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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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    Massive crowd makes pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in Des Plaines

    Tens of thousands of people are gathered in Des Plaines, to offer their prayers and promises to Our Lady of Guadalupe. A candlelight procession kicked off the  observance of the Virgin’s feast day Thursday night. The tradition started in Mexico, more than 470 years ago, when an image of the Virgin was said to have appeared several times. It is an important part of Hispanic faith and culture. The ‘Our Lady’ shrine is the only place of its kind outside […]

  • Man, 57, killed in Whiting house fire

    One man was killed Thursday morning in a house fire in Whiting, Indiana. Whiting police on patrol noticed smoke from the home on the 1200 block of 121st and notified a fire captain. Fire officials arrived and pulled 57-year-old Alan Lewandowski from the living room, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Neighbors said the man lives alone. Whiting fire officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

  • Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies at age 70

    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka has passed away at the age of 70, officials confirmed Wednesday. Topinka passed away early Wednesday morning from complications related to a stroke she suffered less than 24 hours before, a spokesman said in a statement. Topinka was taken to MacNeal Hospital in Berwyn Tuesday morning after feeling discomfort. She was undergoing testing and observation when she lost consciousness early Wednesday morning. Efforts to revive her were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead shortly after […]

  • Flu outbreak closes Nazareth Academy in La Grange Park

    A flu outbreak has shut down a school in west suburban La Grange Park. Nazareth Academy is closed today and Wednesday. School ended early Monday after about one fourth of the students were home sick. Most of them have the flu. The school is closed so that cleaning crews can disinfect classrooms and other areas. Semester exams are still scheduled for next week, but those may be moved.

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    4 arrested after protesters shut down Chicago streets; LSD reopens

    Lake Shore Drive is back open this morning, after protesters shut part of it down Thursday night. Shouting slogans like “black lives matter”,  hundreds of people protested a grand jury’s decision not to indict a police officer for the chokehold death of Eric Garner. Chicago police arrested four people on misdemeanor charges. The protests were mostly peaceful otherwise. Police in New York said they were trying to arrest Garner for selling illegal cigarettes back in July. But some protesters say […]

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    2 fatally shot in Joliet; suspect still at large

    Joliet police searched Wednesday for suspects in a shooting that killed two men and wounded another. Investigators say the victims were standing in the driveway of a home in the 400 block of Strong Ave. Tuesday night when they were ambushed by gunfire. One of the men ran into a nearby home.  He was airlifted to Loyola Medical Center with a gunshot wound to his back. The other two were pronounced dead at the hospital. They’ve been identified as Keon […]

  • Minimum-wage workers in Chicago about to get pay hike

    The Chicago City Council voted 44-5 Tuesday to increase the minimum wage. Chicago’s minimum wage workers will see their first increase next July, when the rate increase to $10 an hour from the current statewide hourly rate of $8.25. It then will increase by 50 cents in July 2016 and another 50 cents in July 2017. The minimum wage would go up $1 in July 2018 and $1 in July 2019 to reach $13 an hour. About 400,000 people in Illinois […]

  • Surveillance video released of West Side smash-and-grab burglary

    A red mini-van slammed into a Cisco NYC clothing store in an apparent crash-and-grab burglary on the city’s West Side. Surveillance video was released Wednesday, showing at least 20 people — most of them wearing masks and carrying large garbage sized bags — rush inside the store. Police received a call at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday due to a burglar alarm going off at 4025 W. Madison. When police arrived at the scene, they found the mini-van inside the front of the […]

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    Man, 50, shot in the head by stray bullet on South Side

    A 50-year-old man was shot in the head in his home by an apparent stray bullet. It came through the window of an upper level bedroom just before 11p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of West Garfield Boulevard in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The man is in critical condition. Police say casings were found in a wooded area across Garfield Boulevard. No word on who was firing the shots or why. No one is in custody.

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    Protesters at Chicago City Hall over Ferguson decision

    Chicago protesters unhappy about a grand jury’s decision not to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown are demonstrating at City Hall. They are not planning to leave anytime soon, either. The Black Youth Project 100 is calling for an end to the militarization of the police. Members claim a police officer or security guard shoots and kills a black person every 28 hours in America. So, about 100 protesters are prepared to stay outside […]


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