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
  • Chicago-area coronavirus patient in good condition, Hoffman Estates hospital staff reports

    HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.  — A Chicago-area woman is in good condition after being diagnosed with the coronavirus, Illinois health officials said Friday. The woman is the second U.S. patient to be diagnosed with dangerous new virus from China, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The woman, who is in her 60s, came in through O’Hare International Airport from China on Jan. 13 after spending about two weeks in the Wuhan area. Officials said she arrived to Chicago without […]

  • Video captures 4 masked burglars stealing ATM from liquor store in River West

    CHICAGO — Four people stole an ATM from a liquor store in the River West neighborhood — and the entire robbery was captured on surveillance video. The incident happened just after 2 a.m. Thursday at BWS Beverage at 790 North Milwaukee Avenue. Police said at least four people wearing masks broke the glass front door of the store, and removed the entire ATM unit. The group loaded the machine into a black Nissan before fleeing. The store owner estimates the […]

  • Travelers flying into O’Hare from China screened for coronavirus starting Wednesday

    CHICAGO — Travelers arriving at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport from Asia will be screened for the respiratory coronavirus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decision comes as health officials announced a man in Washington state is infected with the virus. The U.S. is the fifth nation to report seeing the illness, joining China, Thailand, Japan and South Korea. The virus, which is part of the coronavirus family, which includes severe acute respiratory syndrome, or SARS, broke out in Wuhan, […]

  • Oakbrook Terrace mayor resigns amid federal corruption investigation

    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. — The mayor of Oakbrook Terrace has resigned during an ongoing federal corruption investigation. According to the Chicago Tribune, Tony Ragucci is linked to a wider federal probe into a company that operates red light cameras. The 64-year-old former police officer submitted his letter of resignation on Friday, after serving as mayor of Oakbrook Terrace for about a decade. The resignation comes on the heels of a Tribune report that Ragucci had used $30,000 in campaign funds […]

  • O’Hare to screen passengers for symptoms of Chinese coronavirus as US confirms its 1st case

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak’s epicenter was hospitalized in good condition near Seattle. The man, identified only as a Snohomish County resident is in his 30s, was not considered a threat to medical staff or the public, health officials said. The virus has infected about 300 people, all of whom had been in […]

  • Suburban officer charged with assaulting woman during arrest; Chief says it is not true

    DIXMOOR, Ill. — A south suburban police officer was charged with assaulting a 66-year-old woman. Prosecutors said Dixmoor Police Cmdr. Ronald Burge Jr., 31, dragged a 66-year-old grandmother into a police station in October and repeatedly slammed her face into a wall. He is charged with aggravated battery and official misconduct. According to court documents, Burge Jr., “carried and dragged Victim back to the police station with her feet at times dangling off the ground.” Documents state, at 6 feet […]

  • Former Gov. Quinn among state lawmakers calling for investigation after rape cover-up report

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Former Gov. Pat Quinn and Gov. JB Pritzker are among the state lawmakers calling for an investigation after WBEZ reported an email from a former lobbyist hinted at a rape cover-up. The email was reportedly sent to aides to then-Gov. Quinn. Details about that rape case and apparent cover-up are unknown. However, many are demanding answers, including the governor who talked about the scandal after his fireside chat Thursday morning Kennedy King College. Pritzker and Lt. Gov. […]

  • 1 injured in multi-vehicle rollover crash in Brighton Park

    CHICAGO — A 63-year-old man was injured after a multi-vehicle crash that may have followed a possible road rage incident. The accident happened around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday on Western Avenue and 42nd Street in the Brighton Park neighborhood. Police said the 63-year-old was the driver of a black Chevy truck that rolled on-top of a Chrysler sedan in the collision. The man was transported to Mt. Sinai Hospital and is said to be in good condition. Another person was reportedly […]

  • Man shot on Stevenson Expressway ramp to Dan Ryan

    CHICAGO — A man was shot and wounded on the Stevenson Expressway ramp onto the Dan Ryan Expressway. The shooting happened around 1:15 a.m. Wednesday when someone opened fire on a vehicle carrying three people on inbound I-55’s ramp to the inbound I-90/94 Expressway near the Bridgeport neighborhood. Police said a man was shot and transported to Stroger Hospital where his condition has stabilized. The two other people inside the vehicle were not injured. No one is in custody. No […]

  • 2 young children dead after murder, attempted suicide in South Shore high-rise

    CHICAGO — Two children were killed following a murder and attempted suicide in a high-rise in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood. Police were called to the Water’s Edge Apartments in the 7200 block of South Shore just before 2 a.m. Thursday. Upon arrival, officers discovered 20-year-old Aleah Newell and her 2-year-old son, Johntavious, on the ground outside the building. Security directed officers to an 11th floor apartment where they found 70-year-old Cordell Walker with cuts on his face and body, and […]

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