Lisa Salters is a journalist who works with ESPN. She was also a basketball player while in college at Penn State University where she played for the Lady Lions as a guard. With her height of 5ft 2in, she has held the record of the shortest player to play for the female basketball team of Penn State. Read more about Lisa Salters below
Lisa Salters’ Bio
Lisa Salters was born March 6, 1966, with the sun sign, Pisces in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania and that is where she was raised throughout her childhood. She was raised as a Christian by her parents even though there is no information about her parents or if she has any siblings. The former collegiate women’s basketball player has American nationality and belongs to Afro-American ancestry. For her high school education, Lisa attended Upper Merion Area High School, King of Prussia and she was inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame. After high school, she went to Pennsylvania State University, where she studied broadcast journalism and graduated in 1988 with her bachelor’s degree.
While at Penn State, she played for the female basketball team – The Lady Lions – despite her not-too-tall height. In fact, she became the shortest player to ever play for the University’s female basketball team. Her height was/is 5ft 2in (1.57m) and she still holds the record to date.
Career, Net Worth and Salary
Lisa Salters began her journalism career in 1988 as a reporter for WBAL-TV in Baltimore after she graduated from college. She worked there for seven years – between 1988 to 1995 – before she was snapped up by ABC in 1995 as a news correspondent. Her time at ABC became a springboard in the profession as she was able to cover several major stories around the world. Lisa worked as the ABC News Los Angeles-based correspondent and covered the Matthew Shepard murder, the O.J Simpson murder case, the Oklahoma City bombing trial, the TWA Flight 800 crash among others. In 2000, she left news reporting to sports journalism as she joined ESPN after five years with ABC. She served as a general assignment reporter and also appeared on ESPN’s News Magazine as a correspondent.
Having played college basketball with the Penn State University female basketball team, the Lady Lions as a guard, her on-the-court experience comes in handy and is seen in the way she delivers her reports. This has helped her grow in her career. In ESPN, Lisa covered the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea and Japan, the 2004 Olympic Games in Greece, the 2006 Winter Olympics Games in Italy, and the 2006 NBA finals. She currently serves as host or co-host of some of ESPN’s TV shows (both sports and non-sports related) such as Monday Night Football, Morning America, Outside the Lines, and E:60.
She is worth millions of dollars as she obviously showcases through her expensive lifestyle. Having been in the media circles for more than two decades now, her net worth comes from her career which has been, so far, nothing short of successful. Her annual salary is huge which has led to the gradual but steady growth of her net worth. Lisas’ annual salary is $235,000 while her net worth is estimated to be between $2.3 and $2.5 million.
Is Lisa Salters Gay, Lesbian? – Husband, Son
While it is true that Lisa Salters is not married, she is not gay or lesbian or transgender or anything as such. Her sexual orientation is straight. She has not been linked to any romantic affair nor has she dated anyone. Lisa Salters, however, sent the Twitter community into a frenzy when she announced on the social media network that she had a son. Her fans wondered how it happened and questions were asked as per how it came to be.
As an independent woman, Lisa Salters took up the challenge of raising a family without the help of a man or a husband. She made to adopt a child and began to contact the necessary agencies that could assist her with the process. It was a tedious task for her and it seemed she was not going to make headway until it finally came through and her life as a mother began. She adopted a boy whom she named Samuel Salters.
What Are Her Body Measurements?
As a journalist of international repute who appears in front of the cameras more often than not, Lisa Salters makes it a priority to always keep her body in proper shape. Her looks even at her age is one many younger ladies would be envious of. Despite her height, Lisa is still very much pretty and this gives her a huge surge of confidence as she goes about her career assignments.
She has an hourglass-shaped body which she has maintained with a well-planned dietary schedule, dark brown eyes, and hair height, plus a pair of well-toned legs. Her body measurements which are 34-29-36 inches fit well with her height and weight of 5ft 2in (157cm) and 48 kg (105 lbs) respectively.