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
  • 1 killed, 2 injured in rollover crash on Lake Shore Drive

    CHICAGO — All southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive near Balbo are back open after a fatal crash overnight. LANES BACK OPEN Southbound Lake Shore Drive near Balbo Dr after fatal crash and investigation pic.twitter.com/EkiNy4jjf7 — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) March 10, 2017 The accident involving two cars happened around 1:15 a.m. Friday on southbound Lake Shore Drive near Balbo. Police say one car was going south in the 700 block of South Lake Shore Drive as a car going northbound made a left […]

  • Study: 9 of Illinois’ 10 most ‘structurally deficient’ bridges are in Chicago area

    CHICAGO — A recent study finds, almost 10 percent of Chicago’s bridges are structurally deficient and need repair. Among the worst is the Wilson Avenue bridge at Lake Shore Drive. It was built in 1933. Chunks of concrete frequently fall to the sidewalk or pavement below. Statewide, nine out of 10 “structurally deficient” bridges are in the Chicago area, according to a recent study by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. The term “structurally deficient” does not mean the bridges are in […]

  • As many as 18 cases of mumps suspected in suburban school

    BARRINGTON, Ill. —There are now two confirmed cases of mumps at Barrington High School, but there may be as many as 18 more cases in the school. Lake County health officials believe the number will grow. The Chicago Tribune reports the two new cases involve one student and one adult. For now, school officials are referring to the mumps cases as a “cluster,” not an outbreak. The disease is commonly spread through sneezing, coughing, sharing of cups or items that […]

  • Search for missing Deputy taking place at a home in Joliet

    JOLIET, Ill. — The search for a former Will County sheriff’s deputy who vanished decades ago is ongoing on Friday at a home in Joliet. The Illinois State Police and the FBI are digging in the house’s basement. Authorities say new leads brought them back to the home, but won’t reveal details. Robin Abrams’ relatives say police told them the information was credible. Family members say a K-9 Unit recently got a hit. Abrams was a member of the sheriff’s […]

  • $10,500 reward offered to find suspect who fatally shot 2-year-old

    CHICAGO — A $10,500 reward for information that leads to an arrest in the fatal shooting of a two year-old boy. Ten business owners and former Chicago Bear Richard Dent have contributed to the cause. Lavontay White was killed in an alley near Ogden and Kostner on Tuesday. He was in a car with his uncle, a man police say was a known gang member. The uncle’s pregnant girlfriend was also in the vehicle. The uncle died. The girlfriend was […]

  • Law enforcement, lawmakers tackle growing opioid epidemic

    CHICAGO — Lawmakers and law enforcement officials met on Chicago’s West Side Monday to talk about the growing opioid epidemic affecting Illinois and the rest of the nation. Officials say many of those using opioids and overdosing are in their teens and 20’s. They say it’s important to start educating kids in middle school and high school so they understand the dangers of opioids and stay away from them.

  • At least 188,000 ordered to evacuate over concerns at California dam system

    At least 188,000 people have evacuated from several Northern California counties after damage to a spillway at the Oroville Dam. The dam, which is the nation’s tallest, remains intact. But the emergency spillway, which guards against the overflow of the dam when water levels are high, was eroding Sunday. The damage prompted a mandatory evacuation for cities and counties near Lake Oroville. In the worst case scenario, one official said, an uncontrolled release from the dam could send a 30-foot […]

  • White House responds to question about possibility of new immigration order

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump suffered more than a legal defeat of his immigration ban Thursday night. He ran smack into the limits of executive power. Three federal judges unanimously refused to restore the White House’s controversial travel ban, laying down the most significant marker yet that Trump’s vision of an administration rooted in the muscular use of executive power — similar to that he enjoyed as a business leader — will not go unchallenged. In a stinging rebuke, the […]

  • Chicago Muslim and Arab American organizations speak out against Trump travel ban

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Bar Association with its 20,000 members says it will not stand for President Trump’s travel ban. Attorneys who participated in a press conference today say the travel ban is not legal in many ways. They also accused President Trump of going too far in slamming a federal judge, calling the judge a “so-called judge” and his ruling “ridiculous”. Several lawyers organizations and business associations stood united this morning at Chicago Bar Association headquarters, 321 South Plymouth […]

  • All eyes on 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in battle over Trump’s travel ban

    President Donald Trump has only been in office for 17 days, but his Justice Department is already embroiled in a high-stakes legal battle over his executive order on immigration that could have monumental implications. On Monday morning several former senior US officials, including former Secretaries of State John Kerry and Madeleine Albright, signed on to a declaration in support of a brief filed by the attorneys general of Washington state and Minnesota, who brought the main lawsuit that has temporarily […]