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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
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream recalls products, closes stores due to listeria concerns

    CHICAGO — A popular ice cream shop in Chicago is among a nationwide recall and temporary closures. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream announced a voluntary recall due to listeria concerns.  WGN’s Nancy Loo reports a one pint container tested positive for listeria.  And in an abundance of caution, it stopped sales and closed all scoop shops. Jeni’s has two Chicago locations on the North Side, one located at 3404 N. Southport Ave. and one located at 1505 N Milwaukee Ave. in […]

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    Funeral rites for Chicago’s Francis Cardinal George underway

    CHICAGO (AP) — Holy Name Cathedral will open its doors to the public at 1 p.m. on Tuesday to begin three days of tributes to the late, Francis Cardinal George. The Cardinal lost his battle against cancer on Friday. He was 78 years-old. A line of people who want to pay their respects began forming around 11 a.m. on Tuesday outside the church. The first person in line was at 5 a.m. Purple bunting is hanging on the outside of […]

  • On eve of funeral, interfaith, prayer services held for Cardinal George

    CHICAGO  — For the second straight day, the late, Francis Cardinal George is being mourned at Holy Name Cathedral. Different religions united inside Holy Name Cathedral for the interfaith service and recalled the work the late Francis Cardinal George did to strengthen the bond between differing faiths. They came together in song, with chants and in word. St. Pascal’s parish on the northwest side sent a busload of children to pay their respects today too. Dressed in their plaid uniforms, […]

  • 2 Chicago officers, 3 others injured in rollover crash on West Side

    CHICAGO — Conflicting accounts are emerging in a rollover crash involving a police SUV. It happened just after midnight at Congress and Homan. Investigators say the officers were driving north on Homan, when a Sedan hit it, flipping it over. Two officers were hurt, thee others in the car also had injuries. But the family of the 19-year-old woman who was driving, Tashawna Anderson, says they were hit by the police. “We got the red light.  The light turned green.  She hit […]

  • Feds investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Byrd-Bennett

    CHICAGO — Federal authorities are investigating Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett. It involves a $20 million no-bid contract that was awarded to her former employer, SUPES Academy in Wilmette. The three-year contract was to train CPS principals who want to become superintendents. The CPS inspector general’s office started investigating it shortly after the contract was signed in 2013. The U.S.Attorney’s office launched its own investigation last year. Byrd-Bennett has not been accused of any wrongdoing. Her three year contract […]

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    PCP found in system of teen shot 16 times by Chicago officer

    CHICAGO — A teenager who was shot and killed by police last October had PCP in his system. An autopsy revealed that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was high when police say he threatened a man with a knife, and tried to break into cars at 41st and Kildare. One officer shot McDonald 16 times, despite claims that McDonald was walking away from him. The Chicago City Council’s Finance Committee has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of McDonald. The […]

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    Tornado that hit was EF-4, National Weather Service says

    ROCHELLE, Ill. — Officials from the National Weather Service say they suspect an EF-4 tornado hit North Central Illinois Thursday night. Based on early findings the tornado that racked from near Rochelle to near Belvidere and impacted the community of Fairdale appears to have been a single long track tornado, meteorologists said.   Preliminary assessment of survey indicates this tornado was an EF-4. An aerial survey will be conducted later today or tomorrow weather permitting to confirm a final rating. Just In- […]

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    1 dead, several injured, homes destroyed in Fairdale, Ill. after tornado

    FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) — Emergency crews are still searching homes and other structures in a northern Illinois town to make sure nobody is trapped rubble left by a deadly tornado. 67-year-old Geradine Schultz was killed and eight people injured after the tornado swept through tiny Fairdale, an unincorporated town of about 200 about 80 miles northwest of Chicago. The National Weather Service says at least two tornadoes churned through six north-central Illinois counties, and three teams were being deployed to assess […]

  • Severe storms bring hail, power outages to Chicago area

    CHICAGO –Severe weather moved into the area late Wednesday night. Small pea to dime size hail was spotted falling on parts of the North Side as a wave of thunderstorms rolled into the city. Hail that size doesn’t cause much damage; experts say hail bigger than an inch in size is what causes damage to property in this type of weather. Power was knocked out to hundreds of customers in Berwyn, but service has been restored. ComEd says they continue […]

  • Rahm Emanuel elected to second term as Chicago mayor

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is re-elected to a second term, defeating Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia in the city’s first ever mayoral runoff. With 98 percent of the city`s precincts reporting, Emanuel earned 56 percent of the vote to 44 percent for Garcia. With handshakes, hugs and selfies, the Mayor was out this morning to thank voters and talk to reporters at the CTA Red Line 95th Street station. He said he feels reinvigorated by by his reelection, […]

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