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+ 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
  • Cubs eliminated with 11-1 loss to Dodgers

    CHICAGO — Kike Hernandez homered three times and drove in seven runs, and the Los Angeles Dodgers romped past the Chicago Cubs 11-1 on Thursday night behind Clayton Kershaw to reach the World Series for the first time in almost three decades. Kershaw breezed through six crisp innings and Cody Bellinger had three hits as Los Angeles ended Chicago’s title defense with a dominant performance in Game 5 of the NL Championship Series. Hernandez connected on the first two pitches he […]

  • Cubs set starting line-up for NLCS Game 5

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs have forced a fifth game in the National League Championship Series by hitting three solo homers in a 3-2 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Alright @Cubs fans — here's your starting line-up for NLCS Game 5! pic.twitter.com/up7c8h1Cb6 — WGN TV News (@WGNNews) October 19, 2017 Javier Baez homered twice and Willson Contreras hit a solo shot to back Jake Arrieta , who gave up a run and three hits over 6 2/3 innings. Cody […]

  • Mayor Emanuel unveils Chicago’s 2018 budget plan

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel unveiled his 2018 budget plan in an address to City Council Wednesday morning. The mayor’s budget is a $8.6 billion plan with $289 million more in spending. With the new budget comes new taxes and fees:  A 15-cent fee hike for Uber and Lyft rides (with the money slated to go towards CTA upgrades) An increase in the amusement tax And a $1.10 increase in the 911 phone tax that is expected to give $30 million […]

  • Cubs bring NLCS back to Wrigley Field for Game 3 tonight

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs play the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight in Game 3 of the NLCS. The Cubs are down two games, but will they take Game 3? Being at home with a day of rest can only help. Since losing two games in LA, ticket prices have dropped for Game 3 tonight. On StubHub, there are listings for Game 3 under $100 — less than half the price of when the Cubs clinched last week. Game 4 on Wednesday […]

  • Cubs win wild Game 5, advanced to NLCS

    WASHINGTON — Addison Russell drove in four runs, Wade Davis earned a seven-out save, and the Chicago Cubs reached their third NL Championship Series in a row by edging the Washington Nationals 9-8 in a thriller of a Game 5. The defending World Series champion Cubs trailed 4-1 before scoring four runs in the fifth inning off two-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer. They then led 9-6 and held on, with the help of Davis’ longest appearance since 2012 […]

  • Woman found dead in burning home suffered gunshot wound to head

    HARVEY, Ill. — A woman was found dead inside a burning house in Harvey on Wednesday morning. Firefighters received the call about the fire near 148th and Leavitt Avenue around 4 a.m. The woman was discovered with a gunshot wound to the head. She was found in a back bedroom. She was believed to be older than 60. Her identity hasn’t been released. Officials believe the fire started after the woman was shot. The house is a total loss. Harvey […]

  • Alderman calls for hearings after controversial photo tied to water department

    CHICAGO — There are new claims of racially tinged conduct at the Chicago Water Department. The city agency has been flooded with controversy since an investigation found water department workers engaged in racist and sexist talk on city time. Now, WGN Investigates has uncovered a new photo that some say adds fuel to the fire. The photo depicts a small piece of rope hanging from a Chicago Water Department truck and it’s tied like a noose. “I see a noose […]

  • Cook County officials vote to end beverage tax, final vote Wednesday

    CHICAGO — The Cook County Finance Committee voted to repeal the beverage tax on Tuesday. The vote is veto-proof and the final vote takes place Wednesday. The county board’s finance committee met Tuesday to vote on a measure to repeal the unpopular penny-per-ounce tax. Board President Toni Preckwinkle warned if the tax is repealed it will mean serious cuts to health and public safety. Cook County Pop Tax REPEALED. Watch the reaction after the Finance Committee test vote. pic.twitter.com/J8esdh9dyK — […]

  • Chicago increases security for Marathon and Cubs, Bears game days

    CHICAGO — Police say they’re increasing security for Sunday’s Chicago Marathon after a gunman opened fire on an outdoor music festival in Las Vegas from his high-rise hotel room earlier this week, killing 58 people. The move was announced Thursday, the same day authorities confirmed Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock had booked a room at Chicago’s Blackstone Hotel in August that overlooked the park where the Lollapalooza music festival was being held. There’s no evidence he actually stayed there. Anthony […]

  • Earlville officials confirm manhunt over, suspect in police custody

    EARLVILLE, Ill. — A suspect is now in police custody after a manhunt in the small town of Earlville in LaSalle County. The sheriff says the search for Lowell “Max” Ambler, 46, a former LaSalle County deputy, ended peacefully when Ambler surrendered to authorities Thursday morning. Ambler’s father was once the Earlville Chief of Police. The help of Ambler’s father and a sister is said to have been pivotal in getting Ambler to surrender. Ambler was a fugitive after violating his bond […]