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
  • FBI, Crystal Lake police search for missing 5-year-old boy

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — The FBI was working with Crystal Lake police in the case of a missing 5-year-old boy on Thursday. Police said an Amber Alert was not issued for Andrew “AJ” Freund due to law enforcement being unable to confirm that an abduction occurred. Andrew’s parents told police they last saw him at bedtime at their home in the first block of Dole Avenue around 9 p.m. Wednesday. After waking up Thursday morning and being unable to locate […]

  • 1 killed, 1 injured in shooting at apartment in Harvey

    HARVEY, Ill. — One man was killed and another was injured in a shooting in south suburban Harvey. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Monday at an apartment complex in the 15200 block of Page Avenue. A 26-year-old man was found on the floor and was transported to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was pronounced dead. Another man was found shot and was transported to Ingalls Hospital by his alleged brother. Harvey Police are at Ingalls awaiting […]

  • Truckers stage ‘slow roll’ protest; police block Chicago exits

    MONEE, Ill. — About 30 truckers took place in a “slow roll” demonstration Friday from suburban Monee toward downtown Chicago to protest conditions for truck drivers. The group was ultimately stopped from entering downtown as Chicago police officers blocked exits along the Dan Ryan Expy. The drivers had hoped to protest outside Trump Tower. The caravan was part of a nationwide effort organized by a group called “Black Smoke Matters.” Similar protests occurred in New York, Michigan and California. Chicago […]

  • Vote delayed on Lincoln Yards, ‘The 78’ developments

    CHICAGO — The city’s Finance Committee has delayed a vote on two large-scale development projects that would receive a combined $1.6 billion in tax-increment-financing subsidies. The vote was set for 10 a.m. Monday. Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot on Sunday asked aldermen to instead host a hearing on the matter. Fifteen minutes before the scheduled vote, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said he would delay the vote “out of respect.” The committee’s chairman, Ald. Pat O’Connor (40th), agreed. At the center of the […]

  • Chicago preparing to sue Smollett for missing repayment deadline

    CHICAGO — An attorney for Jussie Smollett has written a letter warning that if Chicago follows through on its vow to sue the “Empire” actor for the cost of the investigation into his claim that he was attacked, he’ll demand sworn testimony from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the police chief and others. In a letter dated April 4 — the same day the city announced that it was drafting a lawsuit for $130,106 — celebrity defense attorney Mark Geragos wrote that Smollett will “not be […]

  • Heartbreak all over again for Timmothy Pitzen’s family

    CINCINNATI — A day of false hope has given way to questions about why a man would claim to be an Illinois boy who disappeared eight years ago. The FBI declared the man’s story a hoax Thursday one day after he identified himself to authorities as Timmothy Pitzen, who disappeared in 2011 at age 6. Newport Police Chief Tom Collins identified the man to ABC as 23-year-old ex-convict Brian Rini of Medina, Ohio, who was released from prison less than […]

  • Chicago mayoral candidates make final push before Election Day

    CHICAGO — On the last day before Chicago’s mayoral runoff election, the two remaining candidates are both pushing to get out the vote, and encouraging residents to choose between two different messages. Frontrunner Lori Lightfoot was at the Garfield Red Line Station on Monday morning greeting commuters. She then crisscrossed the city, encouraging as many people as possible to get to the polls Tuesday. Lightfoot, a former prosecutor and head of the police oversight board, is positioning herself as the […]

  • Dueling rallies over Jussie Smollett held near Kim Foxx’s Loop office

    CHICAGO — Competing rallies were held Monday afternoon over Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case. The Fraternal Order of Police held a protest outside of Foxx’s Loop office. The police union is upset with Foxx’s decision to drop all charges against the “Empire” actor, who was charged with staging an attack on himself in Chicago in January. Foxx suggests the evidence wasn’t as strong as first reported She says Smollett forfeited the $10,000 he […]

  • UIC orthodontics resident resident among 2 killed in wrong-way crash on I-355

    LISLE, Ill. — Two people were killed and three others critically injured after a wrong-way crash on I-355. The accident happened around 11 p.m. Thursday on I-355 near Maple Avenue in Lisle. Police said Robert Velazco, 36, was driving south in the northbound lanes of I-355 when he hit a black Honda head-on causing a multi-car crash. Velazco died at the scene, according to officials. Dr. Arshad Mohammed, 32, was behind the wheel of the Honda. He later died at […]

  • Man charged in off-duty cop’s death shot ‘first Hispanic he saw:’ CPD chief

    CHICAGO — Two men have been charged in the shooting death of an off-duty Chicago police officer. Officer John Rivera, 23, who was off-duty, was shot and killed after leaving a River North bar around 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Police said it appeared to have been a random act of violence. Menelik Jackson, 24, is charged with one felony count of first degree murder, three felony counts of attempt – first degree murder and resisting police after attempting to flee during […]

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