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
  • Alissa Massaro, from left, Joshua Miner, Bethany McKee and Adam Landerman were charged in the January 2013 slayings of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins. Massaro pleaded guilty to lesser charges and agreed to testify against the other three, who are all charged with murder. (Joliet Police Department)

    First of 3 people go to trial Monday in 2 Joliet men’s deaths

    The first trial resulting from the gruesome murders of two young men last year begins today in Joliet. 20-year-old Bethany McKee is charged with murder in the killings of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins.  Both victims were 22. During opening statements, prosecutors said McKee and three others lured the victims to a home and killed them for drugs and $120 cash. They allege the defendants strangled the victims and tied plastic bags around their heads. One defendant, 20-year-old Alisa Massaro […]

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    CEO remains hospitalized after workplace shooting in Loop

    Chicago CEO Steven LaVoie went to work Thursday morning when he was shot in twice by a disgruntled employee, he remains hospitalized Friday in stable condition. His family issued this statement on the website CaringBridge.org website: “First, thank you to every loving person who has reached out through this website and in all other ways with your love and support. The family feels it and it is uplifting and appreciated. Steve is stable after a calm night. Please keep praying for […]

  • Officer hurt, 1 dead in Bucktown police-involved shooting

    One man is dead and a Chicago Police officer is injured after a shooting Monday morning in the city’s Bucktown neighborhood. The shooting happened at 3:30 am in the 1600 block of North Marshfield Avenue, Police News Affairs Officer Ron Gaines said. The officer was coming home from work when he spotted someone at a construction site near his home. The officer approached the man and during a struggle, the officer’s weapon discharged and the bullet hit the officer in […]

  • Thousands march in Chicago to protest violence in Gaza Strip

    Thousands of pro-Palestinian supporters marched through downtown Chicago this afternoon calling for an end to an Israeli ground assault on the Gaza Strip. Waving Palestinian flags, holding posters and shouting into bullhorns, more than 2500 people flooded the streets of downtown to show their support for the Palestinians who’ve died and the thousands of others who are still in danger. Protestors laid down the concrete to represent the hundreds of Palestinians that have been killed since tensions between Israel and […]

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    Teen accused in 11-year-old’s murder held without bond

    A judge has ordered the teenager accused in the shooting of 11-year-old Shamiya Adams on Chicago’s South Side held without bond. Police say 18-year-old Tevin Lee tried to shoot a rival gang member, but missed. Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said police arrested Lee on Tuesday, but the charges, including murder, did not come down until late Wednesday. Lee is a known gang member, and police are confident he is the one who pulled the trigger. Shamiya was killed by […]

  • Members of Chicago’s Ukrainian community mourning loss of Flight 17

    In Chicago, the deeply rooted Ukrainian community is mourning those lives lost aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and prays for the future of its troubled nation. Some residents gathered at a church service Thursday evening near Chicago Ave and Oakley in Ukrainian Village. The churchgoers at St. Nicholas Ukrainian Greek Catholic Cathedral prayed for peace in the conflict the world is now watching very closely. The conflict that has been brewing for months between Russia and Ukraine has left this […]

  • Double homicide prompts hospital lockdown

    Methodist Hospital in northwest Indiana was locked down early Friday morning after two people were found dead. Merrillville Police were notified of an assault inside the hospital around 12:30 am, Friday. Upon arrival, police found a woman who had been fatally stabbed. The woman has been identified as Margarine Haywood, 80, of Gary, Indiana. As police searched the area, they learned the address of a second possible crime scene outside of the hospital. They conducted a well-being check at a […]

  • Over 50 injured, 11 killed in holiday weekend shootings

    It’s been a violent holiday weekend in several Chicago neighborhoods. At least 11 people are dead and more than 50 people are injured in shootings since Thursday night. One shooting overnight left a woman dead near west 109th and Throop. The 44 year old woman may have been attending a barbeque nearby when she was shot. Her name hasn’t been released and there’s no information yet about what circumstances led to the shooting. Three people were shot about a half […]

  • Patio collapse displaces several people in West Town

    Several people have been displaced after a patio collapsed in the West Town neighborhood. It happened in the 1400 block of West Chicago around 1 a.m. Friday. The entire concrete section between two apartment buildings fell 10 feet into the basement. Nobody was on the patio when it collapsed, but three people had to be rescued by emergency responders. Authorities are not sure what caused the collapse. A building inspector has been called out to look at the damage.

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    Family of WWII vet killed by beanbag gun files lawsuit

    The family of a World War II vet, who died after Park Forest police fired bean-bag rounds at him, filed a lawsuit against the police department. Last July, police responded to a call from an assisted living facility where 95-year-old John Wrana lived. Police said they tried to subdue wrana– who had a knife, a long shoehorn, a cane, and had become belligerent. Park Forest officer, Craig Taylor, fired five bean-bag rounds at close range. Wrana died the next day. […]


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