On June 18, at the Newseum in Washington, DC, veteran sports broadcaster Lesley Visser will receive the 2018 Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media. “I am both humbled and honored to receive this prestigious award, an award that stretches back to our greatest CBS employee, Walter Cronkite,” she said.
A pioneer in the male-dominated sports media business, Lesley Visser became the first woman ever on the NFL beat when she took over Patriots coverage for The Boston Globe in 1976 at a time when women weren’t even allowed in the press box. Lesley joins Jim Braude to discuss all that and her new book, […]
Read Garry Brown’s article about Lesley Visser returning home to South Hadley to attend a meet and greet and book signing for her memior, “Sometimes you have to cross when it says don’t walk.”
Lesley Visser looks back on her groundbreaking journey – in print and on television – as a sports reporter in Las Olas Lifestyle’s May 2018 edition.
Joan Kennedy of The Heights, the Independent Student Newspaper of Boston College, interviews Lesley Visser about her storied career and her new book, “Sometimes you have to cross, when it says ‘don’t walk’”.