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+ and was named the Chicago Social Media Person of the Year in 2013.

Before joining the WGN news team, Nancy 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
  • Mark Zuckerberg launches first ever Facebook Community Summit in Chicago

    CHICAGO — After connecting almost 2 billion people to each other around the world for the past decade, Facebook is shifting its focus. At the same time, it is mindful of concern over Facebook Live. Mark Zuckerberg kicked of the social network’s first communities summit by announcing a new mission to improve the world through the billion of people in Facebook groups. Speaking to hundreds of very influential group admins in town — many already here in Chicago — Zuckerberg […]

  • Woman’s body found on West Side street

    CHICAGO — Police have opened a homicide investigation after finding the naked body of a woman on a West Side street. Chicago police say they found the body at about 1:15 a.m. Thursday in the 3500 block of West Huron in East Garfield Park. She is African American and believed to be in her 40s or 50s. She had no personal belongings near her body. Police say she suffered blunt force trauma to the face and had defensive wounds on her […]

  • 2 dead in suspected murder-suicide on Chicago Skyway

    CHICAGO — A possible, domestic issue may have led to a suspected, murder-suicide on the Chicago Skyway. It happened around 4am on Wednesday at the 87th Street toll booth in the eastbound lanes. According to the Chicago Tribune, a spokeswoman for Skyway Concession Company says the woman got out of a maroon Chrysler when it pulled up to the toll gate. The man also got out, and shot her multiple times. When police at the gate confronted him, he shot […]

  • CPS took out $275 million loan to finish out school year

    CHICAGO — Chicago Public Schools has turned to JPMorgan Chase for a $275 million loan to keep operating through June and make a contribution to teacher pensions. JP Morgan purchased “grant anticipation notes,” a short-term loan meant to be repaid with state education aid. Chicago schools have plans to borrow close to $400 million. In addition to the JPMorgan loan, the school district officials say they plan to pursue another $112 million loan. The district said the $275 million “creates […]

  • 78 year-old man shot, killed on South Side

    CHICAGO – An elderly man was shot and killed on the South Side on Thursday afternoon. Gene Gordon, 78, was walking near 68th and Hermitage around 4:45 p.m. when a car drove by and gunfire rang-out. Gordon was hit in the head. He died at the hospital. Police say the intended target was a 19 year-old sitting on a porch nearby. Gordon lived in West England for more than 50 years. He was married, had four kids, and had great-grandchildren. […]

  • GOP House Whip Steve Scalise remains in critical condition after shooting at baseball practice

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Scalise, a congressional staffer, a lobbyist and a member of the Capitol police force were shot Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, during a Republicans’ early-morning practice ahead of a charity baseball game. Federal law enforcement officials identified the alleged shooter as James Hodgkinson, 66, of Belleville, Illinois, who died following a shootout with authorities. At least six people including Scalise, the third ranking member of House Republican leadership as the majority whip, were hospitalized. Scalise was in […]

  • Man’s haircut may have made him a target in fatal shooting

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed on the South Side. His family believes he may have been the victim of a mistaken identity. 45 year-old Charles Smith was shot at 65th and Maryland as he walked home from a laundromat early, Wednesday morning. He died next to a church, and just steps away from his home. He was an independent barber. The latest style he was showing-off was a shaved head, with a series of stars. His loved […]

  • 12 dead after London fire tears through residential tower

    LONDON — At least 12 people are dead and dozens injured after a massive fire rapidly tore through a 24-story apartment building in west London in the early hours of Wednesday, police said. All 24 floors of Grenfell Tower in North Kensington were swiftly engulfed, trapping residents in their homes and reportedly forcing some to jump to escape the flames. London’s fire chief, Dany Cotton, said the blaze was “unprecedented” in her 29 years of service. Residents had reported concerns […]

  • No bond for man charged with fatal stabbing, beating of 12-year-old girl

    CHICAGO — There will be no bond for a man charged with stabbing and beating his ex-girlfriend’s daughter to death. John Singleton, 31, is accused in the murder of 12-year-old Alexis Stubbs on Sunday night in her mother’s apartment in the 4600 block of North Beacon in Sheridan Park. Alexis’s mother called 911 when Singleton would not leave the apartment. Both Alexis and her mom decided to wait outside for the officers to arrive.  But, Alexis went back inside to […]

  • Young man who worked with disadvantaged youth killed near University of Chicago

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police are looking for whoever shot and killed a former college football player, just one block from the University of Chicago. 23 year-old Xavier Joy was shot in a parking lot at 62nd and Ingleside in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Thursday night. He was on the phone with his girlfriend at the time. She claims she heard the killer’s voice. His family says his phone is the only item missing. He was a student at Morehouse College […]