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+.

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
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    Protesters march down Mag Mile, aim to disrupt Black Friday

    CHICAGO –A protest march was held in Chicago’s shopping district, with the Rev. Jesse Jackson in the middle of a crowd that’s shouting, “What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now!” Several hundred demonstrators  gathered in the drizzling rain, many with umbrellas and plastic-wrapped signs. Crowds chanted “16” for the number of bullets that the police officer fired at McDonald. They also chanted “13” for the number of months it took to bring charges against officer Jason Van Dyke. Traffic was shut down […]

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    4 arrested as protesters hit streets for second night after McDonald video release

    CHICAGO – Protesters made their way through the Loop, River North and Gold Coast Wednesday night. Protesters stopped and blocked intersections along the way including along the Magnificent Mile. Protests were again peaceful for the most part, but there were also tense moments as protesters confronted police. Some got in the face of officers and others got into scuffles with police who were trying to block protesters from accessing certain streets. A group of protesters and police struggled over a […]

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    Prosecutors drop charges against prominent overnight protester

    CHICAGO — Prosecutors have dropped charges against a well-known protester who demonstrated overnight following the release of a video showing the fatal shooting of Laquan McDonald. Police said they arrested five protesters during overnight demonstrations sparked by the video. The five people were charged with offenses including assaulting a police officer, weapons possession and resisting arrest. One of those arrested was 38-year-old Dean M. Vanriper of Murrieta, California. Police say he had a stun gun and a knife. A 22-year-old Chicago man, Malcolm […]

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    Chicago protests over release of Laquan McDonald video subside, more expected

    CHICAGO — Most protesters in Chicago seemed to honor pleas for restraint in the hours after the release of a dash-cam video showing the shooting death of a black teen by a white police officer. Demonstrators took to the streets Tuesday night, at times numbering in the hundreds. There were a few tense moments, and at least 5 people were arrested, two were charged. But the demonstrations dissipated in the early morning hours Wednesday with any reports of damage or injuries. […]

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    Protester charged with hitting officer during Laquan McDonald protests

    CHICAGO — Protesters marched through the city Tuesday night chanting “16 times.” That’s how many times Laquan McDonald was shot. The protests started shortly after the dash-cam video of his death was released. A group started walking near the UIC campus then headed east on Roosevelt, making their way through the Loop, stopping and blocking intersections along the way. Some protesters made their way to the entrance to the Eisenhower  — blocking access to the expressway. The protests were mostly peaceful, […]

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    Chicago cop charged with first degree murder in shooting of Laquan McDonald

    CHICAGO –A Chicago police officer has been charged with first degree murder in the fatal shooting of a teenager. Officer Jason Van Dyke showed up at the Cook County Criminal Court building with his lawyer at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. He was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. McDonald was shot 16 times back in October of last year. The charges come as the city prepares to release the police video of the shooting. Several people who […]

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    Chicago cop expected to face murder charge in shooting of black teen: Tribune report

    CHICAGO — As the city braces for the imminent release of a video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting an African-American teen, the veteran officer is expected to appear in a Cook County courtroom Tuesday to face a charge of first-degree murder, according to multiple sources. Officer Jason Van Dyke is shown on the police dash-cam video jumping out of his squad car and within seconds unloading 16 rounds into 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, lawyers for McDonald’s family have said. […]

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    Chicago prepares for first snowfall of season

    CHICAGO — Chicagoans may not be ready for the first snowfall, but the city is. The Department of Streets and Sanitation commissioner says the city has over 200 plows ready to hit the streets, once the storm starts later tonight. As usual, they will focus on main streets before addressing side streets. Chicago has over 300,000 pounds of salt in storage, which is expected to be enough to get through the entire winter. The city wants to remind residents that […]

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    4G now fully available on Blue Line

    CHICAGO — All Blue Line riders will now be able to enjoy 4G coverage. Mayor Emanuel announced Wednesday morning at the Jackson Blue Line Station at 328 South Dearborn, 4G is now available across the entire Blue Line. 4G will also be fully installed on the Red Line later this year. The Blue and Red lines are the two busiest rail lines in the city. The four major wireless carriers, T-Mobile, AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint, are entirely funding these improvements. […]

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    Chicago Skyway reopens after closure due to high winds

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Skyway is open again in both directions after having to close this morning due to wind. UPDATED: The Skyway is opening back up to traffic after being shut down all day due to the strong winds. @WGNNews — Sarah Jindra (@SarahJindra) November 12, 2015 High winds forced the Chicago Skyway to close in both directions from the Indiana state line to 91st Street around 3 a.m. due to high winds and flying construction debris. The high winds […]


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