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.
The players on the Phillies roster love playing for Pete Mackanin, and he wants them to know the feeling is mutual.
Josh Hart believes he has matured this season as a player and a person.
Brandon Graham shares his off the field life with Eyewitness News.
After feeling lost, he managed to find his swing and what’s really important in life.
The man behind the beautiful ballpark known as Spectrum Field, the Spring Training home of the Phillies, is Jonathan Timberlake and yes…he’s Justin Timberlake’s uncle.
Manager Pete Mackanin expressed praise for Tommy Joseph entering his first full Major League season.
Howie Kendrick and Michael Saunders look to bring veteran presence to the Phillies.
One of those pitching concerns is Aaron Nola, who says his elbow is 100 percent healthy and that he’s ready to go.
Rupp, one of the gruffest and toughest players the Phillies have, is apparently now a devoted yogi.
Joe Watson and a group of Flyers are heading to Russia for a series of exhibition games and may face Vladimir Putin.
Attitude is a way of life for Villanova basketball and the title of Coach Jay Wright’s new book out on February 28.
Looking back at the history of America’s biggest game, there was none greater than Sunday’s 34-28 New England win over Atlanta.
You’ve heard of Charlie Brown, but we’re talking about the Charlie Brown showing off skills on the court at St. Joe’s.
St. Joe’s Prep, Imhotep Charter and Archbishop Wood are all looking to bring home state titles.
Villanova track star Pat Tiernen is ready to make his mark in Rio.
Buddy is a new app for athletes in the Philadelphia area who are looking for partners in the sport of their choice.
Lauren Boggi is going viral, taking her Lithe fitness method to the masses.
It’s called Aerial yoga.
You can catch the 116th Army-Navy game Saturday in Philadelphia and right here on CBS3. But before the big game, military families were in the spirit of giving back.
Saturday’s Belmont Stakes evokes memories of the Philadelphia horse who made the bid for the Triple Crown one decade ago.
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.
The day after he was dismissed by the Phillies, Charlie Manuel was greeting fans and signing autographs at the Granite Run Mall.
Charlie Manuel got his 1000th win Tuesday night in Atlanta.
After one preseason game we are really no closer to projecting a winner in the 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 […]
Sergei Bobrovsky won the Vezina Trophy in his first year with the Columbus Blue Jackets. Yes, the same Bob the Flyers traded.
Former Philadelphia Eagle’s quarterback Donovan McNabb announced he will retire as an Eagle this fall.
Now that we’ve all had a week to process the 2013 NFL draft, here are my thoughts…for what it’s worth.
I know the team was a disaster this season, but it wasn’t all his fault.
It may only be the pre-season, but Nick Foles has become a major topic among Eagles fans