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.

Iconic Musical Plays Chicago’s Oriental Theater

The Broadway classic is at Chicago’s Oriental Theatre through July 2.

06/17/2017

Dodgeball Tourney Pits Students Vs. Alderman, Cops

Shields Middle School students wrote letters to Ald. Raymond Lopez expressing concern about the violence in their neighborhood. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

06/05/2017

Cubs Coffee Table Book Was A Glorious Gamble

Vineline Magazine editor Gary Cohen and the Cubs staff were banking on a happy ending when they started documenting the 2016 season.

CBS Chicago–06/05/2017

American Writer’s Museum Opens In Chicago

The first of its kind, the national American Writer’s Museum is ready to open its doors to the public on Tuesday.

05/15/2017

Made In Chicago: Windy City Parrot

Catherine Tobsing and Mitch Rezman know birds. As owners of Windy City Parrott, they help people take care of their feathered friends.

05/08/2017

Arlington Park Celebrates 90 Years

Well-known announcer John Dooley prepares for his 17th season at the historic venue, high above the track. WBBM’s Lisa Fielding reports.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2017

Grayslake Middle-Schoolers Look Out For Turtles

The Blanding’s turtle is considered endangered in Illinois.

04/17/2017

Rolling Stones ‘Exhibitionism’ Opens At Navy Pier

It’s the largest touring exhibit of its kind and features more than 500 rare items covering the band’s influence.

04/16/2017

15-Year-Olds Make Bracelets, Bring Smiles To Kids With Cleft Pallets

Two Naperville teenagers are making a difference for children who live thousands of miles away.

04/14/2017

Photos: New Chicago Cubs Merchandise Store Opens Near Wrigley Field

As part of the new plaza at Wrigley Field, a 8,400 square foot, two-story “Cubs Store” is set to open Monday, April 10 at the east end of the new plaza building.

04/07/2017

Evanston Metra Cafe Fights To Keep Doors Open

For decades, the restaurant/cafe at Evanston’s Central Street Metra Station has been a staple for commuters boarding a train downtown, but it could soon be the end of the line.

04/03/2017

Downer’s Grove Filmmaker Debuts New Independent Movie

“Landline” starring Matthew Aaron and Jim O’Heir is playing at the Music Box Theater this week and is on video on demand starting April 4th.

03/31/2017

Chicago Triples ‘Grace Period’ For Red-Light Cameras

Chicago motorists caught on camera blowing through red lights will have triple the “grace period” before being slapped with $100 tickets, under a change made Monday that could reduce the number of tickets issued by nearly a third.

03/21/2017

CPD Expands New Crime Fighting Center

The Chicago Police Department is expanding its preventive crime fighting technology to two more districts on the south and west sides.

03/20/2017

Homicide, Cold Case Training For Northwest Indiana Police Departments

60 detectives from 27 police departments in Northwest Indiana are learning how to better investigate homicides and crack cold cases.

03/20/2017

Alzheimer's Disease

Illinois Could See 18% Increase In Alzheimer’s Deaths By 2025

The Alzheimer’s Association said Illinois had 3,266 deaths from the disease in 2014, a nearly 12 percent increase from the previous year.

03/11/2017

Gov. Rauner Signs Illinois Criminal Justice Reform Bill

The bill should expand access to trauma recovery services for crime victims and help inmates participate in various rehabilitation programs.

03/10/2017

Chicago’s Thompson Center Holds Black History Month Celebration

The “Building for the Future” event honored the contributions of African Americans in Illinois. Governor Bruce Rauner attended the program.

02/25/2017

Naperville’s ‘Helping Hand’ Safe Home Program To End

The program allowed homeowners to register private residences as safe places for kids when they were lost, hurt, or in danger.

02/17/2017

Made In Chicago: Eat Purely

When you walk into a warehouse on the Near West Side, you can smell and hear what’s cooking, as the employees at Eat Purely are busy preparing and packing up lunches for hundreds awaiting delivery.

02/14/2017

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