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.
For this edition of Lunch With Lesley, Eagles TE Brent Celek joined Lesley at Morton’s.
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.
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.
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.
They started the week with a blow out loss to the Patriots and ended it with a blow out loss to the Seahawks.
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.
Lesley Van Arsdall joins basketball great Charles Barkley at Chops Restaurant & Bar to discuss the current state of the NBA.
Before the Eagles took the field Sunday afternoon they had already gotten off on the wrong foot.
The Phillies have signed Jim Thome to a one-year deal. This is a good thing for so many reasons.
Philadelphia Union defender Danny Califf sat down with Lesley Van Arsdall at Le Castange in this edition of Lunch With Lesley.
This week I sat down for lunch with Charles Barkley to talk about life and the state of the NBA.
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.
A story broke in Boston about Red Sox pitchers drinking beer in the clubhouse during games when they didn’t have to pitch.
Lesley sits down with Max Talbot in this edition of Lunch With Lesley at Coffee Works in Voorhees in New Jersey.
In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, the host sits down with NASCAR star Kyle Busch at Lucky Strikes Lanes.