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.

The streamers say it all: Air conditioning has been installed at another Chicago public school. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Officials Promise Air Conditioning In All Chicago Classrooms By 2017

Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool says the $135 million investment is a critical step forward for both students and teachers.


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‘Cooking With Cops’ Students Visit Michael Jordan’s Steak House

Students from the Bella Cuisine “Cooking with Cops” program were joined Tuesday with their chef police partners for a little lunch and conversation.


Back 2 School Illinois hosted 450 children from across the Chicago Tuesday, Aug. 9 and gave them free school supply kits.

Free School Supply Kits Offered To Chicago Children In Need

Back 2 School Illinois hosted 450 children from across the Chicago Tuesday and gave them free school supply kits.


Woody Wickham Butterfly Garden (Lisa Fielding/ WBBM)

New Illinois License Plate Meant To Boost Butterfly Population

Fees will go toward a highway program to plant milkweed along the median strips of Illinois highways. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.


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Exciting Olympic Times For North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center

Seven from the Chicago area training center are going to Rio. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.


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Orbit Skate Center Seeking Help After June Storm Warped Floor

An historical roller rink in the north suburbs needs help to save its floor after a violent storm warped the wood last month.


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Cross Country Cyclists Bring ‘Ability Experience’ Mission To Northbrook

Cross country riders from the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity are trading in their bikes for wheelchairs this week in Northbrook.


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Live Version Of ‘School House Rock’ Comes To Chicago

Now, the fun and catchy tunes are being performed on the stage — this time with a modern twist. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.


Deputy Joseph Halek practices traffic stops in Lake County. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Lake County Deputies Practice The Art Of The Traffic Stop

Finesse and training are more necessary than ever because of the volatile climate, authorities say. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.


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Chicago Police Frustrated Over Continuing Gun Violence

Eight people were killed and 52 were wounded in shootings over the weekend in Chicago. It’s the third time this year shootings have reached 60 in one weekend.


Chicago Police Sgt. Cindy Guerra talks Monday about her rescue of a drowned teen. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Off-Duty Chicago Cop Jumps Into Pool — Shoes And All — To Revive Drowned Teen

Cindy Guerra says she dragged the boy to the grass and immediately started CPR. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.


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Made In Chicago: Chicago Dance Therapy

It’s a Friday morning at The Brookdale Senior Living Center in Lincoln Park. About a dozen seniors gather for their weekly dance therapy program.


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Zika Fears Affecting Destination Wedding And Honeymoon Plans

Trip planner Amy Seng says a third of her business has been affected by fears of the disease.


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With Help From Boston Bombing Survivor, Boy Fitted With ‘Blade Feet’

A boy receives new “blade feet’ with help from a Boston woman who lost her leg in the marathon bombing.


Chicago Homeless Shelter Gets Reprieve Under State Budget Deal — For Now

But what happens a few months down the road, after the “stopgap” budget expires? Shelter officials don’t know.


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CTA Resuming Western-To-Fullerton Run On Lincoln Avenue Bus

Back by popular demand; the CTA’s No. 11/Lincoln bus route is running again from Ravenswood to Lincoln Park.


Members of Recovery on Water, Row, practice in Chicago. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Breast Cancer Survivors Pursue Good Health, Team Work With Rowing Group

Recovery on Water, or ROW, began in 2008 with four rowers who were breast cancer survivors. Now, it has 60 members.


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Made In Chicago: Chicago Gift Box

From Jay’s potato chips to Andes mints, from Cracker Jack to giardiniera, if you’re homesick, The Chicago Gift Box is just what the doctor ordered.


SpongeBob SquarePants Musical

‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Musical Is Testing The Waters In Chicago

WBBM’s Lisa Fielding talks with the show’s director about bringing Bikini Bottom to the Windy City.


Generation Heroin

Generation Heroin: Recovering Addict Sets Up One-Of-A-Kind Sober Bar

You’d never know by looking at him, but Chris Reed is the new face of addiction. He’s clean-cut, fresh-faced, well-dressed, and well-spoken. He grew up in Algonquin and attended Jacobs High School.



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