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
  • Man killed, 92-year-old rescued in West Chicago fire

    WEST CHICAGO, Ill. — A man is dead after a fire broke out in a West Chicago home Wednesday night. Three people were in a home in the 100 block of West Grand Lake Boulevard when the fire broke out about 9:30 p.m. Wednesday. It took firefighters about an hour to put out the blaze, which is believed to have started on the first floor. Firefighters were able to rescue a 92-year-old man by taking him out of the house […]

  • Chicago church bells ring in support of Notre Dame Cathedral

    CHICAGO —The Chicago Archdiocese showed its support for the Paris Archdiocese and Notre Dame Cathedral on Wednesday morning. Cardinal Blase Cupich asked the city’s churches to ring its bells at 11:50 a.m. That’s the time when the flames erupted at the historic cathedral on Monday. Holy Name Cathedral, at 735 N. State, was among the many places of worship that participated. The bell ringing went on for a full minute, and even brought a pause in construction across from Holy […]

  • $1 billion raised to rebuild Paris’ Notre Dame after fire

    PARIS — Nearly $1 billion has already poured in from ordinary worshippers and high-powered magnates around the world to restore the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, after the French president set a controversial five-year deadline to get the work done. Construction teams brought in a huge crane and a delivery of planks of wood to the site Wednesday morning. Firefighters are still examining damage and shoring up the structure after Monday’s fire collapsed the cathedral’s spire and destroyed the […]

  • Westlake Hospital ordered to restore patient services or face $200K a day fine

    MELROSE PARK, Ill. — A judge found the new owners of Westlake Hospital in contempt of court Tuesday, ordering them to restore full functionality by Thursday or face a fine of $200,000 a day. California-based Pipeline Health is seeking to close the hospital, but on April 9 a judge granted a temporary restraining order mandating they keep it open until May 1. During that time, the hospital was not allowed to stop medical treatment or terminate employees, and was supposed […]

  • City Council approves development deals for Lincoln Yards, ‘The 78’

    CHICAGO — Presiding over his last City Council meeting Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel scored a final victory after aldermen approved public tax subsidies for two massive redevelopment projects, despite fierce opposition. Earlier in the day, the finance committee approved up to $2 billion in Tax Increment Financing for both Lincoln Yards, a $6 billion mixed-use development on 55 acres along the Chicago River between Lincoln Park and Bucktown, and The 78, a similar $7 billion project between the South Loop […]

  • Surveillance video shows violent encounter between officers and high school student

    CHICAGO — New surveillance video shows two Chicago police officers getting into a violent encounter with a student at Marshall High School. The incident happened in February, and the student’s attorney filed an amended lawsuit Thursday. The lawsuit claimed the officer pushed and dragged 16-year-old Dnigma Howard down a flight of stairs, then held her down by stepping on her chest, punching her and then shocked her with a stun gun. Laurentio Howard said the video shows he and his […]

  • Man, 32, held without bond in violent Sleepy Hollow attacks

    SLEEPY HOLLOW, Ill. — A man facing 26 felony counts was held without bond after a home invasion and stabbing spree on Monday in Sleepy Hollow. Prosecutors in Kane County have charged 32-year-old Fabian Torres with: Attempted murder, Class X felony, 2 counts Aggravated criminal sexual assault, Class X felony, 4 counts Home invasion, Class X felony, 8 counts Armed violence, Class X felony, 2 counts Attempted aggravated kidnapping, Class 1 felony, 2 counts Aggravated battery, Class 3 felony, 4 […]

  • Judge orders suburban Westlake Hospital remain open until May 1

    MELROSE PARK, Ill. — A Cook County judge ruled Westlake Hospital must stay open, at least for now. The century-old suburban hospital was poised to close its doors for good until the village of Melrose Park filed an emergency motion asking a judge to keep it open. In court Tuesday, the judge ruled Westlake must stay open and properly staffed until May 1, when the state board of review will make a final decision on whether its newest owners can […]

  • 2-year-old dies after falling from third story window on West Side

    CHICAGO — A child died Thursday after falling from a third-story window on Chicago’s West Side. Police said the 2-year-old boy fell from the window of a building in the 1500 block of South Saint Louis Street in the city’s North Lawndale neighborhood around 8:20 p.m. Thursday. A source tells WGN the boy’s 36-year-old mother had burned some food while cooking and opened a living room window before returning to the kitchen. The mother came back to the living room […]

  • Person who claimed he was Timmothy Pitzen ID’d as 23-year-old man

    CINCINNATI — The person who claimed he was missing Aurora boy Timmothy Pitzen was identified as a 23-year-old Ohio man. On Thursday, the Louisville FBI said DNA results showed that the person who claimed he was Pitzen, who was originally identified as a 14-year-old, was not the missing child, but was instead Brian Michael Rini of Medina, Ohio. According to authorities, Rini had a history of making false reports. Pitzen’s grandmother and aunt spoke out shortly after the DNA results […]

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