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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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1826 Restaurant & Lounge (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town: 1826 Restaurant & Lounge

Standing four stories high, all in glass, the all new 1826 Restaurant and Lounge, located at 1826 Collins Avenue on Miami Beach is all about style, elegance and fabulous food.

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Rio 2 Takes Flight At The Box Office

From the creators of “Ice Age” comes the second installment of “Rio.”

CBS Miami–04/11/2014

La Mar (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town’s La Mar Boasts Bay Views & Fresh Peruvian Fare

An authentic taste of Peru is what you’ll get at the all new La Mar restaurant at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Brickell Key.

04/10/2014

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Celebrities Seen Around South Florida For Sports & Music Events

South Florida was simply sizzling with celebrities as they attended all kinds of events from tennis matches to music smashes and birthday bashes.

04/04/2014

The Canadian-based, family owned chain has 60 locations in Canada and has added its fifth U.S. location  in South Florida just a few weeks ago at Dadeland Mall.  (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town Explores Earl’s Kitchen & Bar

There’s a lot going on at the all new Earl’s Kitchen and Bar in Kendall.

CBS4–04/03/2014

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Stella & Dot Help Women Become Entrepreneurs From Their Home

The costume jewelry and accessory business is a 30 billion dollar industry that’s only getting bigger and now, anyone can cash out on these products right from the comfort of their home.

03/25/2014

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Taste Of The Town Is Packed With Flavor At Latin House Grill

Michell Sanchez, now commonly referred to as Chef M, has been cooking up some of his favorite dishes for family and friends since he was a kid.

CBS Miami–03/20/2014

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Jazz In The Gardens To Feature Top Musicians At Sun Life

It will not be the roar of a crowd you will hear at Sun Life Stadium this weekend. Instead, it will be the soothing sounds of jazz and all types of music at the ninth annual Jazz in the Gardens.

CBS Miami–03/14/2014

Actors Aaron Paul (L) and Ramon Rodriguez attend DreamWorks Pictures' 'Need For Speed' screening hosted by The Cinema Society and Bushmills on March 11, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Aaron Paul Talks About His “Need For Speed”

In Need for Speed, Tobey Marshall, played by actor Aaron Paul, is a blue collar mechanic who races muscle cars on the side in an unsanctioned street circuit. A disastrous race allows a competitor of Tobey’s to frame him for a crime he did not commit—landing him in jail for two years.

03/14/2014

Donna Karan talks fashion and philanthropy at Bal Harbour Shops. (Source: CBS4)

Donna Karan Talks Fashion & Philanthropy At Bal Harbour Shops

She is certainly one of the most influential fashion designers in the world. Throughout her 40 year career, Donna Karan has left a lasting impact on the fashion world, bringing uptown-New York-chic into the mainstream.

03/13/2014

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