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Lisa Labuz

Lisa Labuz

Midday Anchor

Lisa joined the staff of WBEZ in January 1999. Lisa previously worked as a reporter and host of Morning Edition for WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. She was part of a team of reporters that earned several awards for three series of reports that focused on aging, schools and people working non-conventional jobs in Milwaukee. The series was honored by the Associated Press, the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, the Milwaukee Press Club and the Northwest Broadcasting News Association.

Lisa also was a staff reporter and host of Morning Edition and All Things Considered at WGLT in Normal, Illinois, and has been a reporter for the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.

Lisa has a B.S. in English and Liberal Arts from Illinois State University. Originally from west suburban Clarendon Hills, Lisa resides in Oak Park with her husband, Christopher and their daughter.

Recent Stories


What Chicago Lost in the Massive Universal Studios Fire

The destruction of master recordings from Chess Records and other local labels is a dramatic loss for Chicago music history.


Chicago Bears Making Moves In The NFL Draft

WBEZ’s sports contributor Cheryl Raye Stout joined Lisa Labuz to talk about her predictions and analysis of the Bears’ draft moves.


Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi Reflects On The Mueller Report

Illinois Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi sits on the panel that could soon be in the spotlight after the release of the Mueller report.


Lower Wacker Drivers Are Getting A Navigation Boost

After Labor Day, tiny navigation beacons will be installed along Lower Wacker Drive to help drivers get where they’re going more safely.


Illinois’ Prison Population Is Dropping Dramatically. Here’s Why

A noted professor who tracks prison population data says he predicts the number of people incarcerated in Illinois will keep falling.

WBEZ Updates

Illinois DCFS Director Discusses Plan To 'Turn Things Around'

Beverly Walker joins 'Morning Edition' host Lisa Labuz to reflect on her first six months with the state's child welfare agency.


What’s New In How Chicago Investigates Police Shootings

A new agency will take over investigations of police shootings in Chicago on Friday. Here’s a look at how it differs from the old one.


Recap Of Suburban Election Results

From property tax hikes to a mayoral race where Donald Trump became a huge issue, WBEZ looks at the results of Tuesday's suburban elections.


With Stopgap Deal, What's Next For Redeploy Illinois?

In October, a program in Winnebago County that helped juvenile offenders stay out of prison and get back on the right track closed because of the lack of state funding.


When Staying In Illinois Is ‘Too Big Of A Gamble’

Illinois’ budget crisis had Angela Sweigart-Gallagher feeling precarious in a tenure track position at Northeastern. So she left.


Considering Grad Schools And Leaving Illinois

The state’s budget impasse means Mercedez Jones is still missing financial aid from undergrad. And that’s playing into her choices for grad school.


Budget Impasse Thwarts Service Connecting Kids With Incarcerated Moms

Last month, Cabrini-Green Legal Aid was able to raise private money to help kids visit their moms -- but it’s not clear if they’ll be able to keep doing it without state funding.


Kirk Not The Only Illinois Republican To Disavow Trump

Illinois Republican U.S. Senator Mark Kirk says he cannot, and will not, support Donald Trump. What do other Illinois republicans think?


Illinois House Democrats Advance Spending Plan While Veto Looms

House Democrats approved a state budget but Republicans aggressively rejected it for being way out of balance.

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