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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    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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    Illinois House candidate says he was attacked by opponent’s supporters

    CHICAGO — A candidate for the Illinois House says he was attacked by his opponent’s supporters. Bob Zwolinski is running for Illinois’ 4th District, against incumbent Cynthia Soto. He says Sunday night a man and a woman were stapling posters for Soto outside his campaign office Ashland and Chicago in East Ukrainian Village. Zwolinski says he asked them to stop and that’s when the man punched him in the chest then the woman hit him in the head with a […]

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    Man shot, drives to police station on West Side before he died

    CHICAGO –A 22-year-old man died Friday morning after being shot and driving himself to a West Side police station looking for help. Police say Courtney Copeland flagged down officers in front of the 25th District at Central and Grand at about 1:15 a.m. He got out of his BMW and after telling the officers he’d been looking for a hospital or police station for help, he collapsed. Copeland died soon after arrival at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center from a gunshot to the back […]

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    Family sues South Holland nursing home over fatal morphine overdose

    SOUTH HOLLAND, Ill. — A South Holland nursing home is being sued by the family of an elderly woman whose death was ruled a homicide caused by improper medication. The family of 98-year-old Dorothy Byrd is frustrated that a year later, the police investigation hasn’t resulted in any criminal charges. Byrd’s daughter Sandra Peterson filed the suit in Cook County Circuit Court, naming Holland House and a nurse as defendants. The medical examiner ruled Byrd died from toxic levels of […]

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    Republican debate: Marco Rubio swings at Donald Trump

    HOUSTON — Marco Rubio was on fire Thursday night. For months, the Florida senator resisted taking on Republican front-runner and expert attack dog Donald Trump, much to the chagrin of the GOP establishment. That reluctance evaporated during the final GOP presidential debate before Super Tuesday. Standing to the right of Trump, Rubio delivered one blow after another at the billionaire businessman, attacking him on everything from immigration to foreign policy and health care to the businessman’s hiring practices. And to Trump’s […]

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    Kalamazoo shooting suspect charged with 6 counts of murder

    KALAMAZOO, Mich. — BREAKING NEWS UPDATE: Authorities charged accused Kalamazoo, Michigan, shooter Jason Brian Dalton, 45, on Monday with six counts of murder, two counts of assault with intent to commit murder and eight firearms charges. He is accused of killing six people in a shooting rampage Saturday. ORIGINAL STORY: For seven hours, the shooter drove from one target to another, police said, gunning down victims at random. And in between the shootings, he apparently picked up passengers for Uber. As […]

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    Mother: Boy, 12, shot because he didn’t throw gang sign

    CHICAGO –A distraught mother says her little boy was shot because he wasn’t in a gang and wouldn’t flash gang signals. The 12-year-old boy was shot Thursday night while he was outside playing with friends. It happened around 9 p.m. at 54th and Sacramento in the city’s Gage Park neighborhood. A group of kids were playing on an unusually warm February night. Witnesses say a red SUV drove up and stopped.  Two men inside then flashed gang signs. When the […]

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    Lawsuit filed by parents of Jackie Robinson West team

    CHICAGO — Parents of some of the Jackie Robinson West players whose national championship was stripped over residency violations joined their attorney today to talk about the lawsuit they filed. There are basically three reasons for this lawsuit.  JRW wants its title reinstated.  The players, their parents and coaches want to clear their names and fix their reputations.  And third, there is financial compensation, although their attorney says the amount has not been determined. Thirteen families are showing a united […]

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    The fight for Justice Scalia’s replacement is on

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the leading conservative voice on the high court, has died at the age of 79, a government source and a family friend told CNN on Saturday. His death set off an immediate debate about whether President Barack Obama should fill the seat in an election year. Obama said Saturday night that he plans to nominate a replacement, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the nomination should wait until the next president comes […]


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