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
  • Humboldt Park alligator hunt ramps up, Florida gator expert brought in

    CHICAGO — Chicago is ramping up its effort to catch and remove the 4 to 5 foot long alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon with a new strategy. Chicago Animal Care and Control closed the east half of Humboldt Park to pedestrian traffic and protective fencing has been put up. Street, parking and walking path closures went into effect Sunday night. Specifically, the  areas bounded by Humboldt Park Drive, Division Street, California Avenue and North Avenue are closed until further […]

  • Man, 27, killed in shooting outside bar in Harvey

    HARVEY, Ill. — Police are investigating a shooting that killed a man outside a bar in Harvey. The shooting happened around 3 a.m. Monday outside the “Let’s Play Sports Bar” on Dixie Highway. The bar is just down the street from the Harvey police station. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office identifies the victim as Larry Matthews, 27. Police said there were multiple shooters and some shots were fired by club security. The Harvey Police Chief is not saying if […]

  • Man dies after jumping into Chicago River to retrieve fishing boat

    CHICAGO — A man who was pulled out of the North Branch of the Chicago River by divers Friday morning has died. The accident happened around 9 a.m. in the 1500 block of North Kingsbury in the Goose Island neighborhood. According to Chicago fire officials, a man attempted to retrieve his fishing boat that separated from the dock, and he disappeared in the water. A friend, who was waiting for him on the dock, lost sight of him and emergency […]

  • CPD Supt. Eddie Johnson released from hospital after blood clot found Friday

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson was released from Rush University Medical Center Monday after spending the weekend hospitalized after doctors found a blood clot in his lung. The city’s top cop went to the hospitalFriday morning for an annual cardiac stress test and a physical, according to police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi. Superintendent Eddie Johnson has been released from @RushMedical & is heading to his office at CPD Headquarters to meet with command staff. Special thanks to the amazing […]

  • Endangered birds threaten to cancel lakefront music festival

    CHICAGO — Bird watchers want a lakefront music festival scheduled for August moved from Montrose Beach or cancelled due to nesting in the area by endangered birds. Piping plovers haven’t been seen in the Chicago area since the 1950s, but a pair of them have taken up housekeeping on the beach. The area has been roped off and four eggs were transferred to the Lincoln Park Zoo this week due to rising waters. But conservationists want the Mamby on the […]

  • Baby of slain teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez dies after weeks on life support

    CHICAGO — The baby of slain Chicago teen Marlen Ochoa-Lopez died Friday after weeks of being on life support. Baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez passed away Friday morning, according to a statement from family spokeswoman Julie Contreras. He was in intensive care for 53 days with severe brain damage since arriving to Christ Hospital. “It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of baby Yovanny Jadiel Lopez,” the statement reads. “He passed away this Friday June 14, […]

  • Mayor Lightfoot announces business-focused community policing

    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched a new community policing initiative Monday, aimed at strengthening the relationship between local businesses and communities across the city. The year-round initiative will designate a Business Liaison Officer in all 22 police districts to work side-by-side with the District commander and local business owners to encourage positive community interactions and relationships. The Chicago Police Department and the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection are partnering in the program. Business Liaison Officers will work […]

  • Extra-alarm fire destroys old Gately’s Peoples Store in Roseland

    CHICAGO — A piece of Chicago history is now gone. Fire crews battled an extra-alarm fire at the once popular Gately’s Peoples Store in the city’s Roseland neighborhood Friday morning. The fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at a building at 112th and Michigan, and later escalated to a three-alarm. Fire officials set up a collapse zone due to a partial roof collapse of the building. Just before noon, fire crews began tearing down the top half of the building […]

  • Lightfoot announces 7 new members of Chicago Board of Education

    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot announced that former Chicago clerk and state Sen. Miguel del Valle is her pick to lead the Chicago Public School Board. Lightfoot also announced six other new members of the Chicago Public School Board; Sendhil Revuluri, as Vice President along with members Dwayne Truss, Elizabeth Todd-Breland, Lucino Sotelo, Luisiana Melendez and Amy Rome. Del Valle has been a longtime presence in city and state politics. He was the first Latino in the state Senate, where […]

  • Illinois Senate approves legalized sports betting, $45B state construction plan

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois lawmakers have wrapped up their spring session after a whirlwind week that produced a budget, more gambling, legalized marijuana use, protections for abortion, a state construction plan and billions of dollars in tax increases to fund it. The Senate took final action Sunday on a $39.9 billion budget and a $45 billion outline for rebuilding roads, schools and other public works. It doubled the state’s gasoline tax to 38 cents per gallon. Future increases would be […]

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