Lisa Petrillo

lisa petrillo 600x450 Lisa Petrillo Lisa Petrillo is the Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter for WFOR, CBS4.

Throughout her years as South Florida’s premiere Entertainment Reporter, Lisa has interviewed many celebrities, among them Paul McCartney, Sting, Tom Cruise, Oprah Winfrey, Jennifer Lopez, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Elton John, Tom Hanks, Warren Beatty and the late Audrey Hepburn. In addition to reporting on entertainment , Lisa hosts the CBS4 “Taste of the Town “ segment celebrating South Florida’s growing culinary scene and reports on fashion, travel and other lifestyle trends.

Lisa has received three Emmys: two for writing and on-camera performance for her behind-the-scenes series on soap operas entitled “Love in the Afternoon” and her third for her CBS4 report on the “Chefs Challenge” in 2005.

In 1996, Lisa was named one of the 10 Best Dressed Women in Miami by the American Cancer Society.

She’s involved with numerous charities including the Multiple Sclerosis Society, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Miami Children’s Health Foundation, Diabetes Research Institute, and Cystic Fibrosis among others. She’s on the Honorary Board for Debbie’s Dream Foundation: Curing Stomach Cancer. In 2014 and 2015, Vogue Magazine’s Editor Anna Wintour selected Lisa to the “Vogue 100”, an influential group of leaders known for their distinctive taste in fashion and culture.

In 2015, Lisa was honored by the NSU Art Museum Fort Lauderdale Beaux Arts Group with an award for her dedication and commitment to the arts.

In 2016, Lisa was awarded the Silver Circle Award from the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS.) The Silver Circle Award recognizes television professionals who have made significant contributions to television over a period of 25 years or more. Also in that year, Lisa was honored by the Columbus High School CCNN Live student broadcast program with the Media Excellence Award for “Best Entertainment Reporter.”

Lisa’s professional career began in 1986 as Communications Manager for the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau. That year, she began her television career at WPLG as a producer. She was named the station’s entertainment reporter in 1988. Following WPLG, Lisa became a national correspondent on the NBC show “Real Life”.

She joined WFOR, CBS4 in 2001 as Entertainment and Lifestyle Reporter. 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

Artist Jeff Koons' "The Seated Ballerina" at the Oceania in Bal Harbour. (Source: CBS4)

Two Titans Of The Design World Unveil Bal Harbour Collaboration During Art Basel

Two titans of the design world, one in real estate development and the other art, have brought their talents to South Florida.


Argentinian artist Julio Le Parc, a pioneer of Op Art (Optical art), aged 85, poses in front of his work 'Deplacement du spectateur' at the Palais de Tokyo museum in Paris on February 25, 2013. The exhibition dedicated to the artist will run from February 27 to May 13, 2013. (Source: PIERRE VERDY/AFP/Getty Images)

Perez Art Museum Miami Hosts Argentine Artist Julio Le Parc

“The Julio Le Parc: Form into Action” exhibition now on at the Perez Art Museum Miami, or PAMM, is first and foremost an explosion of color and light.


Collins Avenue, from 32nd Street to 36th Street is the Faena District, founded by Alan Faena, an Argentine-born entrepreneur. (Source: CBS4)

Beyond Basel, Art Is A Lifestyle For Founder Of Faena District

Welcome to the Faena District which stretches through three blocks of Miami Beach.


James Beard award winning Chef Michael Schwartz created a menu which offers a lighter side of Italian food. (Source: CBS4)

Fi’lia Offers Lighter Approach To Italian Favorites

From grilling up prawns flown in from South Africa, molding the made-on-premises pizza dough for their Putanesca Pizza or hand mixing the dressing for the ultimate Caesar salad, it’s all happening at the new Fi’lia inside the SLS Brickell.


Wynwood Walls debut of  the newest exhibit titled "Fear Less" where there are 12 new walls created by internationally renowned street artists. (Source: CBS4)

Wynwood Walls Debut New Art, Message To Be “Fear Less”

Getting ready to cover Art Week Miami is a project in itself!


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Taste Of The Town: Hollywood Kitchen & Bar Puts English Spin On American Food

Chef Russ Aaron Simon has a lot of irons on the fire, literally, at American English Kitchen and Bar in Hollywood.


LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 14: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been retouched) A model backstage during the Xiao Li show during London Fashion Week Spring Summer 2015 at  on September 14, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images)

A Look At The Latest Procedures To Put Your Best Body & Face Forward

A tighter tummy and luscious lips – a goal of many when it comes to the desire to put your best body and face forward.


This is Palazzo del Sol, an exclusive spot at Fisher Island off Miami Beach. (Source: CBS4)

Living Large: A Piece Of Paradise Reached Only By Boat, Helicopter

They call it a true piece of paradise that’s “a world apart.” It’s Palazzo del Sol at the exclusive residences at Fisher Island off Miami Beach.


T.I. visits SiriusXM's "Rap Radar Report" Hosted By Elliott Wilson at SiriusXM Studios on September 27, 2016 in New York City. (Source: Robin Marchant/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Hip-Hop Superstars Attend ‘Young Gets It Done’ Voting Rally In Miami Gardens

The night before Election Day is always crunch time for the candidates and their supporters.



Living Large: Mediterranean Meets Modern At This Waterfront Mansion

On the south end of North Bay Road sits a waterfront mansion that’s Mediterranean on the outside with modern interiors.




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