department’s crime statistics for the month of August, saying there is some promising news but that officers will continue to work with the community to bring those numbers down. Murders are down seven percent, compared to this time last year. Overall crime is down 14 percent. But shootings actually went up five percent, and the number of shooting victims is up six percent. “The robbery rate and overall crime rate coming down at […]

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    Woman found guilty in Joliet double murder

    A Will County judge found 20-year-old Bethany McKee guilty of robbing and killing  Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins last year. The judge called McKee’s actions a “stunning lack of respect for human life.”  The Shorewood woman will serve a mandatory life sentence in prison without parole due to the severity of the charges. Prosecutors say McKee conspired with three friends to lure Terrance Rankins and Eric Glover into a Joliet home and rob them for cash to buy cigarettes. The victims, […]

  • Jewel-Osco says its computers were hacked

    There’s been another security breach at a nationwide store.  Jewel-Osco says its computers were hacked.  Details about leaked customer information has not been released. Jewel’s parent company, AB Acquisition, said the intrusion has been contained  and customers can safely use their credit and debit cards at their stores. It also released a statement saying they have no evidence that any customer data has been misused. WGN’s Judy Wang spoke to a Jewel customer who had been a victim of the […]

  • Tribune poll: Emanuel flunking on school leadership

    A new Chicago Tribune poll suggests, voters feel Mayor Rahm Emanuel is failing Chicago’s public schools. People were asked whether they approve of his handling of last year’s teachers’ strike and the closure and consolidation of dozens of schools. Overall, only 26% approve of Emanuel’s handling of education; 65% disapprove. Broken down by race, the poll suggests that 38% of white voters approve of Emanuel’s performance; but only 14% of black voters approve. Parents of public school kids gave Emanuel […]

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    Travelers keeping tabs on Ebola outbreak

    The World Health Organization has now classified Ebola as an international health emergency. WHO leaders say the disease is spreading in nations not equipped to deal with it, and they’re calling for international solidarity to help stop it. That has international travelers on high alert. WGN’s Judy Wang reports travelers she spoke with at O’Hare International Airport aren’t taking any drastic actions. All of them are continuing with their plans but are doing so with a bit more awareness. Experts […]

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    Brother, sister fatally struck by Metra train

    BNSF service was fully restored Friday morning after two people were struck and killed by a Metra train. According to Metra’s website, inbound and outbound trains will operate on their normal schedule but commuters should anticipate minor delays. A brother and his sister in their 50s were struck near the Western Ave Station at about 5 p.m. Thursday by a train heading inbound from La Grange. RELATED: Brother and sister killed by Metra train in Chicago Witnesses say the say […]

  • Alissa Massaro, from left, Joshua Miner, Bethany McKee and Adam Landerman were charged in the January 2013 slayings of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins. Massaro pleaded guilty to lesser charges and agreed to testify against the other three, who are all charged with murder. (Joliet Police Department)

    First of 3 people go to trial Monday in 2 Joliet men’s deaths

    The first trial resulting from the gruesome murders of two young men last year begins today in Joliet. 20-year-old Bethany McKee is charged with murder in the killings of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins.  Both victims were 22. During opening statements, prosecutors said McKee and three others lured the victims to a home and killed them for drugs and $120 cash. They allege the defendants strangled the victims and tied plastic bags around their heads. One defendant, 20-year-old Alisa Massaro […]

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    CEO remains hospitalized after workplace shooting in Loop

    Chicago CEO Steven LaVoie went to work Thursday morning when he was shot in twice by a disgruntled employee, he remains hospitalized Friday in stable condition. His family issued this statement on the website CaringBridge.org website: “First, thank you to every loving person who has reached out through this website and in all other ways with your love and support. The family feels it and it is uplifting and appreciated. Steve is stable after a calm night. Please keep praying for […]

  • Officer hurt, 1 dead in Bucktown police-involved shooting

    One man is dead and a Chicago Police officer is injured after a shooting Monday morning in the city’s Bucktown neighborhood. The shooting happened at 3:30 am in the 1600 block of North Marshfield Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. The officer was coming home from work when he spotted someone at a construction site near his home. The officer approached the man and during a struggle, the officer’s weapon discharged and the bullet hit the officer in […]

  • Thousands march in Chicago to protest violence in Gaza Strip

    Thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters marched through downtown Chicago this afternoon calling for an end to an Israeli ground assault on the Gaza Strip. Waving Palestinian flags, holding posters and shouting into bullhorns, more than 2500 people flooded the streets of downtown to show their support for the Palestinians who’ve died and the thousands of others who are still in danger. Protestors laid down the concrete to represent the hundreds of Palestinians that have been killed since tensions between Israel and […]


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