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.
“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.
The Bears’ surprising Thanksgiving Day win over the Packers moved them to 5-6.
‘We all take responsibility,” Bears coach John Fox told WBBM Newsradio’s Josh Liss.
“You have to keep him on the field and running the ball,” Tom Thayer says of Matt Forte.
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.
“It had something to do with being upright,” Fox says of the explanation he received.
Riding a two-game win streak, the Bears face the winless Lions in Detroit on Sunday.
For the second straight week, Cutler led the Bears to a fourth-quarter comeback.
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.
Josh Liss sat down with some of the top Chicago Marathon officials.
Chicago moved to 1-3 with a 22-20 win against Oakland on Sunday.
After the Jimmy Clausen-directed Bears went nowhere on offense, could David Fales get the call?
Clausen has had one week of practice under his belt now with the first-teamers.
“Just get better,” Bears coach John Fox says of an 0-2 start.
Thirty years after her Chicago Marathon victory, Joan Benoit Samuelson is training hard for a return engagement.
Fox also indicated there was some regret in not giving Matt Forte the ball on a key fourth-quarter goal-line series.
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.
Perry says his health is “well.”
As the Bears prepare for a big test against the Packers, coach John Fox is offering no bold promises or predictions.
Deena Kastor, Chicago Marathon 2005 Champion, was in town August 5 – 6 to meet with Marathon participants.