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 was among the first journalists to actively engage viewers through social media. You can find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. In 2013, she was named Chicago Social Media Person of the Year.

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 Cantonese and has studied German, Japanese, and American Sign Language.

Nancy previously served as Co-President of the Asian American Journalists Association Chicago Chapter. 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
  • ‘Too early to say’: Classes canceled Friday as CTU strike continues

    CHICAGO — Thursday was the first day of the Chicago Teachers Union strike, and thousands of teachers marched through the Loop after a rally outside of Chicago Public Schools headquarters. About 25,000 Chicago Public School teachers hit the picket line at 6:30 a.m. after rejecting the district’s contract proposal Wednesday evening. This is the first time CPS teachers have gone on strike since 2012. Chicago is the nation’s third largest school district. Classes will be canceled Friday as the CTU […]

  • Man charged in Cicero bowling ball attack held on $500K bond

    CICERO, Ill.  — A man charged with a bowling ball attack is being held on $500,000 bond. No plea was entered during a court hearing Tuesday morning. DEVELOPING: Suspect in last month’s attack at Cicero bowling alley held on $500K bond. 30yo Demetrius Easton charged with Attempted First Degree Murder for allegedly hitting man with 14lb bowling ball. Victim serious with fractured skull. @WGNNews pic.twitter.com/lH0NX5wfDQ — Nancy Loo (@NancyLoo) October 15, 2019 Demetrius Easton, 30, is charged with attempted first-degree […]

  • Chicago police search for dumpster arsonist in Lincoln Park and Lakeview

    CHICAGO — Chicago police are looking for a person who set a series of fires in dumpsters on the North Side. Between 2 a.m. and 3:40 a.m. Tuesday, five dumpsters and a garage were set on fire in the Lincoln Park and Lakeview neighborhoods. According to one of the homeowners on the 700 block of West Schubert, there had been a recycling bin in the alley which was filled with cardboard. The homeowner did not want to be interviewed, but […]

  • 18-year-old woman dies after double shooting at River Oaks Mall

    CALUMET CITY, Ill. — An 18-year-old woman has died days after a double shooting at a Calumet City mall Thursday evening, prompting the shopping center to be placed on lockdown. Calumet City Chief of Police Christopher Fletcher said officers responded around 6 p.m. to reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, officers found a 17-year-old boy and an 18-year-old woman, later identified as Christin Ross, of Calumet City, seriously wounded. They were transported to the hospital. Ross passed away Saturday evening, […]

  • Chicago top cop addresses criticism since Laquan McDonald IG report

    CHICAGO — Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson has defended his role in the Laquan McDonald investigation after he came under fire for his involvement in the case before the video was publicly released. The Chicago Aldermanic Black Caucus and the Chicago Police Department held a press conference Saturday morning at police headquarters to address criticism of the top cop since the release of the inspector general’s report on Wednesday. A number of aldermen said they’ve lost trust in Johnson due […]

  • Surveillance photos released of assault suspects in Lincoln Park home invasion

    CHICAGO — Chicago police have released surveillance pictures of three suspects in a brutal home invasion in Lincoln Park. Police believe the three men are the suspects who allegedly pushed their way into a woman’s apartment building, handcuffed her, taped her mouth, and pointed a gun at her. The incident happened around 9 p.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of West Fullerton Parkway at the Beachwalk Apartment building. The woman told police there was a knock at her door and […]

  • Clemency hearing for woman convicted in 1992 double murder case

    CHICAGO — The fate of a woman in prison for a double murder now rests with the Prisoner Review Board and Governor Pritzker. 49 year-old Marilyn Mulero had her clemency hearing on Wednesday morning. She claims she’s innocent. She’s been behind bars for 28 years. She was just 21 years-old when she confessed to involvement in the murders of two gang members in Humboldt Park. Her co-codefendant has since admitted to both killings. Advocates claim former detectives Reynaldo Guevara and […]

  • St. Charles North football player out of coma after severe brain injury, family says

    ST. CHARLES, Ill. — A suburban high school football player is hospitalized with a severe brain injury after an on-field injury during a game last week. Aidan Carlson is a sophomore at St. Charles North High School. According to the Daily Herald, he was injured during the final play of Friday night’s game. The running back and linebacker left the field under his own power, but lost consciousness in the parking lot. Aidan required emergency neuro-surgery. His uncle said the […]

  • Man shoots stepdaughter in face, kills self in Elmhurst hospital parking lot

    ELMHURST, Ill. — A man died after shooting himself at an Elmhurst hospital’s parking lot after allegedly shooting his stepdaughter in the face. The man has been identified as 73-year-old Robert Shek and the woman as 44-year-old Imelda Shek. Around 7 p.m. Wednesday, Elmhurst police got a call from Elmhurst Memorial Hospital about a “man with a gun” in the parking lot after a woman had entered the emergency room with a gunshot wound. Police arrived to the scene and […]

  • Heavy rain leads to Flash Flooding, road closures across Chicago area

    CHICAGO — Heavy rain overnight has left many roads across the Chicago area flooded. Crews tell WGN it was sludge and debris that exacerbated the Flash Flooding situation along Lake Shore Drive. Workers spent hours clearing drainage areas, so all viaducts are now passable. But flooding problems forced the closure of LSD, from Monroe to Montrose, for several hours overnight. While there were issues along the drive itself, flooded viaducts were the big problem. A number of cars got stuck […]

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