Daily Collegian Sports Editor Andrew Destin interviews award-winning ESPN sportscaster Lisa Salters, a 1988 broadcast journalism graduate of Penn State and former Penn State women’s basketball player.

Salters has been a reporter for ESPN and ESPN on ABC since 2000. Earlier, she covered the O.J. Simpson murder case for ABC, the Iraq War and several Olympic Games. She talked to Destin about reporting from Africa on civil war and famine early in her broadcast career.

Her work has been recognized with significant awards, including a Sports Emmy Award and Gracie Award. In 2017, she was inducted into the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame.

This is the second roundtable in the winter/spring 2021 series.


Barbara Stack

Barbara Stack

I started my journalism career at The Daily Collegian, where I covered cops, "radicals and minorities," and served as editorial page editor. After graduation, I worked as a reporter and feature writer for two community papers, The Tribune-Review and the Beaver County Times, before being hired by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. I worked for the Post-Gazette for 27 years as a reporter, assistant city editor and editorial page writer. For a decade I covered issues regarding children and families, and a series of stories I wrote, along with a court case I persuaded the Post-Gazette to pursue, led to an order opening to the press and public dependency hearings in Pennsylvania juvenile court. In 2007, I began working as a blog writer for the United Steelworkers Union, composing blogs and op-eds that were published in the name of the union's international president. I am now retired and working as a consultant for The Pittsburgh Foundation's communications department.

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