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.

Super Model In Chicago To Kick Off World Smile Day

Prudential Plaza will be lit up with red and blue this weekend in honor of World Smile Day, and model Christie Brinkley kicked it off.


Activists Mark Peace Day With Music, Dances, Speeches At Daley Plaza

Nearly 200 world flags crossed the stage as part of the ceremony’s finale.


90210: The Musical Debuts On Chicago Stage

An iconic television show of the 1990’s is now coming to the stage in Chicago.


Hundreds Watch Solar Eclipse From The Water

The crowd aboard one of two sold out Shoreline Sightseeing cruises let out a cheer as they saw a few seconds of the rare eclipse peaking out from what were some heavy clouds at peak time in Chicago.


Iconic Musical Plays Chicago’s Oriental Theater

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.




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