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.

Recent Articles
  • Missing 1-year-old found dead in Will County home

    WILL COUNTY, Ill. – Semaj Crosby, the missing 1-year-old girl in the southwest suburbs, has been found dead. Her body was found overnight in a home on Louis Road in Joliet Township. We’re now learning that it is the home she lived in with her mother. The FBI received consent from a family attorney to search the home and found her around midnight. An autopsy will be performed later Thursday to determine the cause of her death. Semaj’s family reported her missing on Tuesday […]

  • $3M bond for man charged in I-88 road rage murder

    Wheaton, IL — A tow truck driver who’s accused of shooting and killing a truck driver in an act of road rage is being held on $3 million bond. 34 year-old Anthony Tillmon, of Lansing, is charged with murdering 43 year-old Eduardo Munoz. Tillmon allegedly opened-fire on I-88 in Oak Brook on Friday. Munoz managed to pull off onto York Road, but died at a hospital. Tillmon is accused of then speeding-off. He allegedly met his girlfriend at a Walmart, […]

  • Woman assaulted on Illinois Prairie Path, sketch released

    WHEATON, Ill. — A woman was attacked in broad daylight on the Illinois Prairie Path in unincorporated Wheaton. Authorities say a man grabbed her and lifted her up around 3:30pm on Monday between County Farm Road and Pleasant Hill Road. The man appeared to be resting on the path before he attacked her. She was able to break free. She wasn’t hurt. The man ran-off toward the intersection of Peter Road and Churchill Road. The man is described as white, in his 20s, […]

  • ‘He is rejoicing with Him now’: Friends mourning Wheaton College student turn to faith to cope

    WHEATON, Ill. — The shock is still apparent at Wheaton College, the day after tragedy at a school track meet. Ethan Roser, 19, was a member of the men’s soccer team working as a track volunteer when he was killed during the hammer throw event. Tonight the school held a prayer service in his honor. Friends of Roser are turning to their faith in coping with his sudden death. Kevin Lynch first met the freshman transfer at the Christian, liberal arts college when […]

  • CPD launches new platform to make crime reporting easier

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department is launching a new website and and technology services bureau to help fight crime. The website,, will allow anyone to submit tips anonymously on a desktop, smartphone or tablet. It’s designed to be more user-friendly than TXT2TIP. For now, TXT2TIP will also remain active. Police hope the new website leads to more interaction from the community because it offers an opportunity to remain anonymous and does not require a phone number to text from. […]

  • Woman shot and robbed on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — A woman was shot on the Northwest side in what started as a purse-snatching. It happened in the 5400 block of North Chester just east of O’Hare Airport. The 55-year-old woman was walking home around midnight when two men walked up and demanded her purse. A struggle then ensued and one of the men took out a gun and shot the woman in the stomach. The woman was taken to Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where she is […]

  • CPS awaits judges ruling in state funding lawsuit

    CHICAGO — The legal battle over funding between Chicago Public Schools and the State has wrapped up in court on Wednesday. The judge will issue a ruling on April 28th at 2:30pm. CPS argues the civil rights of its students are being violated due to discriminatory funding. The State insists the legislature should handle appropriations. CPS says the school year may have to end on June 1st instead of June 20th if the state doesn’t come through with funding. That […]

  • Mayor steps out with police recruits to promote violence reduction

    On the heels of a violent Easter weekend, and more street violence Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel began his morning by running a few miles with Chicago’s newest class of police recruits. He did it to showcase Chicago’s effort to reduce gun violence by putting more patrol officers on the city’s streets. Emanuel expects to add about 1,000 new officers to the rolls within the next couple of years. He believe a more visible police presence will put a damper on […]

  • WGN’s Nancy Loo participates in road trip for charity

    CHICAGO —Talk about driving for a cause! WGN Morning News checked in with Nancy Loo Tuesday morning, who’s traveling across the country for a good cause. She is competing for charity in the Nissan “Rogue Trip” to New York City. Nancy and her team #ChicagonistaLIVE, which consists of her best friends, are driving across the country to the New York International Auto Show, while stopping at some unusual roadside attractions on the way. In total, 10 teams are competing for $5000 prize for […]

  • Mayor Emanuel, CPS unveil plan for new graduation requirement

    CHICAGO — Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CPS officials are unveiling a new plan aimed at ensuring that Chicago high school students are better prepared for life after graduation. A new graduation requirement: CPS students must plan for college or set another professional purpose or goal. The new “Learn. Plan. Succeed” initiative aims to get kids to view high school graduation as a milestone to something more, not the end goal. Ideally, more will aim for higher education either within the city […]