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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

Tarell Alvin McCraney attends "MOONLIGHT"  Cast & Crew Hometown Premiere in Miami  at Colony Theater on October 15, 2016 in Miami Beach, Florida.  (Source: Aaron Davidson/Getty Images for A24)

Local Playwright Turns Class Project Into Award-Winning Film ‘Moonlight’

Moonlight is a movie that has won the hearts of both critics and audiences alike.


Emily Estefan, the daughter of Gloria and Emilio Estefan. (Source: CBS4)

Daughter Of Miami Music Legends Making A Name For Herself

The 22-year-old daughter of Miami royalty Gloria and Emilio Estefan is prepping her first big concert performance.


The signature pizza at Crust in the Miami River area. (Source: CBS4)

You’ll Never Go Hungry At Miami River Hotspot Crust

Let’s just start with the obvious: you will not go hungry at Crust.


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Television Execs In Town To Buy New Shows They Think You’ll Love

The movers and shakers in the world of television have gathered this week in South Florida to talk about what you’ll be watching in the future.


LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 26:  Musician Jimmy Heath onstage during the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz honoring B.B. King event held at the Kodak Theatre on October 26, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Alexandra Wyman/Getty Images for Thelonious Monk Institute)

YoungArts Winners Learn From Legendary Jazz Musician Jimmy Heath

A jazz master class was on Wednesday morning at the Hilton Downtown Miami. The teacher was none other than legendary musician Jimmy Heath.


Kate Beckinsale talks about her new movie, "Underworld: Blood Wars," with CBS4 entertainment reporter Lisa Petrillo. (Source: CBS4)

Kate Beckinsale Back In Action For ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’

In “Underworld: Blood Wars,” Kate Beckinsale is fighting the brutal attacks from the Lycan Clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her.


It’s a feast for every sense at the all new Bakehouse Brasserie located in the south of 5th Street neighborhood on South Beach. (Source: CBS4)

Bakehouse Brasserie: A French Bakery With A Modern Twist

It’s a feast for every sense at the all new Bakehouse Brasserie located in the south of 5th Street neighborhood on South Beach.


Denzel Washington stars in "Fences" (Source: Paramount Pictures)

Denzel Washington Brings American Classic To The Box Office

Fresh off its triple SAG Award nominations, the film Fences opens in theaters on Christmas.


Brothers Roman and Vitali Tomanov practicing for their high-flying act in “Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities.” (Source: CBS4)

Cirque Du Soleil Brings A ‘Cabinet Of Curiosities’ To Hard Rock Stadium

“Kurios – Cabinet of Curiosities” is a truly magical celebration of athleticism and imagination for audiences of all ages.


Bazaar Mar, located at the SLS Brickell, is all about the ocean and the sea. (Source: CBS4)

Taste of the Town: Bazaar Mar Brings The Ocean To Brickell

Bazaar Mar, located at the SLS Brickell, is all about the ocean and the sea.




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