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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 Air & Water Show kicks off Saturday

    CHICAGO — The 58th annual Chicago Air and Water Show kicks off along the lakefront Saturday morning. This year’s show will feature the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, which alternate with the Blue Angels. The U.S. Navy’s parachute team called “The Leap Frogs” will also perform, as well as the U.S. Army’s Golden Knights. Newly retired Chicago Bear Charles “Peanut” Tillman will jump with the Golden Knights to open the show. Tillman says he was an “Army brat” growing up, and he […]

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    1-year-old boy shot in the head while inside home in Riverdale

    RIVERDALE, Ill. — A one-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot in the head while inside a suburban apartment Thursday morning. Cell phone video appears to show a police officer and a paramedic rushing the baby into an ambulance. “It’s just hard to see a baby get shot in the head.  It’s crazy,” said neighbor Michelle Baker. Riverdale police aren’t saying much, but neighbors say there were four children home at the time.  Their mom had just started school. The […]

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    CPS budget hearing: Public sounds off, seeks explanation over budget issues

    CHICAGO — The opening of Chicago Public Schools on September 6 is still in question, as school officials and teachers union leaders fight over spending, benefits and school improvements. A public hearing  was held Thursday morning with a lot of budget issues for people to sound off on, and some were eager to here more explanations from CPS. Some want to know why the board is planning to spend more on capital projects when the district faces a huge budget deficit. The […]

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    Dramatic video shows carjacking suspect shooting at police, injuring one officer

    CHICAGO — One day after a carjacking suspect opened fire on officers, the Chicago Police Department swiftly released dramatic dashcam videos from the incident. Police say the videos show Charles Lawson, 24, firing a gun out of the stolen vehicle’s window. A bullet hit the pursuing squad car, grazing the officer behind the wheel in the face. Lawson continued to shoot at another responding squad car and officers in that vehicle returned fire, police said. Lawson was not hurt. He […]

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    Autopsy today for baby found dead in duffel bag near Wheaton

    UNINCORPORATED WHEATON, Ill. — An autopsy was scheduled today after the body of a baby was found in Unincorporated Wheaton. A resident spotted a suspicious duffel bag around 8 a.m. Monday on a private road with six houses, near a golf course, just off Plamondon Road. Later in the day, two landscapers discovered the dead newborn with dark hair inside the bag. Investigators shut down the surrounding roads for several hours while conducting a death investigation. The DuPage County Sheriff’s Office is […]

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    1 killed, 2 injured in shooting on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO — Two people are injured and one has died after a shooting on Chicago’s South Side. The shooting happened just before 2 a.m. Thursday at 78th and Marshfield Avenue in the city’s Gresham neighborhood. A 50-year-old man, 33-year-old man and 59-year-old woman had just left a fish fry and were traveling in a minivan down the 8000 block of South Marshfield Avenue when they stopped at a stop sign. The shooter walked up to the minivan and started shooting, and then ran away. […]

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    4 people and family dog stabbed during scary home invasion

    BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. — It’s still unclear what motivated the stabbing of four people and the family dog during a horrific home invasion Wednesday. Police say two men wearing masks burst into the house on the 400 block of St. Mary’s Parkway near midnight. Four people were stabbed in the attack, as well as the family’s German Shepherd. Despite serious injuries from multiple stab wounds, the homeowner managed to break away and retrieve his gun, according to investigators. He opened fire […]

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    Boy, 10, critically injured in West Side shooting

    CHICAGO — A 10-year-old boy is in critical condition after he was shot Monday night outside his family’s home in the Lawndale neighborhood. Tavon Tanner was shot in the lower back. He underwent four hours of surgery overnight at Mount Sinai Hospital and is recovering in intensive care. His family is hoping for the best — especially his twin, 10-year-old Taniyah Tanner. She is desperately missing her twin brother. Tavon remains hospitalized after his twin did her best to prevent […]

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    3 pregnant women in Illinois confirmed to have Zika virus

    CHICAGO — The Illinois Dept of Public health has amended the total number of pregnant women who have contracted the Zika virus to three confirmed cases, with another five possible cases not yet confirmed. The state health department now says there are 46 confirmed Zika cases in Illinois. All of the cases are people who contracted the virus after traveling to Zika-affected areas, which include the Caribbean, South America and a neighborhood in Miami, Florida. Pregnant women have been advised […]

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    Active search for suspect after woman shot in Country Club Hills

    COUNTRY CLUB HILLS, Ill. — Police throughout the area are on the lookout for a man from Matteson after an apparent domestic incident turned violent at around 4 a.m. in Country Club Hills. According to a source, a woman was arguing loudly with a man outside her home along the 1100 block of Williamburg Road. She was heard repeatedly trying to get him to leave. The argument lasted just a few minutes when a witness saw the man pull out […]