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Lesley Van Arsdall

Lesley Van Arsdall

Lesley Van Arsdall is the weekend sports anchor for CBS 3 and The CW Philly. She also hosts the station’s popular “Lunch with Lesley” segment in which she shares a meal and a conversation with notable sports personalities. Her lunch guests have included a range of sports stars from Charles Barkley and John McEnroe to Andre Agassi , Claude Giroux and the Phillie Phanatic.

Before joining the sports department full-time in late 2010, Van Arsdall was most recently co-anchor of CBS 3’s weekend morning newscasts. Van Arsdall joined the Eyewitness News in team in 2003 as a general assignment reporter. Before joining
CBS 3, she had been general assignment reporter and anchor at sister station, KYW Newsradio.

Coincidentally, Van Arsdall segued into television from Newsradio as an on-the-field sports reporter during CBS 3’s Philadelphia Eagles’ pre-game broadcasts. Her love of sports reaches back to her days as a competitive figure skater and field hockey and lacrosse player in school and a lifetime as a Philly sports fan. In her spare time, she is an avid runner, skier and plays tennis.

Van Arsdall began her broadcasting career at WBUX Radio in Bucks County, Pennsylvania in 1997. She also served stints as sports anchor and general assignment reporter for various cable stations in New Jersey and as an entertainment reporter at Comcast’s CN8.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Van Arsdall earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications. She speaks fluent French. A native of Villanova, Pennsylvania, Van Arsdall now resides in Delaware County with her husband, Mike, and their two sons.

Connect with Lesley Van Arsdall on Twitter: @LesleyCBS3; and on Facebook: Lesley Van Arsdall.

Smarty Jones and jockey Stewart Elliott win  the 130th running of the Kentucky Derby, May 1, 2004. (Photo by A. Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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Saturday’s Belmont Stakes evokes memories of the Philadelphia horse who made the bid for the Triple Crown one decade ago.

06/07/2014

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Bucks County Teen With Down Syndrome Is The New Hero Of His High School

After years of watching from the sidelines at Bensalem High School as the team manager, today Kevin Grow was recognized for his actions on the court.

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Lesley’s Last Word: Charlie Manuel, A Class Act

The day after he was dismissed by the Phillies, Charlie Manuel was greeting fans and signing autographs at the Granite Run Mall.

08/17/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: Charlie Manuel Wins His 1000th Game

Charlie Manuel got his 1000th win Tuesday night in Atlanta.

08/13/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: Vick And Foles Impress So Far

After one preseason game we are really no closer to projecting a winner in the quarterback competition.

08/10/2013

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Lesley’s Last Word: Quarterback Competition

By Lesley Van Arsdall If you think the Battle to be the Eagles starting quarterback is between Nick Foles and Michael Vick, than you haven’t talked to Matt Barkley. As rookies and selected veterans report to training camp, the 22-year-old rookie [...]

07/22/2013

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Sergei Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy in his first year with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Yes, the same Bob the Flyers traded.

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Lesley’s Last Word: McNabb’s Return To Philly

Former Philadelphia Eagle’s quarterback Donovan McNabb announced he will retire as an Eagle this fall.

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Lesley’s Last Word: Breaking Down The Bird’s Draft

Now that we’ve all had a week to process the 2013 NFL draft, here are my thoughts…for what it’s worth.

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Lesley’s Last Word: Collins May Have Cared Too Much

I know the team was a disaster this season, but it wasn’t all his fault.

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Lesley’s Last Word: Foles Turning Heads In Philly

It may only be the pre-season, but Nick Foles has become a major topic among Eagles fans

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Lesley’s Last Word: Bynum The Next Superstar?

Hundreds of people showed up the other day for the Andrew Bynum pep rally …I mean press conference.

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Lesley’s Last Word: Flyers Give Weber 14-Year Offer Sheet

The biggest sports news of the day is the extraordinary offer sheet the Flyers have made to Nashville defenseman Shea Weber.

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Lesley’s Last Word: Phillies Are Fading Fast

What is wrong with the Phillies? Well, we can’t say “it’s early” anymore. We’re almost half way through the season and I don’t know how much worse it can get.

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Lesley’s Last Word: Devil Of A Time Rooting For Kings

The Los Angeles Kings are now in the Stanley Cup finals. People call them “Flyers West.” I really don’t know why this bothers me so much.

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