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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
  • Surveillance video released of West Side smash-and-grab burglary

    A red mini-van slammed into a Cisco NYC clothing store in an apparent crash-and-grab burglary on the city’s West Side. Surveillance video was released Wednesday, showing at least 20 people — most of them wearing masks and carrying large garbage sized bags — rush inside the store. Police received a call at 4:15 a.m. Wednesday due to a burglar alarm going off at 4025 W. Madison. When police arrived at the scene, they found the mini-van inside the front of the […]

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    Man, 50, shot in the head by stray bullet on South Side

    A 50-year-old man was shot in the head in his home by an apparent stray bullet. It came through the window of an upper level bedroom just before 11p.m. Tuesday in the 2100 block of West Garfield Boulevard in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. The man is in critical condition. Police say casings were found in a wooded area across Garfield Boulevard. No word on who was firing the shots or why. No one is in custody.

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    Protesters at Chicago City Hall over Ferguson decision

    Chicago protesters unhappy about a grand jury’s decision not to indict the Ferguson, Mo., police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown are demonstrating at City Hall. They are not planning to leave anytime soon, either. The Black Youth Project 100 is calling for an end to the militarization of the police. Members claim a police officer or security guard shoots and kills a black person every 28 hours in America. So, about 100 protesters are prepared to stay outside […]

  • New photos released of Officer Darren Wilson

    Never-before-seen photos of Darren Wilson released following grand jury decision

    Officials released never-before-seen photos of Darren Wilson on Monday night, which appeared to show the Ferguson police officer following the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. The photos were released as part of the evidence presented to a grand jury in Ferguson. The grand jury declined to indict Wilson in Brown’s death. Grand jury proceedings are secret, and when no indictment is handed down — as was the case for Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson — the files remain locked up. […]

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    President Obama’s immigration plan getting mixed reactions

    President Obama’s new immigration overhaul could benefit up to five million people. The president wants to give parents of American citizens, or legal residents, a chance to avoid deportation. The conditions are living in the U.S. for over five years, passing a background check, and paying taxes. It does not grant citizenship or help anyone who recently entered the country illegally. But even those who would benefit from it have some mixed feelings. Local immigration activists watched the President at […]

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    3 shot at Florida State University before gunman killed by police

    Florida State University students huddled together in the aisles of a packed campus library early Thursday after a gunman opened fire, injuring three. Two of the shooting victims were taken to Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare. One was in critical condition; the other was stable, the hospital said. The third victim was treated and released at the scene. All three are students. Campus officers later shot the gunman to death after they asked him to drop his handgun, and he opened fire […]

  • City Council passes $7.3B budget

    Chicago residents won’t pay higher property taxes next year but there are still a lot of hikes coming. The city council has approved Mayor Emanuel’s $7.3 billion dollar budget. The 2015 budget has Chicagoans paying more for everything from parking and vehicle leasing to cable TV and recreational activities related to skyboxes. Water and sewer fees and cell phone taxes are also going to rise. Mayor Emanuel says this is to correct decades of phony projections. The mayor says he’ll […]

  • 3-alarm fire destroys former elementary school in Lincoln Park

    Chicago firefighters battle a raging blaze for hours in the bitter cold temperatures at an historic building in Lincoln Park. The fire erupted at the Mulligan School at Sheffield and Willow around 1 a.m. Tuesday. The flames raced through the upper floors. Firefighters tried to stop the flames from spreading inside the building, but two security dogs interfered with their efforts. The building was being turned into condos, but it may have to be demolished. The building dates back to […]

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    Lake County Sheriff investigating multiple crime scenes

    A suburban teen allegedly stole two cars and went on a high speed chase covering six jurisdictions after being shot in the face early Friday morning. 18-year-old Ronald Mass is facing an attempted murder charge and nine other counts. The police chase at times went up to 80 miles per hour. Police say Mass also crashed into a squad car and two other vehicles. His 15 year-old female friend suffered non-life threatening injuries in one of the crashes. Two passengers […]

  • Chicago foodies opt for more exclusive ‘underground dining’

    Chicago has a vibrant food scene with some of the best restaurants and chefs in the world. But, more and more foodies are going underground. On any given night, what’s essentially a pop-up restaurant may be operating inside a home or empty business space near you. WGN’s Nancy Loo takes us inside a highly secretive operation called the “Chicago Bite Club.” “What are the first rules of Bite Club?“ asks Nancy? That it doesn’t exist,” says our mystery chef. So, […]


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