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.
Looking back at the history of America’s biggest game, there was none greater than Sunday’s 34-28 New England win over Atlanta.
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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.
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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 says don’t count him out. Today, when asked if he was aware of the situation he said, “There is an […]
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Former Philadelphia Eagle’s quarterback Donovan McNabb announced he will retire as an Eagle this fall.
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