THIS IS EPISODE 561 OF THE SPORTS SPECTRUM PODCAST
Lauren Sisler is a sideline reporter covering college football for ESPN. She joined ESPN in 2016 after being named Best Sports Anchor by the Alabama Associated Press in 2014 and 2015. The former Rutgers gymnast also covers SEC football for AL.com in Alabama.
In 2003, while a freshman on a gymnastics scholarship at Rutgers, Sisler unexpectedly lost both of her parents, George and Lesley Sisler, to prescription drug overdoses within hours of each other. Today, Lauren is dedicated to spreading awareness about the dangers of addiction and the devastation it can cause for the addict, their loved ones and the community. She currently serves as a board member for the Addiction Prevention Coalition in Birmingham, Alabama, and is on the Speakers Bureau for the Shelby County Drug Free Coalition.
On today’s podcast, we talk to Sisler about being a sideline reporter during the pandemic, getting married and being baptized in 2020, the powerful story of losing her parents to addiction, and how she came to the realization that her story could help and encourage others.
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I Have Decided 🙏 As we prepare to enter into a new season of our lives as one, @jdoubleu5 and I wanted to take the next step in our spiritual journey by publicly declaring our commitment to Christ through water baptism. It was an honor to have our great friend Pastor @layneschranz there to baptize us this morning alongside our family and friends. A special thank you to our @churchofthehighlands Family and to everyone for your love and support – God Bless you all! #ihavedecided #baptism #churchofthehighlands #madenew