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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
  • Snow snarls traffic on Chicago area roads

    CHICAGO — Lake-effect snow is causing a mess on area roadways Thursday. Follow @ChicagoDrives for the latest travel updates More resources:

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    Senate closing in on Homeland Security funding

    WASHINGTON — The Senate is closer to approving funding for the Department of Homeland Security, but it’s not what the House had in mind. A new funding bill is needed by Friday night, at midnight, or else the department will undergo a partial shutdown. The House passed funding legislation that also blocked President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. The Senate voted that down four times because of the immigration portion. Senate Democrats are supporting a proposal by Senate Majority Leader […]

  • Student charged with sexual assault tells police he was re-enacting ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

    CHICAGO –A University of Illinois – Chicago student was charged with sexually assaulting a female student during what he told police was a re-enactment of “Fifty Shades of Grey.” Police say 19-year-old Mohammad Hossain was in his dorm room around 5:30 p.m. Saturday. The alleged sexual assault happened inside Hossain’s UIC dorm room. The criminal complaint says Hossain and the 19-year-old female student did have an intimate relationship in the past. He allegedly told her to take off her clothes […]

  • Despite cold weather, Chicago area kids back to school

    CHICAGO — Despite another day of very cold temperatures, roughly 400,000 Chicago Public School students and many suburban kids returned to their classrooms on Friday. As children headed to school, the temperatures were below zero in several communities, and that angered some parents. They feel school should have been cancelled again. But, by the end of the school day on Friday, temperatures should be a bit higher. CPS has used four of its five emergency days.  

  • Classes resume from CPS students after extreme cold streak

    CPS classes resume today after closed due to frigid temps

    CHICAGO — Classes resume today at Chicago Public Schools, and most suburban school districts, after record-setting cold kept kids out of the classroom. CPS cancelled classes Thursday due to the dangerous cold in the Chicago area. Students and staff are expected back in classrooms on Friday. Thursday was the fourth weather-related closing of the year for CPS. Hundreds of suburban schools also cancelled classes, or started later.  FULL LIST:  Chicago area school closings Classes are in session for all CPS […]

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    YMCA’s across Chicago area open to help parents during school closings

    CHICAGO — The bitter cold has closed many schools in the Chicago area – some are starting late. Full list: School closings in Chicago area All YMCA’s of Metro Chicago will remain open today. Twelve YMCA’s across Chicagoland will be offering a day-long School Days Out program to assist parents and guardians with childcare challenges. The Y’s program offers fun, affordable activities for school-age children. Chicago public libraries and park district facilities will also be open. Both the Adler Planetarium […]

  • Gov. Rauner calls for budget cuts; some local mayors upset

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — In his first budget address Governor Bruce Rauner called for major spending cuts, saying, “For far too long we have been living beyond our means — spending money that Illinois taxpayers could not afford.” Rauner wants to cut Medicaid spending by $1.5 billion, higher education by $387 million and tax money funneled to cities and towns by $600 million. Some of the cuts aimed at local municipalities irked area mayors. He also wants state workers moved into […]

  • Cab drivers stage ride-share protest in the Loop

    CHICAGO — Taxi drivers staged a demonstration against ride-sharing services this morning, driving around the Loop for four hours without picking up fares. The protest took place between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. It was followed by a press conference at City Hall. Traditional taxi drivers consider ride-sharing companies like Uber a threat to their businesses because of limited regulations. Meantime, the City of Chicago has agreed to award a license to Uber after the company signed off on several […]

  • Water service restored to Dixmoor residents after water main break

    DIXMOOR, Ill. — Water service to home in suburban Dixmoor has been restored, after two water main breaks left the entire village without running water. It happened at 143rd and Spaulding. It took a long time for crews to repair due to the fact that an 8-inch pipe is next to a water valve that can’t be shut off. At this point it’s unclear whether the ruptures were related to the cold weather.  

  • Jackie Robinson West Coach Darold Butler: I’m still proud

    CHICAGO –The families of Jackie Robinson West are still reacting to having their championship stripped away by Little League. JRW is no longer the U.S. champion after league officials concluded the team had players who lived outside their residency boundaries. The league says the team covered it up with false boundary maps. Jackie Robinson West’s coach Darold Butler has been suspended. Butler spoke briefly to the media Wednesday night after league investigation found the team violated rules by using falsified […]


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