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.

Generation Heroin

Generation Heroin: Mom Lost Her Son, Now Works To Save Others

Caroline Kacena can’t believe where her life has led her.

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Generation Heroin

Generation Heroin: “One Bag Unleashed A Monster”

Tim Ryan started drinking at 13, and was dabbling in drugs soon after. In his early 30’s he tried heroin for the first time.

05/25/2016

Generation Heroin

Generation Heroin: Mom Discovers Not One — But Two — Sons Are Hooked

If your loved one was addicted to heroin, would you know? For most parents and loved ones, the revelation comes as complete surprise and many learn after it’s too late.

05/24/2016

Generation Heroin

Generation Heroin: Police Call Rising Heroin Use ‘An Epidemic’

Since 2012, heroin has taken a life every three days in Chicago’s suburbs. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding has this first part in her series, “Generation Heroin.”

05/23/2016

Doug Markwork covered in duct tape. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Northwest Side Principal Makes Good On His Word

It took 20 rolls of duct tape but every student at St. John’s Lutheran School got a chance to stick it to their principal Doug Markworth.

05/13/2016

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John O’Hurley Leads Cast Of ‘Chicago’ In Chicago This Week

There isn’t much John O’Hurley hasn’t done in his nearly 40-year career.

05/10/2016

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Protesters Hold Demonstration At Citadel Headquarters In Loop

About 100 people blocked the entrance of a building at Dearborn and Adams, protesting the ongoing budget stalemate.

05/09/2016

Jim Johnson, left, reunites with former Vietnam War POW John Borling. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Vietnam POW Surprises Air Mechanic Who Got Him Home Safely Four Decades Ago

The last time Jim Johnson saw John Borling, it was Feb. 12, 1973. They reunited this week in the southwest suburbs. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

05/06/2016

Dave Urban

Roscoe Village Residents Mourn Loss Of Beloved StreetWise Vendor

Dave Urban was a staple in Roscoe Village, selling StreetWise for 14 years.

05/02/2016

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Construction Set To Begin This Summer On 95-Story Vista Tower

Ground will soon be broken on what will be Chicago’s third tallest building, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

05/02/2016

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Another Milestone For Chicago’s Urban Prep Charter Academy

It was a big day for seniors at Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men as they recited the school’s creed at a special ceremony at Daley Plaza.

04/26/2016

Chicago Widow Awarded One Of The Largest Settlements In Cook County History

Tracy Swenson remembers the day in May of 2012 when her husband Aaron was killed by a speeding truck driver that slammed into the back of his car while he was stopped in a construction zone.

04/26/2016

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Chicago Dep. Of Public Health Urges Gay, Bisexual Men Get Vaccinated Against Meningitis

CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Department of Health announced Tuesday that two new cases of meningococcal meningitis have been confirmed in Chicago men. There are now nine confirmed cases from the Chicago area linked to […]

04/12/2016

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Young Chicago Baseball Players Take Trip Of A Lifetime

The RBI program allows young men to play who wouldn’t otherwise be able to.

CBS Chicago–04/06/2016

A general view of Wrigley Field.  (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Cubs, White Sox Prepare For Home Openers

On the North Side, continued Wrigley Field renovations will make it a bit more difficult as fans flock to the home opener.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2016

Damage left behind by a deadly tornado that hit Fairdale, Illinois. (Credit: Kris Haberhehl/WBBM)

Fairdale To Hold Ceremony To Mark One Year Anniversary Of Deadly Tornado

Residents of Fairdale continue to recover from a deadly tornado that ripped through the tiny town. This weekend, they will mark the one year anniversary with remembrance and celebration.

04/04/2016

Leighton Criminal Courts Building (CBS)

Cook County Courts Remove Lockers Visitors Used To Store Phones

Chief Judge Timothy C. Evans announced the decision last month after Cook County facilities management officials said the lockers had to be removed “due to security and staffing concerns,” according to a statement from Evans’ office.

04/04/2016

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Made In Chicago: Icon Modern Furniture

CHICAGO (CBS) — Rocky Levy loves a good story. “I’m a big history buff in Chicago and architecture,” he said. He also loves beautiful furniture. “I always was interested in unique things,” he said. Combine […]

03/21/2016

A scene from "Magic Treehouse: A Night In New Orleans." (courtesy: Broadway In Chicago)

CPS Students First To See ‘Magic Treehouse’ Musical

Hundreds of Chicago students were the first to see “Magic Tree House: A night in New Orleans,” now playing at the Broadway Playhouse. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

03/18/2016

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Northlake Woman Files Suit Against Church Over Alleged Priest Abuse

A 34-year-old woman, known only as Jane Doe 247, says she was sexually abused by a priest at St. John’s The Baptist Church in Northlake from the ages of 14 to 17.

03/14/2016

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