Lesley Visser is an American Television sportscaster, radio personality, and sportswriter. Lesley Visser is highlighted as the one and only sportscaster who have worked on wide range of sports events including Final Four, NBA Finals, World Series, Triple Crown, the Super Bowl, the World Figure Skating Championships, and network telecasts of U.S. Open. She currently reports sports news for CBS Sports and News as well as writes column for CBSSports.com.
- Birthday: September 11, 1953 (Age 64)
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Sportscaster, Sportswriter, TV-Radio personality
Family and Personal Life
Lesley Visser is married to Bob Kanuth, a businessman and former basketball player at Harvard. She was previously wedded to husband Dick Stockton for 27 years.
Lesley was born in Quincy, Massachusetts to Max Visser and late Mary Visser, Her parents were professionally an engineer and school teacher. Since the very early age, she was interested in sports and used to dress as former basketball player Sam Jones during Halloween while her pals appeared as Mary Poppins. Her parents were very supportive towards her career goals despite the sports field existed only for men at the time.
- Parents: Max Visser and Mary Visser
- Husband: Bob Kanuth
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- Marital Status: Married
She attended secondary South Hadley High School of Massachusetts and following the graduation studied at Boston College with major in English.
Lesley Visser was initially married to Dick Stockton, who covered football and baseball for Fox and NBA for Turner Sports. The duo first met at 1975 World Series when Lesley was then reporting game for The Boston Globe while Dick was calling Carlton Fisk’s home run for NBC. The fairytale romance however ended soon after they filed a divorce in 2010.
Lesley Visser is now married to Bob Kanuth, former Harvard basketball captain and investment banker who owns a Pelican Bay Suites. The beloved couple took their wedding vows at Harvard in the Appleton Chapel of the Memorial Church.
Body Measurements and Lifestyle
Lesley Visser is a quintessential beauty with stylish brown hair gorgeous eyes and perfect looks. Moreover, she has a curvaceous body with great fashion style to go for.
Lesley is feted as one of the most stunning and piercing sportscasters in the world. And the sports pioneer has proved it time and again with her stunning looks, oozing elegance and fresh style. The brown haired babe has her own individual style and it’s only shining bright with each passing day.
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- Plastic Surgery: Yes
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The sports pioneer in the world is the ideal combination of elegance, humor, and style. The 64-years-old has maintained a great shape during this entire time as her body looks more like a modeled figure. The brunette beauty also has a great fashion taste as she always dons a highly chic and trendy outfit that suits perfectly on her looks and physique.
Being a witty and fun-loving personality, Lesley spends her leisure traveling and taking a trip to exotic locations with her husband. The sports star is also attending events and shows at her leisure.
Lesley Visser is a sportscaster and writer for CBS Sports and CBSSports.com. She was formerly a writer at The Boston Globe, covering the wide range of sports events including NBA, Major League baseball and tennis.
Lesley first breakthrough gig came as a sportswriter for The Boston Globe, which she earned in a grant from Carnegie foundation. In this position, she reported the diverse array of games including college basketball, Major League Baseball, college football, tennis, golf, horse racing and NBA League to the network for 14 years. During this time, she made the history for becoming the first female ever to cover New England Patriots.
- 1974: Served daily newsmagazine ‘The Boston Globe’ as a sportswriter
- 1987: Joined CBS Sports with NBA assignments
- 2000: Returned back to CBS and contributed to network shows
- 2006 Recipient of the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award
While working at Boston she made national headlines with her story of 1978-79 Boston College basketball point-shaving scandal, after Mafia and gamblers targeted College Eagle basketball player Michael Bowie and told her that he was involved in.
Since 1983, she did few stints for CBS and officially joined the sports network in 1984 as a part-time employee. After three years, she was hired full-time with varied work roles that predominantly included covering NBA including NBA Finals, Final Four, college basketball, MLB and its World Series, horse racing U.S. Open Tennis and Olympics.
In 1990, she joined network broadcast of a pre-game show The NFL Today along with Greg Gumbel, and Terry Bradshaw. At the same year, she was also named first women to cover the World Series while after 2 years ran the Super Bowl Trophy presentation, becoming the only female to do it.
She served CBS until 1993 and when the network lost its rights to NFL games, she moved to ABC Sports reporting from sidelines during Super Bowl and Super Bowl XXIX as well as network broadcasts of weekly NFL Games.
While in the ABC she also reported network coverage of college football bowl games, NFL playoffs and instrumental to horse racing including Major League Baseball, ABC’s Wide World of Sports and Triple Crown. She co-presented ABC’s coverage of Millennium Tournament of Roses Parade.
After briefly serving ESPN with SportsCenter, NFL GameDay and Monday Night Countdown she rejoined CBS for network simulcast of NFL games. She reported for CBS pre-game show of Super Bowl Today, Super Bowl XXXV, Super Bowl XXXVIII and became the color analyst for 2001 NFL Season.
During her entire career, Lesley has garnered a number of awards for her impeccable contribution including Women Sports Foundation Award and Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award. In 2015, she along with Bill Raftery and Hal McCoy was inducted into the NSSA Hall of Fame.
Salary and Net Worth 2018
Lesley Visser annual salary and fortunes are still under review. The sportscaster, however, must be earning a great amount as a result of which she is living a fabulous life.
Lesley Visser net worth and her annual salary are yet to be reviewed. However, with some high-profile ventures and sports shows with leading business network, her salary and fortunes seem to be soaring up in the past few years as a result of which she is living a fabulous life.
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With work assignments of covering major league and games, she continues to expand her fan base.