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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    Former CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to plead guilty to corruption charges

    CHICAGO — The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools will plead guilty corruption charges following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract. Barbara Byrd-Bennett was indicted Thursday, nearly four months after she resigned amid an investigation into the contract between the district and SUPES Academy, a training academy where she once worked as a consultant An attorney for Byrd-Bennett confirms that his client will plead guilty to charges. Chicago-based lawyer Michael Scudder released a statement Thursday saying Byrd-Bennett accepts […]

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    Thieves target North Side vehicle owners – stealing all four tires at once

    CHICAGO — Gone in minutes.  Thieves are targeting vehicles on Chicago’s North Side, stealing all four tires and leaving the car stranded on cinder blocks. 43rd Ward Alderman Michele Smith sent an email last week warning residents of the thefts. Police say it happened late at night or early in the evening.  They also warned residents to be alert. No arrests have been made.  

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    Oregon community college campus reopens after mass shooting

    ROSEBURG, Ore. — A community college in Oregon will reopen today just days after nine people were shot and killed last week on campus. Faculty and staff report this morning, then students this afternoon when counselors will be available to them. Classes won’t start for another week at Umpqua Community College. The school’s interim president says the goal is to take care of students in a comfortable setting. Residents of the small community of Roseburg are showing their support for […]

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    Number of overdoses spikes to 70 on city’s West Side

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    Man, 43, arrested in Gurnee homicide investigation

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    Attorney for Patrick Kane’s accuser withdraws from case

    BUFFALO, N.Y.  — The lawyer of a woman accusing Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane of sexual assault abruptly quit the case Thursday night, saying he’s no longer comfortable representing the woman because of how her mother reported finding an evidence bag they believed once held the woman’s rape kit. Thomas Eoannou told reporters on Thursday night that he doesn’t believe the story he was told about how the bag was found. Eoannou says he confirmed with prosecutors investigating the case […]

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    DNA match led police to suspect in 1985 Glen Ellyn cold case

    WHEATON, Ill. — Prosecutors in suburban Chicago say a law requiring DNA samples from Illinois felons led to charges in a girl’s stabbing death and sexual assault 30 years ago. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin says a judge Monday denied bond for 62-year-old Michael R. Jones of Champaign. He was arrested Sunday and is charged with murder and sexual assault in the killing of 15-year-old Kristina Wesselman, whose body was found in a field in unincorporated Glen Ellyn on July […]

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    Suspect in 1985 slaying of Chicago-area teen is arrested

    WHEATON, Ill. — A 62-year-old man suspected of sexually assaulting and stabbing to death a 15-year-old suburban Chicago girl 30 years ago is scheduled to appear in a DuPage County courtroom. Michael R. Jones’s scheduled court appearance Monday comes one day after he was arrested at his home in Champaign on Sunday. Jones is suspected of sexually assaulting and killing Kristina Wesselman. The girl’s body was found in a field in unincorporated Glen Ellyn on July 21, 1985, hours after […]

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    Kane cheered by fans on first day of training camp

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. —  Chicago Blackhawk superstar Patrick Kane receives loud cheers from fans as he takes the ice for the first day of training camp, one day after he publicly addressed the rape accusations against him for the first time. The Blackhawks began practice at the University of Notre Dame on Friday morning. They’ll also play there on Saturday and Sunday. Fans lined up outside the rink in the rain to see the Stanley Cup champs practice. “I fully […]

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    Off-duty Chicago Ridge officer killed in wrong-way crash on Tri-state

    OAK BROOK, Ill. — He grew up in Chicago Ridge, became a U.S. Marine, and returned to join his hometown police force. Early Sunday, 27-year-old Steven Smith was killed by a wrong-way driver on the Tri-State tollway near the Cermak Toll Plaza. A woman driving a Toyota Camry rammed head on into the Dodge Neon Smith was riding in with his cousin behind the wheel. Smith was pronounced dead on the scene. The woman driving the Camry was hospitalized with non-life […]


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