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.
Kayla Harrison was the first American to win an Olympic Gold Medal in Judo. She’s also a sexual abuse survivor. WBBM Newsradio’s Lisa Fielding reports.
The iconic Wrigley Building, the Indian Boundary Field House in Rogers Park, and the Fortnightly Club of Chicago will be honored for their architectural significance to the city this weekend.
Trailers and generators line the Dearborn Street Bridge as crews prepare for Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk on Sunday night.
Tucked away inside a small store front in Clarendon Hills is a place Willy Wonka could be proud of.
Racks and racks of designer clothes, shoes and accessories are for sale at low prices this weekend as part of Catholic Charities’ Encore event.
The Twisted Sister frontman says his “Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” is a sort of “Wonderful Life” show that mixes Christmas with rock and roll.
Riley’s Trick shop in Palos Hills has been making people laugh for decades.
Before Sundance, before Toronto, there was Chicago. Recognized as the first international film festival in North America, this year marks its 50th anniversary.
From separation anxiety to noise phobia, to arthritis to cancer, hemp based products are becoming more popular to treat all kinds of pet disorders.
For Idaho resident Jeran Dahlquist, being a Bears fan has also always meant hating the Packers.
It will soon be smoother sailing for a Naperville four-year-old who uses a wheelchair to get around, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
Cintas Corp. has named the Michigan Avenue store as having one of “America’s Best Restrooms,” among 10 finalists.
Timothy O’Toole’s downtown is stocking up on ice, checking drink inventory and getting out their blue and orange for Sundays’ big game.
Ever wanted to skydive but didn’t have the guts? Now’s your chance at the new iFly in Rosemont and in Naperville. “It’s a vertical wind tunnel so it basically simulates free fall. It’s for the [...]
When you have a spinal cord injury, use a wheelchair or have a developmental disability, everything on land can be a bit more challenging, but a Kankakee organization is offering a sense of freedom to the disabled through adaptive diving.
Brian Wiles was on board a friend’s power boat in Monroe Harbor on Saturday when he saw it happen.
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.
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.
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.
It began in San Francisco with a swim from Alcatraz, since then it’s become an international event. Now it’s coming to Chicago.