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
  • Body cam footage released in fatal Chicago police shooting of Harith Augustus

    CHICAGO — The Civilian Office of Police Accountability on Thursday released body camera and surveillance footage of the fatal July 14 police shooting of an armed man in South Shore. Harith Augustus was shot dead about 5:30 p.m. July 14 in the 2000 block of East 71st Street when officers stopped him because he appeared to be armed, according to authorities. Police said he broke free from officers and appeared to be reaching for a gun when one officer opened […]

  • Omarosa releases another audio recording, threatens to say more

    WASHINGTON — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman released another audio recording Monday that she says features President Donald Trump, as she threatened to “blow the whistle” on White House corruption. The recording, released on NBC’s “Today” show, is purportedly a phone conversation between Trump and Manigault Newman after she was fired from the White House. It appears to show Trump expressing surprise, saying “nobody even told me about it.” Manigault Newman is drawing fire from Trump’s allies and national […]

  • 2 teens shot while standing in kitchen of home on South Side

    CHICAGO — Two teenagers are critically injured after they were shot while standing in the kitchen of a South Side home. The shooting happened shortly after 2 a.m. Friday on the 8700 block of South Princeton Avenue in the West Chatham neighborhood. Shots fired from outside came through a window while the teens, a girl and boy, both 17, were in the kitchen. The girl was shot in the left shoulder and back and was transported in serious condition to Advocate […]

  • Emanuel, Johnson respond after 12 killed, 63 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings

    CHICAGO — A spike in gun violence on Chicago’s streets during the weekend prompted an impassioned news conference by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson Monday morning. Preliminary totals show at least 12 people were killed and another 63 people were wounded in shootings between 3 p.m. on Friday and 6 a.m. Monday. Most of the shootings happened over a seven-hour period. Between midnight and 7 a.m. Sunday, 40 people were shot and four were killed. The violence […]

  • Man accused of biting off part of another man’s ear in court Friday

    CHICAGO — A homeless man accused of biting off part of another man’s ear downtown is expected in court Friday. Donnell Young, 53, is charged with one felony count of aggravated battery causing great bodily harm. Police said Young attacked a 51-year-old Art Institute employee Thursday morning after asking for a cigarette. When the employee said he didn’t have one, police said, Young punched the man and bit his left ear. Young left the scene after the attack, but the […]

  • Terminally ill Melrose Park woman faces deportation

    CHICAGO — A terminally ill suburban woman is facing deportation with only months to live. Gloria Barrera, 54, of Melrose Park, was ordered to appear for deportation proceedings Friday morning at the ICE offices in the loop. Her attorneys and immigration activists say she has a legal right to stay in the U.S. for whatever time she has left. Barrera has been diagnosed with stage 4 ovarian cancer which has spread to several organs and her doctors give her about […]

  • Man, 57, fatally shot after refusing to allow home invaders into West Side home

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed in an attempted home invasion on the city’s West Side, according to police. The incident happened around 10 p.m. Sunday in the 4100 block of West Potomac Avenue in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood. Carl Washington, 57, was sitting on his front porch when four men approached him through a gangway. The suspects attempted to force him at gunpoint into his home. When Washington refused, police said, one of the suspects shot […]

  • Change of venue hearing next week in Van Dyke case

    CHICAGO — A hearing is set for Tuesday on a change-of-venue motion in the Laquan McDonald murder case. Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with murder, official misconduct and aggravated battery in the October 2014 slaying of McDonald, 17, who was stealing car radios with a knife when police were called to the scene in Archer Heights. Van Dyke’s attorneys are asking for a different judge to rule on their request to move Van Dyke’s trial out of […]

  • Woman, 74, robbed at knifepoint in Park Manor home

    CHICAGO — A woman was robbed at knifepoint inside her Park Manor home. The 74-year-old woman was sitting in her living room when she said she heard noises in the back of her apartment. Three men had broken in, restrained her and stole items from her home. Police say they fled the scene in a gray colored vehicle. A description of the suspects was not yet available. The woman, who did not want to be identified, was able to escape […]

  • Search continues for sailor who fell overboard during Race to Mackinac

    CHICAGO — Authorities continue to search Lake Michigan for a veteran sailor from Lincoln Park who fell overboard during the Chicago to Mackinac yacht race. Jon Santarelli, 53, fell from a boat participating in the Race to Mackinac Saturday afternoon about four miles northeast of Navy Pier. The CPD Marine unit are continuing their recovery mission for a third day. Some Mackinac race competitors dropped out of the race to join the search effort. Santarelli was a crew member on […]