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Lesley Visser announced as Lasell College’s commencement speaker

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 woman the Boston Globe hired as a sports reporter, the first woman to cover the National Football league (NFL) on a regular basis for any media outlet, and the first woman sportscaster to carry the Olympic Torch.