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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    ‘Rally in the Southland’ demands action from Springfield

    OAK FOREST, Ill. — Community leaders and others held a rally today in southwest suburban Oak Forest to express their concern about state budget problems and the impact on Illinois’ neediest citizens. The state budget stalemate has lasted nearly two months.  For non-profit agencies, that means two months without any new state aid.  Some say the state’s social service safety net is beginning to unravel. About 150 people, social service providers and recipients, gathered at the Oak Forest village hall […]

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    5 injured after fire destroys Second City theater offices

    CHICAGO — Four firefighters and one other person have been injured in a fire in a building that houses the offices of Chicago’s famed Second City theater company. Wednesday’s fire did not reach the theater in Chicago’s Old Town neighborhood that launched the careers of scores of comedians and actors, including John Belushi, Tina Fey and Bill Murray. Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford tells reporters the fire apparently started in the kitchen of the Adobo Grill restaurant next to the theater […]

  • Chicago Board of Education to vote on budget

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Board of Education is expected to approve on Wednesday a nearly $6 billion budget that counts on $500 million in unguaranteed state funding. The school board’s vice president issued a strong warning to Governor Rauner and lawmakers, saying that money is a ‘must’ and not an option. The governor says the state will not bail out CPS, and the school board should consider bankruptcy. About 100 teachers and parents protested against the budget outside CPS. The […]

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    Global markets rebound as China cuts rates to help economy

    BEIJING — U.S. stocks jumped at the open after China’s central bank cut interest rates to support its economy. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 296 points, or 1.9 percent, to 16,180.61, as of 9:45 a.m. Eastern time. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index climbed 38 points, or 2 percent, to 1,932. The Nasdaq composite rose 109 points, or 2.4 percent, to 4,635. Oil prices are up, but U.S. crude is still trading below $40 a barrel. Treasury notes are […]

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    State police launch ‘Operation Ryan’s Hope’ to curb expressway shootings

    CHICAGO —  Illinois State Police are stepping up efforts to curb the rise in expressway shootings throughout the Chicago area. The number of incidents has quadrupled in the last five years.  Just two days after another shooting, this time along the Kennedy Expressway, state police have unveiled a plan to curb the gunfire on area roadways. There will be increased patrols, which may or may not be noticed by the public. “We will also utilize covert and undercover vehicles to […]

  • Hillary Clinton gets impatient with reporters, defends use of private email server

    LAS VEGAS — Hillary Clinton got impatient with reporters during  a campaign stop in Las Vegas, over her use of a private email server while she was Secretary of State. The following is her exchange with the media on Tuesday: Clinton: “In retrospect what was supposed to be convenient has turned out to be anything but convenient. I have to say Jeff that the position that I have taken from the very beginning is the same today that it was […]

  • Michael Jordan takes stand at civil trial

    CHICAGO — Michael Jordan testified in his civil trial against the former grocery store chain Dominick’s on Tuesday. Jordan was on the stand for about 30 minutes. He insisted he never gave Dominick’s permission to use his name as part of a coupon offer, and didn’t view the ad as consistent with his image. He also emphasized he is very protective of his branding, and never agrees to any deals without consulting with his financial team and his mother.

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    Michael Jordan tells jury he values his image ‘preciously’

    CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan told jurors during his trial against a now-defunct grocery store chain that he values his image “very preciously.” It’s been determined that Dominick’s used Jordan’s image without permission in a 2009 ad. A Chicago federal court jury must determine how much Dominick’s owner must pay for the transgression. Jordan’s testified Tuesday morning, saying he brought the lawsuit to protect his image. His attorney previously told the jury that the market value of Jordan’s name to Nike […]

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    Students heading back to school in Coal City after tornado

    COAL CITY, Ill. — School starts today in Coal City but the area is still dealing with the repercussions of a tornado that swept through two months ago, leaving hundreds of students displaced from their homes. Kent Bugg, superintendent of Coal City Community Unit School District No. 1, has been working to restore normalcy for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Bugg says the community is lucky because the tornado barely touched the middle school and high school buildings. His biggest concern […]

  • Man snatching women’s necklaces on CTA trains: police

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are asking CTA riders to be more alert after a series of robberies in the past few weeks. Police say a suspect is targeting female passengers who are wearing valuable necklaces. As the train approaches a stop, the suspect rips the necklace from the victims’ neck and runs out the doors. The first reported incident was in the 800 block of W Harrison St on July 27 at 3:30 p.m. The second was in the 100 […]


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