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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Jay Leno on stage at the annual NATPE in Miami Beach. (Source: CBS4)

Lots Of TV Talk Going On At The Fontainebleau For Annual NATPE

The National Association of Television Program Executives, also known as NATPE, is basically a one-stop shop for the buying and selling of TV shows .

01/21/2015

Lil Buck teaching other dancers. (Source: CBS4)

Dancer From Memphis Takes ‘Jookin’ Style To New Lengths

A young dancer, discovered over the internet, has a taken a funky style called “Jookin” to a whole new world.

01/20/2015

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting (L-R), Josh Gad, Kevin Hart and Jay Lavendar attend a special screening of Screen Gems' "The Wedding Ringer" at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar's Bob Hope Theater at on January 10, 2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Robert Benson/Getty Images for Screen Gems)

Funny Man Kevin Hart Talks ‘Wedding Ringer’

In “Wedding Ringer,” Doug Harris – played by Josh Gad – is about to marry the girl he never thought he’d get. With the wedding just two weeks away Doug finds himself in quite the jam. He doesn’t have a best man!

01/16/2015

Go-Go Fresh Food Miami Beach (Source: CBS4)

The Always Fresh Go-Go Fresh Is A Miami Beach Favorite

Go-Go Fresh is a home away from home for those who live and work near Alton Road and 9th street and a quick dining destination for those who don’t.

01/15/2015

Donald Trump tees off at his newly renovated Red Tiger golf course in Doral. (Source: CBS4)

Trump Unveils Renovated Doral Red Tiger Golf Course

In high heels and short skirts, a bevy of beauties helped Donald Trump tee off at the new Red Tiger Golf Course at Trump National Doral on Monday morning.

01/12/2015

: Actress/singer Jennifer Lopez attends the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 11, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo Reviews Golden Globes Fashion Hits & Misses

The 72ND Annual Golden Globes, which aired Sunday night, had its fair share of hot looks, and some, well, a not so much. CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo runs through her list of hits and misses.

01/12/2015

"The Wedding Ringer" (Source: YouTube)

“The Wedding Ringer” Stars Dish On The Movie With Lisa Petrillo

The hilarious Kevin Hart stopped in South Beach Thursday night for the premiere of his new romantic comedy “The Wedding Ringer”.

01/08/2015

Oolite Restaurant in Miami Beach (Source: CBS4)

Taste Of The Town: Oolite Dishes Up Florida Fare

Just two steps off Lincoln Road on Miami Beach sits Oolite: a 7,000 square foot restaurant featuring everything that’s says Florida.

01/08/2015

From a master jazz class taught by a panel of jazz experts, to a visual arts class taught by renowned artists  Jean Shin, the YoungArts Foundation offers a lot to some of the brightest young minds. (Source: http://www.youngarts.org/)

YoungArts Offers Plethora Of Exercises For Bright Young Minds

From a master jazz class taught by a panel of jazz experts, to a visual arts class taught by renowned artists Jean Shin – whose sculptures are in the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian – there’s a lot going on at the YoungArts Foundation in Miami.

01/07/2015

Behind the scenes. The installation of Dale Chihuly's glass sculptures at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. (Source: CBS4)

A Look At The Transport & Installation Of Dale Chihuly’s Art At Fairchild

A walk among the lush landscape of Fairchild Tropical Gardens, with Dale Chihuly glass sculptures so perfectly placed, the amount of work it takes to transport the gallery of glass is often overlooked.

12/29/2014

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