Lisa Fielding

(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

(Credit: Lisa Fielding)

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.

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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.

Buick Enclave. (Credit:  KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Suburban Car Dealer Offering Free Cars To Black Friday Buyers If It Snows On Christmas

Black Friday usually means lots of deals on toys, clothes and electronics, but one suburban car dealer is enticing shoppers with the potential to get a free car.

11/25/2014

Illinois State Police decal. (CBS)

State Police Expect Busy Thanksgiving Weekend On The Roads

With more people expected to be driving this Thanksgiving weekend than last year, Illinois State Police will be watching even more closely for drunken and distracted drivers.

11/25/2014

Kayla Harrison, an Olympic gold medalist in Judo. (Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Olympian And Sex-Abuse Survivor Brings Message To Chicago

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.

11/07/2014

Wrigley Building

Landmarks Group To Present Annual Awards For Historic Preservation

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.

10/31/2014

Nik Wallenda will walk a tightrope from the Marina City Towers to the Leo Burnett Building, 50 stories above the Chicago River. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Crews Making Preparations For Wallenda’s High-Wire Walk

Trailers and generators line the Dearborn Street Bridge as crews prepare for Nik Wallenda’s tightrope walk on Sunday night.

10/29/2014

Vintage Confections owner Cheryl Carr  (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Made In Chicago: Vintage Confections

Tucked away inside a small store front in Clarendon Hills is a place Willy Wonka could be proud of.

10/20/2014

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Catholic Charities Selling Designer Clothing To Raise Money For Mary’s Closet

Racks and racks of designer clothes, shoes and accessories are for sale at low prices this weekend as part of Catholic Charities’ Encore event.

10/18/2014

Rock musician Dee Snider talks about his holiday show, which will run in Chicago. (Lisa Fielding)

Rock Wild Man Dee Snider Brings ‘Christmas Tale’ To Chicago

The Twisted Sister frontman says his “Rock & Roll Christmas Tale” is a sort of “Wonderful Life” show that mixes Christmas with rock and roll.

10/14/2014

Riley's Trick Shop. (Credit: Facebook)

End Of An Era For One Of Chicago Area’s Last Magic & Novelty Shops

Riley’s Trick shop in Palos Hills has been making people laugh for decades.

10/11/2014

Chicago Film Festival logo. (Credit: Chicago Film Festival.)

Chicago International Film Fest Celebrates Milestone

Before Sundance, before Toronto, there was Chicago. Recognized as the first international film festival in North America, this year marks its 50th anniversary.

10/07/2014

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HempMeds Rolls Out Pot For Pets

From separation anxiety to noise phobia, to arthritis to cancer, hemp based products are becoming more popular to treat all kinds of pet disorders.

09/30/2014

Bears fan Jeran Dahlquist made his Graterheads as an answer to the cheeseheads of Green Bay Packers fans. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Bears Fan Turns Disdain For Green Bay Into A Successful Business

For Idaho resident Jeran Dahlquist, being a Bears fan has also always meant hating the Packers.

09/27/2014

Businesses Pitch In To Fix Driveway Of Wheelchair-Bound Four Year Old

It will soon be smoother sailing for a Naperville four-year-old who uses a wheelchair to get around, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

09/16/2014

This may just be the best bathroom in the nation -- American Girl Place, Chicago. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

Honor For American Girl Place: Possibly The Best Restroom In The U.S.

Cintas Corp. has named the Michigan Avenue store as having one of “America’s Best Restrooms,” among 10 finalists.

09/05/2014

Timothy O'Toole's, a Bears bar in Chicago. (CBS/Lisa Fielding)

With Bears Season Comes Big Bar Business

Timothy O’Toole’s downtown is stocking up on ice, checking drink inventory and getting out their blue and orange for Sundays’ big game.

09/05/2014

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Made In Chicago: iFly Indoor Skydiving

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 […]

09/01/2014

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DiveSTARS Teaches Scuba Diving To Disabled

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.

08/31/2014

Water generic

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.

08/18/2014

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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.

08/12/2014

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.

08/01/2014

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