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
  • Prospect Heights fire was started by teen playing with lighter, source says

    PROSPECT HEIGHTS, Ill. — Hundreds of residents of an apartment complex in Prospect Heights are homeless after a massive fire ripped through three buildings Wednesday. According to a source, authorities are investigating multiple reports that the fire was started by a 13-year-old boy playing with a lighter. Local authorities are now asking for clothing and cash donations. Clothing can be brought to the River Trails Condominium Association, 811 Apple Dr., in Prospect Heights, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, […]

  • 200 jobs coming to Little Village via industrial project, mayor says

    CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is slated to break ground Wednesday on a new industrial project in Little Village. The $17.9 million project will include 18 loading docks, landscaped buffers and an underground stormwater retention system, according to the mayor’s office. The developer plans to lease the space at 2524 W. 24th St. to e-commerce businesses and restaurant-related supply chains. The mayor’s office estimates the project will bring 200 jobs to Little Village. The announcement comes after a new […]

  • Special Olympics celebrates 50th anniversary in Chicago

    CHICAGO — More than 20 men’s and women’s teams from around the world are competing in the first Special Olympics Unified Cup. The event will be held at the CIBC Fire Pitch, located at 3626 N. Talman Ave. on the city’s North Side. It’s all part of Special Olympics International’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Preliminary soccer matches will take place Tuesday to Thursday.  Final soccer matches will be broadcast live Friday on ESPN2.

  • 2 CVS workers fired after cops called on Chicago customer

    CHICAGO  — CVS Health says two Chicago store employees are out of their jobs just days after a customer complained that managers called police after accusing her of trying to use a phony coupon. The company said Monday it had completed a review of the Friday night incident. The company said the two staffers involved are no longer employed. Camilla Hudson posted cellphone video of the encounter at the CVS at 6150 North Broadway in Chicago’s Edgewater neighborhood. The 53-year-old […]

  • Man, 82, in critical condition after being shot in back while walking dog

    CHICAGO — Homer Donehue, 82, was walking his dog near a younger couple around 10:40 p.m. Thursday, when a man dressed in all black and wearing a ski mask opened fire, police say. The 22-year-old woman was shot in the shoulder, and the 31-year-old man was shot in the ankle. Donehue was shot in the back. “He’s walking the dog and didn’t even make it two doors down and they shot my father down,” said Rhonda Donehue, the victim’s daughter. Paramedics […]

  • Death of woman found in Englewood fire being investigated as homicide

    CHICAGO — The death of a woman found after an apartment fire on the South Side has been ruled a homicide. Update on fire at 1304 west 57 street. Investigation has determined this death was a homicide. Turned over to police as a crime scene. — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) July 12, 2018 Fire crews responded to the apartment building in the 1300 block of West 57th Street in the Englewood neighborhood around 12:10 a.m. Thursday. The woman was found […]

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    Taste of Chicago 2018 kicks off in Grant Park

    CHICAGO — It’s opening day for the Taste of Chicago. The five-day food festival will take over Grant Park (between Lake Shore Drive, Monroe Street, Michigan Avenue and Balbo Drive) starting today and will run through Sunday, July 15. The fest features more than 70 restaurants, pop-ups and food trucks, as well as musical performances. Admission is free, but general admission for performances at the Petrillo Music Shell range from $18 to $50 (lawn seating in Butler Field is free). Food tickets can […]

  • Drunken driver crashes into Blue Island library, police say

    BLUE ISLAND, Ill. — A drunken driver crashed into the Blue Island Public Library early Tuesday. Police said the crash occurred about 2:15 a.m. Tuesday at the library at 2433 York St. When police arrived on the scene, a woman was still inside the car. Police said alcohol was “a contributing factor” to the crash. The woman was arrested and cited. The library will remain closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Library staffers said up to 1,000 visitors use the city’s only […]

  • Woman dead, man injured after stabbing on CTA bus

    CHICAGO – One woman was killed, and a man was injured after a stabbing on a CTA bus in the Park Manor neighborhood, according to police. Police said the man and woman were arguing on a CTA bus in the first block of East 63rd Street in the Washington Park neighborhood around 8:30 p.m. Monday, when the woman pulled out a knife and stabbed the 37-year-old man on the upper right side of his shoulder. The man then exited the […]

  • Person of interest questioned after woman, 79, found dead in Gary house fire

    GARY, In. — A person of interest is being questioned after an elderly woman was found dead in a house fire in Gary. Fire crews were called around 3 a.m. Thursday to a home in the 3400 block of Johnson, just southeast of the Borman Expressway. A 79-year-old woman, identified as Barbara Walker, was found dead in a bedroom when crews arrived. The body and the scene reportedly smelled of gasoline. According to neighbors, the woman kept to herself and lived with […]