Judy Hsu - ABC 7 Chicago
Emmy award-winning anchor Judy Hsu co-anchors the top-rated 4 p.m. and the 6 p.m. News at the #1 news station in Chicago after moving on from her 15 years as co-anchor for the ABC 7 Morning newscast. Additionally, Judy hosts a long format interview segment that airs on Sunday mornings called "Our Chicago," offering unique perspectives from Chicago area newsmakers as they address local and national topics pertinent to our community. Judy also serves as the primary host of ABC 7's signature half-hour program "Asian Influences," which highlights extraordinary contributions by Chicagoans of Asian Pacific American descent, while examining issues impacting the community.
Judy was thrilled to return to her hometown in 2001 to join ABC 7 as the weekday anchor of the station's morning 4:30-7 AM block of news programming. She helped lead the morning show for 15 years before her promotion to the afternoon and early evening.

Judy's roots in the Windy City take her back to elementary school. Her family immigrated to Chicago from Taiwan when she was 11 years old. From living in Chicago's Chinatown, to Rogers Park, to Morton Grove, to later attending University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and then landing an on-air reporting job the day after graduation, Judy truly embodies the spirit of the American Dream success story.
During her tenure at ABC 7, Judy has been a part of just about every major story in Chicago either reporting in the neighborhoods or anchoring from the news desk. She also reported live from the White House bringing ABC 7 viewers extensive coverage of her one-on-one interview with President Barack Obama just before he left the Oval Office. While a rookie reporter in California, she covered the O.J. Simpson verdict live from the L.A. courthouse, and she was one of the youngest reporters to fly with the Blue Angels!

Judy's on-air work has garnered multiple Emmys including awards for breaking news coverage and for her work on ABC 7's programming specials, "Asian Influences" and the "Magnificent Mile Lights Festival." To date, Judy has received nearly two dozen Emmy nomination including "Outstanding Performance" as a news anchor.
Before joining ABC 7, Hsu anchored the 4 p.m. weekday newscast at KFMB-TV in San Diego, CA. She served as KFMB's weekend anchor and general assignment reporter prior.
Since coming back to Chicago, Judy has worked with dozens of charities throughout the region highlighting issues important to local families. Judy co-chairs the Advisory Board for Chicago's Chinese American Service League, largest social service agency in the Midwest serving Asian Americans. She has been a leading voice in American Cancer Society's annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk and the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement. In 2017, the Community Memorial Foundation honored Judy with their "Woman of Distinction" Award.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Judy remains fluent in Mandarin and brings a global perspective to Chicago news. She received her B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and began her broadcasting career at the campus radio station, WPGU-FM. Following an internship with legendary Chicago anchor Walter Jacobson, Judy landed her first TV job with WCIA in Champaign. One of her passions today is speaking to schoolchildren about the importance of pursuing their dreams.
Speaking of kids, even while on maternity leave, Judy continued to bring us "breaking news!" She became the subject of national headlines for the "expressway baby" story when her fourth child was born on Chicago's Eisenhower Expressway.

Judy resides in the western suburbs of Chicago with her husband and four children.

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