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Lisa Fielding

Lisa FieldingLisa 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.

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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.

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Chicago Sailor Saves Wheelchair Bound Man Who Fell Into Lake Michigan

Brian Wiles was on board a friend’s power boat in Monroe Harbor on Saturday when he saw it happen.


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Doctors Expecting Boom Of “Polar Vortex Babies”

Obstetricians and hospitals across Illinois were expecting a bit of a baby boom in the next couple months, all thanks to the infamous polar vortex this past winter.


A sign interpreter demonstrates how to "show" a music concert to deaf and hard-of-hearing fans. (Credit: YouTube)

Sign Language Interpreters To Show Lollapalooza To Deaf Fans

What does music look like to those who cannot hear it? So-called “performance interpreters” from Austin-based LotuSign will be on hand at Lollapalooza this weekend to help the deaf and hard-of-hearing experience the many concerts going on over the next three days.


Tommy Alter, 9, and his parents meet the U.S. Coast Guard crew who rescued him and two relatives from their kayaks after they became stranded on Lake Michigan in early July. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Rescued Nine-Year-Old Kayaker Reunites With Coast Guard Helicopter Crew

A nine-year-old boy was reunited with members of the Coast Guard helicopter crew who rescued him earlier this month, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.


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Inaugural Chicago Sharkfest Benefits Organ Transplant Patients

It began in San Francisco with a swim from Alcatraz, since then it’s become an international event. Now it’s coming to Chicago.


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Some DCFS Wards Get A Leg Up On Their Futures With Scholarships

The latest recipients for the four-year college scholarships were selected from 300 applicants across the state.


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Made In Chicago: Killerspin Table Tennis Club

Tucked away inside the Bank of America Building in the Loop financial district is a place to let off a little steam and get a little exercise at the same time.


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Suburban Girl, 12, Headed To White House With Winning Soup Recipe

A 12-year-old Palatine girl has a lunch date at the White House with Michelle Obama.


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First Of Its Kind Dr. Seuss Exhibit Opens Next Saturday

We’ve all grown up with the beloved works of Dr. Seuss. Now a gallery dedicated to his art.


Krisha Marcano as Florence Ballard (left), Allison Semmes sd Diana Ross (Center) & Trisha Jeffrey as Mary Wilson (right). (Credit: Joan Marcus)

Hometown Girl Leads ‘Motown The Musical’

Chicago native Allison Semmes who channels pop icon Diana Ross every night as part of Motown the Musical.


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Construction Causes Headaches For Aurora Business

When a major construction project began on Route 59 in Aurora, Kristin McNabb was already getting calls from her students.


Fritz and Jeffery Tasch at the Grand Piano Haus in Skokie. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Grand Piano Haus

For Jeffery Tasch, music is in his blood.


Italian Beef and Giardiniera pizza hand-crafted fromVito and Nick's.(Facebook/Encyclopizzeria)

Deep Dish Or Thin Crust? Authoritative Chicago Website Will Soon Hit Your Eye

How much do you know about pizza? And where are the best places to get it? A new website that launches next week is devoted to all things Chicago pizza.


Here are some of the bikes that will be given away this weekend. (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Bronzeville Kids Will Get Donated Bikes This Weekend

The event, dubbed the Bronzeville Bike Builder, takes place Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 244 East Pershing Road.



Palatine Restaurant Inducted Into Vienna Beef Hall Of Fame

For Jason Marzullo, hot dogs are his life. Oh, and burgers, Italian beef, gyros and thin crust pizza. As owner of Richie’s Hot Dogs in Palatine, his latest item he can add to his menu-the restaurant is the newest inductee into the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame.


The vandalized lions outside the Chinese American Museum. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Reward Increased To Find Imperial Lions Vandal

n the early morning hours of March 2, a man trudged through the snow in front of the Chinese American Museum in Chinatown and used a hammer to bust out the teeth of the hand carved lions perched outside the museum on 23rd street.


U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks about the error-plagued launch of the Affordable Care Act's online enrollment website in the Rose Garden of the White House October 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, the president was joined by 'consumers, small business owners, and pharmacists who have either benefitted from the health care law already or are helping consumers learn about what the law means for them and how they can get covered. 'Despite the new health care law's website problems, Obama urged Americans not to be deterred from registering for Obamacare because of the technological problems that have plagued its rollout. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Republican House Leader Opposes Using State Funds For Potential Presidential Library

A Western Springs state lawmaker says taxpayer dollars should not fund any proposed presidential library in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.


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Cubs Give 100-Year-Old Fan Second Chance To Deliver Game Ball

On Opening Day this year, to celebrate his 100th birthday, Louis Reinhart and his family traveled 145 miles from Metamora to Wrigley Field to present the game ball, but they arrived too late due to unforeseen traffic.


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Chicago Family Makes Difference For Autism Awareness

For Michelle and Peter Doyle, a trip to the doctor’s office with their daughter Calen in 2006 changed their lives forever.


Classic record covers on display at the opening day of the annual WFMU's Record Fair, which benefits the noncommercial radio station based in Jersey City. Despite what many people thought just years ago, vinyl records have not lost fans with robust sales and many music enthusiasts preferring  records to compact disks. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Vinyl Lovers Celebrating Record Store Day 2014

On Saturday, thousands of people will be visiting record stores around the world for Record Store Day 2014, celebrating the culture surrounding vinyl albums and independently-owned record shops.