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
  • Person in custody after woman shot while sitting inside home

    CHICAGO –Police have a person in custody after an argument in an alley ends with gunfire and the shooting of a woman inside her own home. 61-yewar-old Miriam Enriquez was watching TV in her McKinley Park home Tuesday night around 10:15 when a string of bullets tore through her front window. Mariam was hit and a bullet is lodged in her neck. Doctors say she could remain like this for a week until the swelling goes down enough to remove […]

  • Grandfather of boy mauled to death by dog: ‘I just don’t have the words’

    CHICAGO —  The grandfather of a boy who was mauled to death by a dog on the South Side overnight said he was heartbroken over the stunning loss, and now, the family is seeking justice. The 5-year-old boy was killed at about 9:30 p.m. Monday near 89th and Carpenter in the Brainerd neighborhood, where he was visiting. “I just don’t have the words for losing my grandson,” said James Nevils, grandfather of James W. Nevils III. Witnesses at the scene said the […]

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    Police search for man in Oak Park home invasion, attack

    OAK PARK, Ill. — Police are investigating an apparent home invasion in Oak Park. Officers were called to the 1000 block of South Oak Park Avenue at about 6:40 p.m. Thursday. They were met by a 27-year-old woman who said a man forced his way into the home, assaulted and then bound her. He then took off with $25. The woman was able to free herself and call police. She describes her assailant as an African-American male, but was not […]

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    Woman found fatally beaten in home on SW Side; 2 sons questioned

    CHICAGO — Police are questioning the two sons of a woman who was killed Wednesday night on the Southwest Side. 54-year-old Maria Sadelski was found at about 8:00 p.m. in the basement of her home on 48th and Karlov in Archer Heights. Police say she had been beaten to death. Police also are looking into whether a vehicle that crashed into a garage in the area may be linked. Neighbors describe the family as “friendly” with no sign of domestic […]

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    Grocery store on South Side catches fire after armed robbery

    CHICAGO — A South Side grocery store caught fire after it was robbed. The incident happened at Windy City Market near 75th and May, in Chicago’s Gresham neighborhood, Tuesday night. Two armed men went inside and robbed the store just as it was closing. Workers were forced into a back room, and the robbers got away with cash. When the workers got out, they saw smoke coming from the store and called for help. No one was hurt. Residents tell […]

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    Yellow Line train to be closed for several days, CTA says

    SKOKIE, Ill. —  (AP) — Officials of the CTA say its Yellow Line serving suburban Skokie will be closed for several days as repairs are made to the eroded embankment supporting the line’s track. CTA officials said Monday the embankment collapsed along McCormick Boulevard in Skokie because of a Metropolitan Water Reclamation District construction project. Spokeswoman Tammy Chase says the district is handling repairs and will update the transit agency on a more exact timeline for service restoration. While service […]

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    Mayor Emanuel announces summer violence prevention initiative

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel is coming up with a plan to help prevent violence in the city during the summer months. The renewed city initiative is a focus on summer anti-violence programs with a concerted effort by churches. City leaders said a variety of programs are making a difference. But they agaee that keeping crime is a challenge during summer months. So far, the number of murders has already topped 130 this year. Mayor Emanuel again expressed displeasure with the […]

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    Man dies after stabbing 2 others in argument: police

    CHICAGO — Police say a man who stabbed two other men during an argument was found dead blocks from the scene. It started just after 9 p.m. Thursday at a home on 104th near Princeton. The man took off but was later found dead on a sidewalk. Police are still trying to determine how he died. An 85-year-old man and a 56-year-old man were both stabbed, and their conditions have stabilized. Police have not said what the fight was about.

  • Spike Lee says upcoming film ‘Chiraq’ is ‘not a joke’

    CHICAGO — Spike Lee held a news conference in Chicago Thursday morning to talk about his new film “Chiraq.” “Chiraq” actor John Cusack and Fr. Michael Pfleger, along with several parents whose children were victims of gun violence, were also at the news conference at St. Sabina church. A casting call for the movie was held at the church this past weekend. “This is not a joke. This is not a game. This is real life and death, and that’s the way […]

  • Moody’s downgrades Chicago credit rating to junk bond status

    CHICAGO (AP) — Moody’s Investors Service has lowered Chicago credit rating to junk bond status, a move Mayor Rahm Emanuel is calling irresponsible. Today city lawmakers are also criticizing the credit agency, claiming Moody’s has failed to give credit to city solutions already on the table. “This exacerbates the problem in a big way because we have to pay more, obviously, for interest … for no reason,” said Ald. George Cardenas (12th Ward). “We’re not Detroit. The city’s doing well,” Cardenas […]


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