Nancy Loo
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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+.

Before joining the WGN news team, Nancy Loo 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.

Recent Articles
  • StreatorWomanKilled

    82-year-old woman killed in Streator home explosion

    One woman is dead after a home exploded overnight in LaSalle County. The explosion in the 300 block of Court Street was reported late Monday night in Streator, a city about 90 miles southwest of Chicago. Witnesses say the explosion shook homes from more than a block away. Fire crews remain on the scene, which is now just a pile of debris that used to be a house. Tim Davison says his 82 year old mother, Ethel, was in her […]

  • SkyCam9 view of O'are Airport crash (Photo credit: WGN-TV)

    Bus driver cited for crash at O’Hare Airport

    The driver of a shuttle bus that crashed on I-190, snarling traffic to O’Hare Airport has been ticketed. A rental car company bus struck a concrete barrier early yesterday morning, as it was shuttling passengers from a parking lot to the airport. The driver was cited for failing to carry or produce a driver’s license, and failing to stay within a lane. Two firefighters, who were headed to work at the firehouse at O’Hare, witnessed the crash. They helped to […]

  • VIDEO: People walk through traffic on I-190 due to bus crash at O’Hare

    An accident involving a shuttle bus at O’Hare Airport on Interstate I-190 caused a lot of backups Friday morning, so much so that people walked down the highway so that they wouldn’t miss their flights. Nancy Loo has the full story.

  • DouglasMcCain

    Chicago native fighting for ISIS killed in Syria

    Fighting in Syria has claimed the first American-born jihadi for the terrorist group ISIS. 33-year-old Douglas McCain was born Chicago and grew up in the Robert Taylor Homes on the South Side; his family moved to Minnesota where he dropped out of high school and then moved to San Diego. McCain was killed over the weekend in an attack by U.S.-backed rebels in northern Syria. Two other ISIS fighters were killed alongside McCain in the same attack. Rebels searching his […]

  • Most of Burbank under water after heavy downpours

    Residents in southwest suburban Burbank are wading through flooded streets, and another heavy downpour is on the way. Burbank School District 111 closed all elementary and high schools, including Queen of Peace High School. Classes are expected to resume Monday. The National Weather Service estimates that more than 4.5 inches of rain fell in the area from midnight through 6 a.m. Friday, burying streets under a sea of rainfall. Water slowly in the area began to recede by late morning, but new downpour-generating thunderstorms are on […]

  • VIDEO: Firetruck towed after getting stuck under viaduct

    At 79th and Kedzie in Chicago, a firetruck got stuck under a viaduct and was being towed. Nancy Loo was live on the scene.

  • WOW: Cars drive on sidewalk to get around flooded viaduct

    To get around a flooded viaduct at 75th and Western, cars drove on the sidewalk Friday morning. Illinois Department of Transportation officials do not recommend this or driving through standing water. For the latest weather updates, click here.

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    ACLU: Traffic stop data shows persistent patterns of racial bias

    A new report by the ACLU reveals police departments across Illinois are using consensual  searches on more cars of African-American and Latino drivers that those of white drivers but more drugs and contraband were found in vehicles driven by whites. The American Civil Liberties Union says the study is more proof that police need to end the practice of consensual searches. The report reveals in Chicago, African-American and Latino motorists were more than four times more likely to have their […]

  • Police: 3 women attacked in Midlothian

    A teenager, a college student, and a woman holding her baby are attacked in Midlothian near the Metra station. A 17 year-old girl was attacked outside of her home. Fortunately, her father heard the confrontation and chased the suspect away. A 22 year-old college student was attacked and robbed as she walked home from the Metra station after midnight. A 26 year-old woman was also attacked as she held her young baby. The woman’s nose was broken. Police are beefing […]

  • 40 state troopers to assist Chicago Police Department

    Illinois State Troopers will be helping Chicago police hunt down wanted fugitives in a new partnership agreed to by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn. Forty troopers will bolster the police department’s fugitive apprehension unit, focusing on four crime ridden neighborhoods. Details of the agreement are still being worked out, but Emanuel says after 30 days the program will be evaluated to see if it’s worth continuing. The troopers will continue to be paid out of the state police […]


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