Category Archives: News

In Superbowl 51, the Broadcast Talent Tries to Play Forever

“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 reminisces with childhood hero

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.

Boston Globe Sports Section – 1974-84 – wins Roone Arledge Award

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 […]

Cover Girl Sponsored Pre-Game show

Lesley hosts 5-hour All-Women’s pre-game show at the Ravens stadium

On Sunday, at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, Lesley Visser hosted a five hour NFL pre-game show before the Ravens took on the Steelers. CoverGirl is an official partner of the NFL and the company’s “Rantin’ and Raven’” show was to demonstrate that women can talk football at the highest level.

Lesley interviews Belichick and Bellino

Bill Belichick and Joe Bellino join We Need To Talk

Lesley speaks with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Joe Bellino. Joe was the 1960 Heisman trophy winner and they share their experiences at Navy when Bill’s father, Steve Belichick, was on the coaching staff.