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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    Vigil for Orlando mass shooting victims set up in Chicago

    CHICAGO — There has been a steady stream of visitors to a vigil in Chicago for the victims of the mass shooting in Orlando. 49 people were murdered, and 53 were wounded, when Omar Mateen opened fire inside a popular gay nightclub early Sunday morning. Mateen had an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and a handgun. Members of Chicago’s gay community has been gathering at a vigil set up at Roscoe and Halsted since Sunday. People are lighting candles, leaving flowers, and writing […]

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    Man killed, woman injured after shot while sitting in pickup on Michigan Avenue

    CHICAGO — A man was killed and a woman was injured after they were shot on Michigan Avenue in the city’s South Loop. The shooting happened around 4 a.m. Monday in the 2400 block of S. Michigan Avenue. A 23-year-old woman and a 27-year-old man were sitting in a pickup truck when two people approached them. One of them opened fire. The woman was shot in her right leg, and the man, identified as Sami Salaymeh,  was shot in his stomach and arm. […]

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    6 injured in apartment fire in West Rogers Park

    CHICAGO — A fire in the city’s West Rogers Park neighborhood sent six people to the hospital overnight. It happened just after midnight Monday at an apartment building near California and Peterson. The fire started on the second floor. Firefighters arrived to find two people hanging out a window. Two residents of the building were taken to the hospital in critical condition. Four others were also hospitalized; including a police officer also suffered an asthma attack. The fire is under investigation.

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    IPRA releases over 300 video clips showing Chicago police shootings, other incidents

    CHICAGO — The Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates police misconduct cases in Chicago, released hundreds of video clips and other material from 101 incidents it’s investigated on its website Friday. More than 300 video clips can now be seen by the public. They include shots from police body cameras, dash cams, surveillance videos and cell phones. There are also dozens of 911 audio calls and dispatch requests. On many of the videos, you can see arrestees being shot or […]

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    Chicago to release videos showing police shootings, other incidents

    CHICAGO — The Chicago agency that investigates police misconduct cases plans to release videos, audio recordings and other material from about 100 incidents. It’s the latest move in the city’s effort to regain public trust in its beleaguered police force. Releasing records related to open investigations is nearly unprecedented for a police department that for decades had a reputation for secrecy. Officials waited until November, following a judge’s order, to make public video from more than a year earlier showing a police officer fatally shooting […]

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    Memorial Day traditions honor veterans’ service

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Residents continued a Memorial Day tradition that dates back nearly a century Monday, a day of honoring and thanking veterans. Making their way from Village Hall to Memorial Park, 3,000 people marched in the Arlington Heights Memorial Parade to remember those who served in the military. One veteran honored on the day was wounded warrior Jason Smith. He was accompanied by high school students who helped raise money and build the walls in his new home. […]

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    Reports of noose found on Depaul campus in Lincoln Park

    CHICAGO — DePaul University has received multiple reports of a noose found on its Lincoln Park campus, according to a campus alert. “Late this afternoon we received multiple reports that a noose – a horrific symbol of racist intimidation – was found on the Lincoln Park campus,” the alert read. Students say it was hanging from the Sanctuary Hall dorm entrance. A photo featuring a rope on a sidewalk has been circulating among students on social media. DePaul released a […]

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    Man stabbed in attempted robbery in Loop holds attacker for police

    CHICAGO — A 49-year-old man was stabbed during an attempted robbery in the Loop overnight. It happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the Washington Street bridge over the Chicago River. Police say the suspect approached the victim and announced the robbery, and then stabbed him twice in the abdomen with a knife. The would-be robber attempted to get away, but the stabbed man and a witness, who was waiting nearby for a train, detained him until police arrived. The victim is expected […]

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    Truck driver critically injured in Dan Ryan shooting near 95th

    CHICAGO — A man is in critical condition after being shot on the Dan Ryan expressway on the city’s South Side. It happened around 11:40 p.m. Thursday near 95th Street. Police say the man was driving a trailer-truck in the northbound lane when he was shot in the face. He was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center where he is listed in critical condition. The truck driver is a 68-year-old man from Chicago. But police have not been able to talk with […]

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    San Francisco to George Lucas: Build your museum here

    CHICAGO — The developers of George Lucas’ museum may be looking west. At least one city official in San Francisco now says, the city has opened new talks with Lucas’ people about building the new museum there. “We have a chance to bring him back.  I want to be open and positive about it,” said San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. Chicago’s proposal for a lakefront site is being held up by a lawsuit by Friends of the Parks, which objects […]