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.

Dozens participate in a day of action against Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. | Lisa Fielding

Dozens Rally To Bring Attention To Incurable Disease

The Chicago rally was part of an global day of action to bring attention to ME and the people who suffer every day.

15 hours ago

U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon addresses the City Club of Chicago. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

U.S. Attorney: Fed Probe Into Chicago Police Department Is Biggest Ever, Ongoing

In December, the U.S. Justice Department launched an expansive investigation into the “patterns and practices” of the CPD.

09/26/2016

Iconic TV show "Cheers" hits the stage in Chicago. | Photo courtesy of Broadway in Chicago

Iconic TV Show ‘Cheers’ Hits Chicago Stage

Cheers Live on Stage is at the Broadway Playhouse through October 23rd.

09/25/2016

Chicago Cubs historian Ed Hartig says the famous "W" flag has actually been around for almost a century. (Lisa Fielding)

Cubs ‘W’ Flag Has Long History Beyond Wrigley Field

Ever wondered what the meaning was behind the Cubs “W” flag?

CBS Chicago–09/24/2016

The Chicago Cubs granted Blaine Elementary, 1420 W. Grace, $150,000 for new turf and other improvements. | Lisa Fielding

Cubs Award North Side School Grant To Fix Sports Field

The grant will support a new turf field surface and general field maintenance, logos, backstop and netting.

09/20/2016

Triton College sophomore Destiny Murrow attends a self-defense class. | Lisa Fielding

Triton College Students Learn Safety & Self Defense

Triton College’s Lauren Kosrow is leading an important lesson on how to stay safe and how to defend yourself if attacked.

09/20/2016

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Malcolm Jenkins Plans To Lead Some Eagles On Anthem Protest

Jenkins plans to lead teammates in a protest that he says is “not an anti-police thing” during the national anthem before the Eagles-Bears game Monday night.

CBS Chicago–09/17/2016

Carlisa Thomas with her very own car, thanks to Service King’s The Great American Recycled Rides Giveaway (WBBM)

Chicago Woman Receives A Car Thanks To A Local Non-Profit

A Chicago woman received a car thanks to a local non-profit, as a part of a Service Kings car giveaway.

09/16/2016

The CITYPAK Project creates backpacks specially designed for the homeless. (Source: Facebook)

Chicago Non-Profit Makes Backpacks Designed For The Homeless

Several years ago, Ron Kaplan noticed how often the homeless people he saw walking around Chicago carried their belongings around in plastic bags. The Chicago businessman started the CITYPAK Project to come up with a safe, convenient and versatile backpack designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the homeless.

09/14/2016

(courtesy: Women with Drive Foundation)

Foundation Pairs Women With Cars To Help Them Secure Their Jobs

Reliable transportation is key to breaking the cycle of poverty, the founder of Women with Drive says. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

09/12/2016

From left to right, Lester Munson, Thomas Demetrio, Chris Nowinski, Liz Nicholson and former Bears coach Mike Ditka participate on a panel about concussions on Monday, Sept. 12, 2016. | Lisa Fielding

City Club Panel Talks Concussions & The NFL

Former Bears coach Mike Dikta joined a panel of three others in front of the Chicago City Club entitled “Concussions in the NFL: Whose Bell Was Really Rung?”

CBS Chicago–09/12/2016

Every September 11th, the neighbors of a River Forest neighborhood gather for the Kids Helping Kids 9/11 LemonAid Stand. |  Photo courtesy of Kids Helping Kids 9/11 LemonAid Stand

River Forest Neighbors Hold 15th Annual 9-11 ‘LemonAid’ Stand For Charity

That first year in 2002, the stand on Bonnie Brae raised $400.

09/07/2016

Tenisha Taylor Bell, who started a scholarship in her father, Ezekiel's name, stands with her mother, Velma Pate.

Chicago Native Creates Scholarship In Father’s Name

Bell says Chicago’s recent upsurge in gun violence prompted her to do something for her hometown.

09/06/2016

A blue cross near a tree in the 6300 block of Calumet on Chicago's South Side memorializes the spot where Nykea Aldridge, cousin of NBA star Dwayne Wade, was shot and killed on Friday, Aug. 26. | Lisa Fielding

Anti-Violence Activists Call On Funding For Outreach; Turn To NYC for Help

New York City former officials and non-profits are in Chicago for the day to share how they’ve curbed violence in New York City.

08/30/2016

Chicago Draft-Style Soda (CBS)

Made In Chicago: ‘Chicago Draft-Style’ Sodas

CHICAGO (CBS) — Move over Coke and Pepsi, there’s a new soda in town. “I grew up on the North Side, stocking shelves on Belmont and Leavitt,” said Bill Daker, Founder & Owner, Chicago Draft […]

08/29/2016

The streamers say it all: Air conditioning has been installed at another Chicago public school. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Officials Promise Air Conditioning In All Chicago Classrooms By 2017

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool says the $135 million investment is a critical step forward for both students and teachers.

08/22/2016

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‘Cooking With Cops’ Students Visit Michael Jordan’s Steak House

Students from the Bella Cuisine “Cooking with Cops” program were joined Tuesday with their chef police partners for a little lunch and conversation.

08/16/2016

Back 2 School Illinois hosted 450 children from across the Chicago Tuesday, Aug. 9 and gave them free school supply kits.

Free School Supply Kits Offered To Chicago Children In Need

Back 2 School Illinois hosted 450 children from across the Chicago Tuesday and gave them free school supply kits.

08/09/2016

Woody Wickham Butterfly Garden (Lisa Fielding/ WBBM)

New Illinois License Plate Meant To Boost Butterfly Population

Fees will go toward a highway program to plant milkweed along the median strips of Illinois highways. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

08/08/2016

Young athletes train. (WBBM/Lisa Fielding)

Exciting Olympic Times For North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Seven from the Chicago area training center are going to Rio. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

08/05/2016

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