Recently, during the 47th Annual Lombardi Honors event, Hall of Famer and pioneering broadcaster Lesley Visser became the first woman to be named a Lombardi Fellow. Vince Lombardi, a legendary coach and great man, broke ethnic and racial barriers for himself and his players, always taking the honorable even though it may have been the […]
The Quincy native was the first woman sports reporter to cover the National Football League on a regular basis for any media outlet. Lasell College announced on Tuesday that Lesley Visser, a broadcast sports journalist and Quincy native, will be the college’s commencement speaker at its graduation on Sunday, May 14. Visser was the first […]
“When NBC and CBS air the game, the only on-screen role for women is the sideline reporter. In the 1970s and ’80s, women occasionally appeared as analysts and pregame hosts, but no woman has had a nonsideline role on the broadcast since 1992, when Lesley Visser became the only woman to present the Lombardi trophy.”
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick sat down with his childhood hero and one of the people who taught him about football. Belichick and Navy running back Joe Bellino joined CBS Sports for an uncanny interview, during which Belichick drew up an iconic play that Bellino used to perfection during his 1960 Heisman Trophy season.
Presentation of the Roone Arledge Legacy Award to Bob Ryan, followed by a panel discussion on what made the Boston Globe’s sports department so innovative. Moderator: NSMA executive director Dave Goren. Panelists: Bob Ryan (Boston Globe columnist), Lesley Visser (former globe reporter and columnist who went on to CBS, ABC and HBO), Leigh Montville (former […]