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Lisa Fielding

Lisa FieldingLisa Fielding is a news anchor and reporter for Newsradio 780. She brings over two 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.

Wilmette Theatre (courtesy: Kickstarter)

Wilmette Theatre Could Have Sad Ending Without Money For Digital Conversion

Major movie chains made the switch more than a year ago. The conversion has been much more difficult for small, independent theaters such as the Wilmette Theatre.

04/11/2014

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With Growing Transplant Waitlists, Doctors Seek More Organ Donors

As Northwestern Memorial Hospital celebrated the 50th anniversary of its first organ transplant, doctors were urging people to sign up as donors as part of National Donate Life Month in April.

04/11/2014

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Glass Slipper Project Collecting Unwanted Dresses For Prom

Pink taffeta, black strapless, white lace, dresses of all shapes and sizes are waiting for a new home inside Smitten Boutique in the West Loop.

03/25/2014

Rhine Hall Distillery makes Austrian style brandy, based on a Solberg family recipe. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

West Town Distillery Wants To Make Brandy The Next Big Drink

“Everyone else is focusing on whiskeys, vodkas, gins; and so we’re really sticking with our roots with what we know how to make best,” said Jenny Solberg, owner of Rhine Hall Distillery.

03/24/2014

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Chicago’s First Responders Shave In Solidarity

Jessica Evans holds in her hands what used to be her long brown hair.

03/21/2014

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Snow Sculptures Take Shape At Navy Pier

Several teams from the U.S. and around the world are transforming 10-foot blocks of snow into creations of art. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

02/07/2014

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Brutal January Weather Taking A Toll On Blood Donations

The heavy snow and bitter cold this winter have put a major strain on supplies at Chicagoland blood banks, as donations have dropped precipitously because of cancelled blood drives and missed appointments.

01/31/2014

The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile with two of its "hot doggers." (Lisa Fielding/CBS)

Who’s Driving Weinermobile? ‘Hotdoggers,’ Of Course

WBBM’s Lisa Fielding talks with a couple of the specially trained navigators.

01/24/2014

Cold Thermometer

Think It’s Cold In Chicago? Try Living In International Falls, Minn.

It’s all in a winter’s day in International Falls.

01/04/2014

Owner John Corry takes reservations for last minute NYE planners. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Snow Doesn’t Worry Chicago Bar Owners

Things are bustling inside Four Farthings Tavern & Grill in Lincoln Park. Owner John Corry is answering phones every few minutes, confirming reservations and making new ones.

12/31/2013

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CTA To Bill Ventra For More Than 900,000 Free Rides

The CTA gave out more than a million dollars in free rides due to Ventra equipment failure over a two month period.

12/30/2013

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Hundreds Of Kids Participate In Free Basketball Clinic

About 450 Chicago boys and girls took to the basketball court to learn a little more about the game Saturday.

12/28/2013

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Evanston Brings Back First Night Celebration

A beloved Evanston tradition is back this New Year’s Eve.

12/28/2013

A tutor helps two youngsters during the Black Star Project's Holiday University. (Lisa Fielding)

Some Chicago Students Attending ‘Holiday University’ During School Break

While 12-year old Mikai Daniels’ friends are home playing with their new Christmas toys, he’s working on his math. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

12/26/2013

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Alcohol Mark-Downs Bring Even More Crowds To Closing Dominick’s Stores

One shopper said she purchased $1,500 in wine at half off.

12/16/2013

James R. Thompson Center

Chicago Families Remember DUI Victims

Through song and candlelight, families who lost loved ones to drunk drivers remembered their lives and their legacies.

12/03/2013

Santa Letter

Downers Grove Company Participating In Letters To Santa Program

(CBS) — Employees at MicroTek are scaling back their annual holiday party this year and instead are participating in the “Letters to Santa” program sponsored by the post office. CEO Don Slivnesky says each employee [...]

12/02/2013

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Burlesque Making A Comeback In Chicago

You could find it in cabarets and clubs in the late 1800′s until the 1950′s, part comedy, part performance art, part striptease. In the last few years, Burlesque has made a comeback.

11/29/2013

The Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot has a family-friendly vibe. (Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot)

Beverly 5k Benefits Brain Cancer Research

Amy McNicholas says her 14 year old son was a picture of health, an athlete, a baseball player at St. Rita but in 2010 their family received devastating news.

11/26/2013

Halsted Vodka. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Made In Chicago: Halsted Vodka

It started with five Chicago friends four years ago.

11/18/2013

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