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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    Whole Foods holding job fair for new Englewood location

    CHICAGO — Whole Foods is holding a job fair to hire workers for its new Englewood store. The groundbreaking took place in an area that is considered a food desert. Whole Foods also promised to hire workers from the neighborhood before the Englewood location opens in September. The “Whole Foods Englewood job fair” is being held at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church both Friday and Saturday– from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. That church is located at 6248 South Stewart in […]

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    16-year-old suffers fatal asthma attack after shooting that left 3 dead

    CHICAGO — Three people are dead and two are injured after a fight over a parking space at a block party Wednesday night. Among them was 16-year-old Jessica Williams, who had an asthma attack during the chaos that followed the shooting and later died at the hospital. Dozens of people were gathered in the 800 block of east 50th place for a block party in memory of Williams’ cousin who was shot and killed several years ago. It’s unclear exactly what […]

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    Police seek suspect in fatal shooting of mother

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 23-year-old mother of two. Africa Bass was shot and killed in the 8700 block of South Burley Avenue early Wednesday morning. A group of about 100 people gathered for a vigil and march Wednesday night.  They say they’re tired of the gun violence in their neighborhood that took Africa’s life. Africa had just moved into the Germano Millgate apartments near East 88th and Burley in the South Chicago […]

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    FOP to Chicago officers: Turn down overtime that’s not mandatory

    CHICAGO — The union that represents rank-and-file Chicago police officers is taking a stand against what it believes is a lack of support for officers. The Fraternal Order of Police is calling on officers to turn-down overtime that’s not mandatory over the Labor Day holiday weekend. It’s urging officers to spend the time with their families instead. Supt. Eddie Johnson says he supports family time, but the best way to show support for officers is to be on the job […]

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    SB Stevenson Expressway reopens after fiery crash

    CHICAGO — Traffic is moving again Tuesday morning on the Stevenson Expressway after being shut down for hours following a fatal crash. Update: SB I-55 (Stevenson Expy) lanes at Cicero Ave. reopened to traffic early this morning. #ILtraffic — IDOT (@IDOT_Illinois) July 26, 2016 The accident happened just before 11 a.m. Monday on the outbound lanes of I-55 between Pulaski Rd. and Cicero Ave. Two semis, a van and two cars were involved in the accident, according to state police. One semi […]

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    700 Southwest flights canceled by computer glitch, fallout expected to last a week

    CHICAGO — A computer outage Wednesday temporarily halts Southwest Airlines service across the country. Flights were held up while the airline worked to fix the problem. For about three hours, customers couldn’t buy tickets, check-in for flights or check their flight status online. 700 flights were canceled as a result and more than 600 were delayed. Southwest customers were faced with very long lines at Chicago’s Midway Airport this morning due to the computer glitch. Southwest has offered countless apologies over social […]

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    Chicago clergy delivers list of reforms to police department

    CHICAGO — Dozens of religious leaders and community activists marched to Chicago police headquarters today to deliver a list of 15 police reforms. Protesters say the reforms are non negotiable and have a timeline for their implementation. The group also demanded a meeting with Superintendent Eddie Johnson. Johnson is in Washington, D.C. for a police conference, but Deputy Superintendent John Escalante said some of the reforms have already been adopted and that police are committed to making more reforms to […]

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    Campaign denies Melania Trump’s speech plagiarizes parts of Michelle Obama’s

    CLEVELAND — The Donald Trump campaign denied on Tuesday allegations that Melania Trump plagiarized a Michelle Obama speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention, calling the accusation “just really absurd.” “To think that she would do something like that knowing how scrutinized her speech was going to be last night is just really absurd,” Trump’s campaign chairman Paul Manafort told CNN’s Chris Cuomo on “New Day.” At least one passage in Melania Trump’s speech Monday night at […]

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    France attack weighs heavy on Bastille Day celebration in Chicago

    CHICAGO — In Chicago, French citizens gathered at Montrose Beach to celebrate Bastille Day. For many, their hearts were clearly back home. News of the truck attack and the many casualties were not far from everyone’s minds. Chicago’s French consul general was at Thursday’s event. He spoke to the crowd, saying all of their thoughts were with the victims and their families. To express your condolences, go to

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    2 Americans among 84 killed in France truck attack

    NICE, France — France will once again fly its flags at half-staff to mourn the victims of a deadly terrorist attack on its soil. At least 84 people were killed in Nice Thursday night when an apparent lone driver of a truck opened fire on a crowd and fatally mowed down people celebrating Bastille Day, the French national holiday. Two victims were identified on Friday as Americans Sean Copeland, 51, and his son, Brodie, 11, from Texas, the Austin American-Statesman […]