Alisia “Lisa” Salters joins ESPN as a general assignment reporter

March, 2000

Alisia “Lisa” Salters became a general assignment reporter for ESPN in March 2000. One of ESPN’s most versatile reporters, Salters can be seen on the sidelines of NBA and major college football games. She is a featured correspondent for the ESPN news magazine E:60, a role which earned her a Gracie Award from the Association for Women in Radio in Television for best feature in 2009. In 2008, she was nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for the story “Ray of Hope”.

Salters’ reports have been regularly featured on ESPN’s award-winning series, “Outside the Lines.” She led the network’s comprehensive coverage of the murder trial of Carolina Panthers’ wide receiver Rae Carruth from December 2000 through January 2001. During the build-up to Operation Iraqi Freedom through the commencement of the war, Salters covered sports-related stories in and around the U.S. Central Command in Qatar for Outside the Lines, SportsCenter, and ESPNEWS.

Prior to joining the ESPN team, Salters worked for ABC News as a bureau correspondent out of Los Angeles beginning in the spring of 1997.  While at ABC, she provided news coverage for World News Tonight and other ABC News telecasts on such stories as the Oklahoma City bombing trials, the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan, and the crash of TWA flight 800. 

A native of King of Prussia, PA, Salters graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and played for the women’s basketball team. In the early days of her career, Salters served as a general assignment reporter for WBAL-TV in Baltimore.

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