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.

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    ACLU: Traffic stop data shows persistent patterns of racial bias

    A new report by the ACLU reveals police departments across Illinois are using consensual  searches on more cars of African-American and Latino drivers that those of white drivers but more drugs and contraband were found in vehicles driven by whites. The American Civil Liberties Union says the study is more proof that police need to end the practice of consensual searches. The report reveals in Chicago, African-American and Latino motorists were more than four times more likely to have their […]

  • Police: 3 women attacked in Midlothian

    A teenager, a college student, and a woman holding her baby are attacked in Midlothian near the Metra station. A 17 year-old girl was attacked outside of her home. Fortunately, her father heard the confrontation and chased the suspect away. A 22 year-old college student was attacked and robbed as she walked home from the Metra station after midnight. A 26 year-old woman was also attacked as she held her young baby. The woman’s nose was broken. Police are beefing […]

  • 40 state troopers to assist Chicago Police Department

    Illinois State Troopers will be helping Chicago police hunt down wanted fugitives in a new partnership agreed to by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn. Forty troopers will bolster the police department’s fugitive apprehension unit, focusing on four crime ridden neighborhoods. Details of the agreement are still being worked out, but Emanuel says after 30 days the program will be evaluated to see if it’s worth continuing. The troopers will continue to be paid out of the state police […]

  • Alissa Massaro, from left, Joshua Miner, Bethany McKee and Adam Landerman were charged in the January 2013 slayings of Eric Glover and Terrance Rankins. Massaro pleaded guilty to lesser charges and agreed to testify against the other three, who are all charged with murder. (Joliet Police Department)

    Trial continues in Joliet double murder; friends to testify against each other

    Testimony is continuing today in the trial of Bethany McKee, one of four people accused in the murders of two young men in Joliet. The trial resumed this morning with cross examination of the officer who conducted the police interview with McKee, then 18. That video — in which she revealed grisly details about the double murder — was played in court yesterday. Also on the stand this morning was a witness who was in the home the night of […]

  • Heavy rains cause flooding in west suburban Bellwood

    West Suburban Bellwood was hit hard by flooding overnight. The flood water has receded but the damage is done for some residents. Heavy rains left over half a foot of water on the ground in some areas. One family was watching WGN this morning when they got a rude awakening.  They saw their new home underwater. The Reed family is now glad they had not moved everything in yet.  They still have a lot of mopping up to do.  They […]

  • Chicago sees lowest number of murders since 1963

    Chicago closed the first seven months of the year with the lowest number of murders since 1963. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is presenting the newest statistics to a joint hearing of city council and public safety committees this morning and afternoon. Compared to 2013, a year that saw historic lows in crime and violence, in the first seven months of 2014 murders were down 7 percent. Overall crime was down 14 percent. However, shooting incidents were up 6 percent and […]


    McDonald’s employees, activists rally for ‘Fight for 15′

    McDonald’s employees and activists are rallying Thursday morning outside the landmark restaurant at Clark and Ontario in their fight for higher wages and the right to unionize. Their so-called “Fight for 15” dollars an hour got a boost from a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB ruled that McDonald’s corporation acts as the co-employer of workers at its thousands of franchises. As such, it can dictate wage levels paid by the franchisees. McDonald’s argues that the […]

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    City Council to set rules for medical marijuana

    The Chicago City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to enact new regulations on where medical marijuana may be sold in the city. Tuesday, the council’s zoning committee endorsed a proposal to allow no more than 13 marijuana dispensaries; they would be banned in transportation corridors, manufacturing districts, near parks or forest preserves, and in any building that includes housing. Chicago Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) said the dispensaries need to service people with chronic illnesses who qualify for medical marijuana.  […]

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    Crime on CTA declines in first half of 2014, police data show

    Crime on the CTA is down. Thefts are down 18 percent, robberies fell 35 percent and violent crime dropped 34 percent compared to last year. Officials say new surveillance cameras and an increase in undercover police patrols are making a difference. Trouble on the CTA: Do rider cameras capture more than security cameras? The new information is being released following the high profile attack on an orange line train earlier this month. Two armed men robbed at least four passengers and […]

  • Accused Gary cop killer could face death penalty

    The man charged with murdering an on-duty Gary police officer appears to be concerned about possibly facing the death penalty. 25 year-old Carl Blount, of Gary, is accused of shooting 47 year-old officer Jeffrey Westerfield. Police say Blount opened-fire on Westerfield after the officer responded to a domestic dispute that involved Blount and his girlfriend on July 6th.  Police say Blount made incriminating statements to a witness, and asked for help to hide from police. Court documents say witnesses and […]


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