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.
(CBS) — No Chicago Public Schools team has ever won the state football championship and this weekend Wendell Philips Academy is vying for the 4A title for the second straight year. “It’s fantastic,” said principal […]
Wondertucky Whiskey and Bourbon is created and distilled in a small, 2,000 square foot space in Woodstock.
You’ve heard of baseball cards, what about police officer trading cards?
Police in north suburban Lincolnshire have launched an investigation into who killed tens of thousands of honeybees on the grounds of an upscale golf resort.
Sheriff Tom Dart says they received a tip that there was dog fighting going on in the basement of a two flat at 63rd and Throop.
Chicago’s first medical marijuana dispensary, Dispensary 33, officially opened its doors today at the corner of Clark and Argyle in what was once a pizza place.
The sights and sounds of the holidays are upon us as the 2015 Christmas campaign kicked off last week.
Music and laughter filled the air at La Rabida Children’s Hospital, 6501 S. Promontory Dr., Tuesday afternoon as clowns, magicians, face painters, stilt walkers and jugglers spend the day healing with humor.
An Evanston man continues to grieve the loss of his 20-year-old daughter, shot to death last week as she was walking in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
Actor, director, singer and Emmy and Tony nominee, Andre DeShields says Chicago is where it all began for him.
Veterans Day is coming up, and several groups and companies are focusing on helping our service members after their duty is done, WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
The sweeping fire that destroyed a commercial block took out a busy Chicago Public Library branch.
Dozens of volunteers canvassed the Auburn Gresham neighborhood today, near where nine-year-old Tyshawn Lee was shot and killed Monday afternoon.
Visitors to Wrigleyville on Monday afternoon were surprised to see something missing as they looked up at the iconic stadium.
Nurses at Stevenson High School in Lincolnshire will be one of the first to use injectors to counteract heroin overdoses.
(CBS) — More Illinois high school students are graduating but ACT scores remain low. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding has the latest data from the annual Illinois Report Card. Just 24.9 percent of this year’s Illinois public […]
The likes of Steinbeck, Kerouac, Hemingway and Dr. Seuss will be showcased in the country’s first ever Writers Museum here in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
Parishioners of a northwest suburban church have asked Archbishop Blase Cupich to reinstate a priest who was removed for having an inappropriate relationship with a man.
The Chicago Cultural Mile’s Halloween Gathering Festival and Parade will showcase Chicago’s vast creative communities for an all-day festival culminating in a nighttime parade.
Barber Miguel Rosas can’t believe the attention he’s gotten for his intricate design of Jake Arrieta he created for his friend’s son.