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
  • 1 teacher dead, another injured in hit-and-run near Orland Square Mall

    ORLAND PARK, III — Two Catholic school teachers were struck by a vehicle, one fatally, in a hit-and-run near Orland Square Mall. The incident happened around 8 p.m. Wednesday near the Square Celt restaurant, at 39 Orland Square Drive. The two women had attended the St. Michael School’s Christmas party at the restaurant, and were walking to their cars when they were struck by a vehicle. The women were transported to Silver Cross Hospital. One was pronounced dead at the […]

  • 5 students treated for minor injuries after crash involving 2 school buses in Justice

    JUSTICE, Ill. — Five young children were hospitalized for minor injuries after a crash involving two school buses. The accident happened just before 7 a.m. Wednesday on 79th Street and 85th Avenue in Justice, as the buses were taking students to school. Five students were transported to area hospitals as a precautionary measure. The district superintendent confirms the students involved have all been treated and released. According to Indian Springs School District 109, the five children were the only students […]

  • Woman robbed, sexually assaulted at knifepoint in lobby of West Town apartment

    CHICAGO — A woman was robbed and sexually assaulted in the entrance of her own apartment building in the West Town neighborhood. The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 400 block of North Carpenter, as a 22-year-old woman was returning home. According to police, this man followed her into the vestibule of her apartment building and then threatened her at knifepoint. Police said he demanded the victim “give me everything,” and after robbing her, he sexually assaulted her. […]

  • Man dressed as Chicago cop robbed Currency Exchange kiosk on Mag Mile

    CHICAGO — Chicago police said a man wearing a police uniform and a surgical mask robbed a Currency Exchange kiosk inside The Shops at North Bridge on Michigan Avenue. Police said around 7:40 p.m. Monday, a man entered the Currency Exchange on the 500 block of North Michigan Avenue wearing a Chicago Police Department uniform, including a baseball cap, long sleeve button-up, and reflective vest. The man was also wearing a surgical mask, police said. The man approached a 22-year-old employee […]

  • High winds cause damage, power outages throughout area Wednesday

    CHICAGO — Wind gusts up to 60 MPH caused damage and widespread power outages throughout the Chicago area Wednesday. Two vehicles were damaged after a sign was knocked from a scaffolding near the Willis Tower due to high winds. The incident happened around 7:30 a.m. Wednesday on Adams Street and Wacker Drive in the Loop. The taxi was sitting in traffic when a wooden-type sign slammed onto the taxi, and shattered the entire windshield. The taxi driver injured his arm […]

  • Chicago City Council approves Lightfoot’s $11.65 billion 2020 budget

    CHICAGO — The Chicago City Council approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $11.65 billion budget plan for 2020 Tuesday in a 39 to 11 vote. The $11.6 billion budget plan will close the record $838 million budget gap the mayor inherited,  partly through government restructuring and wiping out most city job vacancies. The budget also increases taxes on ride-hailing services and boosts the minimum wage without raising property taxes significantly. Lightfoot has called her budget plan a down payment and a major […]

  • Death of UIC student found in car ruled a homicide, person of interest in custody

    CHICAGO — A UIC student found dead in a car parked in a campus parking garage was strangled, the Cook County Medical Examiner said Sunday, labeling the death of 19-year-old Ruth George as a homicide. Investigators say when George entered a parking garage on the UIC campus around 1:35 a.m. Saturday morning, she was alone. But according to police, a man who has no affiliation with the university entered the garage shortly after.   George’s family contacted police early Saturday morning […]

  • Woman found dead inside burning vehicle in Andersonville

    CHICAGO — A woman was found dead inside a burning vehicle in Andersonville. Police responded to reports of a car fire around 12:48 a.m. Friday in the 1400 block of West Farragut Avenue, and found the body of a woman in the back seat. The car is a silver Nissan Sentra with California plates. The woman’s identity is unknown at this time. It is also unknown if her cause of death is related to the fire. A resident captured cellphone […]

  • Mother and baby rescued from deadly Indiana apartment fire

    GRIFFITH, Ind. — An apartment fire that killed a man and injured several others is under investigation in Griffith. The fire broke out around 2 a.m. Wednesday while most residents were sleeping at the Park West apartment complex, at 1108 Reyome Drive, in Griffith. Police arrived first to the scene and immediately rescued a mother and her baby from the top floor. Firefighters then rescued four other residents from balconies. Dozens of others were able to safely escape the fire. […]

  • Chicago officer, 15-year-old bystander recovering after shootout on Northwest Side

    CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer and a teenage bystander are recovering after being shot in a harrowing chain of events linked to a robbery at a Des Plaines Bank of America Tuesday night. Police said the 46-year-old officer is now in good condition and is expected to make a full recovery, despite being shot in the head. The 15-year-old boy, who is a student at Lane Tech High School, is in stable condition and recovering at Lurie Children’s Hospital. […]

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