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+.

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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    Robber rips off riders on CTA Red Line

    CHICAGO — Police are looking for a man suspected of multiple robberies on the CTA Red Line on the North Side. Police say he first struck on the morning of April 12 at Fullerton and Sheffield, and robbed another passenger on April 21 as the train approached the North and Clybourn CTA station in the early morning hours. In both incidents the suspect approached people who were alone and forcibly took their items. Police are not providing details on what was […]

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    Judge: Civil lawsuit against Hastert for unpaid hush money can move forward

    YORKVILLE, Ill. — Dennis Hastert was sentenced to 15 months in prison Wednesday for hiding hush money payments to a young wrestler he sexually abused while he was a wrestling coach at Yorkville High School. During a court hearing today in Yorkville, a judge ruled the man’s civil lawsuit against Hastert for breach of contract can go forward. The man Hastert paid off to keep quiet about his abuse says he’s received less than half of the $3.5 million he was […]

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    Man fatally shot on I-57

    CALUMET PARK, Ill. — A 39-year-old man was shot and killed on Interstate 57 near 130th street Wednesday night. Illinois State Police say the victim was traveling southbound on I-57 near the Cal Sag bridge at about 10:30 p.m., when a vehicle pulled alongside him and opened fire. The 39-year-old man lost control of his car, traveled across the lanes of the highway and crashed into the left concrete median. There was no one else in the car. Police say the man had […]

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    Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw appears to yell homophobic slur in Game 4 loss to Blues

    CHICAGO —Chicago Blackhawks’ Andrew Shaw has released a statement after appearing to use a homophobic slur Tuesday night in a playoff loss to the St. Louis Blues. “I am sincerely sorry for the insensitive remarks that I made last night while in the penalty box. When I got home and saw the video, it was evident that what I did was wrong, no matter the circumstances. I apologize to many people, including the gay and lesbian community, the Chicago Blackhawks organization, […]

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    1 dead, 4 wounded when gunfire erupts during rap video shoot

    CHICAGO — Police continue to search for the suspects responsible for an early morning shooting that killed one man and wounded four other at a park on the city’s South Side. Shots were fired around 2 a.m.  at Foster Park in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. One person was found dead at the scene. The dead man is identified as 23-year-old Damond Dawson, an aspiring rapper known as “Thugga” who was part of the group but not taking part in the rap […]

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    Firefighter and young boys among 6 injured in Kankakee fire

    KANKAKEE, Ill. –Two boys were critically injured and 22 people were displaced after a fire in Kankakee. The fire broke out at a building just before 2 a.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of West Station Street. The two boys, ages 2 and 4, had to be airlifted to burn units at hospitals in Chicago. Three other people were hospitalized: a man who jumped from a second-floor window, a woman with smoke inhalation and another woman whose hand was burned. […]

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    Suspect in custody after bomb threats close several Indiana schools

    LAKE COUNTY, Ind. –A suspect is in custody in connection with a bomb threat that forced school closures in Lake County, Indiana today. Nine schools were impacted. They are all three Hammond Baptist Schools, Homan Elementary School, St. Michael School, Kolling Elementary, Clark Middle Schools, St. John the Evangelist School, Crown Point Christian School, and St. Michael. The threats were made after 9 p.m. on Monday night. The decision to shut-down the schools came after midnight. The school superintendent sent a […]

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    Chicago increasing patrols to get rid of rats

    CHICAGO — Complaints about rats are up by thousands so far this year in Chicago. Most of them are due to demolition and construction projects at DePaul University. Residents there say hardly a day goes by without seeing rats. That’s all kept the city’s rodent task force extra busy. So, to keep up, the city is adding 10 more crews to deal with rodent control. There were 30,000 total rat complaints in 2015. But with projects, such as the renovation of Wrigley Field and the […]

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    Pope insists conscience, not rules, must guide faithful

    VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis put his shoulder to the doors of the Catholic Church and shoved them open a little wider Friday, calling for the church to be more tolerant in practice, while not changing any official doctrines. He urged priests around the world to be more accepting of gay men and lesbians, divorced Catholics and other people living in what the church considers “irregular” situations. “A pastor cannot feel that it is enough simply to apply moral laws […]

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    Obama tells crowd at University of Chicago Garland is ‘indisputably qualified’

    CHICAGO – Briefly reviving his earlier-in-life position as a constitutional law professor, President Barack Obama sought Thursday to imbue his case for Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland with academic heft, insisting Republicans hold hearings as a matter of legal responsibility. Speaking at the University of Chicago Law School, where he taught for 10 years, Obama argued that without substantive concerns about Garland’s record, Republicans were blocking his nomination solely on political grounds. And he pushed back on criticism Garland wouldn’t bring […]


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