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.

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    Chicago Police Department changes how officers are assigned overtime

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department will change how it assigns officers overtime as it battles violence. Superintendent Eddie Johnson announced on Tuesday that more officers who work overtime will be assigned to their home districts. Supt. Johnson believes this will build trust between neighborhoods and officers. The additional personnel will work the early evening to early morning hours. The number of high-priority zones where the overtime shifts will be assigned will also expand from 19 to 25. The CPD has spent $100 million […]

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    Man fatally shot during barbecue on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO – A man is dead and a woman is wounded in a shooting on Chicago’s South Side. A 41-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman were barbecuing in a vacant lot in the 6600 block of South Union Avenue in the Englewood neighborhood at about 11:30 p.m. Monday. Police say a black SUV drove down the street and someone inside opened fire, shooting the man in the armpit. The woman was struck in the back.   Both victims were transported […]

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    UK votes to leave European Union; PM resigns

    The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in a historic referendum that triggered the resignation of British Prime Minister David Cameron and wreaked havoc on global markets. There was a mixture of jubilation and tearful disbelief in the UK as people awoke Friday to the final result from Thursday’s extremely close vote, which deeply divided the nation. The result plunged Europe into uncertainty, with calls for further referendums from emboldened far-right groups who see it as a boost […]

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    Chicago-area sees storm damage

    CHICAGO — Severe weather thunders through the Chicago area on Wednesday evening. In Mount Prospect, the wind blew down the canopy at a Shell gas station at Northwest Highway and Forrest Avenue. No one was hurt. In Palatine, flash flooding hit a Taco Bell parking lot. In Evanston, lightning struck a two-story home in the 1500 block of Wesley Avenue and set the attic on fire. The homeowner was out to dinner at the time. Firefighters put the flames out in […]

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    CPS teachers marching again in push for school funding

    CHICAGO –Today was one of two imposed ‘furlough days for CPS teachers–which they turned into a day of action calling it a “Fight Back Day.” Hundreds on union members along with parents and students converged on City Hall and the Thompson Center and called for progressive funding options for Chicago Public Schools. While state Democrats are fighting for a revised funding formula that would give more money to Chicago Public Schools, Gov Rauner fired back in an op-ed piece published […]

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    CPD adds nearly 100 officers to take on ‘public health crisis’ of gun violence

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department will add nearly 100 new officers to the force Tuesday, and Chicago needs the help. The murder rates surpassed 300 over the weekend — only halfway through the year — compared to 480 homicides in all of 2015. The new officers will hit the streets following yet another very deadly weekend with a tally of 13 murders and 46 people wounded between Friday evening and Monday morning. The latest police graduation will add 97 […]

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    Employees hospitalized after chemical spill at Willy Wonka Candy Factory

    ITASCA, Ill. — A dozen workers were hospitalized after a Hazmat situation at the Willy Wonka Candy Factory in Itasca. The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. Friday at the candy factory located at 1445 Norwood Ave. A Hazmet crew spent much of the early morning at the scene cleaning up the five gallons of lithium fluoride that spilled at the plant. Lithium fluoride is used within the ventilation system of many industrial buildings and is not used in any candy […]

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    Man kicked in head by Chicago police during arrest released without charges

    CHICAGO –  Chicago police have released the man who was shown on video being kicked in the head by an officer during an arrest earlier this week. Police say 24-year-old Shaquille O’Neal was released without charges Wednesday, but the case remains under investigation. O’Neal was seen on a video posted to social media earlier this week struggling with Chicago police. The video which lasts 1:28 seconds clearly shows the O’Neal struggling with the first officer as a crowd watches and yells […]

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    Orlando shooter’s wife once lived in Chicago-area; may face felony charges

    The man who shot and killed at least 49 people inside a gay nightclub in Orlando called a friend to say goodbye as he carried out his rampage. Omar Mateen also dialed 911 and a TV news producer, and said he carried out the slaughter due to his allegiance to ISIS. Meantime, his wife may face criminal charges. She is identified as 30 year-old Noor Mateen. During a previous marriage, she reportedly lived in Oak Lawn, in the Chicago-area, before she married Mateen […]

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    Wife of Orlando gunman may face felony charges as accessory

    ORLANDO, Florida — The wife of Orlando nightclub shooter told the FBI that Omar Mir Seddique Mateen said he wanted to carry out a jihadist attack, though she denied knowledge of his plans to launch the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, a law enforcement official told CNN on Tuesday. FBI investigators don’t believe Noor Salman was a co-conspirator in the attack that killed 49 people Sunday morning at Pulse, the source said. But authorities are looking into whether she […]