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Boston Globe Sports Section – 1974-84 – wins Roone Arledge Award

Presentation of the Roone Arledge Legacy Award to Bob Ryan, followed by a panel discussion on what made the Boston Globe’s sports department so innovative. Moderator: NSMA executive director Dave Goren. Panelists: Bob Ryan (Boston Globe columnist), Lesley Visser (former globe reporter and columnist who went on to CBS, ABC and HBO), Leigh Montville (former […]

Cover Girl Sponsored Pre-Game show

Lesley hosts 5-hour All-Women’s pre-game show at the Ravens stadium

On Sunday, at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium, Lesley Visser hosted a five hour NFL pre-game show before the Ravens took on the Steelers. CoverGirl is an official partner of the NFL and the company’s “Rantin’ and Raven’” show was to demonstrate that women can talk football at the highest level.

Lesley interviews Belichick and Bellino

Bill Belichick and Joe Bellino join We Need To Talk

Lesley speaks with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Joe Bellino. Joe was the 1960 Heisman trophy winner and they share their experiences at Navy when Bill’s father, Steve Belichick, was on the coaching staff.

Lakatriona Brunson joins ‘We Need To Talk’

Lesley Visser interviews Lakatriona Brunson, the first female high school football coach in Florida state history, on CBS Sports Net’s “We Need to Talk” at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Brunson’s Miami Jackson team is 3-6 entering Friday’s Soul Bowl against rival Northwestern.

We Need To Talk

Visser part of CBS’ historic women-only sports talk show

CBS Sports reporter Lesley Visser knows about being first. Visser, a pioneering 40-year veteran of print and broadcast sports journalism, shared her thoughts about the debut of the first all-female national weekly sports television show “We Need To Talk.” Visser, a charter member of the Association for Women in Sports Media, is a part of […]