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.
Everyone in line comes prepared. Many bring empty bags and suitcases to be filled with Thanksgiving food. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
At the Humboldt Park Field House, 25 agencies are on hand for anything visitors may need. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
The spiritual leader of Chicago’s Roman Catholics is talking about the church shooting in Texas.
Hundreds of Chicago high school seniors were accepted to college on the spot on Tuesday at Navy Pier.
Twelve children from the Youth of Englewood will be learning how to be junior handlers at the 11th annual American Bully Kennel Club dog show, the first of its kind at Navy Pier.
Big Game Air provides same-day round-trip luxury travel on private jets to major sporting events across the country.
It’s America’s longest running, competitive film festival and this year, festival organizers are promising something for everyone.
A familiar site along Sheffield Avenue as the chalk messages have already begun to appear on the East Wall of Wrigley Field.
“I knew he’d been a song writer for The Miracles. I knew “Cruisin’” and “You Really Got A Hold On Me” but I had to do some research to dig deeper and figure out his tone and his voice, he’s got such a unique voice.”
A new photo exhibit at Roosevelt University brings to life the stateless and undocumented from around the world.
Prudential Plaza will be lit up with red and blue this weekend in honor of World Smile Day, and model Christie Brinkley kicked it off.
Nearly 200 world flags crossed the stage as part of the ceremony’s finale.
An iconic television show of the 1990’s is now coming to the stage in Chicago.
The crowd aboard one of two sold out Shoreline Sightseeing cruises let out a cheer as they saw a few seconds of the rare eclipse peaking out from what were some heavy clouds at peak time in Chicago.
The Broadway classic is at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre through July 2.
Shields Middle School students wrote letters to Ald. Raymond Lopez expressing concern about the violence in their neighborhood. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
Vineline Magazine editor Gary Cohen and the Cubs staff were banking on a happy ending when they started documenting the 2016 season.
The first of its kind, the national American Writer’s Museum is ready to open its doors to the public on Tuesday.
Catherine Tobsing and Mitch Rezman know birds. As owners of Windy City Parrott, they help people take care of their feathered friends.
Well-known announcer John Dooley prepares for his 17th season at the historic venue, high above the track. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.