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.

Jade Dragon is offering $100 Cubs tattoos all weekend. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

West Side Tattoo Shop Seeing More Cubs Fans Inking Their Loyalty

Jade Dragon Tattoo on Chicago’s West Side has been busy these days, inking die hard Cubs fans.

30 mins ago

Miguel Cervantes, who plays Alexander Hamilton said it's a little art imitating life imitating art.(WBBM/Lisa Fielding)

Cast of Hamilton Encourages Voter Registration

Cook County Clerk David Orr joined Friday the cast of Hamilton and hit the streets to get people registered to vote.

21 hours ago

Legendary director Peter Bogdanavich is being honored for his life's work in front of and behind the camera.

Legendary Director Peter Bogdanovich Honored At Chicago International Film Fest

The legendary director is being honored for his life’s work in front of and behind the camera, WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.


Teresa Hall Bartels, President of Gateway (Credit: Gateway for Cancer Research)

Gateway For Cancer Research Celebrates Milestone

Gateways hosts Saturday the Great Gateway Cures gala at Navy Pier to celebrate 25 years of ‘illuminating the way to cures.’


Baez was honored as Illinois 'Sportsman of the Year' and given a commemorative license plate that read 'Javy 23.'(WBBM/Lisa Fielding)

Cubs Infielder Honored By Secretary Of State

Chicago Cubs Infielder, Javier Baez was honored Friday by Illinois Secretary of State as Illinois’ Sportsman of the Year.


The "Hands Off, Pants On" panel, hosted by Justice Anne Burke and held by UNITE HERE, Local 1 debuted a new video called "Union Men React to Workplace Harassment & Assault" which shows men reading women's stories of sexual harassment. | Lisa Fielding

Chicago-Area Sexual Harassment Survey Reveals Disturbing Numbers

The survey found that the industries with the highest levels of harassment are hospitality and food service.


Chicago celebrates Columbus Day with 64th annual parade. | Lisa Fielding

Chicago Celebrates Columbus Day With 64th Annual Parade

The Great Lakes Navy Band lead off the parade as it headed south on State Street.


Peter Bogdanovich, left, and Steve McQueen. (Getty Images)

Chicago Film Festival Marks 52nd Year

This year’s event, which kicks off Thursday, will honor directors Peter Bogdanovich and Steve McQueen and the legacy of Charlie Chaplin. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.



Sex Abuse Survivor Urges Lawmakers To Change State Statues On Child Sex Abuse

Cross joined Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan in testifying before the Senate Criminal Law Committee’s Subcommittee on Statutes of Limitation.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


(Getty Images)

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.


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.


(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.


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


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