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

Museum Exhibit Honoring Legendary Publicist Charlie Cinnamon Is First Of Its Kind

The first ever museum exhibit about a publicist is now open at the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU.

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Childhood Game Goes Way Too Far In New Star-Studded Comedy ‘Tag’

Every month of May for 30 years, five highly competitive friends continue the game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade. 

06/13/2018

Taste Of The Town: Stubborn Seed Brings Relaxed, Contemporary Dining To South Of Fifth Neighborhood

Chef Jeremy Ford knows a lot about pressure in the kitchen as winner of season 13 of the Bravo’s hit TV show Top Chef.

06/07/2018

Take A Digital Bite Out Of Planta’s Coconut Ceviche

Chef David Lee from Planta on South Beach whips up his delicious plant-based Coconut Ceviche in today’s Digital Bite.

CBS4–05/26/2018

Taste Of The Town: Biella Ristorante Takes You To Italy In Sunny Isles

Biella Ristorante is located in Sunny Isles Beach. The restaurant is sophisticated with a modern, yet formal feel.

05/24/2018

“Solo, A Star Wars Story” Is Fun, Action-Filled Adventure That Doesn’t Disappoint

“Solo, A Star Wars Story” is the story of iconic galactic scoundrel, Han Solo and how he became who he is.

05/23/2018

Official Photographs, Ceremony Dress Info Released Days After Royal Wedding

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released several official photographs taken on their wedding day by renowned fashion and portrait photographer Alexi Lubomirski.

05/21/2018

Taste Of The Town: Planta South Beach Makes Vegan Dining Cool

The plant-based restaurant Planta has opened its first U.S. location in South Beach and makes vegan dining cool.

CBS4–05/17/2018

Miami’s Favorite Cuban Family Is Back In ‘¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? Today!’

It’s a first look at the stage for some of the cast of “¿Qué Pasa, U.S.A.? Today!” which opens later this week at the Adrienne Arsht Center.

05/15/2018

The Meghan Markle Effect Having Strong Impact On Fashion World

There’s just something about Meghan Markle’s sparkle when it comes to her sense of style.

CBS4–05/11/2018

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