Leslie Gudel joined ABC Sports as a sideline reporter on the network's coverage of College Football in September 1999. In addition, Leslie also serves as a reporter/interviewer for ABC Sports' coverage of the Indianapolis 500.
In August of 1997, Leslie joined Comcast SportsNet, where she became the first female sports anchor in the city of Philadelphia. In addition to her primetime anchor duties on "SportsNITE," Leslie is a part of the Philadelphia Phillies telecast team as a roving reporter on game nights. She also hosts "NASCAR Garage," a weekly auto racing show on TNN.
Leslie began her career in sports as an intern at Primeticket, a regional sports station in L.A. It was during her time at Primeticket that she was encouraged by anchor Allen Massengale to put a tape together showcasing her talent as a sports reporter. This tape landed Leslie her first on-air position, in Pocatello, Idaho. She spent seven months at KIDK as sports anchor and reporter before she returned to Primeticket, which became Prime Sports. At Prime Sports, Leslie anchored and reported for "Press Box," a nightly sports news show that reached a national audience. During this period, Leslie began her work as co-host for "NASCAR Garage."
Ms. Gudel, 35, resides in South Jersey. When she is not covering sports, she enjoys traveling, playing golf and taking in sporting events as a fan. Last year, Leslie was named by Philadelphia Magazine as one of the eight personalities to watch out for in the year 2000.