Nancy Loo

Nancy Loo is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who joined WGN-TV as a Reporter and Fill-in Anchor on June 1, 2010. Nancy brings an extensive background of international reporting to WGN-TV, having worked as a reporter and anchor in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York City, and Chicago. Nancy’s career took her on news assignments to England, China, Japan, Taiwan, North and South Korea, Thailand and the Philippines. In addition to her TV credits, Nancy maintains her own blog “Big Tiny World” on the WGN site. She is also adept at social media, actively engaging viewers through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Google+ and was named the Chicago Social Media Person of the Year in 2013.

Before joining the WGN news team, Nancy was an anchor/reporter at Fox Chicago News where she earned a 2004 Emmy nomination for her series “Chicago’s Coolest Cribs” which featured unique homes in the Windy City. Before moving to Chicago in 2001, Nancy was an Anchor/Reporter for WABC-TV in New York, where she earned three Emmy Award nominations. Her team won the Emmy for Best Morning Newscast for a show in which she actually kept delivering the news through labor contractions.

In 1993, Nancy was among the team of journalists who launched New York 1 News. During her two years with the 24-hour cable news channel, she was named National Anchor of the Year by the New York Chapter of Women in Cable. From 1986 to 1989, Nancy worked as an anchor and reporter at English-language TV channels in Hong Kong and Japan. She also served as a correspondent in the Far East for ABC Radio.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Northern California, Nancy earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Oregon. She speaks fluent Cantonese and has studied German, Japanese, and American Sign Language.

Nancy previously served as Co-President of the Asian American Journalists Association Chicago Chapter but she remains active in AAJA, as well as the Chinese American Service League, the Organization of Chinese Americans, the Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce and the Assisi Animal Foundation.


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    1 in custody after shot fired at Chicago police near UIC campus

    CHICAGO — Chicago police say one person is in custody after a shot was fired at officers in the city’s University Village neighborhood. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Thursday as officers investigated a report of a person with a gun in the 800 block of South Miller Street, near the University of Illinois-Chicago campus. No one was hurt in the shooting, which according to police is the sixth time that Chicago officers were fired upon since late November. The person […]

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    3 killed in wrong-way crash on I-88 in Warrenville

    WARRENVILLE, Ill. –Police say three people are dead following a wrong-way crash involving two cars along Interstate 88 in suburban Chicago. Illinois State Police say the crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. Friday along the interstate in the Warrenville and Naperville area. Police said a Toyota Camry driven by 30-year-old Domenic Andreoni of Elgin was heading eastbound in the westbound lanes when it collided head-on with a Chrysler 300. Police said Andreoni was pronounced dead at the scene along with the […]

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    Donald Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is Time magazine’s Person of the Year. The president-elect’s selection was announced Wednesday morning on NBC’s “Today” show. The Manhattan real estate magnate went from fiery underdog to win the White House over Democrat Hillary Clinton. Trump won the Electoral College vote, while Clinton won the popular vote. Time’s managing editor Nancy Gibbs said Clinton was the No. 2 finalist. Meanwhile, Trump and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are scheduled to meet in New York City at […]

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    Driving on less than 5 hours of sleep is like driving drunk, study says

    CHICAGO — If you don’t get enough sleep, you are increasing your chances of crashing while driving. A new, AAA study says driving on less than five hours of sleep is like driving drunk. The report also says missing just one or two hours of sleep can double the risk of a crash. It’s recommended people get at least seven hours of sleep daily. AAA warns that drowsy driving is a factor in 20% of fatal crashes each year.

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    Man in custody after walking on ‘L’ tracks, CTA service resumes

    CHICAGO — A man is in custody after walking on CTA tracks for hours this morning causing a service shutdown for parts of the Green and Pink line services. Police got word around 2:40 a.m. Tuesday of a man walking along the elevated tracks above Lake Street near Morgan Street in the city’s West Town neighborhood. SWAT, including a negotiator, responded to the scene and tried to convince the man to come down. Around 7:30 a.m., the man jumped onto an […]

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    Murders in Chicago more than doubled in November, police say

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department has released crime statistics for the month of November, and they show murders and shootings are up significantly. There were 77 murders in the city last month — that’s more than double compared to the same period last year, which had 34 murders. Another 389 people were shot this November.  Last year, 201 people were shot. Police say most of the violence is concentrated in five districts on the South and West sides. Superintendent Eddie […]

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    Construction workers found dead in Lockport house were shot, coroner says

    LOCKPORT, Ill. — Two workers who were found dead in a Lockport construction site both died from fatal gunshot wounds, the Will County Coroner said Wednesday. The bodies of brothers Marco Ceja Sanchez, 37, and David Ceja Sanchez, 36, were found inside a townhouse that was under construction Tuesday morning by a project foreman who arrived early to check on the progress of the new “Sagebrook” development off 163rd Street. The coroner’s office confirmed their identities through fingerprint comparisons during an […]

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    Chicago police mull new use-of-force policy in wake of recent police-involved shootings

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson outlined proposed changes to the police use of force policy today during a breakfast gathering at the Union League Club of Chicago. Superintendent Johnson mentioned how split-second decisions by officers can often lead to a rush in judgment, and that policing is an increasingly tough job with criminals more emboldened than ever. Chicago’s top cop told the Union League Club audience that revising the Police Department’s use of force guidelines is a major […]

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    19-year-old fatally shot by officer during foot chase in Englewood

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police sergeant shot and killed 19-year-old Kajuan Raye during a foot chase in the West Englewood neighborhood Wednesday night. According to police, they were responding to a call of a battery in progress around 11 p.m. Wednesday when a police sergeant saw a man matching the suspect’s description. When the sergeant said he was an officer, police say, Raye ran off.  During the ensuing foot chase, the sergeant says Raye pointed a weapon at him twice, and he opened […]

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    Judge rules against Fenwick High School over football referee mistake

    CHICAGO –A judge rejected the Fenwick High School football team’s emergency plea to overturn the result of last weekend’s semi-fianl football game. Nobody disputes that the outcome of the game was wrong – but the judge found that the bylaws of the Illinois High School Association didn’t allow for a court to intervene. Only four seconds remained on the clock, and Fenwick was leading Plainfield North by a score of 10 to 7. Fenwick had the ball on its own […]