Lisa Petrillo

lisa petrillo 600x450 Lisa Petrillo As Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter for CBS4, Lisa Petrillo makes it her business to mingle with the rich and famous. Uncovering the secrets of the stars is what Lisa does best.

Throughout her years as South Florida’s premiere Entertainment Reporter, Lisa has had the opportunity to interview some of today’s most spectacular stars, among them Paul McCartney, Sting, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elton John, Tom Hanks, Warren Beatty and the late Audrey Hepburn.  It’s this part of the job that appeals to her most, namely “meeting incredibly interesting and talented people, then putting together stories about their lives and careers.”

In addition to reporting on entertainment , Lisa hosts the CBS4 “Taste of the Town “ segment which celebrates South Florida’s growing culinary scene and reports on fashion, travel and other lifestyle trends.

Lisa is an Emmy Award winning journalist. She has received three Emmys: two for writing and on-camera performance for her behind-the-scenes series on soap operas entitled “Love in the Afternoon” and her third for her CBS4 report on the “Chefs Challenge” in 2005.

In 1996, Lisa was named one of the 10 Best Dressed Women in Miami from the American Cancer Society. She is also actively involved in numerous other charities as well, including the Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Miami Children’s Hospital, The Diabetes Research Institute, THE DRI, and Cystic Fibrosis among others. She is also on the Honorary Board for Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer.

In 2014 and 2015, Vogue Magazine’s Editor Anna Wintour selected Petrillo as Vogue’s “The Vogue 100”, which is an influential group of leaders known for their distinctive taste in fashion and culture.

In 2015, Lisa Petrillo was honored by the Beaux Arts Group of the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale at their “Golden Age of Television” gala with an award for her dedication and commitments to the arts.

Lisa’s professional career began in 1986 as the Communications Manager for the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. Later that same year, she began her television career at WPLG as a producer. Her contacts in the entertainment world led to her being named the station’s entertainment reporter in 1988. Following WPLG, Lisa became a national correspondent on the NBC show “Real Life”. She joined WFOR, CBS4 in 2001 as Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter.

Lisa and her husband Bill have two children. She received her Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Marketing at the University of Miami.

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Taste Of The Town Teaches How To Carve The Perfect Turkey

Before you carve into that delicious Thanksgiving turkey, are you sure you know how to carve the perfect turkey?

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US President Barack Obama presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to singer Gloria Estefan as her husband Emilio Estafan (L), also a recipient, looks on at the White House in Washington, DC, on November 24, 2015.  AFP PHOTO/NICHOLAS KAMM / AFP / NICHOLAS KAMM        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Presents Emilio & Gloria Estefan With Presidential Medal

The day has come for South Florida residents and celebrity duo, Emilio and Gloria Estefan, to receive a presidential honor.


Boxing drama "Creed," which takes place in the "Rocky" universe, stars Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone.
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“Creed” Hopes To Knock Out Box Office Competition

If you enjoy the movies after Thanksgiving dinner, there are plenty of choices including the latest from Sylvester Stallone titled “Creed.”


Lamb sliders at Mina's.  (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town: Mina’s Mediterraneo

Welcome to Mina’s Mediterraneo, an upscale but totally approachable neighborhood eatery off 79th street in Miami.


Lisa Petrillo sat down with some of the movers and shakers of Miami nightlife. 
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Nightlife Movers & Shakers Talk ‘Miami Renaissance’

After 18 years of shooting parties and events around South Florida, Seth Browarnik, a celebrity photographer, isn’t kidding about that.


The Beach House on Ocean Drive (Source: CBS4)

Living Large: Luxury Beach House On Ocean Drive

The Beach House at 222 Ocean Drive is a 7,000+ square foot home unique for many reasons, but as realtor John Sandberg tells us, none more than this.


Naked Taco's Holy Moly Guacomole (Source: CBS4)

TOTT: ‘Naked Taco’ Chef Gives Glimpse Into Grill-Off

Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano was teaching his taco secrets to former Miami Dolphins running back Mark Higgs recently.


"Sparkle and Shine Darling" boutique on Alton Road in Miami Beach is owned by Adrienne Bosh, the wife of Heat star Chris Bosh. 
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Adrienne Bosh Throws VIP Sneak Peek Party For Her New Miami Beach Boutique

Glitz, glitter and glamour – those are three great words to describe the all new “Sparkle and Shine Darling” boutique on Alton Road in Miami Beach, owned by Adrienne Bosh.


Kybella is a new FDA-approved drug for the treatment of chin fat.
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New Drug Treats Unwanted Chin Fat

A new FDA-approved drug can help with the treatment of unwanted chin fat.


“The Burgati Burger” at the Filling Station, which won the Sargento Cheese National Best Burger Award. (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town: The Filling Station And Garage Bar

At first glance with classic license plates on the bar and auto themes everywhere, The Filling Station and Garage Bar in Oakland Park might seem like it’s all about cars. And that’s just fine with executive chef and owner Adam Feigeles.



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