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
  • Good Samaritans help to dig Chicago, suburbs out of blizzard

    CHICAGO — The deep snow on the side streets of Chicago caused problems for police and emergency workers Monday morning, as it wasn’t until late morning when snow plows were taken off the main streets to work on the smaller ones. Some police supervisors even told officers to avoid side streets altogether. Numerous Chicagoans have been pitching in, giving emergency and other vehicles a push in the snow — and some help with shoveling. Among the side streets affected were those seen in Logan Square, […]

  • Wrigley Field renovation brings rats to the neighborhood

    CHICAGO — All the renovations at Wrigley Field are creating headaches for people in the neighborhood. Wrigleyville been overrun by legions of rats, even in daylight, since the construction started. Also, all the construction equipment has to go somewhere therefore parking is even harder to come by in the dense North Side area. Neighbors say they’ve learned to deal with the noise but they can’t wait for it to be over. One resident says the rats overran the neighborhood when crews started renovating the […]

  • Students, friends grieve after Riverdale 14-year-old fatally shot

    RIVERDALE, Ill. — Less than 200 students attend Roosevelt Junior High School. They all know each other. Monday, grief counselors met students to talk with them about an 8th grader’s sudden death. Inside Roosevelt Junior High Monday, students and staff came to terms over the death of 8th grader Rashad Oliver. The superintendent of District 148 told WGN Oliver was well-liked, a popular boy who made the other students laugh. The 14-year-old was shot to death Sunday night near 143rd and Dearborn, just […]

  • Driver killed in car crash while fleeing police in Gresham

    CHICAGO — A driver was killed in a crash as he was trying to get away from police in the Gresham neighborhood. A woman and her baby were also injured. It all started at about 10:30 p.m Sunday when officers pulled over an SUV and had three people get out. Police say one of them got back in the vehicle and drove off. They say the driver ran a red light and hit another car at 76th and Ashland. He then […]

  • Chicago leaders honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    CHICAGO — Hundreds of people gathered in the Loop this morning to honor civil rights leader The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Reverend Jesse Jackson Jr. and the Rainbow-PUSH  Coalition hosted the 25th Annual PUSH Excel Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. The theme was “King’s Unfinished Agenda.”  More than $5 million  dollars has been awarded to students since the annual breakfast was first organized. Governor Bruce Rauner and Mayor Rahm […]

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    Schiller Park woman accused of trying to murder her children with poisoned apple juice

    SCHILLER PARK, Ill. — Bond has been set at $1.5 million for a suburban mother. Krystle El Khatib, 29, of Schiller Park, is charged with attempted murder for allegedly trying to murder her children with poisoned apple juice because she was angry with their father. According to prosecutors, El Khatib crushed up benzodiazepine pills, an anti-anxiety drug, into some apple juice, and forced her 9-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter to drink two glasses each. She threatened to hit her son if he didn’t […]

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    Church destroyed in fire on Far South Side

    CHICAGO — A small West Pullman congregation lost its place of worship after a  church fire overnight on the Far South Side. The Hyde Park A.M.E. Church at 121st and South Eggleston was gutted.  WGN reporter Judy Wang spoke to a woman who was married at the church and who baptized her son there. “It’s a lot of history there for our entire family,” said Harriett Jackson-Tyler. The congregation has 32 members.  Up until 1974, it was based in Hyde […]

  • Cornered French terror suspects want to be martyrs: officials

    DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France — French security forces are converging on a small town northeast of Paris, where two brothers suspect of carrying out Wednesday’s terror attack on a newspaper are holed up in a printing house, possibly with a hostage. A lawmaker inside a police command post says authorities have made contact with Cherif (sheh-REEF’) and Said Kouachi (sah-EED’ koo-AH’-shee), and they say they want to die as martyrs. The location is near Charles de Gaulle airport and two runways have […]

  • Metra prepares for snow, cold as transit riders brave weather

    Holiday vacations are coming to an abrupt end. The snow has made Chicagoland roads more challenging for commuters. Both O’Hare Airport and Midway Airport reported delays, and 235 flights out of O’Hare had been cancelled Sunday as of 8:30 p.m., according to the Chicago Department of Aviation. Disruptions continued Monday, with more than 60 cancellations at O’Hare and about 235 delays. Metra reported delays on many of its lines, including the Union Pacific Northwest, Milwaukee District, Burlington Northern Sante Fe, […]

  • Wrong-way driver killed, 6 others injured in Lake Shore Drive crash

    All lanes are now open on northbound Lake Shore Drive following an earlier fatal crash. One person was killed and three others were seriously injured after a wrong-way accident early Monday morning. A man was driving southbound in the northbound lanes when he crashed into two cars in the 4100 block of South Lake Shore Drive around 2:40 a.m. He was killed. Police believe the accident may have been alcohol related. Investigators are waiting on autopsy results to determine if […]


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