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.
Hundreds of people showed up the other day for the Andrew Bynum pep rally …I mean press conference.
The biggest sports news of the day is the extraordinary offer sheet the Flyers have made to Nashville defenseman Shea Weber.
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.
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.
No matter what happens in game seven tomorrow night, the Sixers have gone farther than anyone thought they would this season.
I somehow knew despite leading for almost three quarters, the Sixers were not going to win Game 1 against the Celtics.
Desperate teams can be the most dangerous teams, and they can also make some pretty bad mistakes. Which is exactly what happened to Pittsburgh yesterday.
After months and months of criticism Flyers goalie Ilya Brizgalov seems to have found himself… or at least found a way to win. And then comes the injury.
Ryan Howard is getting better. He was taking ground balls again for a second straight day without the protective boot he’s been wearing since last month. The real mystery is Utley.
He’s such a likeable guy, has lots of charisma. Still, from the very start of spring training you could see he was in pain. The huge ice pack he wore daily like a uniform.
When you are without your top two defenseman your goalie needs to be perfect, and last night Ilya Bryzgalov was.
Just back from my trip to spring training and I have to say not a lot has changed with the Phillies, the core is intact.
In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, the host sits down with Kristen Laviolette, wife of Flyers head coach, Peter.
In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, Danny Briere joins the host at Coffee Works in Voorhees, NJ
In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, the host meets Charlie Manuel at Le Castagne