Lesley Van Arsdall

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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.

Spags Watch Over, Signs With Saints

Even before he left the rams, it was rumored Steve Spagnuolo was coming to the Eagles to be the new defensive coordinator. Makes sense, he still has a home here, his wife is from here, and he says he loves it here.

01/19/2012

No Stars, All Team

The sixers are playing really well, winning seven of their last eight games. They are first in the Atlantic division, three games over the Celtics and two over the Knicks, and are off to their best start since 2000 (when they won ten in a row).

01/13/2012

Why Isn’t Scott Hartnell An All-Star?

Most of the players and coaches don’t like him. Which actually means he is doing his job. Anyone can see that Hartnell is physical and takes shots at people making him an aggravating guy to play against.

01/12/2012

Lesley’s Last Word: O’Brien’s Opportunity

Bill O’Brien asked the alumni at Penn State to give him a chance — and it looks like – finally — they are.

01/08/2012

Post 24/7, Flyers Back To Bryz-ness?

The last episode of 24/7 Flyers Vs. Rangers airs tonight. Now that the cameras are off, will they get back to business as usual?

01/05/2012

Claude Giroux, Ultimate Team Player

The difference between Claude Giroux and other great athletes. He is probably one of the best TEAM players I have ever seen.

12/22/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Nate Allen

Nate Allen joins Lesley Van Arsdall at Chickie’s and Pete’s for this segment of Lunch With Lesley.

12/21/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Evan Mathis

Eagles lineman Evan Mathis and Lesley sit down at Chickie’s & Pete’s for this edition of Lunch with Lesley.

12/21/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Steve Smith

Eagles Wide Reciever Steve Smith joins Lesley at Chickie’s & Pete’s for this edition of Lunch with Lesley.

12/21/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Brent Celek

For this edition of Lunch With Lesley, Eagles TE Brent Celek joined Lesley at Morton’s.

12/21/2011

Talkin’ Flyers, Concussions With Eric Lindros

Today I sat down for lunch with Former Flyer Eric Lindros to talk about the state of the game and the leagues growing number of concussions.

12/16/2011

Lesley’s Last Word: Eagles Not Done Yet

So the Eagles kept the dream alive after beating the Miami Dolphins, 26-10. But they are still 5-8 and it would take about 19 different things to go their way to secure a playoff berth.

12/11/2011

Lesley’s Last Word: Life Without Chris Pronger?

Life with out Pronger? So far this season Chris Pronger has been out with an eye injury, knee injury and a mysterious illness, which now looks like concussion like symptoms.

12/09/2011

Vince Young

Vick, Young… McNabb?

They started the week with a blow out loss to the Patriots and ended it with a blow out loss to the Seahawks.

12/02/2011

Hip Hop Bounced

So, the Sixers have decided to get rid of their mascot Hip Hop. Apparently the fans didn’t love him and so the new owners have retained Jim Henson’s Creature Shop and Raymond Entertainment Group to develop the team’s next mascot.

11/22/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Charles Barkley

Lesley Van Arsdall joins basketball great Charles Barkley at Chops Restaurant & Bar to discuss the current state of the NBA.

11/17/2011

Did DeSean Jackson Let His Team Down?

Before the Eagles took the field Sunday afternoon they had already gotten off on the wrong foot.

11/14/2011

Veteran Jim Thome’s One-Year Deal A Great Move For The Phillies

The Phillies have signed Jim Thome to a one-year deal. This is a good thing for so many reasons.

11/05/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Danny Califf

Philadelphia Union defender Danny Califf sat down with Lesley Van Arsdall at Le Castange in this edition of Lunch With Lesley.

11/01/2011

Charles Barkley On The State Of The NBA & It’s Union

This week I sat down for lunch with Charles Barkley to talk about life and the state of the NBA.

11/01/2011

Should Visors Be Mandatory?

After a stick to the face that injured his right eye, Flyers captain Chris Pronger will be out at least two weeks. He’s lucky. Seeing a known tough guy like Pronger bent over screaming in pain is horrible. Yet preventable, just wear a visor.

10/25/2011

Beer In The Clubhouse?

A story broke in Boston about Red Sox pitchers drinking beer in the clubhouse during games when they didn’t have to pitch.

10/22/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Max Talbot

Lesley sits down with Max Talbot in this edition of Lunch With Lesley at Coffee Works in Voorhees in New Jersey.

10/19/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Kyle Busch

In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, the host sits down with NASCAR star Kyle Busch at Lucky Strikes Lanes.

10/19/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Vince Papale

In this edition, Lesley sits down with Eagles legend Vince Papale at Le Castagne.

10/19/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Michael Stutes

In this edition, Lesley sits down with Phillies pitcher Michael Stutes at McFadden’s at the Ballpark.

10/19/2011

Lunch With Lesley: John McEnroe

Tennis legend John McEnroe sits down for a Lunch with Lesley.

10/19/2011

Lunch With Lesley: Venus Williams

In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, Venus Williams joins Lesley from Villanova University.

10/19/2011

Changing Of The Guard At The Sixers

Today the deal was made official and the new management of the Sixers was introduced at the Palestra today. The new plan includes cutting prices for season tickets by at least 50 percent for single game prices, in an attempt to win back fans.

10/18/2011

On The Verge… Of Rollins Leaving?

It is amazing to think that with a win tonight the Phillies will set a franchise record for victories, with 102.

09/28/2011

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