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
  • 14-year-old charged with arson in Prospect Heights house fire

    Police say a teenage boy has been charged with deliberately setting a fire to a home in the northwest suburbs. The 14-year-old has been charged as a juvenile with three counts of aggravated arson. Prospect Heights firefighters arrived at the home in the 1200 block of Stratford Ln just after 3 a.m. Monday. They found a mother, father, and three children outside. One firefighter and a woman were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation- but have been treated and […]

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    Off-duty police officer beaten and robbed in the Loop

    An off-duty police sergeant is in the hospital after he was beaten and robbed. The incident happened at 3 p.m.  Thursday in a parking garage on the 100 block of West Madison St. Police say between six and 10 people jumped and beat the sergeant . They stole his service weapon but did not take his badge or wallet. The attackers fled in a Mercury Mountaineer that lost its bumper on the eighth floor of the parking garage, police said. […]

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    Governor candidates hit Sunday services; Burglary dominates discussions

    The candidates for Illinois governor were back on the campaign trail Monday,  after spending part of the weekend wooing African-American workers. Gov. Pat Quinn stopped in at Coyote, a transportation logistics company in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. His GOP challenger, Bruce Rauner,  is visiting a steel company on the Southeast Side and a microbrewery in south suburban Flossmoor. In what can only be called a distraction in a tight race for governor, a robbery at New Beginnings Church and the […]

  • Skokie middle school reopens after Instagram threat investigated

    Students at the middle school in Skokie that was closed after threats head back to class today. McCracken Middle School was closed for two days as authorities investigated a series of threatening Instagram posts delivered to sixth graders. Authorities said a student from McCracken sent the posts. School officials said students involved in the posts will not be in school today. Police will be at the school as students arrive and leave. All before and after school activities are cancelled.

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    Man accused of shooting 2 McHenry County deputies in court today

    Authorities have arrested a man suspected in the shooting of two McHenry County Sheriff deputies Thursday morning. The McHenry County Sheriff  apprehended 52-year old Scott Peters around 5 p.m in Crystal Lake several miles from his home. Peters has been charged with two counts of attempted murder and two count of aggravated battery with a firearm. Peters has a military background and had been on the run for over 15 hours. The incident began early Thursday morning when officers responded […]

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    3 dead in Palos Hills small plane crash

    A small plane crashed in southwest suburban Palos Hills Sunday night, killing all three people aboard. The FAA reports the twin-engine Beechcraft Baron departed from Midway Airport headed to Lawrence, Kansas, when it crashed around 10:40 p.m. It went down in a field in the 10100 block of South 86th Court, narrowly missing several homes. NTSB investigators arrived at dawn and began combing through the shattered wreckage of the six-seater, which was registered to a company in Lawrence. Audio recordings […]

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    Ebola email scam warning

    Beware of email scams about the Ebola outbreak. That’s the warning from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan on Friday. There is an email that claims people are being quarantined. There is another one that is offering protection kits for $29 to first responders and law enforcement. Madigan believes scammers are trying to take advantage of people’s fears. She’s urging people not to open these emails, and instead delete them right away. “These are clearly scams. But unfortunately, I think there’s […]

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    Metra proposes 11% fare hike as part of fleet modernization effort

    Metra is proposing fare increases averaging nearly 11 percent next year and will seek additional hikes totaling about 54 percent over the next decade, money needed to modernize its aging fleet, officials said Thursday. The increases would help pay for a $2.4 billion capital plan that Metra says is “critical to maintaining safe and reliable service” by rebuilding and replacing the commuter rail agency’s rail cars and locomotives. “This is the first time Metra has ever proposed to enact an […]

  • 81-year-old driver found slumped over wheel before fatal crash in Oak Lawn

    New details have been released on what happened just before a deadly accident in Oak Lawn. Three people were killed and 11 were were taken to hospitals, two in critical condition, after a multi-vehicle crash just before 4:30 p.m. Sunday. According to Oak Lawn police,  a witness says Edward Carthans, 81, was first seen driving a Ford pick-up at 95th & Western Ave. He appeared to be slumped over at the wheel of his truck . When asked if he needed […]

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    3 killed, 11 injured in Oak Lawn car crash

    Three people were killed and 11  injured after a multi-vehicle crash in Oak Lawn. The accident happened around 4:30 p.m. Sunday at 95th and Cicero. The 81-year-old driver of a pickup truck ran a red light, veered into the opposite lanes and slammed into several vehicles that were waiting for the light. The driver of the pickup truck was killed. Two other people stopped at the light were killed. The identities of the victims have not been released. Two of […]


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