Lisa Fielding

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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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Roscoe Village Residents Mourn Loss Of Beloved StreetWise Vendor

Dave Urban was a staple in Roscoe Village, selling StreetWise for 14 years.


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Construction Set To Begin This Summer On 95-Story Vista Tower

Ground will soon be broken on what will be Chicago’s third tallest building, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.


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Another Milestone For Chicago’s Urban Prep Charter Academy

It was a big day for seniors at Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men as they recited the school’s creed at a special ceremony at Daley Plaza.


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Chicago Widow Awarded One Of The Largest Settlements In Cook County History

Tracy Swenson remembers the day in May of 2012 when her husband Aaron was killed by a speeding truck driver that slammed into the back of his car while he was stopped in a construction zone.


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Chicago Dep. Of Public Health Urges Gay, Bisexual Men Get Vaccinated Against Meningitis

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Department of Health announced Tuesday that two new cases of meningococcal meningitis have been confirmed in Chicago men. There are now nine confirmed cases from the Chicago area linked to […]


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Young Chicago Baseball Players Take Trip Of A Lifetime

The RBI program allows young men to play who wouldn’t otherwise be able to.

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Cubs, White Sox Prepare For Home Openers

On the North Side, continued Wrigley Field renovations will make it a bit more difficult as fans flock to the home opener.

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Fairdale To Hold Ceremony To Mark One Year Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado

Residents of Fairdale continue to recover from a deadly tornado that ripped through the tiny town. This weekend, they will mark the one year anniversary with remembrance and celebration.


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Cook County Courts Remove Lockers Visitors Used To Store Phones

Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the decision last month after Cook County facilities management officials said the lockers had to be removed “due to security and staffing concerns,” according to a statement from Evans’ office.


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Made In Chicago: Icon Modern Furniture

CHICAGO (CBS) — Rocky Levy loves a good story. “I’m a big history buff in Chicago and architecture,” he said. He also loves beautiful furniture. “I always was interested in unique things,” he said. Combine […]


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CPS Students First To See ‘Magic Treehouse’ Musical

Hundreds of Chicago students were the first to see “Magic Tree House: A night in New Orleans,” now playing at the Broadway Playhouse. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.


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Northlake Woman Files Suit Against Church Over Alleged Priest Abuse

A 34-year-old woman, known only as Jane Doe 247, says she was sexually abused by a priest at St. John’s The Baptist Church in Northlake from the ages of 14 to 17.


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Therapist Offers Advice On Navigating Election Season Debates With Family, Friends

Talking politics with family and friends during an emotion election season can be difficult.


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Student Loan Scams, Identity Theft Among Top Consumer Complaints In Illinois

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says her office has received 25,094 consumer complaints in 2015.


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Joliet Man Wraps Up Starring Role In ‘If/Then’

At 44 years old, Anthony Rapp could already be called a film and Broadway legend.


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Political Experts Predict Illinois Could Have Impact On Presidential Race

Historically, primary day sees low voter turnout but Super Tuesday results could have a huge impact on Illinois’ primary.


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Chicago’s First Zika Case Confirmed

A woman in her 30s, who recently returned from Colombia, visited Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Lakeview in January with flulike symptoms. Blood tests have confirmed she had contracted the Zika virus.


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North Suburban YMCA Celebrates Ten Years Of Fundraising

Over the past decade, the North Suburban Y has been offering programs for thousands of children and their families, and in that time, it’s raised more than $2.1 million for the Y’s Financial Assistance Program.


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Closure, Demolition Nears For Western Avenue Viaduct Over Belmont

A North Side intersection is about to look very different. Traffic will definitely be an issue during construction.


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Hundreds Line Up For Chance At Free Cubs Tickets

Home runs were flying over the fences in Millennium Park as hundreds lined up at Wrigley Square for their chance at free Cubs tickets.



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