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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    How should Chicago use ‘once in a generation’ chance to redevelop Michael Reese site?

    CHICAGO — Two months after the Olympics for which it was to be the athlete’s village, the vacant site of Michael Reese Hospital is finally headed toward redevelopment. The City of Chicago will request proposals from developers beginning next week for the 49 acres in Bronzeville that have sat vacant since 2009. Mayor Daley had the city buy the 6.5 million square-feet of property as part of the bid process for the 2016 Summer Olympics, which of course, were awarded to Rio […]

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    Aspiring rapper killed in shooting on Eisenhower Expressway

    CHICAGO – A 22-year-old aspiring rapper was killed in a shooting on the Eisenhower Expressway Thursday morning. Johnathon Ortiz, who was better known by his stage name “John Doe,” was shot in the westbound lanes near Laramie at about 5:30 a.m.   His girlfriend, 22 year-old Alexis Garcia, was critically wounded, and is being treated at Stroger Hospital. Relatives say the two were going to breakfast. The Illinois Department of Transportation shut down for hours the outbound Eisenhower between California and Central […]

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    Clinton stopping in Chicago, makes early voting push in Iowa

    CHICAGO — Hillary Clinton will be in Chicago tonight to headline what’s being called a “conversation” with local lawyers. Tickets for the fundraiser start at $2,700 each. Before coming to Chicago, Clinton will be in Des Moines for an event kicking off the start of early voting. The Democratic presidential candidate will deliver a speech in Des Moines focusing on the childcare challenges faced by middle class families, according to a campaign aide. Clinton backers also plan to host events in 10 […]

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    Whole Foods Market, Starbucks open in Englewood

    CHICAGO — Englewood residents can now buy healthy groceries and enjoy a mocha latte in one-stop shopping. Whole Foods and Starbucks opened in the Englewood Square shopping center at 63rd and Halsted on Wednesday. The two stores are part of a $20 million complex. Some shoppers were so excited about the new Whole Foods, they got in line at 2:30am on Wednesday. Whole Foods will buy from several local suppliers, and employ about 100 people. The CEO of Whole Foods was on-hand […]

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    Cook County Clerk vows appeal of injunction in Election Day voter registration lawsuit

    CHICAGO — During a rally at Daley Plaza promoting National Voter Registration Day, Cook County Clerk David Orr said there will certainly be an appeal of an injunction preventing Election Day voter registration at polling places. A federal lawsuit seeks to stop the practice of Election Day registration at polling places in Illinois. Republicans argue that it is unconstitutional since it is only mandated in densely populated areas like Chicago. A federal judge granted an injunction Tuesday morning. “We have a […]

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    2 women injured in hit-and-run in busy North Side intersection

    CHICAGO – Witnesses say a car hit two women as they tried to cross the street at a busy North Side intersection Friday night, dragging one of them for hundreds of feet . According to police, the car then made an illegal u-turn and hit the women a second time before driving from the scene. A witness said the car was going about 50 mph when it hit the women as they  crossed Clybourn around the 1800 block in Lincoln Park. A 24-year-old […]

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    Two injured in hit-and-run in Lincoln Park

    CHICAGO — Two women were injured in a hit-and-run on the city’s North Side. It happened last night in the intersection of Kingsbury and Willow in Lincoln Park. The two women were walking in the street when a black Acura sedan hit them. Witnesses say one of the women was trapped underneath the car and dragged down Clybourn, leaving a trail of blood. The 24-year-old woman is in critical condition with a broken hip and life threatening injuries. The 34-year-old woman […]

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    Dog missing from Chicago firehouse found

    CHICAGO – A Chicago firehouse dog that was missing for more than a month, is happily reunited with his crew on the South Side. Two year-old “Bull” ran-off from Engine Company 116, Squad 5 at 59th and Ashland back on August 14th during a call. A woman spotted the short-haired, Bullmastiff-hound mix with two men. The men returned the dog to the firehouse on Thursday. They claimed they didn’t know the dog was missing. “Bull” went to the vet, and showed no signs of abuse. […]

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    More than 25 arrested in raids targeting fentanyl-laced heroin

    CHICAGO — A series of Chicago police raids led to the arrests of more than two dozen convicted felons and suspected gang members. The charge: Selling heroin spiked with the painkiller fentanyl. In combination, the two drugs are highly concentrated and potentially lethal. Undercover officers arranged drug buys and then, the evidence they collected allowed police to target at least 25 people. The roundup has been going on since Thursday morning. Dozens of people have died of fentanyl-related overdoses over the past year […]

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    Emanuel to unveil anti-violence vision, including more police and social programs

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel is promising to reveal a “comprehensive vision to reduce and prevent crime” Thursday night at Malcolm X College. The speech was scheduled for earlier this week, but Emanuel pushed it back, he said, to make sure he gets things right. Chicago is facing alarming crime statistics: more than 3,000 shootings and 500 killings so far this year.  Key among Emanuel’s strategies for turning this trend around are mentoring, after school activities, and job creation programs aimed at helping young people and communities in need. Another major part of […]