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.
It takes a lot of work to put on a concert at Wrigley Field.
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Family and friends of three fallen officers were on hand at the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park to unveil the newest names to the wall of honor.
Lester Strode is the longest-tenured Cubs coach, having served under eight different managers.
Baby, Johnny and the summer of 1963 are back but this time the story of Dirty Dancing is playing out on stage in Chicago.
The CTA ended the express service on the #9 Ashland and #49 Western routes in 2010 as part of budget cuts but now the routes are back.
CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s a bright sunny morning at Wrigley Field, and dozens of eager baseball fans wait under the famous marquee to enter one of the game’s most hallowed grounds. “Good morning everyone, welcome […]
Gov. Bruce Rauner, who made consolidating the state’s massive number of local government bodies a prominent piece of his agenda, has signed legislation to impose a moratorium on the creation of any new taxing bodies in Illinois.
Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was just 22 years old when he was called up to the big leagues. During his rookie year in 2006, he was also diagnosed with a rare blood cancer. He says it was reality check.
State health officials are warning parents to get their college students vaccinated against mumps after an outbreak at the University of Illinois.
Meet Darryl Wilson, the man running the Wrigley Field manual scoreboard.
For 50 years, John Rubenstein has been a familiar face on stage, in movies and on television but he’s also known for creating the original role of Pippin in 1972.
The grounds of the historic Charnley Persky House on the corner of Astor and Schiller has been the scene of an archeological dig for the past four weeks.
It’s a quiet Sunday morning before a home game and dozens of little feet are scurrying around Wrigley Field. It’s the second Clark’s Crew of the season where inquisitive kids under 13 get to talk with the Cubs’ mascot and players.
Backpage.com is suing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart over his fight against the classified website’s adult section.
Volunteers from the Greater Chicago Food Depository and COFI (Community Organizing and Family Issues) go door-to-door to let residents in the Lawndale neighborhood know about summer meals.
The space is the old Sears warehouse transformed into an adult playground.
88-year-old Charlie Greenstein recalls the players he saw on the field that late summer day in 1938.
Cubs outfielder Matt Szczur was a standout football and baseball player at Villanova University in late 2009 when he decided to sign up for his coach’s bone marrow foundation, Be The Match.
Joe Coots grew up in the small town of Winnebago, just west of Rockford.