Lisa Fielding

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(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.

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Behind The Plate: Wrigley Field’s Quick Change

It takes a lot of work to put on a concert at Wrigley Field.

CBS Chicago–18 hours ago

The Roselle location, it's become the oldest and largest continually operating family winery in the state, manufacturing up to 100 different kinds of wines. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Lynfred Winery

(CBS) — It’s harvest time at Lynfred Winery in Roselle. “Right now is when we’re really going into our busiest time in the wine cellar,” said Christina Anderson-Heller, marketing director for Lynfred Winery. The 24,000 […]

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The three names join 571 other names already etched in the granite wall on the west side of the park.
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Names Of Three Fallen Officers Added To Gold Star Police Memorial

Family and friends of three fallen officers were on hand at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park to unveil the newest names to the wall of honor.


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Behind The Plate: Cubs’ Longest-Tenured Coach

Lester Strode is the longest-tenured Cubs coach, having served under eight different managers.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2015

Dirty Dancing plays at the Cadillac Palace Theatre until August 30.  (Credit: Broadway in Chicago.)

Cult Classic Film Comes To The Musical Stage

Baby, Johnny and the summer of 1963 are back but this time the story of Dirty Dancing is playing out on stage in Chicago.


Mayor Emanuel speaking on the reinstatement of express bus service on Ashland and Western avenues. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

CTA Bringing Back Express Bus Service On Ashland, Western Avenues

The CTA ended the express service on the #9 Ashland and #49 Western routes in 2010 as part of budget cuts but now the routes are back.


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Behind The Plate: Wrigley Field’s Storytellers

CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a bright sunny morning at Wrigley Field, and dozens of eager baseball fans wait under the famous marquee to enter one of the game’s most hallowed grounds. “Good morning everyone, welcome […]

CBS Chicago–08/17/2015

Illinois State Capitol

State Halts Creation Of New Local Taxing Bodies

Gov. Bruce Rauner, who made consolidating the state’s massive number of local government bodies a prominent piece of his agenda, has signed legislation to impose a moratorium on the creation of any new taxing bodies in Illinois.


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Behind The Plate: Cancer Survivor Lester Encouraging Kids To “Never Quit”

Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was just 22 years old when he was called up to the big leagues. During his rookie year in 2006, he was also diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. He says it was reality check.


Measles shot. (Photo by Mark Kegans/Getty Images)

Health Officials Urge College Students To Get Mumps Vaccination After Outbreak At U Of I

State health officials are warning parents to get their college students vaccinated against mumps after an outbreak at the University of Illinois.


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Behind The Plate: Inside Wrigley’s Manual Scoreboard

Meet Darryl Wilson, the man running the Wrigley Field manual scoreboard.

CBS Chicago–08/03/2015

Rubenstein plays Pippin's father, King Charlemagne. (Credit: Broadway In Chicago)

Original “Pippin” Back In Chicago For Musical Revival

For 50 years, John Rubenstein has been a familiar face on stage, in movies and on television but he’s also known for creating the original role of Pippin in 1972.


Lillie Therieau sifts through dirt as part of archeology class at Lake Forest College. 
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Students Digging Up Historical Artifacts At Gold Coast Site

The grounds of the historic Charnley Persky House on the corner of Astor and Schiller has been the scene of an archeological dig for the past four weeks.


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Behind The Plate: Clark’s Crew

It’s a quiet Sunday morning before a home game and dozens of little feet are scurrying around Wrigley Field. It’s the second Clark’s Crew of the season where inquisitive kids under 13 get to talk with the Cubs’ mascot and players.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2015

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart discusses his push to get low-level jail inmates released more quickly. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Classifieds Website Files Lawsuit Against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is suing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart over his fight against the classified website’s adult section.


The Lunch Bus program has been around since 2010. It makes 21 stops and serves 1,000 meals a day during the summer.(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Volunteers Spread The Word About Summer Meals In Chicago

Volunteers from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and COFI (Community Organizing and Family Issues) go door-to-door to let residents in the Lawndale neighborhood know about summer meals.


Level 257 is located in the old Sears warehouse in Woodfield Mall. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Level 257

The space is the old Sears warehouse transformed into an adult playground.


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Behind The Plate: Cubs Fan Remembers 1938 World Series

88-year-old Charlie Greenstein recalls the players he saw on the field that late summer day in 1938.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2015

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Behind The Plate: Cubs Outfielder Matt Szczur’s Life Saving Decision

Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur was a standout football and baseball player at Villanova University in late 2009 when he decided to sign up for his coach’s bone marrow foundation, Be The Match.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2015

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Illinois Man Makes Hometown Debut In “Kinky Boots”

Joe Coots grew up in the small town of Winnebago, just west of Rockford.