Lisa Petrillo

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As Entertainment 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.

During her years as South Florida’s premiere Entertainment Reporter, Lisa 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.”

Lisa is an Emmy Award winning journalist. She Lisa received two Emmy Awards for writing and on-camera performance for her behind-the-scenes series on soap operas entitled “Love in the Afternoon”. She received her third Emmy 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 and the Diabetes Research Institute, among others.

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”. Lisa joined WFOR/ CBS4 in 2001 as Entertainment Reporter. She also covers fashion, travel, and lifestyle segments.

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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Bodega Taqueria y Tequila (Courtesy:  Miami Dolphins)

TOTT: A Taste Of Sun Life’s Food Offerings

Dolfans you better come hungry to the games this season – hungry for a win and for the fantastic food at Sun Life Stadium.

08/27/2015

Fish Trio at Zak The Baker (Source: CBS4)

TOTT: Zak The Baker Is All About The Dough

It’s busy as a beehive at Zak The Baker in Wynwood.

08/27/2015

Trey Ratcliff is a jovial, self-effacing regular guy who happens to be the “IT” photographer of the time.
(Source: CBS4)

Photographer Trey Ratcliff Helps America Take Better Pictures

Have you ever taken a picture of that perfect sunrise or sunset only to find it doesn’t look nearly as perfect in your photo? That’s what happened to Trey Ratcliff who turned a disappointing picture into a picture-perfect career.

CBS Miami–08/21/2015

Fooqs in Miami's Arts & Entertainment District.  (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town: Fooq’s Is A Hidden Gem

While Excecutive Chef Nicole Votano tastes the new shipment of fresh vegetables coming in, owner David Foulquier arranges the wines being served at his trendy new spot “Fooqs” in the Miami’s Arts and Entertainment District in Miami.

08/20/2015

t's a spectacular flight into a magical world at Cirque du Soleil's Varekai, opening Wednesday night at the BB&T Center in Sunrise. (Source: CBS4)

Cirque Du Soleil’s Varekai Arrives In South Florida

It’s a spectacular flight into a magical world at Cirque du Soleil’s Varekai, opening Wednesday night at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.

08/12/2015

Klima (Source: CBS4)

Klima Restaurant & Bar Offers More Than Miami Spice

Chef Rusti of the new Klima Restuarant and Bar on 23rd and Collins Ave. on Miami Beach is busy preparing his Fennel Carpaccio appetizer, one of the many delicacies on the menu this month & next for Miami Spice.

08/06/2015

Joel Edgerton wrote, directed and stars in "The Gift".  (Source: CBS4)

Unwrap The “The Gift” For Thrills & Chills

“The Gift” is a heart-stopping, fast paced psychological thriller written and directed by first time director and actor Joel Edgerton that asks the question: What if someone you wronged long ago reemerged through a chance encounter?

08/05/2015

La Fontana (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town: La Fontana, Doral’s Newest Authentic Italian Eatery

Welcome to La Fontana, Doral’s newest authentic Italian eatery straight from Venezuela!

07/30/2015

Rebecca Ferguson  (Source: Paramount Pictures)

Rebecca Ferguson Gets Physical In “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”

Tom Cruise returns to the big screen in “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.” In the franchise’s fifth outing, the IMF is disbanded and Ethan Hunt, played by Cruise, is out in the cold.

07/29/2015

AVENTURA, FL - JULY 25:  Eva Mendes launches Estee Lauder New Dimension Skincare at Nordstrom Aventura on July 25, 2015 in Aventura, Florida.  (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images for Estee Lauder)

Eva Mendes In South Florida To Promote New Estee Lauder Line

Eva Mendes is as busy as she is beautiful. The 41-year-old is an actress, a clothing designer, a mom and now the face behind Estee Lauder’s New Dimension Skincare line.

07/27/2015

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