“The Sports Reporters,” a TV show that ran for almost 20 years on ESPN, was re-launched as a bi-weekly podcast on Cadence13 last month.
Pioneer sportscaster, Lesley Visser sits down with other women in sportscasting to talk about the challenges of being a female sports reporter in a male dominant field.
The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame will once again honor sports-broadcasting legends from across the wide range of skill sets and professions that helped create today’s sports and media industry. On Dec. 12, 2017, at the New York Hilton Midtown, Lesley Visser will be among the honorees in the 11th annual class.
Throughout the year, the Daughters of Greatness breakfast series invites prominent women engaged in social philanthropy, activism, and pursuits of justice to share their stories with the Louisville community. This month’s Daughter of Greatness at the Ali Center is Lesley Visser.
Lesley Visser has heard boorish views and sexist statements similar to those uttered this week by Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton countless times over the years. She was, after all, the first female reporter to cover an NFL team, and neither football nor society knew quite what to make of that back in 1976.