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
  • Woman killed after stolen car fleeing traffic stop crashes into taxi on Near North Side

    CHICAGO — Three people have been arrested after a stolen car crashed into a taxi, and killed a passenger on the city’s Near North Side. The crash happened just before 11 p.m. Wednesday at Dearborn Street and Grand Avenue in River North, when the driver of a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee attempted to flee a traffic stop. Police attempted to pull over the stolen Jeep, when it took off south on State Street, then west on Grand. The driver then ran a […]

  • Chicago police officer testifies in Quintonio LeGrier wrongful death lawsuit for 2nd day

    CHICAGO — The Chicago police officer at the center of a wrongful death lawsuit after fatally shooting a 19-year-old college student took the stand for a second day on Wednesday. Officer Robert Rialmo, who shot and killed 19-year-old Quintonio LeGrier in 2015, took the stand Wednesday, and it was the first time the jury heard emotion from him. During his first day on the stand, he seemed nervous and at times, annoyed while answering questions. On Wednesday, he said he thinks […]

  • Robert Rialmo takes the stand in Quintonio LeGrier case

    CHICAGO — The Chicago police officer who shot and killed Quintonio LeGrier, 19, took the stand to testify on Tuesday afternoon at a wrongful death civil trial. Officer Robert Rialmo testified Tuesday and it was the first time the jury was able to see him. He has not been in court because his attorney said he doesn’t want the jury misinterpreting his client’s body language. Rialmo looked nervous and annoyed at times when answering questions. He gave short one-word answers […]

  • Girl, 12, visiting from Michigan fatally shot on Chicago’s West Side

    CHICAGO — A 12-year-old girl visiting Chicago from Michigan was killed Thursday night. She’nyah O’Flynn’s aunt says she was funny, loved hip-hop, played soccer and was a straight A student. She would’ve turned 13-years-old next month. The Covert, Michigan, resident was returning from a cousin’s graduation party at about 11:30 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Wilcox in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, where a block party was wrapping up. Shots were fired into the crowd, and a bullet hit […]

  • Depositions released after jury selection in Quintonio LeGrier wrongful death lawsuit

    CHICAGO —  The videotaped depositions of Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson were released Thursday after the jury was selected in the wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Chicago after a police officer shot and killed a teen and the teen’s neighbor in 2015. Quintonio LeGrier’s family is suing the city after the 19-year-old college student was shot by Chicago police Officer Robert Rialmo. Bettie Jones, a 55-year-old neighbor, was also fatally shot. Lawyers for LeGrier’s estate successfully […]

  • Judge blocks Deerfield assault weapons ban before it takes effect

    DEERFIELD, Ill. —  An assault weapons ban that was supposed to take effect in Deerfield on Wednesday is now on hold. A judge issued a temporary restraining order. Two residents, with the support of the NRA and other gun rights groups, argued the rule punished people who follow the law. The village board approved the ban in April, in the wake of the school shooting massacre in Parkland, Florida. Deerfield may appeal the judge’s ruling.

  • Chicago officer fatally shoots armed man running away

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer fatally shot a 24-year-old man who authorities said pulled a gun while running away, prompting questions from the man’s family about why the encounter turned deadly. Sgt. Rocco Alioto said the “armed confrontation” Wednesday evening on the city’s South Side happened as officers conducted a narcotics investigation. He said the suspect fled on foot when officers approached. Alioto said in a statement that officers told the man to stop and he “produced a weapon,” so […]

  • Man, 79, killed in fire on Far South Side

    CHICAGO — The relatives of the man who died in a house fire in West Pullman are sharing their emotional memories about him. Jimmy Shearrill, 79, was asleep in an upstairs bedroom when flames erupted Wednesday morning at 118th Street and Perry. Avenue. He became trapped. A firefighter who tried to rescue him fell through the floor, and that triggered a “mayday” alert. The firefighter appeared to be okay, and was treated and released. The victim’s niece, Lekeya Shearrill, says her […]

  • Woman dies after jumping from extra-alarm fire; Official suspect arson

    CHICAGO — Fire officials say they suspect arson in a North Side fire that caused a woman’s death. The woman died from her injuries after jumping out a window to escape the extra-alarm fire. The fire started around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday at an apartment building in the 1700 block of West Touhy Avenue in the Rogers Park neighborhood. Officials say the fire started on the rear porches of the building and quickly spread inside. They are investigating it as arson. […]

  • Former Chicago detective faces wrongful conviction lawsuit

    CHICAGO — A retired Chicago detective is going on trial Tuesday at the Dirksen Federal Building in a wrongful conviction lawsuit. The lawsuit claims former Detective Reynaldo Guevara coerced a 12-year-old boy into falsely identifying Jacques Rivera as the gunman in a 1988 murder. Rivera was released from prison seven-years ago after his conviction in the murder of 16-year-old Felix Valentin. Valentin was shot 10 times while sitting in a car on August 27, 1988. He died 18 days later. Rivera is […]