• Lisa Salter is a reporter and correspondent, known for her coverage of NFL and NBA matches on ESPN.
• She holds American nationality, and her cousin is Tony Dorsett, a former running back who played for the Dallas Cowboys.
• Lisa started her career as a reporter in WBAL-TV and her career advanced to ABC News and ESPN.
• She has won Sports Emmy Awards and the Excellence in Media Award.
• Her net worth is estimated at $2 million and her annual salary is $235,000.

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Short Info

Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1966

Lisa Salter is an experienced reporter and correspondent, famous for her acknowledged brilliant coverage of various National Football League (NFL) and National Basketball Association (NBA) matches on ESPN.

Early life and family

Alisia “Lisa” Salters was born on 6 March 1966, in King of Prussia, Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania USA. She holds American nationality, and her zodiac sign is Pisces. Lisa keeps all the details on her parents, siblings and other relatives low-key.

However, it is known that she has a cousin whose name is Tony Dorsett; he is a former running back who played for the Dallas Cowboys American Football team.

Educational background

Lisa attended Upper Merion Area High School, matriculating from there in 19984, then enrolling at Penn State University, and graduating in 1988 with a BA in Broadcast Journalism. In the 1986-1987 basketball season Lisa played as a guard in the Lady Lions college team, confirmed to be the shortest player of the basketball team in the history of the university, being only 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall.


Starting her journalistic career

Lisa started working in the sphere of journalism even before she graduated from her college, joining internship programs on various TV stations. However, as soon as Lisa got her BA, she joined the team of WBAL-TV located in Baltimore, in the position of a reporter. She worked there through to 1995, becoming a senior broadcasting specialist.

Hired by the ABC News

Lisa’s thoughtful and successful coverages impressed the authorities of the ABC News channel, so in 1995 the TV station offered her a move to Los Angeles, California, to join the ABC News team, in the position of a news reporter and correspondent.

Lisa Salters

She appeared in news programs of the channel, among them “World News Tonight With Peter Jennings”, at which Lisa worked as a reporter, and “ABC World News Tonight With David Muir”, as a correspondent. She showed the other side of her reporting talent, covering the murder trial of O.J. Simpson, and also reporting on the TWA Flight 800 crash, the murder of Matthew Shepard, and one of her most memorable report was on the Oklahoma City bombing trials.

Major success at ESPN

After spending five years at ABC News, Lisa quit the channel to join ESPN in March 2000, as a sports journalist and general assignment reporter.

The audience remembered her reports from the FIFA World Cup in 2002, the Olympic Games in 2004 (held in Athens, Greece), and the Winter Olympic Games of 2006 in Turin, Italy. Along with her sports coverage, in 2001 she also reported on such cases as the trial of Rae Carruth, the former NFL wide receiver, and his conspiring in the murder of Cherica Adams, who was his girlfriend, and pregnant with their child.

In 2006 Lisa covered the NBA finals, reporting from the sideline. In 2007 she was invited as a featured correspondent to join the segments entitled “Parkour” and “Deadly Death” at the show “E:60”.

Before the war in Iraq began, Lisa reported from various sports events of US Central Command in Qatar. In 2008, ‘09 and 2010 she covered the Rose Bowl, which brought her popularity to the new level.  Since 2005 Lisa has been a permanent reporter of NBA games. In April 2012 she became the co-producer of the show “Monday Night Football”, and starting from 2014, Lisa has been the sideline reporter for all NFL Pro Bowl matches.


Lisa’s name was put into her high school’s Hall of Fame. In 2017 she also was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in its Montgomery County Chapter.

In 2008 Lisa’s work “Ray Of Hope” was nominated for the Sports Emmy Award, and won Gracie Awards in 2009. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 Lisa won Sports Emmy Awards in the category Outstanding Sports Reporter, and in 2018 won the Excellence in Media Award.

Personal life, adopted son Samuel Salters

Lisa has been highly secretive about everything related to her private life, so rumors about her being a lesbian circulated over the sports community. However, she has left all the questions about her private life unanswered The only thing her fans know about her family is that she adopted a boy named Samuel in 2013.

Whenever she has some spare time, Lisa enjoys playing PlayStation with him.

Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts

Lisa likes travelling with her son; she takes him on all the trips she can have him join. Lisa’s best friend is Laura Okmin, who is the founder of the “GALvanizelife” project for women in sports, and also the NFL broadcaster on FOX. Lisa supports such foundations as Make-A-Wish, ThisShirtSavesLives, etc.

Appearance, clothing style

Lisa has middle-length dark brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5ft 2ins (1.57m) tall, which often makes her look comic next to the tall basketball and football players she interviews as the sideline reporter. Lisa weighs around 105lbs (48kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-29-36. As to her clothing style, Lisa likes pastel shades of pink, blue and beige. She enjoys wearing trousers, especially light-grey and white. Her favorite outwear is a trench coat. She also likes wearing blazers.

Net worth and salary

As of 2020, Lisa’s net worth is estimated to be around $2 million. She is reported to have an impressive salary of $235,000 per year.

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General Info

Full NameLisa Salters
Net Worth$2 million
Date Of BirthMarch 6, 1966
Height1.57 m
ProfessionJournalist, Sports commentator, Basketball player, Sports Anchor
EducationPennsylvania State University, Upper Merion Area High School


ChildrenSamuel Salters


NominationsSports Emmy Award for Outstanding Long Feature, Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Sports Personality - Sports Reporter
TV ShowsMonday Night Football, E:60, NBA on ABC, Saturday Night Football, NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC, NBA Sunday Showcase on ABC

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