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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
  • Chicagoans pay tribute to Mr. Cub at public visitation

    CHICAGO — A public wake is being held on Friday for beloved Chicago Cub Ernie Banks. Banks died from a heart attack a week ago. He was 83 years-old. The public visitation is taking place at Fourth Presbyterian Church at Michigan and Chesnut until 8 p.m. His funeral will be held at the same location on Saturday at 10 a.m.

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    1 injured after speeding car crashes into home on Far South Side

    CHICAGO — A speeding car crashed into a house in the Washington Heights neighborhood. The driver of a Dodge Charger lost control on southbound Peoria at 107th Street, and crashed into the home’s front porch. A family of five was inside of the house at the time of the accident, but no one was injured. The male driver was taken to Christ Hospital in serious to critical condition.

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    Teaching new dogs old tricks: Why pet therapy continues to work

    CHICAGO — The benefits of pet therapy are well-documented. It’s been around for decades and is now in widespread use at many hospitals. In recent years, doctors have found new areas of effectiveness from the practice. Two of its local pioneers are still going strong, teaching new dogs old tricks because they still work. With Abbey the therapy dog as a welcome distraction, 6-year-old Isabella Martinez isn’t thinking about the surgical procedure she’s about to undergo at Advocate Children’s Hospital in […]

  • Sexually explicit email sent to students at Fremd High School

    PALATINE, Ill. — A sexually explicit email was sent to thousands of students in the Northwest suburbs. District 211 officials say an inappropriate e-mail was sent Tuesday night. It was received by a large number of students at Fremd High School in Palatine. The images are too graphic to show. The district is working with Palatine police to determine how the breach happened. The principals at Fremd and Palatine High Schools sent an e-mail to parents Wednesday, explaining what happened. […]

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    First measles case in Illinois confirmed in Cook County

    CHICAGO — Illinois is reporting its first measles case this year in Cook County. The patient became ill in mid-January, and test results came back positive for measles. Before being diagnosed, the person may have exposed others while at three separate locations: Anyone at Northwest Community Hospital emergency room in Arlington Heights on Jan. 14 Customers at the Supermercado Guzman in Palatine on Jan. 12 and 13 Anyone at the Vista Clinic in Palatine on Jan. 16. Measles is highly contagious and […]

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    East Coast weather forces flight cancellations at O’Hare, Midway

    CHICAGO — More than 280 flight are canceled so far today at O’Hare Airport and 55 are canceled at Midway because of East Coast weather conditions. There were cancellations to every major destination in the Northeast U.S., including Philadelphia, Boston and New York. Quite a few standed travelers spent a restless night on airport benches and floors. Because the blizzard was not as bad as expected, many stranded passengers are hoping to make it out tonight or tomorrow.  But the […]

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    Northeast snow storm heavy, but less than predicted; thousands of flights cancelled

    NEW YORK — Forecasters are walking back their most dire predictions of a Northeast blizzard even as tens of millions of people hunkered down. Some substantial snow totals are still being forecast, like up to 2 feet for Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. Earlier, forecasters were talking about three feet and hurricane force winds. Maine’s governor has declared a state of emergency as a major winter storm pounds the state this morning. The storm, packing blizzard conditions, spun up the […]

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    Charlie Hebdo quickly sold out in Chicago area

    CHICAGO — The latest issue of Charlie Hebdo magazine went on sale at 7 a.m. Friday in Chicago and Evanston. But by 7:01 a.m., it was sold out. That’s because the “Chicago-Main Newsstand” in Evanston, and “City Newsstand” in Old Irving Park only received six copies each. The magazine is selling for $7.50. The locations will also be doing a pre-sale for 200 additional copies that will arrive next week. The issue is expected to sell 7 million copies worldwide, […]

  • Emanuel makes big push for Obama library

    CHICAGO — Mayor Emanuel pitched a plan Wednesday to win Barack Obama’s presidential library. The Mayor proposed a bill that would transfer at least 20 acres of public land to city-owned property. There was no discussion on the measure. The land would come from either Jackson or Washington Parks. The University of Chicago is hoping to be home to the library. The library is drawing a lot of support and backlash. “If you have other good options, you should work […]

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    Chicago police to begin wearing body cameras today

    CHICAGO — Some Chicago police officers will start wearing body cameras today. The Michael Brown shooting in Missouri and other high-profile police confrontations have brought cries of everything from racism to excessive force. So Chicago is joining several other communities, in a two-month pilot program that will provide visual evidence of the way officers’ conduct themselves. About 30 officers will wear cameras at first. Some will be clipped to their headgear or glasses; some will be attached to their uniforms. […]


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