Lisa Fielding

(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Lisa Fielding is a news anchor and reporter for Newsradio 780. She brings nearly three decades of news and sports, radio and television broadcasting experience to WBBM.

A graduate of Bradley University and an award-winning journalist, Lisa began her career as an intern and reporter for WEEK-TV in Peoria, then moved on to work for WROK-WZOK radio and as weekend anchor for WIFR-TV in Rockford. At the same time, she did some fill-in work as one of the first female voices on Chicago’s new all-sports station “The Score”. In 1999, she moved to Madison to be the main anchor for Fox 47 News at Nine where she was able to travel to the Rose Bowl and to the Final Four with the Wisconsin Badgers.

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Before coming to WBBM, she most recently served as main anchor of WVTV-WB 18 News at Nine in Milwaukee. She also spent seven years in minor league baseball as one of the few female public address announcers in the country and even was a contender to succeed Wayne Messmer as the public address announcer for the Chicago Cubs.

In addition to her duties as anchor and reporter at WBBM, she is an instructor for the Chicago Broadcast class at the prestigious Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Lisa’s a native of the Chicago area, grew up in Lake Zurich and is thrilled to be back home.

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Behind The Plate: Grounds Crew Keeps Wrigley Field Beautiful

What does it take to take care of one of America’s prettiest lawns?

05/25/2015

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Made In Chicago: Richard Bennett Custom Tailors

CHICAGO (CBS) — You could say Albert Karoll knows a thing or two about the clothing business. “I come from a third generation men’s clothing business here in Chicago. My grandfather was Herb Karoll who […]

05/25/2015

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Behind The Plate: Joe Maddon Brings Family Recipe To Wrigley Field

The newest addition to the Wrigley Field concession stands comes straight from new Cubs skipper Joe Maddon.

CBS Chicago–05/18/2015

A high school student gets help getting glamorized for prom. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Program Helps Teens Glam Up For Prom

When 17-year old Madison Brown heads to Marist High School’s prom, she’ll have a new dress, a new hairdo and a glamorous new look. WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.

05/15/2015

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Neighbors Want “Very Rowdy Bar” To Give Up 4 A.M. Liquor License

Sarie Keller’s home is adjacent to the Bluelight, at 3251 N. Western Ave. She said, over the last several years, problems have escalated. The city has deemed the bar problematic, and has entered into a plan of operation with the bar, but Keller said the bar hasn’t complied with any of the city’s demands.

05/15/2015

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Therapy Dog New Big Man On Campus At Suburban School

Buck is a three-year-old boxer mix and he’s the newest addition to the staff at Buffalo Grove High School.

05/13/2015

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Vandals Target Marquette Park Golf Course For Third Time This Month

Vandals have hit Marquette Park Golf Course for the third time in the last week and a half Tuesday morning.

05/12/2015

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Behind The Plate: 95-Year-Old Usher Oldest And Longest Serving At Wrigley Field

June Palm is one of more than 80 ushers who escort fans to their seats, keep things orderly and make sure everyone is holding a ticket.

CBS Chicago–05/11/2015

Chicago Woman Who Suffers From Epilepsy Celebrating First Mother’s Day After ‘Miracle’ Birth

A Chicago woman is celebrating her first Mother’s Day after what she calls a miracle birth of twins this past week, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

05/10/2015

Workers and clients at Community Counseling Centers of Chicago protesting the closing of the clinic. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Mental Health Workers, Clients Protest Closing Of North Side Clinic

Employees and clients are demanding answers after the clinic announced it was abruptly closing its doors on May 31.

05/05/2015

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Behind The Plate: Longtime Organist Brings Sounds Of Summer To Wrigley

2015 makes 29 years for Gary Pressy behind the giant Lowry organ high atop his beloved Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2015

Jonas Valentine, 18, a transgender student at Round Lake High School, stands next to one of four gender neutral restrooms the school installed after he petitioned the school for better facilities for trans students. (Credit: Jonas Valentine)

Transgender Teen Gets School To Install Gender Neutral Bathrooms

When 18-year old Jonas Valentine came out as transgender, he felt isolated at school at first. “They then isolated me into the teachers’ locker room. They said students felt ‘uncomfortable’ with me in the normal locker room and bathroom. At first I felt like it was fair to the students, but now I’m realizing how unfair it is to myself.”

05/01/2015

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Organ Transplant Changes Reduce Wait Times For Kidney Patients

The number of people waiting for an organ transplant continues to grow, with currently more than 120,000 people on the waiting for an organ transplant, and more people are added to the list each year.

04/29/2015

Northwestern University seismic station at Ryerson Woods Conservation Area in Lake County, IL. measured Monday's tremor.

Earthquake Expert Says Midwest Risk Is Minimal

What regions of the U.S. are at risk for a major earthquake? WBBM’s Lisa Fielding talked to an earthquake expert about fault lines and risks here in America.

04/28/2015

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Petition Drive Saves Downtown Snack Shop Owner

Kenny Patel says he’s overwhelmed by the support he’s received after word got out he may have to move out of his snack shop he’s owned for 27 years inside the CDW Building on Riverside Plaza.

04/27/2015

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Behind The Plate: One-On-One With Cubs Manager Joe Maddon

Maddon says he’s still in awe of his new job and his new office.

CBS Chicago–04/27/2015

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Doctors Warn About “More Dangerous” Forms Of Synthetic Marijuana

Dr. Patrick Lank, an emergency room physician at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said synthetic cannabinoid – or Spice – is nothing new; but what is new is the different forms that are popping up.

04/22/2015

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Small Shop Owner In Downtown Office Building Petitioning To Keep Business Open

Everyone calls him Kenny and he knows most of his customers by name.

04/21/2015

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Behind The Plate: Wrigley Field’s New Video Board

(CBS) — It stands 95 feet high and is 42 feet wide and this season, it’s Wrigley Field’s crown jewel. The Chicago Cubs new video board has been a long time in the making. “This […]

04/20/2015

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NFL Releases Details On What ‘Draft Town’ In Grant Park Will Look Like

Draft Town will be taking over Grant Park in a couple of weeks for the 2015 NFL Draft, and we’re getting our first look at what it will look like.

04/14/2015

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