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
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    Discovering Devon Avenue with Anupy Singla Gupta

    Shopping along Devon Avenue in Chicago’s “Little India” neighborhood can seem intimidating. I have lived, worked and traveled throughout Asia. But I have never been to India. So I was thrilled when my friend, former TV journalist Anupy Singla Gupta, invited me along for a personal tour of Devon Avenue shops just for a select group of bloggers. Anupy is amazing. She has grown so much since leaving the crazy news business and launching her blog, Indian As Apple Pie. […]

  • Teen killed, second wounded in shooting in Skokie

    Police in Skokie continue to search for the gunman who shot two Niles North High School students, killing one of them, over the weekend. 17-year-old Maxwell Gadau and a 17-year-old girl were shot in the 9200 block of Kedvale Ave around 9:30 p.m. Sunday. Gadau was pronounced dead at Evanston Hospital. The female was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Friends of Gadau held a vigil in his honor Monday night. They gathered in the street in Skokie where he […]

  • Air travel still snarled hours after fire at FAA facility

    Disruptions in air travel will continue into Saturday after a fire in a FAA facility broke out Friday morning. Nearly 1600 flights were cancelled Friday. Many airlines also had to cancel flights Saturday. The madness began around 6 a.m. when a temporary ground stop was issued by the FAA because of a fire at its air traffic control center in Aurora. Aurora officials confirm that the fire was deliberately started by a male employee, and this was not an act […]

  • VIDEO: Aurora FAA facility fire started by employee

  • Community alert after man attempts to lure 3 girls into SUV

    A man tried to lure three girls into his SUV on a playground behind Grimes Elementary School, in the Clearing neighborhood. It happened shortly after noon Thursday, during recess; the man called the girls over; instead, they walked away and alerted a school employee. Police say the man drove a black, newer-model Honda CRV with two New York Yankees stickers on the rear window.

  • Attorney General Madigan investigating Jimmy John’s data breach

    Attorney General Lisa Madigan announces on Thursday she is leading an investigation into the debit and credit card breach at Jimmy John’s. 216 locations were targeted, 18 of which are in the Chicago area and four of which are in the city.  FULL LIST HERE The breaches happened between June 16th and September 5th. Jimmy John’s says it learned about the breaches on July 30th, and that has some customers wondering why there was a delay in alerting them. “And […]

  • Jimmy John’s reports data breach at 200 locations: FULL LIST

    Sandwich shop giant Jimmy John’s said today it “learned of a possible security incident involving credit and debit card data at some of Jimmy John’s stores and franchised locations.” Jimmy Johns says approximately 216 stores appear to be affected. There are 23 locations in Illinois affected by this security breach, 16 are in the Chicago area, including four city locations, mainly on the North Side. Another two stores in northwest Indiana are also affected. FULL LIST HERE. Retailers Home Depot, […]

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    Nearly 50 people from Illinois, including local firefighters, stranded in Mexico after hurricane

    Forty-eight people from Illinois are are stranded in Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas after Hurricane Odile. The group includes 16 firefighters from Hoffman Estates. The firefighters and thousands of tourists have been trapped in Cabo for days and now power, food and water are running low. Flights resumed Tuesday, but with massive looting in the area, the firefighters say there’s not a safe way to get to the airport. Sources tell WGN the U.S. has just requested permission from Mexican government to grant approval for […]

  • Police: Boy brought gun to school because he was being bullied

    A 12-year-old Chicago Public School student is in some big trouble for bringing a handgun to school Monday. The gun was unloaded and the student told police he brought the gun to the school because he was being bullied by another student. It all happened at Shmid Elementary on the South Side. Police are still working on where the child got the gun. It was found in another student’s backpack Monday morning. That student then told school officials who moved quickly. […]

  • O’Laughlin murder case may go to jury Monday

    The prosecution continues in the Kelli O’Laughlin murder trial. John Wilson Jr. is charged with breaking into the 14 year-old’s home in Indian Head Park three years ago, and then stabbing her to death with a kitchen knife when she walked in on him. Wilson was caught when he sent text messages to her mother from Kelli’s cell phone. But, defense attorneys say O’Laughlin may have killed herself. After the prosecution rested, the defense surprised everyone in the courtroom by […]


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