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.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Lunch With Lesley: Vince Papale

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


Lunch With Lesley: Michael Stutes

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


Lunch With Lesley: John McEnroe

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


Lunch With Lesley: Venus Williams

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


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.


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.


BLOG: Something Catastrophic This Way Comes?

First it was the concussion… and now it’s his hand.


BLOG: Utley The Number Two Meanest Player In Baseball

Chase Utley is number two when it comes to meanest players?


BLOG: Vick’s First Game Jitters Blamed On Energy Drink

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick now says an energy drink is to blame for the way he played last week against the Rams.


BLOG: My Problem With Fantasy Football

For many people fantasy football is a great way to bond. Personally, I am not going to root against the Eagles just to win a few hundred dollars


Lunch With Lesley: Scott Hartnell

Flyers forward Scott Hartnell joins Lesley at Coffee Works in Voorhees, NJ


Lunch With Lesley: Jahri Evans

Lesley Van Arsdall sits down for lunch with All-Pro Guard and Philly’s own Jahri Evans at Le Castagne


Lunch With Lesley: Karch Kiraly

Lesley Van Arsdall sits down for lunch with volleyball legend Karch Kiraly at Le Castagne


Lunch With Lesley: Jamar Chaney

Lesley Van Arsdall sits down for lunch with Eagles Starting Middle Linebacker Jamar Chaney before he leaves for Training Camp at Le Castagne


BLOG: Can The Eagles Fly Above The ‘Dream Team’ Hype?

I’m a little afraid of all the Eagles “Dream Team” hype. Right now the only thing the team has technically won is bragging rights.


Lunch With Lesley: Chris Evert

In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, tennis great Chris Evert joins the host to talk about her legendary career.


BLOG: Eagles, Phillies Go All In

What a week to be a sports fan here in Philly.


BLOG: Owners Jump The Gun, Lockout Continues

It looks like the NFL owners may have jumped the gun a bit, handing over a pill the players felt too bitter to swallow.


Lunch With Lesley: Gary Matthews Sr.

In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, Gary Matthews Sr. joins Lesley at La Castaña.


BLOG: Hangin’ With Venus

I got to talk to Venus and was amazed by how down to Earth she was.


Lunch With Lesley: Billie Jean King

In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, tennis legend Billie Jean King sits down with Lesley at La Castagne in Rittenhouse Square.


BLOG: Out With The Old, In With The Jagr?

So, with Mike Richards and Jeff Carter gone,the Flyers were going to need some help in the scoring department. Today they got it, in the form of Jaromir Jagr.


Lunch With Lesley: Cliff Lee

In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, Phillies Ace Cliff Lee joins Lesley in the Phillies executive dining room to discuss his family and favorite movie.




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