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
  • 15-year-old killed, 14-year-old injured in shooting at Chicago basketball tournament

    CHICAGO — Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died and a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting following a large fight at a basketball game in Chicago’s Garfield Park. Police say a crowd gathered Thursday night at Garfield Fieldhouse, located at 100 N. Central Park Ave., for a basketball tournament when a fight broke out inside. Chicago police say in a statement officers began to disperse the crowd when someone fired shots outside, and the two teens were hit. The […]

  • Man charged in murder of Northfield attorney was also targeting sister, prosecutors say

    NORTHFIELD, Ill. — A 66-year-old man who’s charged with killing a prominent attorney in Northfield is also accused of trying to shoot his sister, according to prosecutors. John Gately III, 66, was charged in the shooting death of 72-year-old Steven Shapiro. Police said Shapiro was found fatally shot inside a home on the 200 block of Latrobe Avenue in Northfield around 8 p.m. Monday. Sharpiro was reportedly Gately’s brother-in-law. The shooting led police to Winnetka where Gately barricaded himself inside a […]

  • 2 dead after shooting at Harvey convenience store

    HARVEY, Ill. — Authorities are searching for the suspect, or suspects, who shot and killed two people and wounded several others at a convenience store in Harvey. The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Express Drive Thru Food Mart at 146th and Halsted streets. A vehicle linked to the gunfire, a black Grand Cherokee, was last seen in downtown Chicago near State and Randolph streets following a chase. Taijean Hall, 17, was one of the people killed. On Wednesday, his […]

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    Hadiya Pendleton’s murder trial continues Wednesday

    CHICAGO — Defense lawyers highlighted a lack of physical evidence as the trial started Tuesday for two men charged in the shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama’s inaugural festivities. Separate juries are hearing the cases against Micheail Ward and Kenneth Williams in the January 2013 death of Hadiya Pendleton. Lawyers gave opening statements and began questioning witnesses Tuesday. Ward’s attorney, Julie Koehler, told jurors that […]

  • Willow Creek lead pastor, elder board step down following Bill Hybels scandal

    SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. — The lead pastor at Willow Creek Community Church, Heather Larson, and the entire elder board have announced they are stepping down following allegations of sexual misconduct against Rev. Bill Hybels. The announcement was made Wednesday evening at a service at the South Barrington church. “As hard as I have tried I simply have not been able to get the momentum we need to address the issues to bring about the fresh start,” Larson said to the congregation on […]

  • 2 killed after shooting leads to crash in West Garfield Park

    CHICAGO — Two people were killed and one person was seriously injured after a shooting lead to a car crash on Chicago’s West Side. The shooting happened around 3:40 a.m. Wednesday on Lake and Kostner in the West Garfield Park neighborhood. According to Chicago police, five people were riding in a Jeep when someone opened fire, causing the Jeep to crash. A 21-year-old man was shot twice in the chest and a 22-year-old woman was struck in the back. They were […]

  • Chicago faith leaders address deadly shootings, overwhelming crowds at Stroger

    CHICAGO — Chicago’s most violent weekend of the year continued right into Monday and overnight with several more shootings. Police say three men were wounded Monday afternoon on West Iowa in the South Austin neighborhood. Two of the victims remain in critical condition. These most recent shootings follow a deadly weekend where 75 people were shot, and 12 of them died. Chicago faith leaders from around the city gathered Tuesday morning at Stroger Hospital, where gunshot victims were turned away […]

  • Judge delays decision on location of Jason Van Dyke murder trial

    CHICAGO — A judge overseeing the murder trial of a Chicago police officer in the 2014 fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald on Friday decided to hold off deciding whether the trial’s location should be changed. Cook County Circuit Judge Vincent Gaughan said he will wait until jury selection to determine if a fair jury can be chosen for the trial of Officer Jason Van Dyke. Van Dyke’s lawyers want the trial, scheduled to begin Sept. 5, moved out of […]

  • Protesters shut down Lake Shore Drive, arrive at Wrigley Field

    About 200 demonstrators briefly shutdown Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive as they marched through one of the city’s more affluent neighborhoods Thursday to draw attention to gun violence in the city’s poorer areas. Organizers hoped the march would draw attention to violence, corruption and the lack of economic investment in the city’s African-American neighborhoods. The protesters are also demanding the resignation of police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel for failure to stem gun violence. Johnson has asserted in recent […]

  • Elk Grove Village to be new title sponsor of Bahamas Bowl

    ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. –An Illinois village is spending $300,000 to be the title sponsor for a nationally televised college football bowl game in the Bahamas. Elk Grove Village and ESPN announced the bowl sponsorship for the “Makers Wanted Bahamas Bowl” on Tuesday. They say the Dec. 21 game in Nassau will mark the first time a non-tourist municipality has sponsored a bowl game. The game was previously sponsored by fast-food chain Popeyes. It’s the village’s latest marketing push to […]