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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Corsair by Scott Conant at Turnberry Isle Miami (Source: CBS4)

Corsair By Scott Conant Serves Up A Seasonal & Rustic Menu

Scott Conant, award-winning chef, author, and TV personality, can now add a second South Florida restaurant, after his first local eatery Scarpetta at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, to his roster—Corsair by Scott Conant at Turnberry Isle Miami.

04/02/2015

South Beach, Miami

Concert Kicks Off Miami Beach’s Centennial Celebration

There’s a lot going on a the home office of Grammy Award winning producer Rudy Perez, as he and his team plan for what’s being billed at the biggest concert Miami Beach has ever seen.

03/20/2015

Made In Italy Gourmet  (Source: CBS4)

Wynwood Eatery Dishes Genuine Italian Fare

Part Italian market, part bistro and wine store, “Made in Italy Gourmet” is a wonderful new space in the heart of Wynwood that feels a world away.

03/19/2015

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 16: Actress Zoe Kravitz attends 'The Divergent Series: Insurgent' New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on March 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

Zoë Kravitz Talks “Insurgent” & Being On Cover Of Ocean Drive

The new film “Insurgent” picks up where “Divergent” left off, a film that will surely have audiences on the edge of their seats with the nonstop action.

03/17/2015

Ingrid Hoffmann speaks at Fun and Fit as a Family sponsored by Carnival featuring Goya Kidz Kitchen during the 2015 Food Network & Cooking Channel South Beach Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE at Jungle Island on February 21, 2015 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by John Parra/Getty Images For SOBEWFF)

Chef Ingrid Hoffmann Bringing Her ‘Cocina’ To Your Kitchen

Ingrid Hoffmann is a self-described professional eater, so it’s no surprise this Colombian-born Miami-raised pint-sized powerhouse has made her love of food her work.

03/13/2015

Richard Madden talks about his new 'Cinderella' flick. (Source: CBS4)

‘Cinderella’ Movie True To Tale With Some Tweaks

The new ‘Cinderella’ movie is a modern day take on one of the most classic fairy tales of all time.

03/13/2015

Teds At YoungArts (Source: CBS4)

Delight The Senses With Food & Fun At Ted’s At YoungArts

What do you get when you pair delicious fare with an intimate performance lounge? Ted’s at YoungArts, located on the 7th floor of the YoungArts tower building on Biscayne Boulevard in Miami.

03/12/2015

Ivanka Trump spoke to CBS4's Lisa Petrillo about South Florida, new villas at the Trump National, golf and Women Who Work. (Source: CBS4)

Ivanka Trump Talks South Florida, Golf & Women Who Work

It was all smiles and a family affair Tuesday at the Trump Doral where Donald Trump got the key to the city of Doral just before an official ribbon cutting ceremony.

03/04/2015

Lobster Mac and Cheese from the Tipsy Boar. (Source: CBS4)

Funky Gastropub Meets Fine Dining At Tipsy Boar

There’s a lot of good food and drink going inside the Tipsy Boar on Harrison Street in Hollywood.

02/26/2015

Villa Jasmine (Source: CBS4)

Living Large: Enrique Iglesias’ Former Home On The Market For $25M

Welcome to Villa Jasmine, located on the tip of prestigious Sunset Island. The villa, a Moroccan style estate with views that will take your breath away, was once owned by recording artist Enrique Iglesias.

02/25/2015

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