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.
Chicago motorists caught on camera blowing through red lights will have triple the “grace period” before being slapped with $100 tickets, under a change made Monday that could reduce the number of tickets issued by nearly a third.
The Chicago Police Department is expanding its preventive crime fighting technology to two more districts on the south and west sides.
60 detectives from 27 police departments in Northwest Indiana are learning how to better investigate homicides and crack cold cases.
The Alzheimer’s Association said Illinois had 3,266 deaths from the disease in 2014, a nearly 12 percent increase from the previous year.
The bill should expand access to trauma recovery services for crime victims and help inmates participate in various rehabilitation programs.
The “Building for the Future” event honored the contributions of African Americans in Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner attended the program.
The program allowed homeowners to register private residences as safe places for kids when they were lost, hurt, or in danger.
When you walk into a warehouse on the Near West Side, you can smell and hear what’s cooking, as the employees at Eat Purely are busy preparing and packing up lunches for hundreds awaiting delivery.
Chicago’s 7th and 11th police districts will now boast a Strategic Decision Support Center, authorities announced Friday.
A 15-year-old athlete from Luther North collapsed while sitting on the bench earlier this week. An adult in the stands sprung into action.
The president famously had his hair cut at the South Side business for years. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
Derrick Davis is the first African American to play the lead of “The Phantom of the Opera” on tour.
But when Alyssa Potratz died suddenly 9 years ago, the team started fundraising in her name, with a goal to raised $100,000 by the time her twin brother was a senior.
Dial-A-Carol enters its 56 year, starting at midnight Thursday, Dec. 8th. People can call in and request any holiday tune and it will be sung live by students over the phone.
Since launching in 2014, Cook County Land Bank Authority has bought 400 homes and sold 300 homes to 135 unique developers to rehab and build communities.
Children’s Oncology Services One Step Camp participates in Giving Tuesday, by raising money to give free camp for children with cancer.
Cold, wind and rain didn’t stop some 1,200 fans from lining up to meet their rock idol outside Books-A-Million bookstore in Chicago’s Loop.
Dwelvan David said the first time he saw the revival of “The Wiz”, he knew theater would be his life.
Not many family businesses have the longevity of Zengeler Cleaners on Chicago’s North Shore.
A new training center opened eight months ago and is already helping veterans, who suffer from PTSD, be matched with service dogs.