Currently, she has been anchoring the popular program of ESPN, “Monday Night Football”.Born on March 6, 1966, Salters has already reached the age of 50. Her son’s name is Samuel Salters who got adopted just before her assignment as the anchor of Monday Night Football.
But she was a bit surprised to hear the criticism of ESPN’s decision to have her colleague Beth Mowins call the nightcap of opening-week double-header, becoming the first female broadcaster in 30 years to call a regular season game.
Among the most head-scratching reactions came from 97.5 The Fanatic host Mike Missanelli, who lost his weekly gig at 6ABC after he said it was “unnatural” for a woman to do play-by-play for an NFL game.
If you ask ESPN reporter Lisa Salters whom she aspired to be growing up in King of Prussia in the 1980s, she won’t mention Frank Gifford, Al Michaels, or any of the other famed broadcasters she stayed up late watching on Salters, who was just inducted into the Montgomery County Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame, is in Philadelphia this weekend for the Eagles’ Week 7 Monday night match-up against Washington.
The lifelong sports fan grew up watching Wilbert Montgomery and the Eagles, but she never dreamed of becoming a sideline reporter.
There, she covered the Oklahoma City bombing trials, the crash of TWA Flight 800, and O. Simpson’s criminal and civil trials, among other major events.
Her bureau chief was the son of an ESPN executive, who recruited Salters to the network, which she joined in 2000.
“The lines have been blurred now because we’ve created journalists who are now supposed to have opinions, and I think TV viewers don’t always understand the difference.” Hill’s comments on Twitter extended from the debate over NFL players protesting racial injustice during the national anthem.
President Trump’s repeated calls for all players to stand during the anthem have only added to the heated rhetoric surrounding the issue.
“I wouldn’t call them anthem protests,” Salters said, pointing out that players who choose to kneel prior to games aren’t protesting the national anthem itself. They’re using a symbolic act to represent something else,” Salters said.