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
  • Chicago police officer shot in hand after foot pursuit

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a plainclothes Chicago police officer was shot in the hand while chasing a person who fled from a stop by police. Police say in a statement that officers were conducting a street stop when the person ran away about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on the city’s Far South Side and fired at them. The officer, who is in his 30s, was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi […]

  • Van Dyke, journalist in Laquan McDonald case in court Wednesday

    CHICAGO — The Chicago police officer charged with shooting and killing Laquan McDonald faced chants of “murderer” from more than 12 protesters as he headed into court on Wednesday. Jason Van Dyke is accused of shooting McDonald 16 times in 2014. The independent journalist who helped break the story also appeared in court. Jamie Kalven first questioned why the police’s account of the shooting was not supported by a witness and dashcam video. Other journalists then sought the release of […]

  • Group aims to transform picky eaters to next generation ‘foodies’

    CHICAGO — Most parents know the challenge of dealing with a picky eater. Just getting a kid to try something new can stretch on for years. But things are changing as more and more foodies become parents who don’t want their kids ordering off kids menus. So they become little foodies in training.  They learn to appreciate all kinds of food through regular outings together. And apparently, peer pressure on the palate can go a long way. With these ideas […]

  • U of C Medicine celebrates completion of a new emergency department for adults

    CHICAGO — The University of Chicago Medicine celebrated on Tuesday the completion of a new, $39 million emergency department for adults. The E.D. won’t start taking patients until December 29th. The Level One trauma unit won’t debut until May of next year. It is pending state regulatory review and approval. The new facility follows years of protest. Activists have noted a lack of adult trauma care on the South Side, and claim people have died while being transported to Stroger […]

  • 13-year-old boy critical after drive-by shooting on South Side

    CHICAGO — A 13-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen during a drive-by shooting while he was standing outside a South Side residence Monday evening. Police say the teen was part of a gathering in the front yard of a residence on the 900 block of W. 87th St. in the Gresham neighborhood when someone fired shots from a passing vehicle. The victim was shot in the abdomen and taken to Comer Children’s Hospital in critical condition. The Chicago Tribune […]

  • Cook County sweetened beverage tax officially over

    CHICAGO — The Chicago-area’s penny-per-ounce tax on soda and sugary drinks is no more. The Cook County Board voted 15-2 in October to end the tax, just more than two months after it took effect. The tax expired Friday. David Goldenberg of Can the Tax Coalition calls it a day for celebration. He said county residents stood up to the tax and commissioners listened. Among the tax’s supporters was billionaire Michael Bloomberg, whose super PAC ran ads defending the tax […]

  • Residents rescued from burning apartment building in Albany Park

    CHICAGO —  Firefighters rescued several people after flames raced through an apartment building on the city’s Northwest Side. The fire happened around 1 a.m. Thursday at a building in the 3800 block of W. Montrose. The fire broke out in the rear section of the apartment building. Firefighters made a number of rescues by ladder from the upper floor of the three-story building. Four people — including a young boy — were injured, and transported to Swedish Covenant Hospital. Among […]

  • Metra train derailment could impact evening rush-hour commute

    CHICAGO — Crews are still repairing damage from a Metra train derailment near Union Station, and that could impact the evening rush-hour commute on Wednesday. Three cars of the inbound Southwest Service train went off the tracks just south of Union Station around 10:50 p.m. on Tuesday. That derailment damaged the track, and switching and signal systems. No word on what caused the derailment. No injuries were reported. METRA RIDERS: Delays up to 30 minutes on BNSF, SWS & HC […]

  • Woman shot and robbed in West Town speaks out

    CHICAGO — A woman who was shot and robbed in West Town is telling her story. 69 year-old Silvia Berger, of Utah, is now recovering at her daughter’s house. She’s in pain, but doing well. She says the robbery and shooting happened in a matter of seconds. It occurred just after 7:30pm on Monday at Erie and Wolcott. She was shot through the left leg. She says she didn’t realize it until she felt blood, and couldn’t bend her leg. […]

  • Net neutrality debate heats up ahead of FCC vote

    The debate over net neutrality is heating up ahead of an FCC vote on December 14. Though many expect the Republican majority panel will vote to end the net neutrality rules. They were passed during the Obama era to ensure open access to all information on the web. Critics argue that ending the rules will allow major providers such as AT&T, Verizon and Comcast to control access, exposure and cost. Some expect providers to give preferential treatment to their own […]