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
  • Deadheads descend on Chicago for Grateful Deads

    CHICAGO — The end of an era comes this weekend in Chicago, as the Grateful Dead plays its final three concerts after a half century together. The band is billing its final three shows of the short “Fare Thee Well” tour as its last under the Grateful Dead moniker. The area around Soldier Field has been turned into a festival ground, where 200,000 paying Deadheads will immerse themselves in Dead culture one last time. Thousands of fans are coming in […]

  • CPS teachers protest 1400 layoffs, $200M in cuts

    CHICAGO — Dozens of Chicago Union teachers protested CPS cuts outside the mayor’s office Thursday. Chicago Public Schools officials announced specific cuts the district is making, after paying a massive pension bill it couldn’t afford. About 1,400 positions will be eliminated, but few are teachers. All elementary school sports programs will be cut. CPS will reduce its maintenance staff, and also alter high school start and end times to save on transportation costs. The cuts will save the district $200 […]

  • Protesters rally at Thompson Center over budget standoff

    CHICAGO — The new fiscal year kicks off today and the state of Illinois still has no approved budget. Lawmakers are pitching a temporary one month spending plan today, but the governor’s office already is calling it “unconstitutional.” Illinois now faces a partial government shutdown after Governor Rauner and democratic lawmakers broke off spending talks. At the Thompson Center in Chicago, protesters are demanding lawmakers and the governor put citizens before politics. They are worried social services will suffer the […]

  • Rauner budget chief: Dems’ spending plan ‘unconstitutional’

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget director says a one-month spending plan proposed by Democrats is “unconstitutional” because it would lead to an unbalanced budget. In a memo to Rauner Wednesday, Tim Nuding says that if the $2.3 billion proposal were applied over the full fiscal year it would spend $4 billion more than Illinois expects in revenue. Nuding’s assessment is the clearest indication yet that Rauner – and likely most Republican legislators – won’t support the […]

  • Rauner: Shutdown worth pain if it brings change

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner says a partial state government shutdown is worth the pain if it brings fundamental change to business and politics in Illinois. The Republican told reporters Tuesday morning that “change is hard … but we need to have change.” Rauner addressed workers at the Illinois Emergency Management Agency one day before the state begins a new fiscal year without a budget agreement. Rauner insists on changes he says will make it cheaper to do […]

  • Man in custody after barricade situation in Albany Park

    CHICAGO — Police have taken a man into custody after he barricaded himself in an apartment in Albany Park Police responded to a call at about 3:20 a.m. on the 4400 block of North Drake. Preliminary reports suggest this may have been a domestic situation. Police have been diverting traffic on Montrose between Central Park and Kimball Avenues during the incident. This is a developing story. Check back for details.

  • CPS headquarters moving to smaller offices to save money

    Mayor Emanuel rejects Rauner’s plan to advance $450M to CPS

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel is rejecting Gov. Bruce Rauner’s offer to advance $450 million in state funds to help Chicago Public Schools make a $634 million pension payment. Emanuel spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Monday that using 2016 grants to pay this year’s pension costs “follows the same path that got the schools into the current financial mess.” Quinn says CPS needs “a real solution,” such as a Rauner proposal announced last week. Under that plan, the state would […]

  • Supreme court hears arguments on same-sex marriage

    U.S. awaits Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court has five more rulings to announce in the next several days. One that could come Friday affects gay marriage. The justices will decide if same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry anywhere in the Untied States. Right now they can in 36 states, but it’s illegal in 13 others. One possible ruling would overturn all state bans and make same-sex marriage legal nationwide. Another possibility is to allow states to enforce bans if […]

  • Coal City counting on good weather to continue tornado clean-up

    COAL CITY, Ill. — Day three of tornado cleanup is well underway in Coal City. Everyone is relieved last night’s storm didn’t cause any more flooding or wind damage. There are tree branches to remove, power lines to reconnect, temporary shelter to arrange and emergency provisions to distribute as storm victims weather the next few weeks. A Methodist church acts as a distribution center for food and personal items. A tornado help center is coordinating all of the emergency resources, […]

  • Coal City clean-up continues days after devastating tornado

    COAL CITY, Ill. — The strongest of Monday night’s tornadoes was in Coal City, Illinois. It is classified as an EF3, and is the most powerful tornado to hit the Chicago area since an EF5 ripped though Plainfield in 1990. Winds reached 160 miles per hour, leaving a path of destruction across the town. Resident credit early warning for the fact that no one was killed and just a handful of people suffered minor injuries. 30 homes were destroyed in […]


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