Skokie native Josh Liss has been the sports director and morning sports anchor at WBBM since August of 1998. He studied broadcast journalism at Columbia College in Chicago, earning his degree in 1995.
While in college, Josh began his career producing and reporting for Sports Radio Nightly, an all-night sports network that aired on WVVX 103.1FM. In 1994 Josh began an internship at WMAQ 670-AM and worked his way up to full time afternoon drive sports anchor in 1995.
“I was an intern, a part-timer, then a full-timer working my way up with odd hours and miscellaneous assignments,” Josh said of his prior work at WMAQ. “I was fortunate to work with a marvelous cast of talent at ‘Q’; Lou Canellis, Jeff Joniak, Red Motlow, Steve Olken, Tom Greene, Brian Davis, Peggy Kusinski, Dave Pasch, Andrew Siciliano and others.”
Josh has won numerous awards during his career, including Associated Press, Illinois Broadcasters Association and Peter Lisagor honors for sports anchoring and reporting.
Josh resides in Evanston with his wife and two sons.
A day after coming up just short in a 21-19 loss to the Lions, Bears head coach Marc Trestman said it might have helped to replace ailing quarterback Jay Cutler with backup Josh McCown sooner than he did.
The Bears don’t know yet how long quarterback Jay Cutler will be out after suffering a groin injury in Sunday’s loss to the Redskins, but head coach Marc Trestman said the quarterback is headed for an MRI on Monday morning.
The Bears have looked good in spurts, and they’ve looked bad in spurts in their first five games under new head coach Marc Trestman.
Bears coach Marc Trestman said he’s “really not sure” how serious Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton’s knee injury is.
Bears coach Marc Trestman said the team’s game-winning touchdown drive against the Vikings on Sunday “couldn’t have been better,” but there are definitely improvements the team needs to make going forward.
Former Bulls star Bill Cartwright is giving back .
Time is valuable when hiring a new head coach, but don’t expect the Bears to make any hasty decisions when searching for Lovie Smith’s replacement.
Life can be difficult for a rookie quarterback on the road, and that’s exactly how life has been for Seahawks rookie signal caller Russell Wilson.
As the Bears travel to San Francisco in a key NFC matchup on Monday night, analyst Tom Thayer has a message about the 6-2-1 49ers.
Bears fans have been flocking to road games all season, but head coach Lovie Smith said the fan support during Sunday’s 51-20 road win in Nashville was especially noticeable.
The 3-5 Titans might be 3-point underdogs when they host the Bears on Sunday, but WBBM Bears Radio analyst Tom Thayer says they’re still a dangerous team.
The Bears’ loss to the Packers on Thursday not only cost them the momentum they had created with their season opening win over the Colts, it might have cost them the services of running back Matt Forte for a bit.
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said linebacker Brian Urlacher was returning to practice on Monday, and has “made a lot of progress” in his recovery from arthroscopic surgery on his injured knee.
Daytona 500 champion Matt Kenseth is in town Thursday meeting fans and talking to reporters, and he’s looking forward to attending a Bears-Packers football game next season.
Bears coach Lovie Smith said Devin Hester was “sore” after suffering a chest injury following a stellar performance from his electrifying return man and wide receiver.
After picking up the pieces from the Bears’ 30-13 loss in New Orleans Sunday, Lovie Smith joined WBBM-AM’s Josh Liss Monday to discuss the game.
There has been concern over the field at TCF Bank Stadium being safe enough to play and it has been said a few times that it will be. However, some of the Vikings’ players have expressed concern, even describing the field as being as hard as concrete. LISTEN: LOVIE SMITH INTERVIEW
Continuos snow, high winds, and frigid temperatures were not enough to stop Tom Brady and the New England offense from blowing out the Chicago Bears. LISTEN: GAME HIGHLIGHTS – LOVIE SMITH
Jay Cutler threw a go-ahead touchdown pass to Brandon Manumaleuna one play after a questionable call midway through the fourth quarter, lifting the Chicago Bears to a 24-20 victory over the Detroit Lions on Sunday. LISTEN: GAME HIGHLIGHTS, LOVIE SMITH
Bears take down the Philadelphia Eagles thanks to a swarming defense and an explosive offense. LISTEN: HIGHLIGHTS – LOVIE SMITH