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
  • Retired officer fatally shoots man who tried to carjack him, police say

    CHICAGO — A man is dead after being shot by a retired police officer officials say he was trying to carjack. Police said the retired officer was inside a car in the 2900 block of South Shields Avenue around 7:20 p.m. Wednesday when three men approached him. One of the men pointed a handgun at the officer and demanded the vehicle. The retired officer fired shots that struck the offender in the upper body. The offender was taken to Mercy […]

  • Chicago officer hit in head with vase while responding to domestic fight

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was hit on his head with a vase while responding to a domestic battery call in Woodlawn early Wednesday. Officers were in the 6400 block of South Kenwood Avenue shortly after midnight when they saw a woman, the domestic battery victim, on the street, according to the Chicago Police Department. The women led officers into a nearby apartment, where a man opened the door. One officer entered the unit, police said. Before other officers […]

  • Chicago paving map: City crews to tackle nearly 300 miles this summer

    CHICAGO — You may not have to dodge as many potholes anymore in Chicago. The new paving season is now underway. Nearly 300 miles will be resurfaced. The road work will be frustrating for drivers, but the city says it’ll be worth it in the long run. Since 2011, more than 2,000 miles have been paved in Chicago. Is your street on the list? Click here for the 2018 Chicago paving map. Or check it out below: City of Chicago […]

  • Police seek red Jeep’s driver in fatal Lakeview hit-and-run

    CHICAGO — Police have released photos of the red Jeep that killed a 56-year-old woman in a Lakeview hit-and-run late Thursday. The woman was crossing the street in the 3300 block of North Halsted Street just after 9 p.m. Thursday when she was struck by a red Jeep Renegade driving southbound on the busy road, according to the Chicago Police Department. The victim was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, where she was later pronounced dead. The Cook County […]

  • 2 killed in Highland Park house fire

    HIGHLAND PARK, Ill. —  The Lake County coroner has confirmed that two people were killed in a massive fire that destroyed a home in Highland Park. A neighbor reported the fire around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday at a two-story house on Kipling Lane off Ridge Road. When fire crews arrived to the scene, the home was fully engulfed. Firefighters got word that an elderly couple have been known to live in the home, so they attempted to go in through the […]

  • Mother fatally shot, 8-year-old daughter injured in Gary home

    GARY, Ind. — A mother was shot and killed, and her young daughter was injured, in a home in Gary. Police responded just after 2 a.m. Tuesday to the 1400 block of East 35th Place, and found the woman shot multiple times. The coroner identified the victim as 28-year-old Pamela Hunter. Her 8-year-old daughter was transported to the hospital for treatment of an injury that is not life-threatening. Gary police spent over an hour at the scene investigating. A homicide investigation […]

  • Police investigating after multiple people shot in Riverdale

    RIVERDALE, Ill. — Police are looking for suspects in the shooting of three people in this south suburb just over the Chicago border. The shooting happened around 9:30 p.m. Thursday near 138th and Wallace. Police say several people were standing in the driveway of a home when two or three men approached the group and fired shots. Two people were critically wounded and taken to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn where they are reported to be in stable condition. A […]

  • Man shot through front door during robbery attempt on South Side

    CHICAGO — A 46-year-old man was shot through his front door during a robbery attempt on the city’s South Side. The incident happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 500 block of West 44th Street in the Canaryville neighborhood. The homeowner tells police a man and woman tried to gain entry into the home, but he slammed the door on them. The man then fired his gun at the door, shooting right through it. It left a hole in the door, […]

  • Illinois’ richest man donates $10M to fight Chicago violence

    CHICAGO — Illinois’ wealthiest man is stepping up to help Chicago’s crime fighting efforts. A $10 million donation from Citadel CEO Ken Griffin is being heralded as a transformational investment — one that can make the Chicago Police Department a national model. High tech tools have already brought improvement, so Griffin’s donation is expected to bring much more. A billionaire philanthropist, Griffin seemed impressed by the CPD’s smart policing strategy. The system in place at the 25th District is also […]

  • 18 firefighters laid off in Harvey due to financial issues

    HARVEY, Ill. — The firefighters union in south suburban Harvey said half of the fire department was laid off following an emergency meeting to discuss the city’s financial crisis. In a post on Instagram and Facebook, the local Fireman’s Association wrote, “The city has laid off 18 firefighters, half the department is gone! Prayers for the citizens and families of those laid off.” The fire department not only serves Harvey, but nearby Dixmoor, Ill. There were also reportedly 13 non-police […]