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
  • Chicago sees lowest number of murders since 1963

    Chicago closed the first seven months of the year with the lowest number of murders since 1963. Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy is presenting the newest statistics to a joint hearing of city council and public safety committees this morning and afternoon. Compared to 2013, a year that saw historic lows in crime and violence, in the first seven months of 2014 murders were down 7 percent. Overall crime was down 14 percent. However, shooting incidents were up 6 percent and […]


    McDonald’s employees, activists rally for ‘Fight for 15′

    McDonald’s employees and activists are rallying Thursday morning outside the landmark restaurant at Clark and Ontario in their fight for higher wages and the right to unionize. Their so-called “Fight for 15” dollars an hour got a boost from a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The NLRB ruled that McDonald’s corporation acts as the co-employer of workers at its thousands of franchises. As such, it can dictate wage levels paid by the franchisees. McDonald’s argues that the […]

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    City Council to set rules for medical marijuana

    The Chicago City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to enact new regulations on where medical marijuana may be sold in the city. Tuesday, the council’s zoning committee endorsed a proposal to allow no more than 13 marijuana dispensaries; they would be banned in transportation corridors, manufacturing districts, near parks or forest preserves, and in any building that includes housing. Chicago Ald. Walter Burnett (27th) said the dispensaries need to service people with chronic illnesses who qualify for medical marijuana.  […]

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    Crime on CTA declines in first half of 2014, police data show

    Crime on the CTA is down. Thefts are down 18 percent, robberies fell 35 percent and violent crime dropped 34 percent compared to last year. Officials say new surveillance cameras and an increase in undercover police patrols are making a difference. Trouble on the CTA: Do rider cameras capture more than security cameras? The new information is being released following the high profile attack on an orange line train earlier this month. Two armed men robbed at least four passengers and […]

  • Accused Gary cop killer could face death penalty

    The man charged with murdering an on-duty Gary police officer appears to be concerned about possibly facing the death penalty. 25 year-old Carl Blount, of Gary, is accused of shooting 47 year-old officer Jeffrey Westerfield. Police say Blount opened-fire on Westerfield after the officer responded to a domestic dispute that involved Blount and his girlfriend on July 6th.  Police say Blount made incriminating statements to a witness, and asked for help to hide from police. Court documents say witnesses and […]

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    COLD CASE: Arrest made in 1992 murder of David Chereck

    It took a long time, but now a former Chicago area man is facing murder charges in relation to the death of a boy, a case that dates back to the early 1990s. Robert Serritella, 71, has been arrested in California in connection with the 1992 murder of David Chereck, 15. Serritella used to live in the area not too far from Chereck. He was arrested Wednesday night after Cook County Sheriff’s Department police reopened the cold case at the […]

  • City to review 9,000 questionable red light tickets

    The City of Chicago will review more than 9,000 red light camera tickets after a Chicago Tribune investigation found a suspicious spike in the number of tickets issues. The Tribune found about 13,000 questionable tickets during their 10 month investigation but the city says of those only 9,000 were actually sent to people.  And even if they’ve paid the tickets they will get another shot at appealing that $100 dollar tickets. INVESTIGATION: Red light cameras issuing undeserved tickets The Tribune interviewed […]

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    Woman killed after car hit by flying tire on expressway

    A woman was killed today on the Bishop Ford Freeway when her car was hit by a tire that fell off another vehicle. The woman’s identity is not yet being released, pending notification of her next of kin. She was driving northbound when the tire came flying across the median and right at her. The extensive damage to the victim’s white Nissan Versa makes clear there was likely no surviving the accident. State police say the Nissan was traveling northbound […]

  • Today could be the hottest day of the year

    On Tuesday, temperatures are expected to reach the low 90’s for just the third time this year and the first time this month. The warmer weather and high humidity will make conditions oppressive. 1-minute forecast: Temps hit 90 today, storms expected tonight The heat index is expected to be 95 to 100 degrees, making this the hottest day of the year. On average, Chicago sees about 14 90-degree days during a year. The National Weather Service says heat safety precautions should […]

  • Asian Carp vs. Commercial Fishermen: 2.5M lbs now out of Illinois

    It’s been four years since the discovery of an Asian carp between the electric barriers and    Lake Michigan. That’s when the state went into emergency mode. They hired a select group of Illinois commercial fishermen.  And as our Nancy Loo reports, they’ve  now taken two-and-a-half MILLION pounds of Asian carp out of Illinois waterways. In the backwaters of the Illinois River near Starved Rock State Park, there are fewer Asian carp jumping this year. “We’re doing this kinda different today,” […]