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.

@ChicagoDibs Photos Are A Hit On Social Media

An Instagram user has collected a greatest hits of parking-place holders. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

02/13/2018

Illinois Celebrates Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday

It’s a big day on Feb. 12 for our 16th president and his hometown state.

02/12/2018

Field Museum To Move Sue, The T. Rex For New Display

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.

02/05/2018

Illinois Named The ‘Sickest State’ This Week

Illinois has the dubious distinction of being the “sickest” state in the country this week.

01/23/2018

Women, Their Supporters Rally Troops For Upcoming March To The Polls This Weekend

Activists are preparing for a second Women’s March through downtown Chicago this weekend.

01/16/2018

Highland Park Man Climbs For A Cause

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.

01/05/2018

No Freeze In Chicago Garbage Pickup

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.

01/02/2018

Flu Cases Surge In Chicago Area

Flu season in the Chicago area can last through April.

12/30/2017

Archbishop Visits Patients At Lurie Children’s Hospital

Cardinal Blase Cupich greeted little patients as he made his way around the cardiac floor at Lurie Children’s Hospital on Christmas Day.

12/25/2017

Ex-Patient Helps Kids Cope With Hospitalization Around The Holidays

Rachel Boudeman was diagnosed with a benign tumor 10 years ago and had surgery over Christmas Eve. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

12/23/2017

Holiday Coat Drive Effort Grew From Modest Start

Organizer Omar Hussain says a coat means a lot to people, especially around the holidays.

12/12/2017

Palos Park Native Leads National Tour Of ‘Beautiful’

When she was in high school at St. Ignatius, Sarah Bockel knew theater would likely be in her future.

12/10/2017

New Salvation Army “Celebrate Launch and Landing” Program Helps Youth In Englewood

A new program in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood is helping young teens keep busy and make positive decisions.

12/08/2017

Bears Players Visit Lurie Children’s Hospital

Some team members met with young cancer patients and handed out — what else? — teddy bears, WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

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Thanksgiving Supplies Distributed To Needy Families In Bronzeville

Everyone in line comes prepared. Many bring empty bags and suitcases to be filled with Thanksgiving food. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

11/21/2017

Hurricane Relief Center Welcomes Puerto Rico Evacuees

At the Humboldt Park Field House, 25 agencies are on hand for anything visitors may need. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

11/14/2017

‘Time Now To Act,’ Cardinal Cupich Says After Texas Shooting

The spiritual leader of Chicago’s Roman Catholics is talking about the church shooting in Texas.

11/06/2017

Chicago High School Seniors Step Closer To Their College Dreams

Hundreds of Chicago high school seniors were accepted to college on the spot on Tuesday at Navy Pier.

10/24/2017

Youth Of Englewood To Participate In Navy Pier Dog Show

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.

10/23/2017

Made In Chicago: Big Game Air

Big Game Air provides same-day round-trip luxury travel on private jets to major sporting events across the country.

10/23/2017

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