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
  • Police release 2 brothers questioned in alleged Jussie Smollett attack

    CHICAGO — Chicago police released without charges two Nigerian brothers arrested on suspicion of assaulting “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett and said they have new evidence to investigate as a result of questioning them. “The individuals questioned by police in the Empire case have now been released without charging and detectives have additional investigative work to complete,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said in a brief statement late Friday. He gave no details of the new evidence. Smollett, who is black […]

  • Chicago police deny reports Jussie Smollett staged attack; police questioning ‘persons of interest’

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have denied reports that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett staged an attack, and said they are questioning two “persons of interest” in the case. Some media outlets Thursday evening reported police were investigating whether the actor staged the attack because he was being written off “Empire.” However, Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said information about the incident being a hoax was unconfirmed. He said the sources were “uninformed and inaccurate.” Media reports anout the Empire incident being a […]

  • Another mass exoneration today linked to disgraced Chicago cop Ronald Watts

    CHICAGO — Ten men were exonerated Monday morning from drug convictions linked to former Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts. Attorneys for the Exoneration Project say Watts and his team took bribes, stole from drug dealers, planted evidence and fabricated charges for more than a decade. Watts was indicted in 2012. “Being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  Sergeant Watts made life hard for us as young children growing up.  He put drugs on me for no reason for […]

  • Whitaker: I have ‘not interfered’ with Mueller investigation

    WASHINGTON — Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker said on Friday that he has “not interfered in any way” in the special counsel’s Russia investigation as he faced a contentious and partisan congressional hearing in his waning days on the job. The hearing before the House Judiciary Committee was the first, and likely only, chance for newly empowered Democrats in the majority to grill an attorney general they perceive as a Donald Trump loyalist and whose appointment they suspect was aimed […]

  • Flooding at Ronald McDonald House leaves families without a home away from home

    CHICAGO — A 70-degree temperature swing is wreaking havoc on homes across the Chicago region, and now a home away from home for many is also flooded, after busted water pipes nearly ruined the Ronald McDonald House in Hyde Park. Early Friday morning, the fire alarm in the Ronald McDonald House went off, forcing the families staying there to grab what they could and get out. Water poured out of every hole and down into the stairwell. Eventually, two feet of […]

  • Schaumburg students off another day after buses wouldn’t start

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Most students returned to class Friday after the deep freeze that hit the area, but students in Schaumburg Township Elementary District 54 have another day off. District officials announced the closure Thursday, saying the district’s bus company, First Student, was unable to start a large number of buses due to the frigid conditions. District 54 buses about 11,500 students every day, so on Friday, parents were faced with another day to keep the kids busy. “Ten degrees […]

  • Dangerous cold moves into Chicago area

    CHICAGO — A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect until noon Friday with dangerous wind chills between -20 to -30 degrees. A weak clipper low pressure system tracks south and east of our area giving a burst of light snow in the late afternoon and evening hours with an inch or less accumulation possible. Bitterly cold wind chills are expected Friday morning with daytime highs in the lower single digits and sub zero wind chills continuing through the afternoon. Several […]

  • Suburban girl died of asphyxia, hypothermia in snowbank collapse

    ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, — The girl who died after a snowbank collapsed on top of her outside an Arlington Heights church died of asphyxia and hypothermia, the Cook County Medical Examiner said Monday. Her death has been ruled an accident. The medical examiner identified the child as 12-year-old Esther Jung. She was the youngest child of the pastor of Rothem Church. First responders were called to the church at 106 E. College Dr. around 2:40 p.m. Sunday. Jung and her 9-year-old […]

  • Dozens of activists boycott MLK Breakfast after officers acquitted in cover-up trial

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel and other city leaders, clergy, and community activists attended the 33rd annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Interfaith Breakfast on Friday. But, several African-American church leaders boycotted the event. Bishop Larry Trotter and 50 other ministers skipped the breakfast, leaving empty tables in the ballroom. Trotter was supposed to lead the closing prayer. His name was even on the program. They called the acquittals of three Chicago police officers on Thursday in a conspiracy case an […]

  • Gunman in Hadiya Pendleton murder sentenced to 84 years in prison

    CHICAGO — A Cook County judge has sentenced the convicted gunman in the Hadiya Pendleton murder to 84 years in prison. Micheail Ward, now 24, spoke in his own defense Monday at a sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, 2650 S. California Ave. He maintained his innocence in a rambling speech, occasionally cursing. Ward said there was “no video, no nothing” to link him to the shooting. “I am upset that I’m the one who’s going down for […]

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