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
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    25 local firefighters stranded in Cabo after hurricane

    25 local firefighters are still trapped in Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas after Hurricane Odile. Sixteen of those firefighters are from Hoffman Estates. The firefighters and their dates went to Mexico for a friend’s wedding, but then the storm rolled in. High winds and rains snapped palm trees and washed out roads. The firefighters and thousands of tourists have been trapped in Cabo for days and now power, food and water are running low. Flights resumed Tuesday, but with massive looting […]

  • Police: Boy brought gun to school because he was being bullied

    A 12-year-old Chicago Public School student is in some big trouble for bringing a handgun to school Monday. The gun was unloaded and the student told police he brought the gun to the school because he was being bullied by another student. It all happened at Shmid Elementary on the South Side. Police are still working on where the child got the gun. It was found in another student’s backpack Monday morning. That student then told school officials who moved quickly. […]

  • O’Laughlin murder case may go to jury Monday

    The prosecution continues in the Kelli O’Laughlin murder trial. John Wilson Jr. is charged with breaking into the 14 year-old’s home in Indian Head Park three years ago, and then stabbing her to death with a kitchen knife when she walked in on him. Wilson was caught when he sent text messages to her mother from Kelli’s cell phone. But, defense attorneys say O’Laughlin may have killed herself. After the prosecution rested, the defense surprised everyone in the courtroom by […]

  • Chicago, suburbs mark anniversary of September 11th terror attacks

    On this 13th anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks, survivors are still vividly remembering and sharing their frightening stories. “It’s pretty much ingrained into my mind,” said Evanston native Mark Shore, who was on the 62nd floor of one of the World Trade Center towers. Shore attended a memorial ceremony at Firemen’s Park in Evanston. He still wonders what happened to the people he saw that day. “We saw the attacks. We saw the planes strike the tower. We […]

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    Storms causing problems for morning commute

    As the severe weather moves through the Chicago area, commuters are experiencing slick roads and slow spots. Drivers are advised to leave early this morning and anticipate much slower conditions on the road. LATEST UPDATES GO TO CHICAGO WEATHER CENTER    

  • Heavy storms raise flooding concerns in some areas

    Heavy rains pound the south, west, and northwest suburbs. Some areas received nearly two inches. Spotty showers are expected for the rest of the day. The bad weather caused heavy traffic on the roadways. A CTA Blue Line train also derailed near the Pulaski station around 7:15 a.m as it headed inbound. This brought service to a halt for two hours. Updates and details at Chicago Weather Center WEATHER PICTURES? UPLOAD THEM HERE:

  • Lawsuit filed against CPD commander accused of shoving gun down suspect’s throat

    A Chicago police commander accused of shoving his gun down a suspect’s throat now faces both felony charges and a civil lawsuit. The lawsuit names CPD Commander Glenn Evans and the city of Chicago. It was filed in Federal Court this morning. Evans faces felony charges for alleged misconduct against unarmed suspect Ricky Williams. Attorney Antonio Romanucci outlined the case at a news conference this morning, surrounded by Ricky Williams and his loved ones. The lawsuit claims Evans violated Williams’ […]

  • Fired church music director takes his case to Cardinal George

    Francis Cardinal George has begun his experimental treatment for cancer, but today it’s back to work. The cardinal plans to meet with the music director of a suburban church who was fired for declaring his intention to marry his gay partner. Colin Collette was released from Holy Family Church in Inverness. He is hoping the cardinal can use his influence to get him his job back. The Chicago Archdiocese calls the Cardinal’s visit with Collette “a pastoral meeting.” George has […]

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    Three-alarm fire strikes home, apartment building in Oak Park

    An early morning fire raced through a two-story home and a three-story apartment building in Oak Park this morning. The fire was reported about 4:45 a.m. in the 500 block of North Humphrey Avenue; Oak Park Fire Chief Tom Ebsen says the clay tiles on the building’s roof allowed the flames to spread rapidly and jump to the 12-flat next door. PHOTO GALLERY: Roaring fire in Oak Park At its height, the fire was upgraded to three alarms; the last […]

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    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 […]


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