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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    Religious leaders protest at Emanuel’s MLK breakfast

    CHICAGO — A boycott and angry protests at an annual, interfaith event designed to honor a civil rights leader who preached love and unity. Demonstrators gathered outside the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, where the Martin Luther King breakfast was held on Friday. Those angry over Chicago police shootings tried to block guests from entering the event. They yelled “shame” at those who entered. One woman chanted “16 shots” in the ballroom. A group of African-American religious leaders, including the Rev. […]

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    Residents, many of them refugees, displaced after Rogers Park fire

    CHICAGO –Seven firefighters were injured in a 2-11 apartment fire in Rogers Park. The fire started just before 6 a.m. Monday at a 4-story apartment building located at Estes and Paulina. One firefighter injured his shoulder when a stairwell collapsed between the second and third floors. The other injuries had to do with slips and falls because the water being sprayed on the building was freezing. Fire Commissioner Jose Santiago says his crew had to deal with multiple frozen fire hydrants. […]

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    Obama defends measures to tighten gun laws at town hall

    FAIRFAX, Va. — President Barack Obama rejected the “imaginary fiction” that he wanted to take away the guns of law-abiding Americans during a town hall meeting on his gun policies aired on CNN Thursday night. “The way it is described, is that we are trying to take away everybody’s guns,” Obama said, charging that his opponents had twisted his plans on gun safety measures. “Our position is consistently mischaracterized,” Obama said. “If you listen to the rhetoric, it is so over-the-top, […]

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    Third body found after 4 men go missing on Wisconsin lake

    WALWORTH COUNTY, Wis. — A third body has been recovered in the search for missing men in a Wisconsin lake.  The search continues for the fourth. Two victims in Mill Lake canoeing incident identified; third body recovered: https://t.co/MTGyfx9Lhn pic.twitter.com/fAvvpwGN3y — FOX6 News (@fox6now) January 4, 2016 Authorities say three bodies have been pulled from the frigid lake after the four friends left a house early Sunday morning and apparently took a canoe out on the lake but never returned. Two have been identified […]

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    Chicago murders, shootings up in 2015

    CHICAGO – Chicago recorded 50 more murders in 2015 than the year before, according to the Chicago Police Department. In its final crime report of the year, the CPD said murders rose 11%, to 467. Almost 3,000 people were shot. But police took some comfort in the news that there were 33% fewer juvenile murder victims for the year, and 14% fewer shootings involving juveniles. Overall crime inched down 6% in 2015; since 2011, crime has fallen 37%, according to […]

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    Suspect sought after woman sexually assaulted leaving Red Line train in Rogers Park

    CHICAGO — The Guardian Angels are trying to help police find a man who robbed and sexually assaulted a woman after they both got off a Red Line train in Rogers Park. Chicago police say it happened shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday right by the Jarvis Avenue stop. Police say the attacker followed a woman off of the train and approached her with a handgun. He then led her to a secluded area, robbed her, and sexually assaulted her. If you […]

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    Chlorine leak at Gold Coast Four Seasons Hotel sparks hazmat response

    CHICAGO — A chlorine tank leak at a Four Seasons Hotel in the Gold Coast neighborhood triggered a Level II HazMat response early this morning. The incident happened when employees of the hotel were mixing a new batch of chlorine for the pool. Fire crews responded to the Four Seasons, 120 E Delaware Pl, around 3 a.m. Officials said a chlorine tank had leaked and there was a small explosion on the hotel’s 7th floor. The leak was contained to one […]

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    Funeral held for fallen Chicago firefighter Daniel Capuano

    CHICAGO — A funeral procession took place Friday afternoon for Chicago firefighter Daniel Capuano. His flag-draped casket aboard Engine 72 passed by his parish, Queen of Martyrs at 103rd and Drake. Students stood outside the parish school, bundled up in the cold wind and holding flags. The procession left St. Rita High School at 77th and Western, and people paid their respects by lining the route from there to Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Capuano died after he fell down an elevator […]

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    Firefighter, 42, dies after battling South Chicago blaze

    CHICAGO – A firefighter has died after falling through the second floor while battling a warehouse fire in South Chicago. The fire department has since cleared the scene. The firefighter had to be pulled from the scene by crews who performed CPR before sending him to Christ Hospital. The firefighter, Dan Capuano, 42, was later pronounced dead. Capuano was injured about 20 minutes after crews were called to a vacant warehouse at 92nd and Baltimore about 2:40 a.m. Capuano was a 15-year veteran of […]

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    Religious leaders ask for vote of no confidence against Mayor Emanuel

    CHICAGO — Protests against Mayor Emanuel are starting up with a new initiative by religious leaders who are trying to throw him out of office over the Laquan McDonald case. Several bishops were at City Hall this morning to announce a “vote of no confidence” petition drive against Emanuel. They also say they have a new plan to encourage a special prosecutor to take the case. They say they don’t believe Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez can secure a conviction […]


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