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 Instagram user has collected a greatest hits of parking-place holders. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
It’s a big day on Feb. 12 for our 16th president and his hometown state.
A Tyrannosaurus rex fossil that’s been on prominent display at Chicago’s Field Museum is being moved to make room for a cast of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered.
Illinois has the dubious distinction of being the “sickest” state in the country this week.
Activists are preparing for a second Women’s March through downtown Chicago this weekend.
Former brain tumor patient Alex Pancoe is raising money for Lurie Children’s Hospital through a daring globe-trotting initiative. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
City officials explain how they are able to keep the garbage fleet going, even as other communities are waiting out the bitter cold. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
Flu season in the Chicago area can last through April.
Cardinal Blase Cupich greeted little patients as he made his way around the cardiac floor at Lurie Children’s Hospital on Christmas Day.
Rachel Boudeman was diagnosed with a benign tumor 10 years ago and had surgery over Christmas Eve. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
Organizer Omar Hussain says a coat means a lot to people, especially around the holidays.
When she was in high school at St. Ignatius, Sarah Bockel knew theater would likely be in her future.
A new program in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood is helping young teens keep busy and make positive decisions.
Some team members met with young cancer patients and handed out — what else? — teddy bears, WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
Everyone in line comes prepared. Many bring empty bags and suitcases to be filled with Thanksgiving food. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
At the Humboldt Park Field House, 25 agencies are on hand for anything visitors may need. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
The spiritual leader of Chicago’s Roman Catholics is talking about the church shooting in Texas.
Hundreds of Chicago high school seniors were accepted to college on the spot on Tuesday at Navy Pier.
Twelve children from the Youth of Englewood will be learning how to be junior handlers at the 11th annual American Bully Kennel Club dog show, the first of its kind at Navy Pier.
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