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.


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    CHICAGO — Just hours after the rally, both the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools met for another round of negotiations for couple of hours this morning — but at the end of the day, there is still no agreement. Mayor Emanuel and Governor Rauner continue their battle on Friday over the financial crisis that’s hammering Chicago Public Schools. Emanuel criticized Rauner’s call for a state takeover of CPS. He said the comments were not helpful. He added if […]

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    CPS sells $725M in bonds at extraordinarily high interest rate

    CHICAGO — The Chicago School Board’s financial troubles are forcing the school system to pay extraordinary borrowing costs. CPS just sold $725 million in bonds Wednesday, at an 8.5% interest rate; that’s 141 times the rate paid on a typical bank savings account. Chicago taxpayers will ultimately pay that cost. Governor Bruce Rauner called the bond sale a mistake; he ordered state education officials to pursue a takeover of Chicago schools. As a form of protest, the Chicago Teachers Union […]

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    CTU targets Bank of America as contract battle continues

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union closes accounts at the main Bank of America in the Loop on Wednesday. The union claims it’s an institution that’s adding to the budget crisis. This is the latest move as the union and CPS battle over a new contract. The union had more than $700,000 in the Bank of America at 135 S. LaSalle. It’s protesting against the bank’s so-called toxic interest rate swap deals with CPS. This move comes 24 hours after […]

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    CTU calls CPS’ $100 million in budget cuts ‘act of war’

    CHICAGO — The Chicago Teachers Union is angrily criticizing the school board for its latest budget cuts. A day after CTU bargainers rejected a new contract offer, Chicago Public Schools announced $100 million in spending cuts – possibly including teacher layoffs and bigger class sizes. CPS will suspend some payments into the teachers’ pension fund if the teachers won’t agree to pay part of the premiums. The union calls the move “an act of war.” School officials call it an […]

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    Illinois Comptroller says the state heads into $6.2 billion more debt

    CHICAGO – Past due notices are piling up as the budget impasse in Springfield heads into its eighth month. Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger warned back in October that the state was out of money.  She says with no state budget in place, the situation has gotten worse. Rauner has blamed the Democrats for holding up the budget, while Democrats blame Rauner for tying the budget to his pro-business, union weakening agenda. Munger says the lower income tax is a major […]

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    Police investigate shooting on Dan Ryan Expressway

    CHICAGO — A woman was shot in the torso overnight on the Dan Ryan Expressway. Police closed the outbound Dan Ryan between 71st and 93rd Streets for a while overnight while they searched for evidence of the shooting. An 18-year-old woman showed up at a hospital with a chest wound and said the shooting happened on the Dan Ryan. She is in stable condition. An investigation reveals that the offenders and victims had a verbal altercation near 79th and Lafayette. The […]

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    Man, 76, found fatally shot in Far South Side home

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for answers in the death of a 76-year-old man who was found shot to death in his Far South Side home. Claude Cannon was found dead in the basement of his home near 132nd Street and Riverdale Avenue about noon Tuesday. They say he was shot several times. Neighbors say they heard several gunshots from the home Monday night. Cannon lived at the home with his brother Darrell, who was one of former police commander […]

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    3 children, 4 adults injured in Avondale car crash

    CHICAGO — Three children and four adults were injured in a fiery multi-car crash in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. It happened at about 8 a.m. Tuesday at Pulaski and Milwaukee. The driver of a Dodge Caravan was driving at a high speed on W. School St. when the van sped through a stop sign.  Cars waiting at a light on Milwaukee and Pulaski didn’t see the Caravan coming.  The van sent several vehicles crashing into each other, before it slammed into the window of […]

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    Uber driver carjacked on Chicago’s North Side

    CHICAGO — An Uber driver was carjacked on Chicago’s North Side. It happened at 8:30 p.m. Monday near the intersection of Sheridan Avenue and Pine Grove Avenue in Lake View. The driver was standing next to her car when a man walked up and said he had a gun. Police say the man knocked the woman to the ground and then drove off in her car. Just minutes later, the black Honda was found abandoned near Belmont and inner Lake […]

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    Flights from Chicago impacted by major East Coast storm

    CHICAGO — Forecasters say the blizzard that’s about to hit the East Coast will break records. Some parts could get more than two feet of snow in the next two days. More than 4600 flights have been canceled nationwide, so far. Five states and Washington DC have already declared states of emergency. Experts predict the storm will cause more than $1 billion in damage. Public schools in Washington are closed today, and the federal government is shutting down at noon. The […]

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