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
  • Group of people use pepper spray while robbing Akira store

    CHICAGO — A teenager faces charges in a pepper spray robbery in Bucktown. The Akira store at 1814 W. North Ave. was robbed around 9 p.m. Monday. A group of up to 10 people targeted the store, just as employees prepared to close. One worker asked the group to leave, but some of them started grabbing clothes worth hundreds of dollars and heading for the door without paying. As an employee confronted the group, one of them used pepper spray in […]

  • 4 arrested after 60-mile police pursuit ends at McCormick Place

    CHICAGO — Four people were arrested after a long police chase that started in Coal City, and ended 60 miles later at McCormick Place. It started after Coal City police spotted a stolen car out of Naperville at around 1 a.m. Police tried to stop car, but the driver attempted to ram into the officer’s squad car and then took off. The car continued on I-55, when Illinois State Police joined the chase near Darien, and followed the car into […]

  • Over a dozen displaced after house fire in Little Village

    CHICAGO — Over a dozen residents were displaced after a fire broke out at a home in Chicago’s Little Village neighborhood. The fire broke out Friday morning in the 3000 block of South Keeler, and it spread to the house next door. No injuries were reported, but both homes sustained significant damage. Fire victim Sebastian Radea described the fire as “life-changing.” “Now all of our things, the money, the memories we had there are gone,” he said. While the cause […]

  • Gunman at large after man shot in pedestrian tunnel at CTA Jackson stop

    CHICAGO — A man was shot in a CTA pedestrian tunnel in the Loop Thursday evening. Police said the shooting took place in the tunnel between train stops at the Jackson CTA stop around 5 p.m. The tunnel connects the Blue and Red Lines. The man was shot twice, according to police. He was taken to the hospital where his condition stabilized. Police said the man was not cooperating with police. First Deputy Supt. Fred Waller said it’s likely the two […]

  • Teen shot by Chicago police after speeding toward officers on West Side

    CHICAGO — A teenager was injured in a police-involved shooting on the West Side. The incident happened just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday at a Shell gas station in the 3900 block of West Roosevelt Road. Officers said the teen was sitting in a parked SUV that matched the description of a vehicle wanted in a shooting earlier in the day. Police said an officer approached the vehicle and the suspect accelerated, hitting a squad car and a fence. “Police approached on foot […]

  • Mumps outbreak at Lewis University after at least 1 confirmed case, 7 probable cases

    ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — Health officials are dealing with a mumps outbreak on the campus of Lewis University in Romeoville. The Will County Health Department declared the outbreak after at least one confirmed case and seven probable cases among students at the university. The state is now mandating all students, staff, and faculty provide proof of their immunizations by next Monday. It is already an enrollment requirement for full-time students, so classes are resuming as scheduled. But, those who have no […]

  • Strike continues in Geneva school district; No new talks scheduled

    GENEVA, Ill. —  Hundreds of teachers continue to strike in Geneva School District 304. About 450 employees picketed outside nine schools Tuesday and classes were cancelled for nearly 6,000 students. The teachers’ union and the school board are at odds over pay. The district is pitching a new pay model with higher compensation for new teachers, and smaller pay increases for veteran teachers. The union is worried this will hurt retention. The starting salary in the district is a little more […]

  • Mayor Emanuel on Burke FBI raids: More questions than answers

    CHICAGO — The city’s most powerful and senior alderman says he did nothing wrong. Federal agents raided 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke’s ward and city hall offices Thursday. Friday, Burke declined to shed light on what he knows about the raids. “It’s been a long time for me in public life and I’ve been the subject of investigations in the past,” he said. “I’ve always fully cooperated. Clearly nothing has ever came of any of those. I’ll cooperate now.” Following […]

  • Federal agents raid office of powerful Chicago Ald. Ed Burke

    CHICAGO — Federal agents raided the office of Chicago’s longest serving and most powerful alderman, Ed Burke, the FBI confirmed Thursday. “Our agents are executing warrants at multiple locations today,” an FBI source told WGN News. No additional information on the nature of the investigation was provided. Burke released a statement and said he is “cooperating fully.” “I am completely confident that at the end of the day nothing will be found amiss in this instance…” he said. Burke statement […]

  • Overnight snow makes for slick morning commute in Chicago area

    CHICAGO — Overnight snow and freezing rain is causing icy and slick conditions on Chicago area roads. The city’s snow plow fleet are targeting main streets and major roadways at this time, so most side streets remain covered with ice and snow. The new snowfall added very little accumulation to Sunday’s winter storm, but slippery conditions are being reported in both the city’s and suburbs. The icy conditions have led to a few crashes, including a car sliding into a pond […]