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.

Rachel Galbreath. (Credit: Justice for Rachel Galbreath Facebook page.)

Family Urges Public To Help Find Daughter’s Killer

Rachel Galbreath was found beaten to death inside her South Holland home on May 9 of last year.

02/28/2015

Jesus Davila with his ceremonial check. (Credit: Illinois Lottery)

Retired Naperville Man Steps Forward To Claim Largest Jackpot In Illinois History

A Naperville man has officially claimed the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

02/24/2015

Nicole Gross and her family (Supplied photo)

With Medical Marijuana Program Kicking Into Gear, Reunion Coming For Naperville Family

Nicole Gross’ 8-year-old son Chase was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was six months old. When medication didn’t stop his seizures — as many as 4,000 a day — she and her sons moved to Colorado, where medical marijuana was legal and could help Chase, leaving her husband behind in Naperville.

02/10/2015

Jimmy Fallon, Israel Idonije, Brian Bannon and Mike Kelly participate in the Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge Hoping To Break Last Year’s Record

Last year, thousands of people jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue beach, along with comedian Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It was a social media challenge that boosted registration for this year’s Polar Plunge.

02/06/2015

A ComEd truck parked behind a home after storms caused power outages on June 21, 2011.  (Credit: CBS)

Two Western Suburbs Debut Smart Street Light System

Bensenville and Lombard are the first to debut the Smart Streetlight Program that uses smart, energy efficient LED streetlights.

02/03/2015

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Berwyn Man Charged With DUI After Bold Ride Through Riverside

Riverside Police say it was 3:18 a.m. when 30-year-old Eric Quiroz was driving down Harlem with several other friends in the car.

02/03/2015

Groundhog

Woodstock Ready To Celebrate Groundhog Day

The Village of Woodstock is gearing up for its biggest day of the year: Groundhog Day.

02/01/2015

Kendra Prior at Giordano's says they have gotten early orders to make sure the pizzas arrive on time. (Credit: Lisa Fielding

Super Bowl & Blizzard Makes For Big Pizza Delivery Day

Delivery calls are coming in fast and furious at Giordano’s downtown.

02/01/2015

Rick Ricci, owner of Truefitt & Hill. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Downtown Barber Shop Offers Shave And A Haircut For Two Pence

Gentlemen are packing Truefitt & Hill on Monroe to get their two pence worth.

01/27/2015

The Troost family has been making memorial headstones for 125 years. (Credit: Lisa FIelding)

Made In Chicago: Peter Troost Monuments

Inside one of four warehouses in Hillside, artisans are busy etching, plotting and creating granite headstones. Each letter, each design is someone’s legacy, a family’s closure.

01/26/2015

Myrah Felters and her parents Maurice & Cherise watch her therapy with Dr. Lisa Thorton at La Rabida Children's Hospital. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

13-Year-Old Girl On The Mend After Brain Surgery

Myrah Felters was a cheerleader, dancer and track star when she started experiencing severe headaches. Soon after, doctors found a tumor in her cerebellum.

01/20/2015

Kerry Wood. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Former Cub Kerry Wood Hosts Fourth Annual Woody’s Winter Warmup

When pitcher Kerry Wood retired a Cub, he knew he wanted to stay in Chicago and give back.

01/13/2015

Elijah Jackson and his parents. (Credit: March of Dimes)

Elgin Boy Named March Of Dimes National Ambassador

12-year-old 7th grader Elijah Jackson from Elgin is a happy and active kid but his mother Elise said it wasn’t always that way.

01/13/2015

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West Loop Park Patrons Call On Dog Owners To Pick Up Poop

Park patrons in the West Loop are calling on police to ticket irresponsible dog owners who leave dog droppings behind, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

01/13/2015

Matthew Jazwinski and the rest of his band Pulse Beat.

Teen Band Rocks For A Cause

12-year old Matthew Jazwinski is a 7th grader at Cary Junior High School. He’s also a cardiac patient at Lurie Children’s Hospital.

01/07/2015

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Brookfield Zoo Prepares Animals For Cold

Brookfield Zoo’s three resident polar bears, six bison and two snow leopards are used to this kind of weather but Spokesman Bill Zeigler says they make sure the animals have indoor and outdoor access during severe cold.

01/06/2015

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Suburban Gas Stations See Price Hike

That gas station on the corner that’s been selling gas under $2 is suddenly up by 10-15 cents today.

01/06/2015

Dee Snider's Rock & Roll Christmas Tale features a number of musicians with local ties. (Photo courtesy of  John Yonover)

Local Musicians Star In Dee Snider’s Christmas Tale

Tommy Hahn was just a teenager in Milwaukee when he first met rocker Dee Snider.

12/27/2014

Angela Grovey. (Credit: Lisa Fielding)

Roosevelt Grad Stars In “Newsies”

Angela Grovey graduated from Roosevelt University with a degree in musical theatre.

12/17/2014

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Frustrated Bears Fan Turns Anger Into Holiday Parody Video

Feeling frustrated about a lost Bears season? A holiday parody may able to help and now it’s gone viral, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

12/16/2014

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