Since she began reporting on football for The Boston Globe more than three decades ago, Lesley Visser has become the most highly acclaimed female sportscaster in the history of the profession. Now a lead reporter for The NFL Today, Ms. Visser received the prestigious Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006.
Established in 1989, the Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award honors those sportscasters who have made substantial contributions to radio and television in professional football. Named after the longtime Commissioner of the National Football League, the award has been given to some of the most recognizable names in professional sportscasting, including Jack Buck, Pat Summerall, and John Madden. In addition to on-air personalities, the award sometimes recognizes the accomplishments of production staff and broadcast executives. Most recently, it went to color commentator Len Dawson, a former quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs and host of the HBO series Inside the NFL.