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.
Back by popular demand; the CTA’s No. 11/Lincoln bus route is running again from Ravenswood to Lincoln Park.
Recovery on Water, or ROW, began in 2008 with four rowers who were breast cancer survivors. Now, it has 60 members.
From Jay’s potato chips to Andes mints, from Cracker Jack to giardiniera, if you’re homesick, The Chicago Gift Box is just what the doctor ordered.
WBBM’s Lisa Fielding talks with the show’s director about bringing Bikini Bottom to the Windy City.
You’d never know by looking at him, but Chris Reed is the new face of addiction. He’s clean-cut, fresh-faced, well-dressed, and well-spoken. He grew up in Algonquin and attended Jacobs High School.
Caroline Kacena can’t believe where her life has led her.
Tim Ryan started drinking at 13, and was dabbling in drugs soon after. In his early 30’s he tried heroin for the first time.
If your loved one was addicted to heroin, would you know? For most parents and loved ones, the revelation comes as complete surprise and many learn after it’s too late.
Since 2012, heroin has taken a life every three days in Chicago’s suburbs. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding has this first part in her series, “Generation Heroin.”
It took 20 rolls of duct tape but every student at St. John’s Lutheran School got a chance to stick it to their principal Doug Markworth.
There isn’t much John O’Hurley hasn’t done in his nearly 40-year career.
About 100 people blocked the entrance of a building at Dearborn and Adams, protesting the ongoing budget stalemate.
The last time Jim Johnson saw John Borling, it was Feb. 12, 1973. They reunited this week in the southwest suburbs. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.
Dave Urban was a staple in Roscoe Village, selling StreetWise for 14 years.
Ground will soon be broken on what will be Chicago’s third tallest building, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
It was a big day for seniors at Urban Prep Charter Academy for Young Men as they recited the school’s creed at a special ceremony at Daley Plaza.
Tracy Swenson remembers the day in May of 2012 when her husband Aaron was killed by a speeding truck driver that slammed into the back of his car while he was stopped in a construction zone.
CHICAGO (CBS) — The Chicago Department of Health announced Tuesday that two new cases of meningococcal meningitis have been confirmed in Chicago men. There are now nine confirmed cases from the Chicago area linked to […]
The RBI program allows young men to play who wouldn’t otherwise be able to.
On the North Side, continued Wrigley Field renovations will make it a bit more difficult as fans flock to the home opener.