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
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    CPS, Cook County Sheriff’s Dept. keeping ICE agents at bay

    CHICAGO —  Amid increasing anxiety over the Trump Administration’s new guidelines on deportation procedures, the Chicago Public Schools sent a memo to its principals. In it, it made clear that “CPS does not provide assistance to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement” when it comes to civil immigration law. ICE agents are not “permitted access to CPS facilities or personnel” except in rare cases, like serving a criminal warrant. Many of the district’s 400,000 students are immigrants or have family members who […]

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    Chicago police investigating NW side car dealership break-in

    CHICAGO — Chicago police were called to Marino Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram on Irving Park Road around 2 a.m. Tuesday. They found a broken window in one of the service bay doors. A security company reported people were seen in the building on surveillance cameras, but when police were let into the building by an employee, they found no one. No vehicles were taken and investigators say this same dealership has been targeted previously. This is the latest of a series of dealership break-ins […]

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    3 members of Arlington Heights family killed in high-speed Des Plaines crash

    DES PLAINES, Ill. – Four people were killed and three others injured in a high-speed crash in the northwest suburbs. Among those killed, was a couple from Arlington Heights and their 20-year-old daughter. The family was out for the daughter’s indoor soccer match Thursday night when they were hit by a Mercedes-Benz traveling at a high rate of speed on Northwest Highway in Des Plaines. “I’ve been in law enforcement in the Chicago metropolitan area for over 40 years and this […]

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    4 dead, 3 injured in 3-car crash in Des Plaines

    DES PLAINES, Ill.- Four people were killed and three were injured in a three-vehicle crash in northwest suburban Des Plaines. According to Des Plaines Police, a Mercedes-Benz was traveling at a high rate of speed on westbound Northwest Highway Thursday night shortly before 9 p.m. It hit a Chevy Impala that was turning into a parking lot from eastbound Northwest Highway. The force of the impact sent the Impala into a third car, a Toyota Highlander, that was traveling eastbound […]

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    Shoplifting attempt allegedly led to police chase, crash that killed girl

    HAMMOND, Ind. — A 13 year-old girl killed in a car accident during a police chase is being remembered for her love of sports, especially soccer and basketball. Julianna Chambers was on her way home Wednesday, when an SUV allegedly ran a red light while fleeing police, plowing into the car she was riding in. Her 57 year-old grandmother was also badly hurt. Police took a man and woman into custody, and charges are pending against both suspects. The chase […]

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    All lanes reopen on SB Lake Shore Drive after fatal shooting

    CHICAGO — The southbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive have reopened near Fullerton Ave. after an earlier fatal shooting. ALL LANES BACK OPEN SB LAKE SHORE DRIVE — WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) February 15, 2017 The shooting happened around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday near the Fullerton exit of LSD. Chicago Police say another vehicle pulled up along side a silver Lexus and opened fire, striking and killing a 20-year-old man, who is believed to have had gang ties. Another man and woman were […]

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    Brother, sister killed in pin-in taxi crash in Maywood

    MAYWOOD, Ill. — Two people were killed Tuesday morning in Maywood when a mini-van crashed into a taxicab. The deadly accident happened around 3:40 a.m. near 9th Avenue and Madison, right outside the family’s home of the two people killed. The cab driver was taking his sister to work when he pulled out of her driveway, the van hit the cab with such force that it bounced off a couple of trees, pinning both victims. The siblings were trapped in the […]

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    Luxury cars stolen from another suburban car dealer

    VILLA PARK, Ill. – It’s happened again. Several high-end vehicles were stolen from a suburban dealership. Police are reviewing surveillance video with hopes that it leads them to identifying the thieves who broke into Lucky Motors in Villa Park. The manager says five men broke into the dealership shortly after 9 p.m. and took five vehicles, including a Bentley, Jaguar and a Mercedes-Benz. Police have recovered two of the vehicles stolen. There have been several break-ins at high-end dealerships in the […]

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    9 displaced after extra-alarm apartment fire in Oak Park

    OAK PARK, Ill.-  Firefighters worked against the cold temperatures to strike out a fire that broke out around 1 a.m. Friday morning at a three-story apartment building in Oak Park. Flames could be seen shooting out of the lower floors of the six-unit building at 316 West Washington Street. A three-alarm was declared and firefighters from nearly a dozen neighboring departments were called in to assist. Fire officials say all of the residents made it out safely. There was a brief […]

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    Public can discover eye-popping private collection of music machines in Chicago suburb

    BARRINGTON HILLS, ILL. — Sprawling mansions are not unusual in suburban Barrington Hills. The 44,000 square foot Sanfilippo Estate houses an incredible private museum with the world’s largest collection of automated music machines. The Sanfilippo family fortune is nuts. More precisely, the family owns the parent company of Fisher Nuts. For about 20 years now, the Sanfilippo Estate has hosted charity events to raise money for various causes. There’s a particular commitment to women and children, education and the arts. […]