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.

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    2 teens, including nephew of community activist, shot near Dan Ryan

    The nephew of a well-known community activist was shot along with another teenager Thursday afternoon just off the Dan Ryan. Shots rang out just before 5 p.m. near 67th and the Dan Ryan in the Englewood neighborhood. Police say a 16-year-old boy and 15-year-old girl were hit multiple times.  They both are expected to survive. The suspect or suspects fled. Community activist Andrew Holmes got to the scene shortly after the shooting to fine the 16-year-old hit was his nephew […]

  • New 95th Street CTA station set to break ground today

    The official CTA groundbreaking ceremony was held Monday for a new 95th Street terminal. The current station was first built in 1969. It remains one of the CTA’s busiest, serving about 20,000 rail and bus riders every weekday. This reconstruction project is expected to cost $240-million and will create more than 700 construction jobs. Improvements will include better lighting, a brighter atmosphere, expanded platforms, more escalators and elevators. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said the project is vital to city efforts to […]

  • Member of Jesse White Tumbling team fatally shot

    Chicago police are still looking for the gunmen who shot and killed a member of the Jesse White Tumbling team. Police say two people on bicycles rode up to 16-year-old Devonshay Lofton and opened fire Thursday night in the 1300 block of North Cleveland. Family and friends gathered last night, not far from where the shooting happened, for a vigil to remember who friends call “Tim Tim.” An officer who arrived on the scene was also wounded when he shot himself […]

  • Teachers and students outraged over sudden firing of principal

    Students and teachers at Marshall High School are angry over Friday’s surprise announcement that Marshall principal Angel Johnson has been fired. Chicago Public Schools officials explained the decision to teachers and staffers and introduced a new principal Monday morning after an impromptu protest was held outside the school at 3250 W. Adams St. Critics of the firing say Marshall High’s graduation rates, attendance and discipline have all improved under Johnson’s leadership, and she doesn’t deserve to be fired. CPS officials […]

  • CPS, Public Health Dept. offer tips to avoid EV-D68 virus

    As a respiratory virus continues to send hundreds of children to hospitals across the Midwest, health officials from the city of Chicago and the Chicago Public Schools have some advice to help students stay healthy. Public health experts are putting out the warning about the EV-D68 virus.  There are 11 confirmed cases in Chicago. CPS Chief Health Officer Dr. Stephanie Whyte had a simple message for parents and public school students: If children are experiencing symptoms such as fever, runny […]

  • 4 children killed, 2 adults injured in Far South Side fire

    Four children have been killed in a fire at an apartment building on Chicago’s Far South Side. The children’s mother, Shamaya Coleman, and her boyfriend, Nate Johnson, also were taken to the hospital in critical condition after they jumped from the burning building. The children have been identified as 16-year old Carliysia Clark, 13-year old Carlvon Clark, 12-year old  Shamarian Clark and 7-year old Eriana Smith. The fire started at 3:40 a.m. Monday at a building located at 11238 S. […]

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    WGN broadcast legend Roy Leonard dies at age 83

    Chicago TV and radio legend Roy Leonard died Thursday night at age 83. Leonard was the WGN-TV and Radio entertainment critic for over 30 years.  He was also host of the WGN Radio program “The Roy Leonard Show” from 1967 to 1998 and WGN-TV’s “Family Classics” from 1985 to 2000. RELATED: Roy Leonard’s Professional Life “As one of the original “Chicago’s Very Own,” Roy Leonard’s 31 years at WGN Radio and TV was a legacy in taste, thoughtfulness and entertainment,” WGN-TV […]

  • 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 […]


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