Lisa 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.
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.
Every year, the Illinois Poison Control Center handles nearly 82,000 poison related cases. Nearly half of them involve children. Dr. Michael Wahl says each year, they lose more funding.
More than a dozen people gathered outside the Chicago IRS office to protest extra IRS scrutiny of their groups.
Clinton Shepherd hopes to get into the Guinness World Records book by riding the Ferris Wheel for two days. WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.
At 23, Lindsey Avner was the youngest patient nationwide to have a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer. Her grandmother and great grandmother died of the disease before she was born, and her mother is now an 18-year cancer survivor.
Cicero town president Larry Dominick, a self-proclaimed lifelong Cubs fan, has offered Ricketts and the Cubs 50 acres of free land to “build a new stadium with significantly increased seating, more parking and the opportunity to generate more advertising revenues.”
It was a phenomenon under Chicago’s Fullerton Avenue underpass, now a water stain that many believed was the image of the Virgin Mary has become the subject of a play at Elgin Community College.
Steven Prosser says he can’t even begin to know how to thank the men who saved his daughter Annie the night that she and three others were in a car that was submerged in a retention pond off of I-88.
Chicago Metropolitan Sports Association President Brian Kupersmit says Jason Collins announcement has changed the face of sports.
The clean up is underway in Chicago’s suburbs, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
A week after the Boston bombings, Chicago’s running community gathered to run and remember.
Texas’ governor is in Illinois this week in hopes of luring away the state’s businesses.
“The Exonerated” follows the stories of six people who were sentenced to death row and eventually absolved and set free.
Teen Andrew Podczerwinski was hit by a tree during a storm last summer and he’s now paralyzed from the waist down.
One day after a group of clergy came together to support same-sex marriage in Illinois, Cardinal Francis George and 10 other Chicago area religious leaders spoke out against the legalization of gay marriage.
It may feel like football season, but fans are all about baseball on the South Side.
Every spring, Linda Estrada with the Animal Welfare League says the agency starts seeing rabbits and chicks — Easter animals that people realize they just cannot take care of.
For Lynn Sapp, ice cream is the family business.
It started out a regular day on the basketball court at Christ Community Church in St. Charles.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy says they think they know what happened, they just need to prove it.
A support group for clergy sex abuse victims is writing Pope Francis asking for a meeting to discuss how to stop and prevent current and future child sex crimes and cover ups.
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