Josh Liss

liss250  Josh LissSkokie 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.

Fox: Bears ‘Just Have To Get More Points, Plain And Simple’

The Bears offense has been among the best in generating yards but remains the worst at turning those yards into points.

CBS Chicago–10/17/2016

Fox Sees ‘Some Bright Spots’ For Bears In Loss To Colts

“It comes down to your red (zone) trips,” Fox says.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2016

Fox: 0-2 Bears Beating Themselves, ‘Have To Clean That Up Quickly’

Despite starting the season 0-2, playing poorly in both games, and having injuries to five key players, Bears coach John Fox believes the team has enough to turn things around into a winning season.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2016

Fox: ‘We Just Didn’t Make Plays’ In Bears’ Loss To Texans

Bears coach John Fox saw some positives from his team in their 23-14 loss to the Texans in the season opener Sunday.

CBS Chicago–09/12/2016

Thayer: Bears Shouldn’t Underestimate Gabbert-Led 49ers

“If you think that San Francisco’s just going to show up and lay down, that’s when you’re really setting yourself up for defeat,” Bears radio analyst Tom Thayer told WBBM Newsradio’s Josh Liss.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2015

With Bears In Playoff Hunt, Fox Keeping Focus On ‘One Game At A Time’

The Bears’ surprising Thanksgiving Day win over the Packers moved them to 5-6.


John Fox: ‘All Our Signatures’ Are On 17-15 Loss To Broncos

‘We all take responsibility,” Bears coach John Fox told WBBM Newsradio’s Josh Liss.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2015

Thayer: Forte Key To Beating Vikings, ‘Super Aggressive’ Defensive Line

“You have to keep him on the field and running the ball,” Tom Thayer says of Matt Forte.

CBS Chicago–10/30/2015

Fox: Cutting Ties With Ratliff Was About Making Bears Better

Addressing the recent release of defensive lineman Jeremiah Ratliff for the first time, John Fox offered no new insight about the specifics of Jeremiah Ratliff’s release.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2015

John Fox Wants More Clarity On Reversed Call That Awarded Golden Tate A TD

“It had something to do with being upright,” Fox says of the explanation he received.

CBS Chicago–10/19/2015

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Thayer: Bears Must Respect Winless But ‘Extremely Hungry’ Lions

Riding a two-game win streak, the Bears face the winless Lions in Detroit on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/16/2015

John Fox On Jay Cutler: ‘Shown A Lot Of Grit’

For the second straight week, Cutler led the Bears to a fourth-quarter comeback.

CBS Chicago–10/12/2015

Thayer: Bears Should Start Grasu At Center

Even though rookie Bears center Hroniss Grasu has yet to take a snap in a regular-season game, radio analyst Tom Thayer thinks he should get the start Sunday against the Chiefs.

CBS Chicago–10/09/2015

Listen: Chicago Marathon Preview

Josh Liss sat down with some of the top Chicago Marathon officials.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2015

John Fox On First Win As Bears Coach: ‘Gritty’

Chicago moved to 1-3 with a 22-20 win against Oakland on Sunday.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2015

John Fox: ‘We’ll Evaluate’ The QB Situation

After the Jimmy Clausen-directed Bears went nowhere on offense, could David Fales get the call?

CBS Chicago–09/28/2015

Thayer: Clausen ‘Should Be Sharper’ At Seattle

Clausen has had one week of practice under his belt now with the first-teamers.

CBS Chicago–09/25/2015

John Fox: ‘Plenty Of Areas’ To Focus On For Improvement

“Just get better,” Bears coach John Fox says of an 0-2 start.

CBS Chicago–09/21/2015

Joan Benoit Samuelson Back For Chicago Marathon With A New Goal

Thirty years after her Chicago Marathon victory, Joan Benoit Samuelson is training hard for a return engagement.


Fox Disappointed To Lose Debut But Says Bears Can Build On Loss To Packers

Fox also indicated there was some regret in not giving Matt Forte the ball on a key fourth-quarter goal-line series.

CBS Chicago–09/14/2015


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