Nancy Loo joins WGN-TV as a reporter and fill-in anchor for WGN News effective June 1, according to Greg Caputo, WGN-TV news director. “Nancy is an Emmy Award winning reporter. She’s covered news around the world, working as a reporter and anchor in Hong Kong, Tokyo, New York City, and Chicago,” commented Caputo. “In addition to her TV credits, Nancy has become adept at communicating on the internet and in the use of social media. She hosts her own blog on Tribune’s “Chicago Now” blog site. And if you’re a Facebook friend or a Twitter follower, you already know her skill in using these new media. We’re thrilled to have her join our team.”
Prior to WGN-TV, Ms. Loo was an anchor/reporter at Fox Chicago News. Before moving to Chicago in 2001, Nancy was a news anchor and reporter for WABC-TV in New York. In 1993, Nancy was among the team of journalists who launched New York 1 News. From 1986 to 1989, Nancy was 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.
Loo 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 is also active in several groups serving the Asian community in Chicago and has served as co-president of the Chicago Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association.