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

A Thai receptionist reads the local newspaper at the Blooms apartment building  on August 18, 2006 in Bangkok, Thailand. American John Mark Karr,41, lived in room 1927 in the Blooms apartment building. Karr is under arrest at the Immigration office awaiting deportation to the USA. Karr has confessed to being present at the death of JonBenet Ramsey who was a 6 year old beauty queen found dead in the basement of her Colorado home in 1996. (Photo by Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

CBS Docuseries Takes On Unsolved Case Of JonBenét Ramsey

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Ciao Cucina Bar (Source: CBS4)

Ciao Cucina Bar Offers Up Tasty Italian In Coconut Creek

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The Haute Spot at Sawgrass Mills Mall parking garage. (Source: CBS4)

Fashionista’s Have Blinged-Out “Haute Spot” To Park At Sawgrass Mills Mall

South Florida shopanista’s have a new “Haute Spot” before they actually go shopping!


Wedding Cake Decoration (PATRIK STOLLARZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Zika A Major Concern For South Florida Event Planners

For event planners in South Florida, Zika is a big concern.


BarMeli Restaurant and Wine Bar (Source: CBS4)

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An Epic Story Re-imagined In ‘Ben-Hur’

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(Photo by: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images)

Hola Magazine Debuts In US With Eva Longoria Wedding Exclusive

From celebrity weddings to fashion, beauty, and lifestyle, Hola Magazine has remained one of the most popular celebrity-driven publications in the world.


Actors Miles Teller and Jonah Hill are Florida friends who become international arms dealers in the movie "War Dogs." (Courtesy: CBS4)

Florida Men Become Gunrunners In ‘War Dogs’ Flick, Based On True Events

They call themselves War Dogs – two young men who make a fortune from the military without stepping on the battlefield.


Bulla is a Spanish concept Mediterranean cuisine. (Source: CBS4)

Bulla Serves Up Mediterranean Cuisine With A Spanish Flair

Based on the success of the original in Coral Gables, a new Bulla Gastrobar has opened in Doral .


Set in 1950s Ohio, the movie “Indignation” tells the story of a bright, albeit neurotic Jewish teenager named Marcus Messner played by Logan Lerman. (Source: CBS4)

‘Indignation’ Flick A Timeless Tale Of Love & Innocence

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