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
  • Police release image of minivan involved in fatal Englewood hit-and-run

    CHICAGO — Chicago police released surveillance pictures of a minivan suspected in a fatal hit-and-run Thursday in Englewood. A silver van struck two pedestrians in the 5600 block of South Racine Avenue about 11:20 a.m. Thursday, according to the Chicago Police Department. The van fled the scene. Connie Mangrum, 52, was transported in critical condition to University of Chicago Medical Center, where she later died. Javonte Kirkland, 19, was taken to the same hospital, where his condition had stabilized. Police said […]

  • 5 teens in custody after off-duty officer carjacked on North Side

    CHICAGO — Five teenagers are in custody after the carjacking of an off-duty police officer in the city’s Edgewater Beach neighborhood. Police said the officer, a 47-year-old woman, was approached by a group of offenders after parking her Lexus SUV in the 5800 block of North Winthrop around midnight Thursday. One of the offenders pointed a gun at the officer and demanded her vehicle, then took the keys out of her hand, got into the SUV and drove away. Police spotted the vehicle on […]

  • Pritzker responds after 10 campaign staffers file suit alleging racial discrimination, harassment

    CHICAGO — Democratic candidate for Illinois governor, J.B. Pritzker responded Wednesday after 10 campaign staffers filed a lawsuit alleging racial discrimination and harassment within the campaign. In the lawsuit announced Tuesday night, the staff members claimed they were hired for specific race-related tasks such as “rounding up 40 black guys” and to fill a race quota. They said they were not offered meaningful opportunities for advancement, and received less favorable treatment than staff members who are white. Pritzker responded by […]

  • PAWS Chicago returns with rescued animals from Florida

    CHICAGO — A team of volunteers with PAWS will return from Florida today. They left on Sunday and brought back animals that have been in shelters since before Hurricane Michael tore through the panhandle. Several shelters in Florida contacted PAWS to take in some animals so they make room for those that were displaced by the storm. The volunteers brought back 11 dogs and 24 cats. PAWS says the animals will need medical exams and plenty of rest before they […]

  • Chance the Rapper not running for Chicago mayor; endorses Amara Enyia

    CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper announced at City Hall on Tuesday that he is not running for mayor of Chicago, and instead endorsed Amara Enyia. The 25-year-old Grammy winner endorsed Enyia, the director of the Austin Chamber of Commerce. Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, touted his shared goals for the city with Enyia in empowering the impoverished. A voter registration push is planned, and Chance predicts the highest 18 to 25-year-old turnout in Chicago history. Chance’s endorsement is at odds […]

  • Chance the Rapper not running for Chicago mayor; endorses Amara Enyia

    UPDATE: Chance the Rapper not running for Chicago mayor; endorses Amara Enyia ORIGINAL STORY: CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper is planning to make a big announcement Tuesday morning at City Hall about Chicago’s mayoral race. The rapper gave no indication about what he might say, but in a tweet posted around 4 p.m. Monday, he wrote “City Hall pull up” with a media alert for a press conference at City Hall at 10 a.m. Sources told the Chicago Tribune that Chance […]

  • Chicago files 2nd suit against DOJ over funding for sanctuary cities

    CHICAGO — The city of Chicago filed a second lawsuit today against Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice over federal funding for sanctuary cities. The city accuses the federal government of tying crime fighting funding for this year to what it calls new and unlawful immigration enforcement rules. The city filed a similar suit over the withholding of law enforcement grants last year as well. The Trump administration has added new rules against cities protecting undocumented immigrants […]

  • Police investigate 2 carjackings, robbery on North Side

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are investigating two carjackings and a robbery that happened in a 40-minute span on the North Side. Just before midnight Wednesday, a 25-year-old woman was walking when she was approached by two armed males near Barry and Ashland avenues in Lakeview. She turned over her belongings, including the keys to her red Toyota Corolla that the suspects drove off in. Around 12:25 a.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old food delivery driver was carjacked by two males near Dickens […]

  • Vigil held for missing pregnant woman from Chatham

    CHICAGO — A vigil was held Wednesday evening for a woman from Chatham who has been missing for over a week. Family and friends gathered to pray and hand out fliers to help find 26-year-old Kierra Coles. A neighbor’s surveillance video shows Coles, 26, dressed in her U.S. Post Service uniform, heading to work on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from her apartment near 81st Street and Vernon Avenue. In the video, she passes her car and goes across the street then […]

  • Trump administration opposes Chicago police-reform plan

    CHICAGO — The Trump administration on Tuesday sharply criticized a draft plan hammered out between the nation’s third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago’s 12,000-officer force under close federal court supervision. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Justice will file “a statement of interest” opposing the plan, which was drawn up after the city broke off talks with Sessions’ department on reforms for the beleaguered Chicago Police Department. “It is imperative that […]