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 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.
In this edition, Lesley sits down with Eagles legend Vince Papale at Le Castagne.
In this edition, Lesley sits down with Phillies pitcher Michael Stutes at McFadden’s at the Ballpark.
Tennis legend John McEnroe sits down for a Lunch with Lesley.
In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, Venus Williams joins Lesley from Villanova University.
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.
It is amazing to think that with a win tonight the Phillies will set a franchise record for victories, with 102.
First it was the concussion… and now it’s his hand.
Chase Utley is number two when it comes to meanest players?
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick now says an energy drink is to blame for the way he played last week against the Rams.
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
Flyers forward Scott Hartnell joins Lesley at Coffee Works in Voorhees, NJ
Lesley Van Arsdall sits down for lunch with All-Pro Guard and Philly’s own Jahri Evans at Le Castagne
Lesley Van Arsdall sits down for lunch with volleyball legend Karch Kiraly at Le Castagne
Lesley Van Arsdall sits down for lunch with Eagles Starting Middle Linebacker Jamar Chaney before he leaves for Training Camp at Le Castagne
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.
In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, tennis great Chris Evert joins the host to talk about her legendary career.
What a week to be a sports fan here in Philly.
It looks like the NFL owners may have jumped the gun a bit, handing over a pill the players felt too bitter to swallow.
In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, Gary Matthews Sr. joins Lesley at La Castaña.
I got to talk to Venus and was amazed by how down to Earth she was.
In this edition of Lunch With Lesley, tennis legend Billie Jean King sits down with Lesley at La Castagne in Rittenhouse Square.
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.
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.