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.
Several teams from the U.S. and around the world are transforming 10-foot blocks of snow into creations of art. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
The heavy snow and bitter cold this winter have put a major strain on supplies at Chicagoland blood banks, as donations have dropped precipitously because of cancelled blood drives and missed appointments.
WBBM’s Lisa Fielding talks with a couple of the specially trained navigators.
It’s all in a winter’s day in International Falls.
Things are bustling inside Four Farthings Tavern & Grill in Lincoln Park. Owner John Corry is answering phones every few minutes, confirming reservations and making new ones.
The CTA gave out more than a million dollars in free rides due to Ventra equipment failure over a two month period.
About 450 Chicago boys and girls took to the basketball court to learn a little more about the game Saturday.
A beloved Evanston tradition is back this New Year’s Eve.
While 12-year old Mikai Daniels’ friends are home playing with their new Christmas toys, he’s working on his math. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
One shopper said she purchased $1,500 in wine at half off.
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.