Lisa Salters Biography
Alisia “Lisa” Salters is an American journalist, former collegiate women’s basketball player, and a reporter for ESPN and ESPN on ABC since 2000. Previously, Salters covered the O.J. Simpson murder case for ABC and worked as a reporter at WBAL-TV in Baltimore from 1988 to 1995.
She has reported worldwide for ESPN, including a series of reports from the Middle East before the Iraq War. Additionally, she has hosted ESPN’s coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics from Turin, Italy and ESPN’s coverage of the 2002 FIFA World Cup. Currently, Salters is a sideline reporter for ABC’s coverage of the NBA and ESPN’s Monday Night Football.
Lisa Salters Age
Alisia Salters was born on March 6, 1966 in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Lisa Salters Height
She stands at a height of 1.57 m.
Lisa Salters Net Worth
Being a reporter for the ESPN, Salters earns $235,294 as her annual salary from ESPN which has made her accumulate an estimated net worth of around $2 million dollars.
Lisa Salters Husband
The American Journalist Lisa Salters has unmarried status and she might also be single but has a child, a son called Samuel Salters who is adopted. She likes to keep her personal matters out of the public eye making it difficult to know her status. Salters has not even uploaded a photo on her social media accounts to suggest the same.
Lisa Salters Education
Born in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, Salters graduated from Penn State University in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. Salters played guard for the Lady Lions basketball team from 1986–1987, where she holds the distinction of being the shortest player in school history at 5′ 2″.
She is a graduate of Upper Merion Area High School in King of Prussia, where she is a member of the school’s Hall of Fame. Salters is a cousin of former University of Pittsburgh and Dallas Cowboys star running back Tony Dorsett. Salters was inducted on October 13, 2017, into the Montgomery County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.
Lisa Salters Broadcasting Career
Salters joined ESPN in March 2000 as a general assignment reporter. Currently, Salters serves as sideline reporter and co-producer for Monday Night Football and the lead sideline reporter for ESPN’s coverage of the NBA on ABC. Additionally, she is one of the featured correspondents on ESPN’s newsmagazine show, E:60, which debuted October 2007. She was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award in 2008, for the story “Ray Of Hope”.
At ESPN, her reports have been regularly featured on the award-winning “Outside the Lines” series. She led the network’s comprehensive coverage of the murder conspiracy trial of Carolina Panthers wide receiver Rae Carruth in December 2000 through January 2001. In addition, Salters was ESPN’s reporter at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, where she broke the news on the U.S. National Team’s starting lineup a day before its first match in against Portugal. She reported from the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece and hosted ESPN’s coverage of the 2006 Winter Olympics Games in Torino, Italy.
Salters served as the lead sideline reporter in 2006, for ABC’s coverage of the NBA on ABC and worked the 2006 NBA Finals on television as that season she filled in for Michele Tafoya who was on maternity leave. Salters returned to her role as its secondary sideline reporter the following year as Tafoya returned to her old role. She worked the 2007 NBA Finals on radio in 2007. Salters was back to being its lead sideline reporter in 2009 whenever Doris Burke wasn’t there.
During the build-up to Operation Iraqi Freedom through the commencement of the Iraq War, she covered sports-related stories in and around U.S. Central Command in Qatar for Outside the Lines, SportsCenter and ESPNEWS. Salters went back into the war zone in 2004 when ESPN took SportsCenter on the road and broadcast live from Camp Arifjan, a U.S. Army base in Kuwait.
Salters was covering the Big 12 Championship Game at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on December 1, 2007. In one of her sideline reports during the first half Salters mentioned Missouri quarterback Chase Daniel’s frustration due to Missouri being stymied by the Oklahoma defense, saying Daniel was “upset” and “fuming.”
However, a technical error caused Salters’ microphone to be broadcast over the stadium’s PA system. The camera shifted to Chase Daniel, who was visibly perplexed and curious as to who was talking about him and why it was being heard throughout the entire stadium. Brent Musburger, ABC TV announcer then mused, “Lisa was talking to a lot more folks than she anticipated.” The likely explanation was that Salters’ mic was to have been hooked up to the PA for the upcoming halftime contest and her microphone was inadvertently left on the PA after a pregame sound check.
Before joining ESPN, Salters served as a Los Angeles-based correspondent for ABC News from 1995 to 2000 and provided news coverage for World News Tonight with Peter Jennings and other ABC News broadcasts. At ABC News, Salters covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials, the Matthew Shepard murder, the crash of TWA Flight 800, and both the civil and criminal O.J. Simpson trials.
Lisa Salters ESPN Monday Night Football
ESPN announced in 2012, that Lisa Salters would join Monday Night Football replacing Suzy Kolber as a full-time solo sideline reporter joining Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden. ESPN announced in 2018, that a new Monday Night Football commentating team which will include Salters as sideline reporter and joined by Jason Witten, Joe Tessitore, and Anthony “Booger” McFarland.