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.

Recent Articles
  • Fans at Lollapalooza (Photos by Marcus Leshock, Dietrich Zeigler/WGN News)

    Lollapalooza kicks off today

    CHICAGO – It’s finally here! The Lollapalooza music festival kicks off Friday. Hundreds of thousands of music lovers are expected to descend on Grant Park for Chicago’s largest music festival. With the heat and the crowds, it’s important to stay hydrated.  Visitors can bring two sealed water bottles.  Cooling buses and water stations will also be available. There will also be large, weather shelters at four locations in case of severe weather. For information on the line-up, transportation, and what you can (and can’t) bring to […]

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    Standoff ends with gunfire exchanged in Bronzeville, man injured

    CHICAGO — An eight-hour long standoff on the South Side ended with a shootout, and the suspect wounded. It started around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at 48th and Calumet in the Bronzeville neighborhood. Cook County sheriff’s officers went to a house to serve an arrest warrant. They say the 46-year-old man came to the door with a gun and barricaded himself. SWAT teams moved in around 3:15 a.m. after pleading with the man to give himself up. Police say the man […]

  • Investigation underway into church bus crash that killed 6-year-old boy

    GREENFIELD, Ind.   — The church bus driver involved in a crash that killed a boy and injured several others was behind the wheel on a suspended license. 53 year-old Charles Goodman was driving along when the bus suddenly crashed on I-70 near Indianapolis on Tuesday afternoon. The bus was carrying members of St. Jude Family Worship Center in Gary. They were on their way to a church youth convention in Dayton, Ohio. The bus was in a caravan of […]

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    6-year-old killed when church bus crashes near Indianapolis

    GREENFIELD, Ind.  — Indiana State Police say the driver of a small church bus that crashed and overturned on Interstate 70, killing a 6-year-old boy, had a suspended driver’s license. The crash happened on Interstate 70 around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday. Twelve people, including 6-year-old Jacob Williams, were on the bus heading to a church youth convention in Dayton. The driver apparently lost control and swerved off the highway. The bus hit a tree, rolled over and then caught fire. Police […]

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    5 injured after high-speed police chase ends in crash

    CHICAGO — A high-speed Chicago police chase ends with a violent, three-vehicle crash in the West Englewood neighborhood. Five people are injured, two of them children. None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening. Police say someone in a silver van shot at another vehicle near Lake and Kedzie on Monday night. The van and its four occupants led officers on an eight-mile chase to 59th and Western, where the van plowed into two other vehicles. No gunshot victims […]

  • Residents, alderman outraged over billboard construction, road closure

    CHICAGO – A northwest side alderman took matters into his own hands in an attempt to stop a billboard from being built along the Kennedy Expressway. Ald. John Arena and residents in the 45th Ward say city officials have not been forthcoming with information regarding the new billboard. A road was closed as part of installation of an electronic billboard and residents say they were never informed the closed road was never going to reopen. The billboard is to be installed […]

  • Chicago police stationed at military recruiting sites after deadly Chattanooga shooting

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The man who authorities say killed four Marines in an attack on two military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee, was a 24-year-old, Kuwaiti-born engineer who had not been on the radar of federal authorities until Thursday’s attack. Little is known about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tennessee, or what motivated his rampage before police shot him dead. Federal authorities are looking into the possibility that it was an act of terrorism. In response to Thursday’s deadly shootings […]

  • Naperville woman found dead in Texas jail cell, family demanding answers

    CHICAGO —  Friends and family of a Naperville woman are demanding answers after she was found dead in a Texas jail cell. Sandra Bland, 28, was found dead Monday morning in a jail cell in Waller County, about 60 miles from Houston. Texas authorities who performed an autopsy on Tuesday classified her death as suicide by hanging. She had been pulled over on Friday in Waller County for an improper lane change. She was then arrested on a charge of assaulting […]

  • Authorities search for missing woman’s remains at bottom of lagoon

    CHICAGO — Police have been on Chicago’s Southwest Side since Tuesday night, draining a portion of the Marquette Park lagoon.  Investigators confirm that detectives are searching for the body of Laneesha Miller, 28. Miller was reportedly last seen just after Father’s Day.  Her family says witnesses saw her at 96th and Halsted. Laneesha Miller is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. Police are also looking for a car Miller may have been driving.  It […]

  • NASA awaits results from quick trip to Pluto

    LAUREL, Md. — It took nine-and-a-half years, and 3 billion miles, but NASA has made it to Pluto. The New Horizons spacecraft came within 7,800 miles at 7:49 a.m. EDT Tuesday. That’s close enough for the probe to take pictures as it went by at 31,000 mph. New Horizons’ flight is pre-programmed, so the flight control room was empty as NASA crew counted down to when they reached the planet. They all cheered and applauded as they waved American flags in […]


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