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
  • Missing teen and 7-month-old son from Crown Point found safe; Silver Alert canceled

    CROWN POINT, Ind. — A Silver Alert has been canceled for a missing 16-year-old girl and her 7-month-old baby. Crown Point police announced Friday morning the teen and infant boy have been located and are are safely back in the custody of the Indiana Department of Children and Family Services. The teen turned herself, along with her son, into the Gary Police Department around 8 a.m., according to officials. A Silver Alert was issued Thursday for the mother and son. […]

  • Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy, commitment to service honored around Chicagoland

    CHICAGO — Civil rights leaders, officials and volunteers marked Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday with events reflecting the civil rights leader’s legacy across the country Monday. At the annual Rainbow Push Excel MLK Scholarship Breakfast, education was the focus, but there was also an eye on the same racial inequities that Dr. King fought against, and continue today. Rabbi Samuel Gordon of Wilmette was the keynote speaker. “In a time of tremendous division in this country and polarization, it’s all […]

  • Chicagoland dealing with dangerously cold wind chills Sunday

    CHICAGO — Chicagoland is dealing with the coldest weather weekend of the winter after snow started it off Friday. Temperatures plummeted Saturday afternoon as west wind gusts at 45 mph caused the wet snow to freeze. Wind chills were between -10 and -20 below zero throughout the entire area Sunday morning, making it the coldest day of this winter so far. City officials are urging residents to keep a trickle of water on to prevent your pipes from freezing. Most […]

  • Driver suffered medical emergency before slamming into McHenry Starbucks leaving 5 injured

    MCHENRY, Ill. — A driver suffering a medical emergency crashed into a McHenry Starbucks leaving five people injured and causing the front of the building to collapse. First responders were on the scene after a red pickup truck smashed into the coffee shop on the 4300 block of West Elm Street around 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Police said the 53-year-old driver, from Lakemoor, suffered a medical emergency and will not be cited or charged. A 21-year-old Starbucks employee was transported in […]

  • Police: Driver suffered medical emergency before slamming into McHenry Starbucks

    MCHENRY, Ill. — Five people were injured after a car crashed into a Starbucks in McHenry causing the front of the building to collapse. First responders were on the scene after a red pickup truck smashed into the coffee shop on the 4300 block of West Elm Street around 4:45 p.m. Thursday. Police said the 53-year-old driver, from Lakemoor, suffered a medical emergency. He will not be cited or charged. A 21-year-old Starbucks employee was transported in critical condition and […]

  • City of Aurora flags to fly at half-staff after U.S. soldier killed in Afghanistan

    AURORA, Ill. — The city of Aurora is mourning the death of a 21-year-old soldier who was killed in Afghanistan. East Aurora schools will have counselors available Monday to talk to students and staff about the loss of Private First Class Miguel Villalon. Villalon died Saturday when his vehicle hit an improvised explosive device in Kandahar providence. The Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. The City of Aurora said Villalon was an East Aurora High School graduate and proudly […]

  • Lakeshore Flood Warning strands vehicles, causes damage Saturday

    CHICAGO — A Lakeshore Flood Warning has caused numerous reports of damage and stranded vehicles as the city deals with its first major winter storm this season. At 72nd Place, where the street ends at the lake, windows along homes have reportedly been blown out because of waves and debris. “The street in front of our driveway completely collapsed,” resident Cathy Mican said. Streets are buckled with parts of concrete missing. As water moved up to the doors on vehicles […]

  • Coyote captured after man and boy attacked, series of sightings in Chicago

    CHICAGO — DNA tests to determine if a coyote captured on Chicago’s North Side is the same animal that attacked two people will take weeks to complete, a city animal control official said Friday. Inspectors responded to a call of an injured coyote in the 1700 block of North Dayton Street. The animal was located around 10:15 p.m. Thursday in the 1700 block of North Fremont Avenue, and captured after inspectors used a dart to tranquilize the animal. The coyote […]

  • ‘We love and we are going to miss him’: Chicago-area U.S. soldier killed in Kenya attack

    HAZEL CREST, Ill.  — A U.S. soldier from the Chicago area was among three people killed in an attack on a military base in Kenya. WGN has confirmed that 23-year-old Army Specialist Henry Mayfield Jr. of Hazel Crest was killed Sunday. Mayfield joined the Army in 2018 to help pay for school. Mayfield Jr.’s father, Henry Mayfield Sr., is heartbroken after hearing the news. “My son was a great man,” Mayfield Sr. said. “We love and we are going to […]

  • 2 hospitalized in serious condition following Maywood fire

    MAYWOOD, Ill. — Two people were sent to the hospital in serious condition following a fire in Maywood early Sunday. At around 2 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to the 100 block of South 9th Avenue on the report of a fire. When they entered, they found a man and a woman who were unconscious on the first floor. They were transported to Loyola Medical Center in serious condition. The state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.

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