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.

Lillie Therieau sifts through dirt as part of archeology class at Lake Forest College. 
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(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Students Digging Up Historical Artifacts At Gold Coast Site

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.

07/28/2015

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Behind The Plate: Clark’s Crew

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.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2015

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart discusses his push to get low-level jail inmates released more quickly. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Classifieds Website Backpage.com Files Lawsuit Against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

Backpage.com is suing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart over his fight against the classified website’s adult section.

07/21/2015

The Lunch Bus program has been around since 2010. It makes 21 stops and serves 1,000 meals a day during the summer.(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Volunteers Spread The Word About Summer Meals In Chicago

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.

07/21/2015

Level 257 is located in the old Sears warehouse in Woodfield Mall. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Level 257

The space is the old Sears warehouse transformed into an adult playground.

07/20/2015

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Behind The Plate: Cubs Fan Remembers 1938 World Series

88-year-old Charlie Greenstein recalls the players he saw on the field that late summer day in 1938.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2015

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Behind The Plate: Cubs Outfielder Matt Szczur’s Life Saving Decision

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.

CBS Chicago–07/13/2015

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Illinois Man Makes Hometown Debut In “Kinky Boots”

Joe Coots grew up in the small town of Winnebago, just west of Rockford.

07/08/2015

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Carol Stream Police Searching For Suspects Who Drained Town Center Fountain

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.

07/07/2015

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Arlington Heights Pet Store Gets Reprieve After Suburb Opts Out Of County Puppy Mill Ordinance

An Arlington Heights pet store gets a reprieve from the Cook County puppy mill ordinance for now, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

07/07/2015

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Behind The Plate: Ted Butterman And The Cubs Dixieland Band

In their 34th year, the band has become as much a staple at Cubs games as hot dogs and Old Style.

07/06/2015

Suitcases of foreign exchange students in the parking lot of Elmhurst College. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Illinois Exchange Students Head Home

Hundreds of suitcases fill the parking lot outside Elmhurst College as 500 international students board buses to the airport to go back home.

06/30/2015

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Behind The Plate: Cubs Reliever Gives Back To Cancer Patients

When Cubs reliever Jason Motte lost a loved one to cancer, his life took on new meaning.

06/29/2015

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With Cell Phone Thefts On The Rise, Police Say There Are Ways To Protect Yourself

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.

06/23/2015

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Behind The Plate: Cubs Authentics

The Cubs Authentics program began in 2012 and is designed to cut out the middle man and combat fraud.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2015

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Behind The Plate: ‘Quick Rick’ Records Balls And Strikes

They call him “Quick Rick,” and he’s known to have the fastest fingers in baseball.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2015

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Pizza Chain Honors Developmentally Disabled Man For 20 Years Of Service

For two decades, 47-year-old James Davis has been working at the Little Caesar’s Pizza, 3337 W. North Ave.

06/12/2015

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Behind The Plate: Wrigley Field Gives Back To Its Neighbors

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.

06/08/2015

A new baby dolphin at the Shedd Aquarium. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

It’s A Boy! Dolphin Born At The Shedd

Mom, Piquet ,and her newest baby boy.

06/05/2015

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Behind The Plate: Glencoe Fan Is One Of Wrigley’s Longest Season-Ticket Holders

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.

CBS Chicago–06/01/2015

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