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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Taste of the Town at Cleo. (Source: CBS4)

Enjoy A Casual, Cozy Feel At Taste Of The Town’s Cleo

It’s all about the small plates at Cleo, a new Mediterranean restaurant at the Redbury Miami Beach.

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Freshii Menu (Source: CBS4)

TOTT: New Wynwood Spot Offers A Healthier Option On A Budget

Eat and energize. That’s the Freshii motto. It’s fast food that’s good for you .

12/11/2014

At the Mondrian on South Beach, poolside, art lovers can get an eyeful of The Teepee Project, where artists Jen Stark and Misaki Kuwai created their colorful works. (Source: CBS4)

Eclectic Grouping Of Artwork On Display And Sale

During the month of December, artwork can be found all around South Florida.

12/05/2014

World renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly exhibits his new work at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. 
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World Renowned Artist Dale Chihuly Back At Fairchild Gardens

World renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly is bringing something extra special to the natural beauty of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden.

12/04/2014

Taste of the Town visits Michelle Bernstein's Art Basel Pop-Up Eatery (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town Visits Michelle Bernstein’s Art Basel Pop-Up Eatery

It’s lunch among the lily pads at The Botanical Gardens just across the street from the Miami Beach Convention Center. Michelle Bernstein, Miami’s celebrated chef, is the official caterer and chef of Art Basel.

12/04/2014

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A VIP Look At The Hustle & Bustle Of Art Basel

It’s not Black Friday or a door buster sale. In fact there are no steals or deals at Art Basel.

12/03/2014

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Wynwood Walls Founder Honored Amid Art Basel Preps

Since 2009 Wynwood Walls has been called The Museum of the Streets.

12/02/2014

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South Florida Chef On How To Salvage Thanksgiving Leftovers

As specialty chef at the the famed fine food store Epicure Gourmet Market & Cafe , Chef Michael Love knows a lot about transforming extra food into delicious dishes and meals. His new book The Salvage Chef Cookbook features 125 recipes using ingredients most of us have in our kitchens.

11/26/2014

Sir Cameron Mackintosh talks to CBS4's Lisa Petrillo about Phantom Of The Opera. (Source: CBS4)

1-On-1 With Famed Broadway Producer Sir Cameron Mackintosh

Phantom of the Opera debuted on Broadway in 1985. Last year, the show’s original producer, Sir Cameron Mackintosh decided it needed a facelift. Mackintosh, who has produced some of the biggest Broadway shows of all time, sat down with CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo for an exclusive interview as Phantom makes its new debut at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

11/21/2014

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Hungry For Some Hunger Games?

Hungry for some “Hunger Games?” Fans of the blockbuster phenomenon can finally quench their hunger as “Mockingjay Part 1 opens in theaters Friday.

11/21/2014

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