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.
The Chicago rally was part of an global day of action to bring attention to ME and the people who suffer every day.
In December, the U.S. Justice Department launched an expansive investigation into the “patterns and practices” of the CPD.
Cheers Live on Stage is at the Broadway Playhouse through October 23rd.
Ever wondered what the meaning was behind the Cubs “W” flag?
The grant will support a new turf field surface and general field maintenance, logos, backstop and netting.
Triton College’s Lauren Kosrow is leading an important lesson on how to stay safe and how to defend yourself if attacked.
Jenkins plans to lead teammates in a protest that he says is “not an anti-police thing” during the national anthem before the Eagles-Bears game Monday night.
A Chicago woman received a car thanks to a local non-profit, as a part of a Service Kings car giveaway.
Several years ago, Ron Kaplan noticed how often the homeless people he saw walking around Chicago carried their belongings around in plastic bags. The Chicago businessman started the CITYPAK Project to come up with a safe, convenient and versatile backpack designed to meet the constantly changing needs of the homeless.
Reliable transportation is key to breaking the cycle of poverty, the founder of Women with Drive says. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
Former Bears coach Mike Dikta joined a panel of three others in front of the Chicago City Club entitled “Concussions in the NFL: Whose Bell Was Really Rung?”
That first year in 2002, the stand on Bonnie Brae raised $400.
Bell says Chicago’s recent upsurge in gun violence prompted her to do something for her hometown.
New York City former officials and non-profits are in Chicago for the day to share how they’ve curbed violence in New York City.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Move over Coke and Pepsi, there’s a new soda in town. “I grew up on the North Side, stocking shelves on Belmont and Leavitt,” said Bill Daker, Founder & Owner, Chicago Draft […]
Chicago Public Schools CEO Forrest Claypool says the $135 million investment is a critical step forward for both students and teachers.
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 and gave them free school supply kits.
Fees will go toward a highway program to plant milkweed along the median strips of Illinois highways. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
Seven from the Chicago area training center are going to Rio. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.