Lisa Fielding

Lisa FieldingLisa 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.

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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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HempMeds Rolls Out Pot For Pets

From separation anxiety to noise phobia, to arthritis to cancer, hemp based products are becoming more popular to treat all kinds of pet disorders.

09/30/2014

Bears fan Jeran Dahlquist made his Graterheads as an answer to the cheeseheads of Green Bay Packers fans. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Bears Fan Turns Disdain For Green Bay Into A Successful Business

For Idaho resident Jeran Dahlquist, being a Bears fan has also always meant hating the Packers.

09/27/2014

Businesses Pitch In To Fix Driveway Of Wheelchair-Bound Four Year Old

It will soon be smoother sailing for a Naperville four-year-old who uses a wheelchair to get around, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

09/16/2014

This may just be the best bathroom in the nation -- American Girl Place, Chicago. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Honor For American Girl Place: Possibly The Best Restroom In The U.S.

Cintas Corp. has named the Michigan Avenue store as having one of “America’s Best Restrooms,” among 10 finalists.

09/05/2014

Timothy O'Toole's, a Bears bar in Chicago. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

With Bears Season Comes Big Bar Business

Timothy O’Toole’s downtown is stocking up on ice, checking drink inventory and getting out their blue and orange for Sundays’ big game.

09/05/2014

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Made In Chicago: iFly Indoor Skydiving

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 [...]

09/01/2014

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DiveSTARS Teaches Scuba Diving To Disabled

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.

08/31/2014

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Chicago Sailor Saves Wheelchair Bound Man Who Fell Into Lake Michigan

Brian Wiles was on board a friend’s power boat in Monroe Harbor on Saturday when he saw it happen.

08/18/2014

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Doctors Expecting Boom Of “Polar Vortex Babies”

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.

08/12/2014

A sign interpreter demonstrates how to "show" a music concert to deaf and hard-of-hearing fans. (Credit: YouTube)

Sign Language Interpreters To Show Lollapalooza To Deaf Fans

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.

08/01/2014

Tommy Alter, 9, and his parents meet the U.S. Coast Guard crew who rescued him and two relatives from their kayaks after they became stranded on Lake Michigan in early July. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Rescued Nine-Year-Old Kayaker Reunites With Coast Guard Helicopter Crew

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.

07/29/2014

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Inaugural Chicago Sharkfest Benefits Organ Transplant Patients

It began in San Francisco with a swim from Alcatraz, since then it’s become an international event. Now it’s coming to Chicago.

07/19/2014

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Some DCFS Wards Get A Leg Up On Their Futures With Scholarships

The latest recipients for the four-year college scholarships were selected from 300 applicants across the state.

07/18/2014

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Made In Chicago: Killerspin Table Tennis Club

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.

07/14/2014

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Suburban Girl, 12, Headed To White House With Winning Soup Recipe

A 12-year-old Palatine girl has a lunch date at the White House with Michelle Obama.

07/05/2014

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First Of Its Kind Dr. Seuss Exhibit Opens Next Saturday

We’ve all grown up with the beloved works of Dr. Seuss. Now a gallery dedicated to his art.

06/07/2014

Krisha Marcano as Florence Ballard (left), Allison Semmes sd Diana Ross (Center) & Trisha Jeffrey as Mary Wilson (right). (Credit: Joan Marcus)

Hometown Girl Leads ‘Motown The Musical’

Chicago native Allison Semmes who channels pop icon Diana Ross every night as part of Motown the Musical.

06/04/2014

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Construction Causes Headaches For Aurora Business

When a major construction project began on Route 59 in Aurora, Kristin McNabb was already getting calls from her students.

06/03/2014

Fritz and Jeffery Tasch at the Grand Piano Haus in Skokie. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Grand Piano Haus

For Jeffery Tasch, music is in his blood.

05/27/2014

Italian Beef and Giardiniera pizza hand-crafted fromVito and Nick's.(Facebook/Encyclopizzeria)

Deep Dish Or Thin Crust? Authoritative Chicago Website Will Soon Hit Your Eye

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.

05/23/2014

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