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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.

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    Germanwings co-pilot tore up doctor’s notes excusing him from work, prosecutors say

    MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) — On the day he flew a passenger jet into a mountain, Andreas Lubitz had been excused from work by a doctor. German prosecutors say they found torn-up sick notes for the day of the crash as they searched Lubitz’s homes in two German cities. They say he appeared to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employer. The prosecutors aren’t saying what the illness was — and whether it was mental or physical. But German […]

  • Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves prison, expected soon in D.C. area

    CHICAGO — Former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. is being transferred Thursday afternoon to a “halfway” house in Washington, DC. He was released from a prison in Alabama around 5 a.m., and the drive to D.C. is about 12 hours. He’s expected to make a stop in South Carolina along the way to see his grandmother. Jackson spent a year and a half in Alabama, and he has another year to serve his sentence. He was convicted for illegally spending hundreds […]

  • Missing 7-year-old girl from South Shore found safe

    CHICAGO –A 7-year-old girl who went missing from the city’s South Shore neighborhood has been found safe. On Thursday, police say Kendra Broughton was dropped off around 8:50 a.m. at Powell Elementary School at 75th and South Shore Drive. But when her parent went to pick her up at 4:30 p.m., she was not there. Kendra was found at a friend’s house. A neighbor recognized the girl from a bulletin and called police. This is a developing story. Check back […]

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    Bloody arrest of UVA student from Chicago leads to investigation

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A college student from Chicago was thrown to the ground and bloodied by alcohol agents at the University of Virginia – and it was all caught on camera. Martese Johnson is a 2012 graduate of the Kenwood Academy. He was stopped by a bouncer when he tried to enter a pub, and an agent pulled him aside. When Johnson demanded that the agent let go of his arm, another agent joined in, and wrestled Johnson to the […]

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    Chicago City Council to vote on parkland for Obama library

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s City Council is expected to vote Wednesday on a plan to help its bid for Barack Obama’s presidential library. The plan would transfer about 20 acres of public parkland on the city’s South Side to the city’s control if the University of Chicago is awarded the library. The university is proposing to build the library in Washington Park or Jackson Park. Chicago is competing with New York and Hawaii for the library. The winning site won’t be […]

  • McDonald’s faces protests, lawsuits over worker safety

    CHICAGO — McDonalds employees protest outside, and inside, one of the restaurant’s locations on the West Side. The workers chanted, “No safety! No peace!” inside the restaurant at Roosevelt and Kedzie Tuesday morning. Police later arrived and had to move the employees back outside. The demonstration was part of a nationwide effort to highlight new labor complaints against the fast-food giant. Workers complain about unsafe work conditions. Employees in 19 cities, including Chicago, filed 28 complaints against McDonalds. They say […]

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    Semi truck takes gunfire on Dan Ryan Expressway

    CHICAGO — A truck driver says a man pulled up alongside his semi on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway, and a passenger shot at him. It happened on the bridge near Roosevelt around 2 a.m. The driver then pulled off to the side on the Kennedy at Madison. The driver wasn’t hit, but there are bullet holes in the side of his rig. Police are looking for a gold Chevy Impala. All lanes have reopened after an earlier police investigation. […]

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    Major construction on Jane Byrne Interchange underway

    CHICAGO –Major slow downs are expected on the inbound Dan Ryan Expressway, as the reconfiguration of the Jane Byrne Interchange enters a new phase. New construction on the Flyover Project is expected to take until the summer of 2016. Detours will be posted. Starting Tuesday night, the following closures and detours will go into effect: The ramp from the inbound Dan Ryan to inbound Congress Parkway will be closed. A detour route will be posted, directing motorists to exit on […]

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    Free measles vaccinations offered today in Palatine

    PALATINE, Ill. — Health officials are offering free measles vaccinations today in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The Cook County Department of Public Health announced Monday it will hold clinics Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and March 10 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at All Saints Lutheran Church in Palatine. Officials say people who do not know their measles vaccination status can get free vaccine. The health department has said people who were at LaRosita Laundromat on East Dundee […]

  • Former employee put fetus remains in ceiling of Gary funeral home: spokesman

    GARY, Ind. — A spokesman for the Gary funeral home where the remains of two fetuses were found in a ceiling says the fetuses were unclaimed at the funeral home for nearly 20 years and were properly stored and secured until September of last year, when an employee removed the remains from a locked cabinet and took them to the ceiling area. That employee has since been fired and the person’s alleged motive is not known. Spokesman Sean Howard told […]


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