Lisa Fielding is a news anchor and reporter for Newsradio 780. She brings over two 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.
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.
Through song and candlelight, families who lost loved ones to drunk drivers remembered their lives and their legacies.
(CBS) — Employees at MicroTek are scaling back their annual holiday party this year and instead are participating in the “Letters to Santa” program sponsored by the post office. CEO Don Slivnesky says each employee [...]
You could find it in cabarets and clubs in the late 1800′s until the 1950′s, part comedy, part performance art, part striptease. In the last few years, Burlesque has made a comeback.
Amy McNicholas says her 14 year old son was a picture of health, an athlete, a baseball player at St. Rita but in 2010 their family received devastating news.
It started with five Chicago friends four years ago.
It started out as a simple idea over breakfast. In a matter of hours, there was a room full of donations at the Rizal Center, 1332 W. Irving Park Road in Chicago.
A Lombard based organization is hoping to send thousands of solar lights to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.
The software, called “ComputerCop,” provides a quick and easy way for parents to review what their children are doing while using the internet and to assess if kids are being exposed to inappropriate or harmful content.
Just this year, Chicago Police have seized 5,856 illegal firearms. Superintendent Garry McCarthy says that goes to show the challenge illegal guns pose to police and communities.
After seven festival-related deaths just this year, many concert promoters are taking a closer look at the issue of drug use at their events.
On September 12th, surgeons at Northwestern performed their 1500th liver transplant. This achievement comes shortly after the 20 year anniversary of Northwestern’s first liver transplant.
It’s a nasty virus, can’t be treated with antibiotics and it’s highly contagious.
Paul Jenkins says veterans are twice as likely to be unemployed. For disabled veterans, the national rate is at a staggering 88 percent.
Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Vootz says every off election year she gets hundreds of calls about why the polls are closed.
The first annual “Batting for Boobies” will be held at Slugger’s on Sunday from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Brian Cooper, 36, is accused of killing 21-year old Alisha Bromfield in August of last year. A jury was hung on the charges against him, because he was said to be drunk at the time.
Dan Carrico of the National Air Traffic Controllers Association says his O’Hare staff is working without pay and they are without critical support staff that keep the system running, people who work quality control, mapping and training.
Rugby is one the fastest-growing sports in the U.S, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association. In recent years, more and more women are joining the team.
Got a ragtop? Then Jim Eldred is your man.
It’s the annual tradition on the Chicago River, a sign that summer is officially over in the Windy City.