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
  • CTU, CPS enter weekend with no contract in place after ‘encouraging’ Friday

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public School teachers hit the picket line for a second day as their fight for a fair contract continues. Thursday, CTU said they were far from a deal, but they got a little closer Friday. The union said they are close to getting in writing that school counselors will not have to perform other roles while on the job. “Today, we are close to having a contract article that says counselors are allowed to do counseling work, […]

  • ‘I was face to face’: Witness, prosecutor describes moments after Dunning massacre

    CHICAGO — A man charged with killing five people at a Northwest Side condominium complex is being held without bond. Krysztof Marek, 66, faces five felony counts of first degree murder. In bond court Friday, a Cook County judge described the weekend shooting rampage as “evil on steroids.” Marek, a retired truck driver who had lived in the building on the 6700 block of West Irving Park for 15 years, and was at one point the condo association president, is […]

  • Man critically injured after village manager of Oak Lawn arrested after hit-and-run: police

    CHICAGO RIDGE, Ill.— The village manager of Oak Lawn allegedly struck a pedestrian Thursday night and left the scene, according to police. Around 8:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the 10100 block of South Harlem Avenue on the report of a pedestrian in an auto crash. Chicago Ridge police said the village manager of Oak Lawn, Larry Deetjen, allegedly left the scene of the crash. He was driving a village-issued car. Mark Berkshire, 48, from Worth, was struck and sent […]

  • 15-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting in West Pullman

    CHICAGO — A teenager was killed in a drive-by shooting in the city’s West Pullman neighborhood. Police said the 15-year-old boy was walking on a sidewalk at 124th and Michigan around 9 p.m. Thursday, when a vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire. The teen was struck on his side and in the head. He was transported to Christ Hospital in critical condition, where he later died. The medical examiner has identified the boy as Marshawn France. No one is […]

  • 3 killed in crash on I-80/94 after car pinned under semi

    GARY, In. — Three men were killed in a crash on Interstate 80/94 in Gary, Indiana early Friday morning. A collision involving a car and a semi truck happened around 3 a.m. on I-80/94 at the Grant Street exit ramp, causing the car to become wedged underneath the semi. Police sources tell WGN the crash happened during a police chase of the car. Sources said the car was being pursued by a Lake County Sheriff’s Department squad car. The sheriff’s […]

  • Chicago Police Dept. adds Use of Force Dashboard

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department has a new resource aimed at providing people with information about the department’s use of force. A Use of Force Dashboard went live on the Chicago Police Department website. The dashboard includes visual graphs and information on use of force cases where a weapon, taser or baton were used. Making this information public is required under court ordered police department reforms. The Chicago Police Department said the dashboard is part of an ongoing effort […]

  • Man charged with attempted murder in shooting of CPD officer, woman

    CHICAGO — Police announced charges against a man accused of shooting and seriously wounding a Chicago police officer on the South Side. Michael Blackman, 45, faces five counts of attempted murder for several incidents, including the shooting of that officer Saturday, as well as a shooting that injured a woman, last week. The officer was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition. He was part of a team trying to track Blackman. Police tracked him down to near […]

  • Massive crowd marched toward Federal Plaza as part of global climate strike

    CHICAGO — From London to New York City and from Perth to Paris, climate activists are taking part in a global general strike on Friday in what is expected to be the biggest day of climate demonstrations in the planet’s history. Massive crowd marched toward Federal Plaza as part of global climate strike Some of the first protests were held in Australia and organizers have said “well over” 300,000 people gathered at more than 100 cities and towns across that country. […]

  • Man shot while pumping gas in Bridgeport

    CHICAGO — A man was shot at a gas station on the city’s Southwest Side. The shooting happened around 1 a.m. Monday at a gas station on the corner of West 31st Street and Union in the Bridgeport neighborhood. A woman who only identified herself as the victim’s girlfriend says they pulled into the gas station after getting off of work at a South Loop fast food restaurant. She went into the story while her boyfriend filled the tank. Police […]

  • Waukegan residents rescued from homes after severe weather hits northern suburbs

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — Another night of severe storms led to flash flooding across the Chicago-area Friday morning, especially in the northern suburbs. In Waukegan, firefighters had to rescue residents trapped in their homes on Helmholz Ave. near Jackson Street. Fire crews had to carry members of a family — including a child — and their pets to safety. On the same street, a man and his 14-year-old son were displaced due to major flooding in their home. Vehicles became submerged […]

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