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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The South Beach Wine and Food Festival officially kicked off its 14th year on Thursday night and it all began with a taste of Italy. (Source: CBS4)

SOBE Wine & Food Fest Kicks Off With A Taste Of Italy

The South Beach Wine and Food festival officially kicked off its 14th year on Thursday night and it all began with a taste of Italy.

02/20/2015

Colombian singer 'Juanes' talks about the song he wrote for the Disney movie McFarland USA. (Source: CBS4)

American Audiences To See More Of Colombian Singer ‘Juanes’

With seven solo albums to his credit and multi-platinum sales of over 16 million copies, it’s safe to say Colombian born Juanes is the world’s leading all Spanish language rock artist

02/18/2015

A picture shows copies of the novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" on display at a book shop in central London on July 19, 2012. It's a literary phenomenon: with nearly 40 million copies sold, "Fifty Shades of Grey", an erotic romance spiced up with sado-masochism is well on its way to breaking all the records.  AFP PHOTO / WILL OLIVER        (Source: WILL OLIVER/AFP/GettyImages)

Locals Line Up To Watch “50 Shades Of Grey” Flick

It’s the ultimate ladies in waiting, with a few gents sprinkled in, for Thursday night’s premiere showing of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ at AMC Sunset theaters in Miami.

02/12/2015

Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show Starts Thursday. (Source: www.showmanagement.com )

Miami International Boat Show Comes Ashore Thursday

Last minute preps are underway for Thursday’s opening day of the largest boat show in the world; The Miami International Boat Show.

02/11/2015

GRAMMYs (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/Getty Images)

A Glimpse Into The 2015 Grammy Awards

As the final touches are being done to prepare for the music industry’s biggest night, we’re getting a deeper look into what to expect at Sunday’s Grammy Awards

02/06/2015

American Social Bar & Restaurant (Source: CBS4)

It’s A Taste Of The Town With Patriotic Flare At American Social

With Life Magazine’s on the walls and snippets of Old Glory everywhere, the newly-opened American Social Restaurant and Bar, located just off Brickell Avenue, is all about the red, white and blue.

CBS Miami–01/29/2015

Brad Paisley at the KISS Country Chili Cookoff at CB Smith Park on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (Source: WKIS)

KISS Country’s Chili Cook-Off A Feast For The Senses

It’s was feast for the senses at 99.9 KISS Country’s 2015 Chili Cook-Off.

01/25/2015

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

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