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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.


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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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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

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

Perry says his health is “well.”

CBS Chicago–09/10/2015

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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

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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.


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Trestman Gives His Staff A Vote Of Confidence

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

CBS Chicago–11/10/2014

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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


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