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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    Police search for shooting suspect in Alsip; Dist. 126 classes cancelled today

    ALSIP, Ill. — A police chase that started in Chicago ended up with officers coming under fire in Alsip. The incident started around 2:40 a.m. Thursday at 118th and Lowe in Chicago, when officers heard gun shots from at least two different guns. Police responded on foot and saw a person firing shots at a group of people from a vehicle. They identified themselves as police when people in the vehicle began to fire at them. One officer took out his […]

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    Man killed, 13-year-old among 4 injured in West Englewood shooting

    CHICAGO – A man was killed and four others wounded, including a 13-year-old boy, in a shooting Monday night on the city’s South Side. The shooting happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of S Winchester in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood when a group was standing in the front yard of a home. Police say another group walked up and started shooting, then ran away. No one was immediately taken into custody. Police say a 28-year-old man was shot […]

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    Cubs ticket prices drop for Game 1 and 2 of NLCS against Dodgers

    CHICAGO — This may be your last chance to get affordable NLCS playoff tickets. Just two days ago when the Cubs won the NLDS, a standing-room-only ticket for Game 1 Saturday night was going for $400 on StubHub. But prices this morning are just under $200. Brokers say prices are likely dropping because Game 1 and 2 at Wrigley Field this weekend will not decide the series. The big-price tickets will be the ones for games in which the Chicago Cubs have a chance […]

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    5 women accuse Donald Trump of groping, kissing them without consent: report

    WASHINGTON — WARNING: This: story contains graphic language. Five women have accused Donald Trump of groping or kissing them without their consent. The allegations come just days after Trump insisted in a presidential debate that he never engaged in that kind of behavior. The New York Times reported Wednesday that two women, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks, each had encounters with Trump in which he groped or kissed them without their consent. One of the alleged incidents occurred in 2005, the […]

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    Donald Trump threatens to sue New York Times over sexual harassment report

    LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for Donald Trump have called on The New York Times to retract a bombshell report in which two women claimed that Trump had touched them inappropriately. The Times story featured two women, Jessica Leeds and Rachel Crooks, who said that Trump made inappropriate physical advances on them despite the fact that they had never met before. CNN has not been able to independently confirm their accounts. “Your article is reckless, defamatory and constitutes libel per se,” […]

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    Chicago fans greet Cubs as they return to Wrigley Field

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs arrived back at Wrigley Field early this morning after beating the San Francisco Giants and advancing to the NLCS. The team was greeted by excited fans. Some players waved to fans while others headed straight for their cars after a long flight. There is still plenty of work ahead. Game One of the NLCS is Saturday, October 15 at Wrigley Field. The time of the game has not been announced. The Cubs will face either […]

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    Cubs rally for 4 runs in 9th, beat Giants 6-5 to win NLDS

    SAN FRANCISCO — Javier Baez’s tiebreaking single capped a four-run rally in the ninth inning, and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 6-5 on Tuesday night in Game 4 to win their NL Division Series. Chasing their first World Series title since 1908, the Cubs will open the NL Championship Series at home Saturday against the Los Angeles Dodgers or Washington Nationals. That matchup is tied 2-all heading into the deciding Game 5 on Thursday. Held to two […]

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    CTU, CPS reach tentative agreement; Classes held today

    CHICAGO — Students and teachers in Chicago are heading back to the classroom after the Chicago Teachers Union and the nation’s third-largest school district averted a strike with a late-night tentative contract agreement. The union had set Tuesday as a strike date, but both sides reached a tentative agreement on Monday night. The decision averts the second major strike for Chicago teachers since 2012. But just before a midnight deadline, the union and CPS said Monday it had reached a […]

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    Hurricane Matthew slams Florida’s east coast, thousands without power

    Historic Hurricane Matthew stalked Florida’s east coast early Friday, teetering parallel to the peninsula. Matthew’s eyewall was brushing Cape Canaveral, while packing 100 miles per hour winds, according to the National Hurricane Center at 6 a.m. ET. It had not made landfall. At least 269 people have been killed so far in Haiti, the Dominican Republic and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, officials said, with the death toll expected to rise. Haiti, still recovering from the catastrophic 2010 earthquake which […]

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    Security to increase in Wrigleyville during playoffs

    CHICAGO – Some residents on the North Side are concerned about crime during the Cubs’ playoff games. Alderman Tom Tunney says additional security plans are in place for the playoffs. But at a CAPS meeting Wednesday night residents sounded off expressing concerns because robberies and burglaries in the 19th District are up.  And they say, so are police response times. Concerns over safety prompted the Southport Community Alliance to hire private security, with Cubs president Theo Epstein and his wife […]