When CBS Sports’ journalist started in the 70s she ran into signs that read, “No Women or Children in the Press Box”. At a different time, as a pioneering woman in a man’s world, Lesley broke through unwritten firewalls without the use of threats or accusations. Visser’s sensitive pen and dulcet tone were mightier than […]
Legendary CBS sportscaster Lesley Visser, on CNBC Power Lunch, discusses her experience working with CEO Les Moonves, who has been hit with sexual harassment allegations, and how she succeeded in a male-dominated industry.
Monday, June 18, at a ceremony at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., veteran sports broadcaster Lesley Visser was presented with the Al Neuharth Award for Lifetime Excellence, first given to Walter Cronkite in 1989.
CBS Hall of Fame Sportscaster Lesley Visser is not only invincible in the male-dominated realm of sports reporting, she’s also instantly likeable,” says Laurie Kirby as she interviewed Lesley about her new book for her Women’s Watch Podcast. “She’s a trailblazer from a trail full of locked gates.
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.