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
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    TSA boss meets with Durbin, Emanuel over long security lines at airports

    CHICAGO — In the face of public outrage over long security lines at Chicago’s airports, the head of the TSA met with U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and other lawmakers and airport leaders on Friday at O’Hare. “And earlier this week, we had a breakdown here in Chicago. And, that was unacceptable. The long lines and the wait times caused quite a few people to miss their flights,” said TSA Administrator Peter Neffenger. Neffenger adds, “I am very sorry to […]

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    2 injured in South Loop road rage shooting

    CHICAGO — A brother and sister were shot and wounded overnight in what police are calling a road rage-related shooting in the city’s South Loop. The adult siblings were headed home around 2 a.m. Thursday when another car pulled up alongside them on Lake Shore Drive. The other car then chased them onto Lower Wacker Drive and fired shots. A 23-year-old woman was shot in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital in serious condition. A 24-year-old man was shot on the backside and is […]

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    TSA waits shorten a little; mayor suggests privatizing passenger screening

    CHICAGO — The top man at the Transportation Security Administration is in Chicago for a first-hand look at the long security check-in lines at O’Hare and Midway airports. The TSA recommends you arrive at your airport two hours before your departure time – that’s an hour faster than just a day ago. Due to increased @TSA wait times across the country, the TSA recommends arriving 2 hours prior to your flight: — O'Hare Intl. Airport (@fly2ohare) May 19, 2016 […]

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    Chicago panel OKs rules for housing rentals like Airbnb 

    CHICAGO — A Chicago City Council committee has approved regulations for online housing rental companies like Airbnb. The regulations would limit rentals, require registration and licensing and impose a fee for homeless services. The panel voted Wednesday morning after five hours of debate Tuesday about Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s proposal and the merits of home sharing. According to WGN’s Nancy Loo, some alderman were still looking at the latest version of the ordinance while the vote was already underway. The matter now […]

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    Woman sexually assaulted in Brighton Park

    Brighton Park residents are feeling uneasy over a sexual assault that happened recently. A 37 year-old woman was walking to a store on Sunday night when she was attacked at 43rd and Sacramento. The suspect held a cloth to her face, likely soaked in chloroform, which knocked her unconscious. She was then assaulted. When she awoke in the suspect’s vehicle, the suspect pointed a gun at her, and told her to leave. A Community Alert is urging people not to […]

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    Woman sexually assaulted in Chicago’s Brighton Park

    CHICAGO — A sexual assault on the city’s Southwest Side has prompted a community alert. At about 8:30 p.m. Sunday, a 37-year-old woman was walking to a store in the 4300 block of South Sacramento Ave. in the city’s Brighton Park neighborhood. She was approached by a man in a dark colored vehicle.  He exited his vehicle and held a cloth to her face, likely soaked with chloroform, and then sexually assaulted her. The suspect is described as Hispanic and around […]

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    Drug dispute may have led to fatal shooting outside Irving Park restaurant

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed in Chicago’s Irving Park neighborhood over what police believe may have been a drug dispute. The victim was Moroccan. He was shot in the head and face while in his car at Elston and Pulaski shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. He died on the sidewalk outside the Tassili Moroccan restaurant, located at 4342 N Elston Ave. The Chicago Tribune reports, a weapon was recovered at the scene. A suspect is in custody. Police […]

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    Man enters dorm room, hits Northwestern student: police

    EVANSTON, Ill. — Police are searching for a man accused of hitting a Northwestern University student after entering her dorm room in Evanston. A surveillance camera captured a photo of the suspect. A resident of Allison Hall called campus police around 4:30 p.m. Thursday to report a man in her dorm room. Police say the two started to argue and the man took off.  The student followed him and confronted him again, and he threatened to shoot her. The student did not report […]

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    Suspect found dead after 11 hour standoff; 3 others killed

    CHICAGO —  A standoff on Chicago’s Far South Side ended Thursday afternoon 11 hours after it begun. Chicago police SWAT teams say they entered a home at 103rd and Union around 2 p.m.  and found the body of Kevin Robinson inside. After trying to talk him out early this morning, police say in the 9 a.m. hour he leaned out a window and fired 12 rounds at police who then returned fire. A little more than three hours later, SWAT teams […]

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    Retired correctional officer fatally shot during attempted robbery on South Side

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed overnight during an attempted robbery on Chicago’s South Side. 56-year-old Ira Cotton, a retired Cook County corrections worker, was visiting a friend at 74th and Ingleside around midnight. His friend’s son is graduating high school and Ira came by to talk about and offer his help in planning and having a party for him. As they talked on the porch, a man  dressed from head to toe in black and wearing a […]


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