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
  • Judge denies Jason Van Dyke new trial, sets sentencing date

    CHICAGO —  Former Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke was denied a new trial in the 2014 shooting death of Laquan McDonald. Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan also set Van Dyke’s sentencing date for Jan. 18, 2019. In October, a jury convicted Van Dyke of second-degree murder and 16 counts of aggravated battery in the death of 17-year-old McDonald. Van Dyke’s legal team had asked the judge to either grant a retrial or dismiss the case all together. In court filings, Van Dyke’s […]

  • Woman attacked with wine bottle during Lakeview home invasion

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for a man who broke into a home and attacked a woman in the city’s Lakeview neighborhood. The incident happened just after 6 a.m. Sunday in the 700 block of W. Buckingham Place. The 23-year-old woman woke up to find the man in her bedroom. He hit her head with a wine bottle, then grabbed a porcelain dish and hit her over the head again when she tried to call 911. The man left the […]

  • For-profit college closes operations, surprising students

    HAMMOND, Ind. —One of the nation’s largest for-profit college chains is shutting down after falling into deep financial trouble. The Alabama-based Education Corporation of America announced on its website Wednesday that all of its campuses are being “discontinued” immediately. Calls to the company were not returned. The company enrolled about 20,000 students across more than 70 campuses, including the Virginia College and Brightwood College chains. In legal documents from October, the company said declining student enrollment had left it unable […]

  • Acero charter school teachers may go on strike Tuesday

    CHICAGO — Teachers working for the Acero Schools network in Chicago could be the first charter school teachers to go on strike. The strike deadline is Tuesday. The teachers have been in negotiations and asking for higher pay, smaller class sizes and a shorter school year. The Chicago Teachers Union, which is representing the teachers, asked for an audit of the charter network’s finances. They say they received it Monday morning. A strike would affect 500 teachers, counselors and office workers, […]

  • Funeral service held for Tamara O’Neal, slain Chicago emergency room doctor

    LAPORTE, Ind. — Family and friends of an emergency room doctor killed in a shooting at a Chicago hospital gathered at an Indiana church Friday to remember the woman as a caring, loving and thoughtful person. Funeral services for Dr. Tamara O’Neal were held at the First Church of God in LaPorte. O’Neal was shot to death by her former fiance after he confronted her outside Mercy Hospital on Nov. 19. “I’m going to miss her enthusiasm. I’m going to […]

  • ‘When I aim I don’t miss’: Student arrested after online threat targeting suburban high school

    OAK LAWN, Ill. — Police have arrested a male student who posted an online threat targeting Oak Lawn Community High School. School officials say the threatening message was posted on Snapchat Sunday, and included a comment about a shooting at the school Monday. The post warned students not to go to school, and if they did they better hide because they would be shot “on sight.” “When I aim I don’t miss,” the post read. Oak Lawn police investigated and […]

  • Police-involved shooting in Country Club Hills

    COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. —  The Illinois State Police are investigating a police shooting Thursday night in the south suburbs. At about 9 p.m., Country Club Hills police responded to a report of two men dragging a third man toward an ATM at a Bank of America Branch on 167th Street. Officers spotted a white car with tinted windows trying to leave the bank’s parking lot. After they ordered the driver to stop, the car hit one officer. Another officer […]

  • 14-year-old charged with sending swastikas to students’ phones

    OAK PARK, Ill. – A student at Oak Park River Forest high school has been charged after several other students were sent an image of a swastika on their phones. Police said a 14-year-old was charged with dissemination of an obscene message. OPRF informed parents by email that the image appeared on students’ devices while they were attending an assembly in an auditorium Friday. Officials said someone inside the auditorium sent the image using the AirDrop function of an iPhone […]

  • School officials address 3 racist, anti-Semitic incidents at OPRF

    UPDATE: A 14-year-old has been charged with sending swastikas to students’ phones. Click here for more. OAK PARK, Ill. — Families of students at Oak Park and River Forest High School will soon receive letters from their district superintendent about three incidents involving racist images at the school. The letters are part of a series of measures school officials are taking after racist graffiti was twice found on campus and some students were later sent images of swastikas to their smartphones […]

  • South Sudanese immigrant, 33, shot dead in West Roger Park

    CHICAGO — A man was fatally shot in a West Rogers Park robbery late Thursday, police said. The attack happened around 11 p.m. Thursday in the 6100 block of North Talman Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department. Two men walked up to the victim, shot him twice in the back and ran away. Police on Friday said the shooting was part of a robbery. The attack was likely not linked to other recent Rogers Park homicides. The victim was […]