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+.

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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    CPS students walk out of class to protest budget cuts

    CHICAGO — Students at one Chicago public high school walk out of class on Friday morning to protest against budget cuts. About 300 kids at Lincoln Park High School skipped third period and left the building at 9:55 am. They gathered in the mall area, holding signs and shouting chants. They called for better funding, and to be treated the same as students in affluent communities. Their demonstration comes after CPS CEO Forrest Claypool told principals to cut budgets by […]

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    Oregon standoff: 3 of 4 occupiers surrender to FBI

    PORTLAND, Or. — Three of the four remaining occupiers at the Malheur Wildlife Refuge’s headquarters in Harney County, Oregon, surrendered Thursday after 41 days, according to David Fry, the lone holdout, speaking on a live streamed phone call. Fry is refusing to come out, saying his grievances have not been heard. [Previous story, posted at 10:07 a.m. ET] The armed occupiers of a wildlife refuge in Oregon say they will turn themselves in Thursday morning, hours after federal agents arrested Cliven […]

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    3 ‘bladed weapons’ used to kill most of Gage Park family

    CHICAGO — Three “bladed weapons” appear to have been used to kill most of the six family members found dead last week in their Gage Park neighborhood home, a Chicago police spokesman said Wednesday. None of those weapons were recovered, however, as investigators continue to investigate the slayings. A special bio team was sent to clean the home where the six family members were murdered. The Martinez family members were found stabbed and shot to death last Thursday in a […]

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    Sanders, Trump win New Hampshire primaries

    MANCHESTER, N.H. — His supporters are waving large foam fingers marked “You’re hired.” Backers of Donald Trump are celebrating the billionaire’s victory in the New Hampshire primary. Trump finished well ahead of the pack. Exit polls showed Republicans are disappointed with their representatives in Washington. Four in 10 said they were angry. Bernie Sanders says his solid win in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary was “huge” (yooj) and sends a message that the government belongs to all of the people, not just wealthy […]

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    Protesters want TIF money used for Chicago schools

    CHICAGO — Parents, teachers and activists are calling on the Chicago City Council to use surplus TIF money to fund schools and avoid a state takeover. Protesters rallied during at budget committee hearing today. They say $1.8 billion in TIF funds should be shifted to Chicago Public Schools. Committee members later voted to push the proposal to the finance committee. Mayor Emanuel’s budget director recently asked aldermen to shift Tax Increment Financing money away from projects in their wards to […]

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    CTU, CPS officials meet again over contract talks — still no agreement

    CHICAGO — Just hours after the rally, both the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools met for another round of negotiations for couple of hours this morning — but at the end of the day, there is still no agreement. Mayor Emanuel and Governor Rauner continue their battle on Friday over the financial crisis that’s hammering Chicago Public Schools. Emanuel criticized Rauner’s call for a state takeover of CPS. He said the comments were not helpful. He added if […]

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    CPS sells $725M in bonds at extraordinarily high interest rate

    CHICAGO — The Chicago School Board’s financial troubles are forcing the school system to pay extraordinary borrowing costs. CPS just sold $725 million in bonds Wednesday, at an 8.5% interest rate; that’s 141 times the rate paid on a typical bank savings account. Chicago taxpayers will ultimately pay that cost. Governor Bruce Rauner called the bond sale a mistake; he ordered state education officials to pursue a takeover of Chicago schools. As a form of protest, the Chicago Teachers Union […]

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    CTU targets Bank of America as contract battle continues

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union closes accounts at the main Bank of America in the Loop on Wednesday. The union claims it’s an institution that’s adding to the budget crisis. This is the latest move as the union and CPS battle over a new contract. The union had more than $700,000 in the Bank of America at 135 S. LaSalle. It’s protesting against the bank’s so-called toxic interest rate swap deals with CPS. This move comes 24 hours after […]

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    CTU calls CPS’ $100 million in budget cuts ‘act of war’

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union is angrily criticizing the school board for its latest budget cuts. A day after CTU bargainers rejected a new contract offer, Chicago Public Schools announced $100 million in spending cuts – possibly including teacher layoffs and bigger class sizes. CPS will suspend some payments into the teachers’ pension fund if the teachers won’t agree to pay part of the premiums. The union calls the move “an act of war.” School officials call it an […]

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    Illinois Comptroller says the state heads into $6.2 billion more debt

    CHICAGO – Past due notices are piling up as the budget impasse in Springfield heads into its eighth month. Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger warned back in October that the state was out of money.  She says with no state budget in place, the situation has gotten worse. Rauner has blamed the Democrats for holding up the budget, while Democrats blame Rauner for tying the budget to his pro-business, union weakening agenda. Munger says the lower income tax is a major […]


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