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.
Drive around downtown Chicago, and you’re sure to have seen their work.
After Vicki Olds lost her 18-year-old daughter Nikki last summer in a drowning accident, she decided to give the ultimate gift to her friend.
Officers Ricardo Gallegos and Szymon Hypta were on a routine patrol near 79th and Escanaba when they noticed some sparks coming from underneath a parked car.
The average price of a gallon has fallen about 11 cents in the last week and drivers are loving it.
A Highland Park man is heading to Las Vegas next month, in hopes of becoming the best bagger in the country.
When pitcher Kerry Wood retired a Cub, he knew he wanted to stay in Chicago and give back.
Markus Mariluch has wanted to be a professional bull rider since he was a kid. He talks with WBBM’s Lisa Fielding at this weekend’s competition in Rosemont.
Child sex trafficking has become an epidemic in Illinois. Now, the Department of Children and Family Services wants your help to stamp out the practice.
Kelly Newman says April 9 is a day she’ll never forget.
Chicago’s second oldest church was celebrating a milestone Tuesday, while busily preparing for Christmas services
About 30 people chanted and held signs across from City Hall, once again calling for the resignations of the Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.
The family of a Naperville woman who died inside a Texas jail in July says they are not happy with grand jury proceedings going on in Houston this week.
Tonight, the music of Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes will be performing for one night only at The Whistler, 2421 N Milwaukee Ave.
In a symbolic gesture to urge the governor and state lawmakers to come up with a budget, a group of community activists on Monday purchased Illinois Lottery tickets, and pledged to donate any winnings to the state.
17-year-old Quinn Gorman got quite the surprise during gym class as she was presented with concert tickets as part of the, “Make a Difference Off The Field’ campaign.
Virginia Thompson and her two children fell on hard times last winter. Thompson got into a car accident that left her unable to work, and she soon faced eviction, with nowhere to go, so she turned to the Salvation Army for help.
Looking for a Christmas tree? The second annual Tree Sale fundraiser is up and running at the North Suburban YMCA in Northbook.
It’s become the latest victim of the budget stalemate. The Illinois secretary of state’s office says it will not be conducting its annual holiday handicapped placard sting because the money isn’t there.
Today is Giving Tuesday but what if you don’t have the money to donate this holiday? There’s another way to give back.
(CBS) — No Chicago Public Schools team has ever won the state football championship and this weekend Wendell Philips Academy is vying for the 4A title for the second straight year. “It’s fantastic,” said principal […]