Lisa Fielding is a news anchor and reporter for Newsradio 780. She brings over two 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.
Ever wanted to skydive but didn’t have the guts? Now’s your chance at the new iFly in Rosemont and in Naperville. “It’s a vertical wind tunnel so it basically simulates free fall. It’s for the [...]
When you have a spinal cord injury, use a wheelchair or have a developmental disability, everything on land can be a bit more challenging, but a Kankakee organization is offering a sense of freedom to the disabled through adaptive diving.
Brian Wiles was on board a friend’s power boat in Monroe Harbor on Saturday when he saw it happen.
Obstetricians and hospitals across Illinois were expecting a bit of a baby boom in the next couple months, all thanks to the infamous polar vortex this past winter.
What does music look like to those who cannot hear it? So-called “performance interpreters” from Austin-based LotuSign will be on hand at Lollapalooza this weekend to help the deaf and hard-of-hearing experience the many concerts going on over the next three days.
A nine-year-old boy was reunited with members of the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
It began in San Francisco with a swim from Alcatraz, since then it’s become an international event. Now it’s coming to Chicago.
The latest recipients for the four-year college scholarships were selected from 300 applicants across the state.
Tucked away inside the Bank of America Building in the Loop financial district is a place to let off a little steam and get a little exercise at the same time.
A 12-year-old Palatine girl has a lunch date at the White House with Michelle Obama.
We’ve all grown up with the beloved works of Dr. Seuss. Now a gallery dedicated to his art.
Chicago native Allison Semmes who channels pop icon Diana Ross every night as part of Motown the Musical.
When a major construction project began on Route 59 in Aurora, Kristin McNabb was already getting calls from her students.
For Jeffery Tasch, music is in his blood.
How much do you know about pizza? And where are the best places to get it? A new website that launches next week is devoted to all things Chicago pizza.
The event, dubbed the Bronzeville Bike Builder, takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 244 East Pershing Road.
For Jason Marzullo, hot dogs are his life. Oh, and burgers, Italian beef, gyros and thin crust pizza. As owner of Richie’s Hot Dogs in Palatine, his latest item he can add to his menu-the restaurant is the newest inductee into the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame.
n the early morning hours of March 2, a man trudged through the snow in front of the Chinese American Museum in Chinatown and used a hammer to bust out the teeth of the hand carved lions perched outside the museum on 23rd street.
A Western Springs state lawmaker says taxpayer dollars should not fund any proposed presidential library in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
On Opening Day this year, to celebrate his 100th birthday, Louis Reinhart and his family traveled 145 miles from Metamora to Wrigley Field to present the game ball, but they arrived too late due to unforeseen traffic.