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.
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.
An historical roller rink in the north suburbs needs help to save its floor after a violent storm warped the wood last month.
Cross country riders from the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity are trading in their bikes for wheelchairs this week in Northbrook.
Now, the fun and catchy tunes are being performed on the stage — this time with a modern twist. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
Finesse and training are more necessary than ever because of the volatile climate, authorities say. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
Eight people were killed and 52 were wounded in shootings over the weekend in Chicago. It’s the third time this year shootings have reached 60 in one weekend.
Cindy Guerra says she dragged the boy to the grass and immediately started CPR. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
It’s a Friday morning at The Brookdale Senior Living Center in Lincoln Park. About a dozen seniors gather for their weekly dance therapy program.
Trip planner Amy Seng says a third of her business has been affected by fears of the disease.
A boy receives new “blade feet’ with help from a Boston woman who lost her leg in the marathon bombing.
But what happens a few months down the road, after the “stopgap” budget expires? Shelter officials don’t know.
Back by popular demand; the CTA’s No. 11/Lincoln bus route is running again from Ravenswood to Lincoln Park.
Recovery on Water, or ROW, began in 2008 with four rowers who were breast cancer survivors. Now, it has 60 members.
From Jay’s potato chips to Andes mints, from Cracker Jack to giardiniera, if you’re homesick, The Chicago Gift Box is just what the doctor ordered.
WBBM’s Lisa Fielding talks with the show’s director about bringing Bikini Bottom to the Windy City.
You’d never know by looking at him, but Chris Reed is the new face of addiction. He’s clean-cut, fresh-faced, well-dressed, and well-spoken. He grew up in Algonquin and attended Jacobs High School.
Caroline Kacena can’t believe where her life has led her.
Tim Ryan started drinking at 13, and was dabbling in drugs soon after. In his early 30’s he tried heroin for the first time.
If your loved one was addicted to heroin, would you know? For most parents and loved ones, the revelation comes as complete surprise and many learn after it’s too late.
Since 2012, heroin has taken a life every three days in Chicago’s suburbs. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding has this first part in her series, “Generation Heroin.”
It took 20 rolls of duct tape but every student at St. John’s Lutheran School got a chance to stick it to their principal Doug Markworth.