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.


Recent Articles
  • Man attacked, woman sexually assaulted in violent home invasion in South Chicago

    CHICAGO — A woman is out of the hospital after a home invasion and sexual assault in South Chicago. It happened in an apartment building around 1 a.m. Friday on the 2300 block of East 80th Street. Police say a 39-year-old man was entering his apartment, when he was attacked by two men. At least one of them had a gun. The man was hit on the head.   Then the attackers forced themselves inside the apartment.  They tied up the man […]

  • Heightened police presence at Evanston high school after ‘viral threats’

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Extra police will be at Evanston Township High School today. The Evanston Police Department tweeted that it’s aware of some “viral threats” being made at the high school, located at 1600 Dodge Ave in Evanston. There is an active investigation, but authorities say there is no credible threat at this time. EPD is aware of viral threats at ETHS. Active investigation. There is no credible threat at this time. — Evanston, IL Police (@EvanstonPD) October 27, 2017 The […]

  • Over 12 ATM skimming devices found across Chicago

    CHICAGO — More than a dozen ATM skimming devices were found across the city at various banks and Walgreens locations over the last month. Cameras were also placed at some locations to record pin numbers. Police said people should inspect card slots before using them and notify someone at the business if a pin pad is loose. Police said the following locations are where the skimming devices were found: • Associated Bank, 5200 block of N. Central Ave on September […]

  • Elderly man robbed, elderly woman assaulted just blocks apart in Lansing

    LANSING, Ill. — Police in the south suburbs have issued a warning after two elderly people were attacked in their homes. A man was beaten and a woman was sexually assaulted. Both victims live in the same neighborhood in Lansing, and gave the same general description of the robber. A man approached a woman around 10:30 a.m. Sunday as she was pulling into her garage near 171st and Greenbay Ave. The man demanded her money, and then forced her back […]

  • Rainbow PUSH Coalition arranges relief flight to Puerto Rico

    CHICAGO — A Fed Ex plane full of relief supplies is heading to Puerto Rico on Saturday. Chicago’s Puerto Rican community has been gathering donations for weeks, but didn’t have a way of getting them to the island.  The Rainbow PUSH coalition asked Fed Ex to step in and help. “We have the network to help. We have the aircraft to fly all over the world.  So at a moments notice we can step up,” said FedEx representative Michael Rennine. […]

  • Quadriplegic marathoner completes nearly 18 miles of Chicago Marathon, may finish it today

    CHICAGO — More than 40,000 people took part in Sunday’s Chicago Marathon — and one of those people fought all day to finish. With 20 marathon runs in his lifetime, Alan Robinson is ready to hang up his shoes for good — after one last race. Robinson took off at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, and took 15 minute breaks during the race. He was still out on the course at 10 p.m and refused to quit. At about 10:45 p.m. Sunday, just […]

  • Suburban high school forfeits football game after shooting near Chicago park

    CHICAGO — A suburban Chicago high school has forfeited a game it was to play against a school on the city’s West Side because of safety concerns. Wheaton’s St. Francis High School was scheduled to play Chicago Hope Academy on Friday night. However, St. Francis president Tom Bednar said a recent shooting, along with gunshots reported near Little League games at Altgeld Park over the summer, convinced the school to keep its team at home. Hope’s Sept. 29 game against […]

  • Las Vegas massacre on the minds of returning travelers

    CHICAGO — Las Vegas is a popular flight destination for people all over the country. WGN’s Judy Wang has been talking today with air travelers returning from Las Vegas in the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500 others.

  • Fall arrives in Chicago with 3rd day of record-breaking heat

    CHICAGO –The first day of autumn will bring record-breaking heat to the Chicago area, with the high expected to reach 96 degrees Friday. The city has already hit 93 degrees so far, shattering the old record of 92 degrees for this date, posted back in 1956.  And it’s 24 degrees higher than the average. This is the third day of record-breaking heat in Chicago. Typically, by the end of September, hardy, weather-tested Chicagoans are ready for 70 degree weather with hooded sweatshirts, sweaters, and […]

  • Deadline arrives for dozens of homeless to move ‘Tent City’

    CHICAGO — The city set a 7 a.m. deadline before it forced dozens of homeless people to leave their encampments under the Lake Shore Drive underpasses. As the deadline came this morning, Pastor Fred Kinsey from Unity Lutheran Church had a message for the two dozen homeless residents of Tent City. “We know the struggle is going to continue, whatever happens today and in the weeks to come,” he said. Soon, streets and sanitation workers collected tents and whatever was left […]