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
  • Local pastor calls on Emanuel to change names of 2 Chicago parks

    CHICAGO – A local pastor and activist is calling on Mayor Emanuel to change the names of two Chicago parks, saying it’s time to stop honoring slave owners. Bishop James Dukes sent a letter to Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Park District on Monday asking the City of Chicago to rename Washington and Jackson Parks which commemorate former presidents George Washington and Andrew Jackson, key historical figures and known slave owners. “When my children and grandchildren walk through these parks […]

  • CTA service resumes after body found on tracks at Fullerton

    CHICAGO — CTA service has returned to normal after a body was found on the tracks south of Fullerton Tuesday morning. For over two hours, the CTA Brown, Red and Purple Lines were halted in both directions as police investigated. People flooded CTA stalls, trying to find alternate ways to get to work. Lyft and Uber prices surged, and one WGN viewer said there was a 90-minute wait for a cab. @cta is a mess this morning bc of the […]

  • Underage teens in stolen car lead police chase, then crash on South Side

    CHICAGO — Two teenagers are in the hospital after a police chase involving a stolen car. Police say a 14 -and-15-year old approached a 45-year-old man sitting in a Chevy Malibu on the 2600 block of South King Drive around 2 a.m. Tuesday. One teen revealed a hand gun and demanded the man exit the vehicle. The other teen demanded the man’s shoes. Police spotted the carjacked vehicle moving south bound and state troopers assisted with the pursuit. The chase […]

  • Man shot and killed during attempted carjacking in Noble Square

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and killed after resisting a carjacking in the city’s Noble Square neighborhood. The victim was a 28-year-old from Vernon Hills.  He had just dropped off his girlfriend when he was then shot and killed in an attempted carjacking in Chicago. You can see a bullethole in the driver’s side window of the Infiniti, neighbors said. Police say a male jumped out of a white vehicle and tried to pull off the carjacking.  But, Jesus De […]

  • Suspect in custody after 2 stabbed during concert at Northerly Island, police say

    CHICAGO —  A suspect is in custody after two people were stabbed in Northerly Island, police said. Police said the two were stabbed around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. The victims were in an argument with a male inside of a bar area that spilled out into the concert venue, police said. The offender pulled out a knife and stabbed the male victim, 29, in the face and neck. The offender also stabbed a female victim, 34, in the abdomen, police said. […]

  • Lake County Sheriff on trial for bribery in illegal towing scheme

    HAMMOND, Ind. — Prosecutors claim tapes showed to jurors Tuesday in Lake County Sheriff’s corruption trial show  him accepting bribes for his campaign as part of an illegal towing scheme. Two key witnesses also testified on the second day ofJohn Buncich’s trial in Hammond, IN. Buncich is charged with wire fraud and receiving thousands of dollars in bribes as he oversaw towing contracts in northern Indiana. His two co-defendants have already taken plea deals but the sheriff – who is still […]

  • Man charged in shooting death of wife, 15-year-old sister-in-law

    CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. — 31-year-old Ryan C. Yarber has been charged with four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of his wife and her sister in Crystal Lake, police said. Police went to a home in the 100 block of Marian Parkway shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday night after receiving a call about a woman with a knife. While on the way there, they received information that there was also a man in the home armed with a […]

  • Northwestern professor sought in fatal stabbing considered ‘armed and dangerous’

    CHICAGO — An arrest warrant has been issued for a Northwestern associate professor and a University of Oxford employee in connection with the fatal stabbing of a man in a Near North Side apartment. Neighbors say he was dating the victim. Police are looking for 42-year-old Wyndham Lathem, who is a microbiology researcher and associate professor at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine on the Chicago campus. Police say last Thursday around 8:30 p.m., a maintenance worker at Lathem’s apartment […]

  • Amazon hiring thousands during job fairs across US today — including Chicago area

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — Amazon is holding a giant job fair and plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. Wednesday’s hiring spree is a sign of Amazon’s growth at a time traditional retailers are closing stores and cutting jobs. The company will hold job fairs at 10 of its warehouses — including those in Romeoville and Kenosha, Wisconsin from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Nearly 40,000 of the 50,000 packing, sorting and […]

  • New Capitol showdown looms over Illinois school funding plan

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois’ Republican governor and Democrat-controlled Legislature appeared headed for another showdown as negotiations broke down on a school funding overhaul, putting money for districts statewide at risk weeks before classes begin. Democrats on Monday sent Gov. Bruce Rauner a new plan for doling out money to schools that they approved in May but had not yet sent to the governor because of concerns he would veto it. Rauner, who had set a Monday deadline for Democrats to […]