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.


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    27-year-old Bloomingdale officer killed in serious crash

    BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. — A Bloomingdale Police Officer has died in a serious car accident. The accident took place just past 9:30 p.m.Thursday. 27-year-old Raymond Murrell was responding to a retail crime in progress when his unmarked SUV slammed into a pole near Army Trail Road and Cardinal Drive in Bloomingdale. The police chief says the weather may have been a factor. Murrell had to be extricated from the vehicle by the fire department. He was taken to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights […]

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    Search continues to suspect in suburban home invasion that injured teen

    INDIAN HEAD PARK, Ill. –Investigators hope they’ll be able to find the suspect who entered a home in suburban Indian Head Park and cut a teenage girl living there on the arm before fleeing. The suspect wore a mask while in the house. The teenager was upstairs, heard noise coming from the downstairs and went to investigate. That’s when she encountered the man, who took a kitchen knife and cut her before getting away. Police triggered robo-calls to residents. Residents […]

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    Police search for suspect in violent Indian Head Park home invasion

    INDIAN HEAD PARK, Ill — Police are warning residents in the southwest suburbs as they search for a suspect in a violent home invasion. Authorities in Indian Head Park are on the scene at a home on Briarwood Court. A neighbor received text alerts from officials saying a person was hurt inside the home and a suspect is at large. There is no confirmation on the extent of the victim’s injuries. A knife was reportedly used in the attack. Officials are […]

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    Chicago students in Washington for Trump inauguration

    CHICAGO — Dozens of local middle school students are in Washington this morning for President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration. 40 students from Alcott College Prep East Campus in Lincoln Park left Chicago at around 5:45 a.m. Wednesday bound for the nation’s capitol. They were given tickets to the inauguration by Congressman Mike Quigley. The congressman said he did so because he believes everyone should have the opportunity to witness the peaceful transfer of power. However, Quigley is among dozens of Democrats planning […]

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    Aurora boy is world’s youngest recipient of smaller artificial heart

    CHICAGO — As he awaits a heart transplant, an Aurora boy is the youngest person in the world to receive a smaller version of a temporary artificial heart. Jaheim Whigham, 11, is one of the most popular patients at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. He says the artificial heart makes him feel like a robot. Today the Lurie cardiac team, his family and his army of caregivers proudly talked about his status as a medical marvel […]

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    Lightning strike sparks house fire in Naperville

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Heavy storms have been pouring rain all over the Chicago area. The storms also brought thunder and lightning. A coach house in west suburban Naperville caught fire after it was struck. A fire in the attic had to be extinguished. No one was inside, but you can see the damage on the exterior, near the roof.

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    The Pussyhat Project and Women’s March on Washington

    In the 60’s, political protestors staged sit-ins. In 2017, some political protests are taking the form of knit-ins. As WGN’s Nancy Loo reports, this is the story of the power of pink, community, and a common cause. If you’d like to attend a knit in at Knit 1 on Sunday, January 8th or 15th, please call them to reserve a space.  773-244-1646  3856 N. Lincoln Ave. And it’s not too late to buy a bus ticket to Washington D.C. for […]

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    Bond denied for 4 charged in Facebook Live beating

    CHICAGO — Bond was denied for the four people charged in the beating of a mentally disabled man that was streamed live on Facebook. Jordan Hill, Tesfaye Cooper and Brittany Covington, all 18, and 24-year-old Tanishia Covington appeared in court Friday. Each are charged with a hate crime, kidnapping, unlawful restraint and battery with a deadly weapon. Police say all four gave statements admitting to their roles in the attack. The 18-year-old victim was bound and beaten over several hours, […]

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    4 charged with hate crime, kidnapping in Facebook Live torture of man with special needs

    CHICAGO — Four people accused of torturing a mentally disabled man were charged with a hate crime and aggravated kidnapping among other charges Thursday. The attack was streamed live on Facebook. The disturbing 30-minute video shows a man tied up and his mouth covered, cowering in the corner of room. His attackers laugh and shout “f*ck Donald Trump” and “f*ck white people” as they kick and punch him and and cut into his forehead with a knife. Here is a rundown of […]

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    4 arrested in Facebook Live beating of Chicago-area man with ‘mental health challenges’

    CHICAGO – A young woman who broadcast the beating of an 18-year-old man on Facebook Live has been arrested with three others in connection with the gruesome attack, Chicago Police said Wednesday. The disturbing 30-minute video shows a man tied up and his mouth covered, cowering in the corner of room. His attackers laugh and shout “f*ck Donald Trump” and “f*ck white people” as they kick and punch him and and cut into his forehead with a knife. Chicago Police Superintendent […]