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 […]
In the 1980s, more women came to the forefront of football, both in coaching and TV coverage. By the end of the decade, the great Lesley Visser was a regular on The NFL Today, and later was the first woman to present a Lombardi trophy. Such progress took time, but more than that, it took […]
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.”
Three generations later, this is a video on advocacy journalism that Taylor DiChello created for her final project in John Carroll’s History of Political Commentary Class at Boston University. This video is for educational purposes only.