Smart and very free-spirited, Lisa Salters is a popular American journalist who has made a name for herself in the world of sportscasting with her very unique presenting and reporting skills. Aided with a smooth voice which many have described as ‘melodious’, Lisa has wowed sports lovers with her charming mastery of the rules of sports reportage as well as her attention to detail in the graphic presentation of news.
Lisa is considered a veteran in the business, having kick-started her career as far back as the late ’80s and having worked with top media houses, showing off her impressive skills and talent on the job. She now works as a co-host and reporter for ESPN, one of the world’s most popular pay television sports channels. She has worked in this capacity for decades and continues going strong, winning lots of accolades for her awesome work on the journalistic field.
Lisa Salters – Bio, Age
Lisa was born on the 16th of March in the year 1966. The sportscaster was born in King of Prussia, a town in Pennsylvania, USA. It was also in King of Prussia that she was raised by her parents. Even though everyone now calls her Lisa Salters, her full birth name is actually Alisia Salters.
The identity of Salters’ parents and what they do, have remained elusive over the years. Also, it is not known if she has any siblings with whom she grew up in King of Prussia. According to some reports, Lisa’s parents are strong Christians who were very strict about making sure she adhered to Christian tenets.
Growing up, Lisa Salters attended the Upper Merion Area High School in King of Prussia. When she graduated from high school, she proceeded to attend Penn State University, a land-grant university in Pennsylvania. Apparently, Lisa had always wanted to become a journalist and this reflected in what she chose to study in university; Lisa studied Broadcast Journalism at Penn and graduated in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.
During her time at Penn State, Lisa also played as a guard for the school’s female basketball team called the Lady Lions. She was quite impressive, stunning the rest of the students with her skills on the court.
Following her graduation from university, Lisa Salters kick-started her career in journalism in 1988 when she got employed to work as a reporter for WBAL-TV, an NBC-affiliated television station in Baltimore. She worked with WBAL-TV from 1988 to 1995 and made some major strides in gaining the needed experience to grow in the industry.
Lisa left WBAL-TV in 1995 after working there for about 7 years and consequently joined ABC News where she picked up a job as a news correspondent. While with ABC News, Lisa made a lot of improvement in her career and found herself covering major stories around America and around the world. She covered the popular O.J Simpson murder case as well as the Matthew Shepard murder case. She also covered the TWA Flight 800 crash and Oklahoma City bombing trial among many others. Her time with ABC News increased her confidence in her abilities as a reporter and gave her the right exposure to help her grow.
Finally, after about 5 years with ABC News, she left the news channel in 2000 and joined ESPN, a pay television sports channel in March of the same year. Lisa was initially employed to work as a general assignment reporter with ESPN. However, over the years, she has risen through the ranks to handle bigger roles. Currently, she now works as the sideline reporter and co-producer for Monday Night Football, a live TV broadcast of weekly National Football League games on ESPN. She is also one of the featured correspondents on E:60, ESPN’s news-magazine show.
Lisa has worked extensively on sports coverage since she joined ESPN. She has covered major sporting events like the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan as well as the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece. She also covered the 2006 Winter Olympics Games in Italy, in addition, to the 2006 NBA finals. Over the years, she has come to be a very respected and trusted sportscaster who is revered by fans around the USA. In recognition of her enormous work, she was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award in 2008.
There is no doubt at all that Lisa Salters has been able to rake in a substantial amount of money over the years. She has devoted a lot of time and effort to her work, traveling around the world and producing amazing news and sports reports. Apparently, these acts have consolidated her financial independence. At the moment, her net worth has been estimated to be between $2.3 and $2.5 million.
Husband If Married
Many fans have been curious and have often asked if Lisa Salters is a married woman. Well, the simple answer is no! Over the years, fans have been observant to see if she would in any way reveal the man in her life but this has not happened. She has never been linked romantically to any man and for this reason, some fans have even claimed she is a lesbian woman. However, this claim is quite bogus and has not been proven at all.
For now, it is safe to say that Lisa Salters is a single woman looking to make the most out of her illustrious career.
Other Facts About Lisa Salters
1. She has a son
Lisa Salters has a son whom she adopted and is very proud of. The journalist made waves in 2013 when news emerged that she had adopted a son and fans were curious to know more about the boy. Even though she has not given any details about the child’s biological parents or the adoption scenario, we have been able to find out that he is called Samuel Salters.
Lisa is very fond of the boy and has shown him off on social media to the admiration of her many fans.
Lisa Salters is not a tall woman; the journalist stands at 5 feet 2 inches in height. While playing as a guard for the Lady Lions basketball team at Penn State University, she was the shortest team member. In fact, she happens to hold the record of being the shortest player in school history.