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
  • Gov. Rauner proposes gun control measures, reinstating death penalty for some crimes

    CHICAGO — Governor Bruce Rauner announced a host of gun control measures Monday that he says will make the streets safer. Among them is a measure that would require a 72-hour wait period for all guns, including assault-style weapons. The measure increases the wait period to buy an assault weapon from 24 to 72 hours. He’s also proposing reinstating the death penalty for some crimes. The governor also announced a plan to impose a complete ban on bump stocks. The […]

  • 3-year-old boy rescued from claw machine at laundromat in Palatine

    PALATINE, Ill.  — A firefighter climbed into a toy-filled claw machine at a laundromat in suburban Chicago to rescue a 3-year-old boy who got stuck inside. The incident happened at a laundromat in the 1200 block of West Dundee Rd in Palatine on Thursday evening. The child wasn’t hurt after being trapped inside the arcade-style machine. The Palatine Fire Department responded and crews took part of the prize machine apart to get inside. The boy was lifted out from the […]

  • Chicago’s Lakefront Trail separation project to resume, some Uptown residents concerned

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Park District broke ground Monday morning on the next phase of its Lakefront Trail separation project. This next segment will stretch from Montrose to Ardmore. The project creates separate lanes for bikes and pedestrians along the entire 18-mile lakefront trail. Three stretches of the project are complete. The rest will be done this year. Cyclists and pedestrians are being given their own lanes to avoid collisions. Some residents in the city’s Uptown neighborhood are now concerned […]

  • Explosion at suburban bonfire injures 8 teens, parents say

    GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. — At least 8 teenagers were injured when a gas can exploded during a backyard bonfire Saturday night in Glendale Heights. A parent of one of the teens said around 10 students were sitting around the fire when a gas can left too close to the flames exploded in a “horrible accident,” injuring boys and girls ranging in age from 14 to 17 years old. The parent said one boy was burned over much of his body, two […]

  • Woman sexually assaulted in Lakeview home invasion

    CHICAGO — A 24-year-old woman was sexually assaulted in Lakeview late Thursday after a man followed her into her apartment complex. The attack happened in the 3900 block of North Fremont Street, according to the Chicago Police Department. Neighbor Conner Ahnen said she heard screaming about 9 p.m. and called 911. According to authorities, the victim noticed her attacker standing outside the courtyard of her residence. He followed her inside the building, where he proceeded to choke and sexually assault the […]

  • Emanuel unveils big plans coming to Chicago’s Riverfront

    CHICAGO — Big changes are coming to Chicago’s Riverfront. Mayor Rahm Emanuel envisions Chicago as a two waterfront city.  Today he unveiled plans to expand public access to the Chicago River. The Mayor outlined those plans this morning in his second Building on Burnham address, held at the XS Tennis and Education Foundation, 5336 South State Street. The plans include improvements to the downtown Riverwalk, creating a pool and event space at the 31st Street Beach, and adding nature trails, […]

  • SCOTUS reviewing Blagojevich’s appeal today

    CHICAGO — A decision Friday could help former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich get out of prison. The U.S. Supreme Court is meeting to decide if it’s going to take up the case of the former governor. He’s currently serving a 14-year sentence in a prison in Colorado after he was convicted of corruption in 2011. The ex- governor’s “hail Mary” appeal comes after several failed bids to get his convictions overturned or his sentence reduced. In their court filing last […]

  • Cubs postpone home opener at Wrigley to Tuesday due to snow

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs are among the last major league teams to hold their home opener, and fans will have to keep waiting after snow led officials to push Opening Day back one day. The Cubs’ game against the Pittsburgh Pirates was scheduled to begin Monday at 1:20 p.m., and was pushed back before it was ultimately canceled around 11 a.m. The game was rescheduled for Tuesday at 1:20 p.m. Cubs players played with snowballs in Wrigley Field as a […]

  • Here’s what’s new in 2018 at Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — Snow is falling all over the new features at Wrigley Field. Monday is the Cubs’ home opener, if weather allows it. The entire field was covered in snow several hours before the scheduled first pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The stadium itself is in its second to last phase of renovations. This year’s changes include larger concourses, new food and drink options, more bathrooms and better WiFi service. For the players, they get new dugouts, new batting cages, […]

  • Mom of student shot by U of C police says she’s worried about his mental health

    CHICAGO — The mother of a University of Chicago student who was shot earlier this week by campus police says she worries about his mental state. Police released body-cam video Wednesday of the shooting. 21-year-old Charles Thomas reportedly ignored several orders to drop a metal pipe police say he used to break several apartment and car windows. Thomas’ mother, Kathleen, says she has bipolar disorder and has kept a close watch on her son in case he started to show […]