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
  • Family of Lane Tech teen shot during police shootout sues suspect

    CHICAGO — The family of a teen wounded when a police chase ended in a shootout inside a Chicago music school is filing a lawsuit against one of the suspects, hoping to find out who shot their son. Maurice Murphy, 32, is accused of driving the getaway car for Christopher Willis, 32, after he robbed a Des Plaines Bank of America on Nov. 19. The suspects split as police gave chase. Murphy was apprehended by Des Plaines residents and arrested, […]

  • 3 teens suspected in missing Portage woman’s death

    GARY, Ind. — Three teenage boys are now in police custody in connection with the murder of a missing Portage woman. Adriana Saucedo, 27, was found dead Thursday night at an abandoned elementary school in Gary. Saucedo was last seen Tuesday night. Police say she met a 15-year old boy on Facebook and he was with two other teenagers when they picked her up from her home. She wanted to buy a small amount of marijuana, but the teenagers intended […]

  • Robbery crew strikes 8 times within 4 hours on Chicago’s North Side

    CHICAGO — Four teenage potential suspects have been taken into custody after a series of robberies within a four-hour span Sunday. Chicago police said the three teenage boys and teen girl, all between the ages of 13 and 14, fit the descriptions in some of the incidents, But the victims’ of the robberies were not completely certain if the teens were those involved. Police first reported robberies Sunday evening at the following locations: 1100 West Dickens Avenue 1700 North North […]

  • Pot lottery winners choose downtown Chicago for stores

    CHICAGO —Friday for a couple lucky pot companies, Christmas came early. Anxious pot operators packed City Hall for the cannabis zone district lottery.  It allows them the choice of the most lucrative location to sell recreational cannabis in Chicago. Beginning January 1, Illinois adults can legally light up and demand to get high is expected to be high. Chicago area medical dispensaries will be the first locations allowed to sell recreational cannabis. Friday’s lottery allowed the operators to choose a […]

  • Local vets don’t let snow put damper on Veterans Day events

    AURORA, Ill. — Local veterans didn’t let the weather put a damper on many celebrations across the area. The City of Aurora canceled its annual Veterans Day parade due to the snow and cold, but they held a commemoration ceremony indoors. Officials said they did not want veterans being exposed to the elements for a extended period of time. Richard Miller served in the Navy during World War II. “My ship was sunk by kamikaze planes, two of them, and […]

  • Upcoming Interim Supt. Beck spends Saturday with mayor, CPD leadership

    CHICAGO — Upcoming CPD Interim Supt. Charlie Beck didn’t waste time learning more about the Chicago Police Department on Saturday. Beck spent Saturday with Mayor Lightfoot and Supt. Eddie Johnson at the 7th District Headquarters to meet more city leaders and job shadow. Chicago’s mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago’s interim police superintendent, a day after the city’s top police officer announced he’s retiring. Beck, 66, will serve while the Chicago […]

  • Customers at Buffalo Wild Wings in Naperville says staff tried to reseat them over skin color

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Several employees of a Buffalo Wild Wings in Naperville were fired after a group of mostly African-American people said they were asked to change tables because of their skin color. Justin Vahl said he was at the Naperville restaurant, 2555 W 75th Street, on Oct. 26 with 12 children and six adults celebrating a birthday party, when a host asked “what race are you guys?” Later, a manager asked the group to move because a regular customer […]

  • 15-year-old charged in Little Village Halloween shooting that injured girl

    CHICAGO — A 15-year-old was charged late Friday in the shooting of a 7-year-old girl who was trick-or-treating in Little Village. Chicago police said the teen has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery. Police sources told WGN News this is his first arrest. He is due in bond court Saturday. The shooting happened at about 5:30 p.m. on Halloween Thursday near 26th Street and Lawndale Avenue while the girl was with her family. Police said the girl, who […]

  • 7-year-old in critical condition after shot while trick-or-treating in Little Village

    CHICAGO — A 7-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was shot while trick-or-treating in the city’s Little Village neighborhood on Halloween. The girl was shot twice near 26th Street and Lawndale Avenue around 5:30 p.m. Thursday while she was trick-or-treating with her family. Chicago Police Sgt. Rocco Alioto said a group of three was chasing a 31-year-old man and said someone started firing shots. The gunshots struck the girl in the chest and neck. She was rushed to […]

  • CPS classes canceled Tuesday as strike continues

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools canceled classes have been canceled for Tuesday, according to their website, as contract negotiations between the district and the Chicago Teachers Union continue. As of 4 p.m., CTU has not scheduled a House of Delegates vote, which would be necessary to end their strike. As a result, it will not be possible to hold classes tomorrow, Tuesday, 10/29. After school activities will not be available at CPS schools. pic.twitter.com/M9k9vXpLcA — ChicagoPublicSchools (@ChiPubSchools) October 28, 2019 […]

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