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.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. (Getty Images)

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

Bears center Hroniss Grasu. (Getty Images)

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

Runners compete during the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon on Oct. 12, 2014. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Listen: Chicago Marathon Preview

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

CBS Chicago–10/05/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

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

Jimmy Clausen. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

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

San Francisco 49ers v Chicago Bears

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

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

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 winning the Olympic Marathon in 1984. (Getty Images)

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.


Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

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

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) pressures Bears quarterback Jay Cutler in 2014. (Getty Images)

Thayer: Bears Must ‘Play A Perfect Game’ To Beat Packers

With the Bears in rebuilding mode, and the Packers among the Super Bowl favorites again this year, Chicago can’t afford to make mistakes in the season opener at Soldier Field.

CBS Chicago–09/11/2015

William 'The Refridgerator' Perry

Listen: Bears Legend William Perry Reflects On Career, Health & More

Perry says his health is “well.”

CBS Chicago–09/10/2015

Bears coach John Fox. (Getty Images)

John Fox Manages Expectations Heading Into Tough Opening Schedule

As the Bears prepare for a big test against the Packers, coach John Fox is offering no bold promises or predictions.

CBS Chicago–09/09/2015

Deena Kastor, (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Marathon Champ Deena Kastor Feels Sorry For “Misguided” Runners Who Doped In Order To Win

Deena Kastor, Chicago Marathon 2005 Champion, was in town August 5 – 6 to meet with Marathon participants.


Marc Trestman. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman Gives His Staff A Vote Of Confidence

“I am extrememly confident in our staff,” Marc Trestman says.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

Josh McCown.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman: On Second Thought, Maybe Put McCown In Sooner

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.

WBBM Newsradio–11/11/2013

Quarterback Jay Cutler #6 of the Chicago Bears is injured on a play against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Trestman On Cutler Injury: ‘We’ll Know More Later This Morning’

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.

WBBM Newsradio–10/21/2013

Alshon Jeffery is tackled by the Saints.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman: Haven’t Put Together A Full 60 Minutes

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.


Henry Melton #69 of the Chicago Bears is carted off the field after being injured against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the game on September 22, 2013 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Trestman: Melton’s Knee Injury To Be Evaluated Today

Bears coach Marc Trestman said he’s “really not sure” how serious Pro Bowl defensive tackle Henry Melton’s knee injury is.

WBBM Newsradio–09/23/2013

Jay Cutler #6 and Alshon Jeffery #17 of the Chicago Bears celebrate the game-winning extra point against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on September 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 31-30. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Trestman: Game-Winning TD Drive ‘Couldn’t Have Been Better’

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.

WBBM Newsradio–09/16/2013

Bill Cartwright.  (Photo by Rocky Widner/NBAE via Getty Images)

Bill Cartwright To Speak at Prologue Graduation

Former Bulls star Bill Cartwright is giving back .

WBBM Newsradio–06/14/2013