Lisa Salters, a Sports Emmy and Gracie Award-winning journalist for ESPN, is one of the most accomplished women in sports broadcasting.
She serves as a sideline reporter for ESPN’s two biggest sports properties: the NFL’s Monday Night Football and NBA games on ESPN as well as ABC. Also, she is a featured correspondent for the network's E:6O newsmagazine.
A gifted-storyteller, Lisa originally joined ESPN as a general assignment reporter in March 2000.
Lisa Salters's Bio (Age), Education
Lisa Salters was born on the 6th of March 1966 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.
She graduated in Broadcast Journalism from Penn State University, where she played with women's basketball team. She was the shortest player, as a guard, in the school's history at the height of 5 feet and 2 inches (1.57 meters).
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On 13th October 2018, she was chosen to be Penn State's "Homecoming Grand Marshal"—every year, a Penn State alumnus with distinguished accomplishments, one who has demonstrated the Penn State values in his or her career, is honored with the title.
A year prior, in 2017, Lisa was inducted into the "Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame."
Lisa Salters currently lives at her four-level loft-style townhouse home in Fell's Point, Baltimore, with her son, Samuel (Sam).
Lisa Salters and her son, Samuel on 18 February 2018 (Photo: Lisa Salters's Facebook)
She moved back from California to Baltimore, the place she had been a reporter at WBAL-TV from 1988 to 1995, solely because of her son, whom she adopted and officially took custody of– a day after his birth in March 2013.
Lisa was there to see her son being born. She and Samuel had a room in the hospital together, that night.
Later, six weeks into the parenthood, she commented that the time spent with the newborn was the most content she had ever been.
Lisa Salters had always wanted to be a parent. For several years she tried to have a child on her own but was unsuccessful.
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Not wanting to give up, she signed with an agency expecting the process to be challenging because she knew that being a single woman, she would have less chance in comparison to other married couples.
However, in mid-February 2013, she got the call she had been hoping for so desperately. A young woman had chosen her as a candidate parent to her biological child.
Soon, Lisa met with the lady, and the decision was made.
More Facts On Lisa Salters
- Her first salary with ESPN was $13.8K.
- She mostly landed fame for covering the famous murder trial of O.J. Simpson on behalf of the ABC network; also her coverings on the Iraq War, several Olympic Games, and the 2002 FIFA World Cup, quite helped her career.
- In addition to ESPN, she has worked for ABC News and WBAL-TV, the Baltimore affiliate of NBC.
- As per the reports made by Celebrity Net Worth in October 2014, Lisa values a net worth of $2 million.