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


“Hungry Girl” Offers Guilt-Free Recipes Without Sacrificing Taste

Author Lisa Lillien offers up diet-friendly recipes, supermarket finds, and tips and tricks as a go-to resource for guilt-free eating.


Pisco & Nazca (Source: CBS4)

Peruvian Spot Serves Up Trendy Treats In Kendall

Welcome to Pisco Y Nazca, a modern style Peruvian restaurant and gastrobar at the Town and Country Plaza in Kendall.


Cabaret (Source: CBS4)

It’s A Party At “Cabaret” Playing At The Adrienne Arsht Center

The multi-Tony award-winning musical Cabaret is now playing in South Florida.


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Big Name Riders Hit South Beach For Premier Event

Some of the best that the equestrian world has to offer will be hitting the sands of South Beach over the weekend.


A hidden gem in Cooper City, Chef and owner Aboud Kobaitri and his wife Lori have been running the elegant La Brochette Bistro for the past 23 years.  (Source: CBS4)

La Brochette Bistro Is A Hidden Gem In Cooper City

A hidden gem in Cooper City, Chef and owner Aboud Kobaitri and his wife Lori have been running the elegant La Brochette Bistro for the past 23 years.


Elle Macpherson launches The Super Elixir at Selfridges on May 22, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Exclusive: Elle Macpherson Using The “Power Of The Purse” To Help South Florida Women

Legendary supermodel Elle Macpherson is using her fame to help the lives of women in South Florida.


Lee Schrager scoured the country for "America's Best Breakfasts."  (Source: CBS4)

SoBe Food Fest Creator Cooks Up “America’s Best Breakfasts”

As founder of The Food Network’s South Beach Wine and Food Festival, and author of now three cookbooks, Lee Schrager knows a lot about good food.


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Timeless Beauty Brands Aim For Next Generation

Beauty brands that have gone through the tests of time are now aiming for the next generation while trying to stay true to their roots.


Torro, or tuna bell at Sushi Garage in Miami Beach. (Source: CBS4)

TOTT: Sushi Served Up In An Unlikely Spot

Get your motor running and welcome to Sushi Garage– a new, traditional Japanese restaurant located in Sunset Harbor, South Beach’s booming new foodie neighborhood.


NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 14:  Actors Shailene Woodley (L) and Theo James attend the New York premiere of "Allegiant" at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater on March 14, 2016 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

‘Allegiant’ Star Shailene Woodley Talks New Action-Packed Film

Shailene Woodley is back in action in the third installment of the blockbuster “Divergent” series franchise: “Allegiant.”




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