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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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Flourish summer program at the Palms Hotel Miami Beach. (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town Pairs Yoga With Healthy Fare At The Palms Hotel & Spa

There’s a new summer program that’s gaining popularity at the Palms Hotel that’s geared to invigorate the mind, body and soul.

08/07/2014

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Taste Of The Town Gets A Sneak Peek Of Miami Spice

Whether it’s the over-sized sushi sampler at Makoto at Bal Harbour Shops or the elegant Filet Mignon at The Forge Miami Beach, it’s time to make reservations for Miami Spice.

07/31/2014

Porfirio's restaurant (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town’s Porfirio’s Serves Up Authentic Mexican Cuisine

At first glance inside the all-new luxury dining spot Porfirio’s, with seating for 200 inside and 110 outside, it’s hard to believe it’s a 80-year- old boarding house.

07/24/2014

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It’s A Jungle Out There, A Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy

It’s a jungle out there, a Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy that is.

CBS Miami–07/22/2014

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A Toast To 25 Years At Taste Of The Town’s Caffe Abbracci

Day after day, night after night, for 25 years Coral Gables restaurateur, father of two, and local personality, Nino Pernetti has greeted guests in his iconic restaurant called Cafe Abbracci.

07/17/2014

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CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo Sits Down With Singers Behind Hit “Am I Wrong”

It’s possible you haven’t heard the name Nico and Vinz but, if you listen to the radio, you’ll likely recognize their music.

07/16/2014

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Water & Aerial Acrobatics Make For Splashy Summer Show

It’s described as summer’s biggest spectacle. Heart-pumping electronic music, aerial acrobatics, extravagant visuals, and more than 6,000 gallons of water are about to transform the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts into an alternate universe where the audiences step onto the stage and are engulfed in a 360 degree experience.

07/15/2014

WESTWOOD, CA - JULY 10:  Actors Cameron Diaz (L) and Jason Segel attend the premiere of Columbia Pictures' "Sex Tape" at Regency Village Theatre on July 10, 2014 in Westwood, California.  (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

Cameron Diaz & Jason Segel Discuss Their Racy Roles In New Movie “Sex Tape”

Cameron Diaz does something she’s never done before in her upcoming movie “Sex Tape”—she gets naked on camera.

07/14/2014

Taste of the Town's BLT Prime. (Source: CBS4)

Leave Room For Steak At Taste Of The Town’s BLT Prime

It’s not just about golf at the all new BLT Prime at the recently renovated Trump National Doral. The Modern American Steakhouse features dining inside and out with seating for 285.

07/10/2014

Victoria Secret supermodel Erin Heatherton poses for the cover of Ocean Drive's swimsuit edition. (Source: CBS4)

Behind-The-Scenes: Supermodel Erin Heatherton Poses For Ocean Drive Swimsuit Edition

Ocean Drive, South Florida’s number one fashion magazine, was busy capturing shots for their July/August swimsuit edition ahead of July’s big swim week event—and CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo was there, behind the scenes.

06/30/2014

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