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+.

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.

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    Oregon gunman’s dad says he’s as shocked as anyone

    ROSEBURG, Ore. — The father of a man who officials have identified as the shooter who opened fire at an Oregon community college says he’s as shocked as anybody at the deaths of 10 people including his son. Ian Mercer spoke to KABC-TV and several other media outlets gathered outside his house in Tarzana, California late Thursday night. He said it’s been a “devastating day” for him and his family and said he has been talking to police and the FBI […]

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    Teachers on strike in McHenry District 156; classes canceled today

    MCHENRY COUNTY, Ill. –Teachers are walking picket lines and about 2500 high school students are home today in McHenry. Talks between teachers and District 156 broke down at about 1 a.m.  Talks have been ongoing since March, and teachers have been working without a contract since the summer. The district is offering 2 percent raises, but the teacher’s union is demanding at least 3 percent, because of givebacks in earlier contracts. The teachers are also upset at the district’s proposal […]

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    Murders keep adding up for deadliest September in Chicago since 2002

    CHICAGO — The homicide toll in Chicago continues to climb at a quick pace this month, making it the city’s deadliest September since 2002. By Tuesday night, there were already 60 murders in September, making it the deadliest month of 2015 so far. The month already has more homicides than the traditionally violent summer months. The spike in shooting deaths and gun violence comes after two consecutive weekends with more than 50 people shot. In a 15-hour period beginning Monday night, 14 […]

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    Gun violence shatters family, sparks community outrage

    CHICAGO — Two women were killed in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side Monday night that also wounded a baby and two men. Police say the group was arriving home around 7:30 p.m. Monday from a “family outing” when someone opened fire in the in the 5300 block of S. Aberdeen in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Eleven-month-old Princeton Chew was wounded and taken to the hospital. The baby is stable and he is expected to recover. The baby’s 23-year-old pregnant mother, […]

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    Watch party held at Old St. Pat’s for pope’s congressional address

    CHICAGO — Old St. Patrick’s Church in the West Loop hosted a “Papal watch party” on Thursday while the Pontiff addressed Congress. Registration was limited to just 50 people, and the slots filled up quickly. The viewing was standing-room only. They packed together to watch the address on a big screen. They liked the Pope’s sense of mercy and call for dialogue.  

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    Death investigation underway at Barrington home

    BARRINGTON, Ill – Police in Barrington say they are investigating a death inside a home in that Northwest suburb. Officers were called to a home in the 500 block of North Avenue just after 4 p.m. Tuesday. The Barrington Police Department along with the Cook County Major Case Assistance Team (MCAT) are currently investigating the case.  They plan to release more details today. Neighbors say they saw two stretchers being brought into the home Tuesday. This is a developing story. […]

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    Mayor Emanuel’s budget includes massive property hike

    CHICAGO —Mayor Rahm Emanuel says his proposed property tax hike is “a last resort” to correct Chicago’s financial footing and eliminate debt accumulated over decades. In a budget speech Tuesday, Emanuel called for a phased-in $543 million property tax increase, along with $45 million more for schools. He also called for other fees, including for garbage collection and ride-sharing services. Emanuel says cuts alone can’t solve Chicago’s problems. He says his budget will be fair to all and there will be an […]

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    New renderings of George Lucas museum released

    CHICAGO —     There’s a new look and a new plan for the Lucas Museum that is headed to Chicago. New sketches for the museum were released Thursday. The Lucas Museum will extend the lakefront Museum Campus to the South transforming the current site from a parking lot into a usable green space. The space will be expanded, according to the new plan, 200,000 square feet. Developers say there will be no added for Chicago tax payers. The new plans go […]

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    Woman shot while taking out garbage in Pill Hill

    CHICAGO — Chicago police were searching for someone who shot a woman as she was taking out her garbage in the city’s Pill Hill neighborhood. The shooting happened around 11 p.m. Tuesday. Chicago police say the 48-year-old woman was shot several times while taking out the garbage at 93rd and Chappel. Relatives identified her as Jacqueline Swint. They said she was shot seven times. Swint was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Hospital, but her brother told WGN-TV she […]

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    Hearing for ex-Chicago cop charged with threatening Lake County investigators

    WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A retired Chicago police officer charged with threatening officials investigating the fatal shooting of a northern Illinois officer is scheduled to appear in court. A Lake County judge in Waukegan is expected to ask Joseph A. Battaglia on Tuesday if he’s hired an attorney. At an initial hearing, Battaglia was told he doesn’t qualify for a public defender. The 54-year-old was arrested Saturday at his Oak Lawn home on charges of felony disorderly conduct. He allegedly threatened to […]


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