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
  • Woman’s face, neck slashed in attack near DePaul University

    CHICAGO — A woman was critically injured when she was attacked early Thursday near DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus. The 22-year-old victim was rushed to Illinois Masonic Medical Center around 4 a.m. in critical condition, but she has since been stabilized. Based on the scene near DePaul University, where she recently graduated, she had lost a lot of blood. Police have since determined this may have been a sexually motivated attack where the victim fought back, which likely saved her […]

  • Man who caught Humboldt Park alligator turns on Buckingham Fountain

    CHICAGO — The man who caught the alligator in the Humboldt Park Lagoon received one more Chicago honor Wednesday morning. He turned on the water at Buckingham Fountain in Grant Park. Florida gator expert Frank Robb was brought in by the city on Sunday after a week of attempts to catch the gator failed. Robb reeled in the gator, who has been nicknamed “Chance the Snapper,” on the northwest side of the lagoon Tuesday morning with just one cast of […]

  • Petitions delivered to soccer federation in Chicago demanding equal pay

    CHICAGO — A group of activists held a rally Tuesday for pay equality outside the U.S. Soccer Federation Headquarters in the South Loop. Activists from six organizations gathered outside the headquarters to sound off about the pay gap for the national women’s soccer team. Unlike the men, they basked in a victory parade this week after winning the World Cup for a fourth time. Yet, they are said to earn far less than the men. U.S. Soccer argues it’s a […]

  • Man fatally shot on front porch of Far South Side home

    CHICAGO — A man was fatally shot while standing on the front porch of a home on the Far South Side. The shooting happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday as a birthday party was underway near 115th and South Carpenter in the Morgan Park neighborhood. It is unclear if the shooting and birthday party are linked. Police said a 26-year-old man was standing on the porch of a home on the 1000 block of West 115th when a gunman opened fire […]

  • R. Kelly arrested again in Chicago for federal sex crimes

    CHICAGO —Singer R. Kelly is now in federal custody in Chicago and faces new sex trafficking allegations. The 52-year-old was arrested Thursday night outside his home at Trump Tower, reportedly while walking his dog. New York City Detectives and Homeland Security made the arrest based on a new 13-count indictment returned in the Northern District of Illinois, naming Robert Sylvester Kelly. Included are charges of child pornography and obstruction of justice. Kelly’s attorney Steve Greenberg said his client was aware […]

  • 1 dead, 2 rescued after boat capsizes in Lake Michigan

    CHICAGO — A woman has died and two people are hospitalized after a boat capsized in Lake Michigan. The accident happened around 2 a.m. Thursday on the 2200 block of North Lake Shore Drive, just south of Fullerton. A 28-year-old woman was ejected from the boat after it apparently crashed into a jetty, which was likely masked by the high-water level. The Chicago Fire Department Marine Unit conducted a nearly hour-long search before locating the woman underwater, over 500-yards away […]

  • Everything you need to know for Taste of Chicago 2019

    CHICAGO — Are you ready to stuff your stomach with some of Chicago’s finest dishes? The Taste of Chicago runs July 10-14 and we have your full guide to help you navigate all the mouth-watering dishes. General Info:  Grant Park, 337 E. Randolph St. Free admission (ticket purchase required for food) Wednesday – Friday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday -Sunday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Restaurants: There will be 82 restaurants this year, including 37 new restaurants, 24 pop-up restaurants […]

  • Water meter installations suspended after city finds spikes of brain-damaging lead in homes

    CHICAGO — Mayor Lori Lightfoot has suspended the city’s water meter installation program after recent testing found high concentrations of lead in some homes. The mayor’s order to halt work on the program is said to be out of an abundance of caution, and comes after the city has already installed new water meters in nearly 200,000 homes. Data uncovered by the Chicago Tribune found there were spikes of brain-damaging lead in more than one in five homes where new […]

  • 3 stabbed, several trampled outside Navy Pier after July Fourth fireworks

    CHICAGO — Several people were injured Thursday just after the July Fourth fireworks show ended at Navy Pier. The incident happened around 10 p.m. in the 600 block of East Grand Avenue outside the secured area of Navy Pier. Chicago police said a fight broke out among a group of young men after the flashing of gang signs. A 14-year-old boy and 15-year-old boy were stabbed in the upper body. A 30-year-old man, who was not involved, was stabbed in […]

  • Extra officers, more security in place as Chicago celebrates Fourth of July

    CHICAGO — More officers and security measures will be in place Thursday as Chicagoans celebrate the Fourth of July. The Chicago Police Department started prepping weeks ago with a targeted sting called “Operation Independence.” In a series of raids Wednesday morning, police officials say they arrested 77 people and seized nearly a dozen firearms and half a million dollars worth of drugs and cash. Police said they’ve made adjustments in the safety plan for the Fourth of July since Memorial […]

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