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
  • Victims’ fund grows on eve of funeral for youngest Aurora shooting victim

    AURORA, Ill. – The  victims’ family fund of the five people killed in the Aurora shooting has grown to $125,000. The news comes on the eve of the first of the funerals.  A visitation and funeral will be held Wednesday for the youngest victim, Trevor Wayner, 21, in his hometown of Sheridan. Wehner, was a Northern Illinois University business student. He was killed on the first day of his internship at Henry Pratt. Gary Martin, a Henry Pratt employee who was […]

  • Trump says he’s declaring emergency to build border wall

    WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump announced Friday that he will declare a national emergency to fulfill his pledge to construct a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump said he will use executive powers to bypass Congress, which approved far less money for his proposed wall than he had sought. He plans to siphon billions of dollars from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts for the wall. The move is already drawing bipartisan criticism on Capitol Hill and expected to face rounds of […]

  • Downtown Chicago streets blocked off due to falling ice

    CHICAGO — Streets around several downtown high rises are closed Thursday morning due to falling ice. Chicago police blocked off sidewalks around the Willis Tower overnight. Large chunks of ice came crashing down as temperatures got warmer. It’s expected to get worse as the morning goes on. Adams is closed to cars, from Wells to Franklin. Franklin is shutdown to traffic from Jackson to Adams.

  • Judge rules in legal battle over road salt in Algonquin Township

    ALGONQUIN TOWNSHIP, Ill. — Amid this snowy and icy winter, the Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner and the Board of Trustees are in a fight over salt. At a meeting Wednesday night,  some residents and board members called on the highway commissioner to resign. Earlier in the day, a judge denied the commissioner’s salt emergency declaration. The judge said the issue should be resolved within the township and not in court. Commissioner Andrew Gasser declared the emergency due to a dwindling supply. He […]

  • As winter weather persists, legal battle over road salt being waged in suburb

    ALGONQUIN TOWNSHIP, Ill. — A legal battle between the Algonquin Township Highway Commissioner and the board of trustees could mean the streets in the township will not be salted on a night where winter weather is a concern. Commissioner Andrew Gasser declared a salt shortage emergency Tuesday. He filed a motion in court saying the salt is below 300 tons, which he considers an emergency. Gasser blames township trustees who won’t pay a bill to a company. According to the […]

  • Crews reinforce LSD bridge after cracked beams found, NB lanes reopened

    CHICAGO — Northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive headed through downtown Chicago reopened Monday afternoon after crews worked around the clock to reinforce cracked beams in a bridge along the roadway that crosses the Chicago River. City officials say it took a Herculean effort by several agencies to get traffic moving through the area again. The northbound lanes between Randolph and Grand Avenue had been shut down since Monday afternoon after the discovery of two cracked steel beams used to […]

  • Former Illinois lawmaker in ‘revenge porn’ case pleads not guilty

    LAKE COUNTY, Ill. — Former Illinois lawmaker Nick Sauer pleaded not guilty through his attorney on Wednesday in a “revenge porn” case. The 36 year-old arrived at the Lake County court well before his arraignment on 12 felony counts, all linked to the alleged, nonconsensual dissemination of sexual images of two women. Sauer has been out on bond after turning himself in last month in the wake of a 14 page grand jury indictment. It outlined the 12 counts and […]

  • Local Muslim leaders say apology not enough after Cubs patriarch Joe Ricketts’ racist emails

    CHICAGO — Local Muslim organizations are demanding more than just an apology from the family that owns the Cubs, after racist and anti-Muslim emails linked to the family’s patriarch surfaced. Emails from Joe Ricketts were posted online Monday that included some racist jokes, Islamophobic rants and some conspiracy theories. The emails date back as far as 2009. In one exchange, Ricketts reportedly said, “Muslims are naturally my (our) enemy.” Muslim leaders gathered to express shock and disappointment over the leaked emails. […]

  • Teachers at 4 Chicago charter schools on strike

    CHICAGO — Teachers at four Chicago charter schools are on strike. The strike will impact 2,200 students and 150 educators at Chicago International Charter Schools (CICS). Negotiations resumed around 10 a.m. Tuesday. The four schools are ChicagoQuest, Northtown Academy, Ralph Ellison and Wrightwood. Each campus will remain open and staffed by principals and non-union staff from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Students who go to school will participate in online learning, and arts and recreational activities. Breakfast and lunch will be […]

  • Deep freeze expected to ease, but school closures, flight and train service cancelations continue

    CHICAGO — The painfully cold weather system that put much of the Midwest into a historic deep freeze was expected to ease Thursday, though temperatures could still tumble to record lows in some places before the region begins to thaw out. Disruptions caused by the cold will persist, too, including power outages and canceled flights and trains. Before the worst of the cold begins to lift, the National Weather Service said Chicago could hit lows early Thursday that break the […]

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