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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Fresh Ametican Bistro (Source: CBS4)

Fresh American Bistro Puts A French Twist On Classics

It’s hard to miss chef Phillipe Ruiz’s charming French accent while he’s describing one of the many wonderful dishes he prepares.

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Late Show host David Letterman on the Late Show with David Letterman on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc.

Letterman Moments That Impacted South Floridians

On the same day as the last show with David Letterman, we’re looking back at some unforgettable Letterman moments that impacted so many in South Florida.

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A Hair Trend With A Silver Lining

It was a 1980’s jingle that everyone could relate to–who wouldn’t want to “wash that gray right out of your hair?”

05/19/2015

Rico Love (Source: CBS4)

Rico Love Wants You To “Turn The Lights On”

He’s the man behind some of the biggest names in music. His name is Rico Love, a nickname he picked up in his childhood years growing up in Harlem.

05/18/2015

Singer/songwriter Rainey Qualley recently performed at KISS Country Radio's the Rising Star Showcase. (Source: CBS4)

KISS Country’s Rising Star Showcase Shines Spotlight On New Star

KISS Country Radio calls their monthly free concert, held at Jimbos Sandbar in Hollywood, the Rising Star Showcase. It’s a waterside concert where country music fans can get a first look and listen to up and comers in the country music world.

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Quality Meats (Source: CBS4)

SoBe’s Newest Steakhouse “Quality Meats”

Its plain to see the all new Quality Meats is a convergence of the past and future. Located on Collins Avenue at 15th Street, the restaurant is in the former Bancroft Hotel, an historic art deco gem.

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Buck's Beer Garden & Bonfire (Source: CBS4)

Chef Michael Schwartz Opens Pop-Up Beer Garden In South Beach

It’s the ultimate backyard barbeque—grown-up style. They call it Buck’s Beer Garden, a twice monthly pop-up, held in the backyard of the Raleigh Hotel South Beach in the area called The Oasis. James Beard award-winning chef Michael Schwartz came up with the idea for this poolside playground.

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 04:  Kim Kardashian West (L) and Kanye West attend the "China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

CBS4 Lisa Petrillo’s Take On Met Gala Fashion

Movie stars, musicians, power couples and business titans all took their turn on the red carpet at last night Met Gala, also known as New York’s party of the year.

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lgonquin Dinner Club members are filling up the spaces at South Florida’s trendiest eating spots. (Source: CBS4)

TOTT: Club Offers Good Food, Conversation At Trendiest Eateries

Algonquin Dinner Club members are filling up the spaces at South Florida’s trendiest eating spots.

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The CBS show 'The Briefcase' features hard-working American families experiencing financial setbacks who are presented with a briefcase containing a large sum of money. (Source: CBS)

‘The Briefcase’ Tests Family Values Through A Life-Changing Decision

CBS’ new reality show ‘The Briefcase’ is set to test a family’s values, compassion and faith through a potentially life changing decision.

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