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 grounds of the historic Charnley Persky House on the corner of Astor and Schiller has been the scene of an archeological dig for the past four weeks.
It’s a quiet Sunday morning before a home game and dozens of little feet are scurrying around Wrigley Field. It’s the second Clark’s Crew of the season where inquisitive kids under 13 get to talk with the Cubs’ mascot and players.
Backpage.com is suing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart over his fight against the classified website’s adult section.
Volunteers from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and COFI (Community Organizing and Family Issues) go door-to-door to let residents in the Lawndale neighborhood know about summer meals.
The space is the old Sears warehouse transformed into an adult playground.
88-year-old Charlie Greenstein recalls the players he saw on the field that late summer day in 1938.
Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur was a standout football and baseball player at Villanova University in late 2009 when he decided to sign up for his coach’s bone marrow foundation, Be The Match.
Joe Coots grew up in the small town of Winnebago, just west of Rockford.
Police in Carol Stream are on the lookout for three people who drained tens of thousands of gallons of water from the Town Center fountain over the weekend.
An Arlington Heights pet store gets a reprieve from the Cook County puppy mill ordinance for now, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
In their 34th year, the band has become as much a staple at Cubs games as hot dogs and Old Style.
Hundreds of suitcases fill the parking lot outside Elmhurst College as 500 international students board buses to the airport to go back home.
When Cubs reliever Jason Motte lost a loved one to cancer, his life took on new meaning.
Brian White with the Cook County Sheriff’s Department says they’ve seen more strong armed robberies and thefts in recent years, but he says now there are new ways to protect yourself.
The Cubs Authentics program began in 2012 and is designed to cut out the middle man and combat fraud.
They call him “Quick Rick,” and he’s known to have the fastest fingers in baseball.
For two decades, 47-year-old James Davis has been working at the Little Caesar’s Pizza, 3337 W. North Ave.
It’s the morning after a big night game at Wrigley Field and David Rosato and his crew are up bright and early to clean up the neighborhood even before the neighborhood is up.
Mom, Piquet ,and her newest baby boy.
She’s a staple in section 14, row 1 just behind the Cubs dugout. Decked out in her red top, blue pants and her Cubs earrings, Carol Haddon has rarely missed a game.