Lisa Salters is an American sports journalist who played basketball so well as a college student. She has in the course of her career as a journalist mined her trade for notable mass media outfits such as the ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) and the ABC (American Broadcasting Company). Her exceptional coverage of sports news has earned her up to four Emmy Award nominations for a job well done and even got her inducted into the Montgomery County Chapter of Pennsylvania Sports hall of fame in the year 2017 among other rewards. Dig in to learn more about her bio, net worth and every other thing about this daring African-American journalist.
Lisa Salters’ Bio
She was born on the 6th day of March 1966 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania. Her basic information is not yet public knowledge but we know she schooled at Upper Merion Area High School before she proceeded to Penn State University where she studied Journalism and signed up with the varsity’s female basketball team to play basketball.
Lisa Salters professional career began in the year 1988 after she took up a job with the WBAL-TV based in Baltimore. She worked with the station for seven years as a reporter before she exited in 1995 to find greener pastures. By the year 2000, she was hired as an all-around reporter ESPN. She later moved to Los Angeles branch of ABC Channel News where she mined her trade for five years as a news correspondent before returning back to ESPN.
Lisa Salters is currently with the ESPN and she works as the News media’s sideline correspondent for the National Basketball Association (NBA) as well as the co-creator of the sports segment called the Monday Night Football (MNF). Her excellent reportage has seen her contribute to the E:60 sports Newsmagazine by ESPN.
Some of her outstanding works in the media include her cover stories on Ray of Hope, Crash of TWA Flight 800, the O.J Simpson and Matthew Shephard murder, FIFA World Cup Championships of 2002 which held in Japan and South Korea, the Olympic Games of 2004 and the winter tournament of 2006 which took place in Greece and Italy.
Not only has she been an active telecaster but she has also contributed to Radio programs, giving fantastic updates of NBA Games of 2007 from the sidelines. Salters is as fearless as they come, as she has had the privilege of working for ESPN in war-torn areas (an example would be her reporting of the events in the Middle East leading up to the Iraqi War in 2003).
She is indeed seasoned and knows her onion. She is as versatile as they come and has worked, in conjunction with other media personalities like Peter Jennings, bringing the World News Tonight to the screen of thousands of viewers. Salters has also worked with Jon Gruden, Joe Paterno, Mike Tirico, etc providing instant and live reportage of MNF Games.
Her exceptional and tireless contributions in the news media earned her Sports Emmy Award nominations in 2008 for her expository on the Ray Of Hope. She also took home the Gracie Award in 2009 from the Association of Women in Radio and Television and years later, she earned an Emmy Awards nomination for outstanding long featuring reporter in 2015, 2018 and 2019 respectively.
The King of Prussia born Journalist has amassed a sizable sum since her foray into the broadcasting and television which started in 1988. She has an estimated net worth of $2 million which is not so bad when you take into account the amount of work she has done.
Who Is Her Husband?
The adorable journalist is not yet married and is not involved to anyone at the moment. Her displayed dedication, responsibility and hard work in her duties are amazing traits, however, she has managed to keep out her personal and love interest off the public eyes and there is little or nothing known about her relationship timeline or affairs.
We can safely assume that she is largely single since she has not openly declared or flaunted any special man in her life to the notice of her ardent fans.
Everything You Need To Know About Lisa Salters
Alisia has not allowed her singleness to deter her from enjoying motherhood, as she is a mother to an adopted boy whom she calls Samuel. She has been doing an excellent job bringing him up so far, spending quality time with him and occasionally traveling along with him on some of her trips.
Social Media Presence
The native of King Prussia is not aversed to the social media as she is pretty active on Twitter and Instagram where she has won for herself ardent followership which has grown to over 33.7k and 2,195k in numbers respectively.
The Emmy award nominee has in the past supported causes that give a voice to the girl child and her empowerment. One of such is her involvement in the Girl Effect empowerment training for young aspiring African journalists in Rwanda in March 2012.
The large-hearted reporter holds the record of the shortest ever basketball guard player in her college basketball team, Lady Lions where she stylishly played the game with her 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 m) height.