Lauren Sisler - ESPN


ESPN and SEC Sportscaster | OPIOID Crisis| Motivational Speaker





About Lauren Sisler

Lauren Sisler is a multi national award-winning sports broadcaster working with ESPN, the SEC Network, and

Her journey was not always full of victories and celebrations. In 2003 as a freshman at Rutgers University, tragedy struck Lauren’s world when she unexpectedly lost both of her parents to their concealed battle with addiction. Through her grief and despair, Lauren found the courage to continue moving forward and find success.

Lauren now shares her story across the country in hopes of spreading awareness about the dangers of addiction and the devastation it can cause for those who abuse substances, their loved ones, and the community.



NSMA Alabama Sportscaster of the Year, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, 2018

Southeast Emmy Award for Best Sports Interview/Discussion, One-on-One: Charles Barkley Interviews Nick Saban, 2017

NSMA Alabama Sportscaster of the Year, National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association, 2016

Alabama Associated Press Best Sports Anchor, 2015

Alabama Associated Press Best Sports Anchor, 2014

ABBY Award for Best Sports Anchor, Alabama Broadcasters Association, 2013

National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals (N4A) Wilma Rudolph Student-Athlete Achievement Awards, 2006




Beyond the Sidelines

ESPN's Lauren Sisler on Patriot to the Core Podcast - In Depth Interview

ESPN's Lauren Sisler on Facing the Truth About Her Parents' Deaths


In the News

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Opioid Crisis In America: There's a stigma surrounding substance abuse and addiction. When you hear ESPN and SEC sportscaster, Lauren Sisler, share her personal journey, you will find strength and hope for your life.

  • Addiction/Addiction Prevention
  • Overcoming Obstacles
  • Sports/ESPN Sportscasting
  • Inspiration and Motivation



“Lauren delivers a powerful message, unmasking the global struggles with addiction, and delivering it right into her audiences lap. Her story knocked me to my knees, and then lifted me up with hope. I was shocked that this happens, angered that more wasn’t being done, and inspired to join the fight. It honestly made me want to love those close to me more, work harder, and chase my dreams. It didn’t take long for Lauren to expose every nerve and make me feel alive.” - Jim Dunaway - JOXRoundtable Radio, Birmingham, AL

“We were fortunate to have Lauren speak to the students and faculty of Leeds High School. What an impactful testimony. She delivers her message with such passion and zeal that everyone in attendance were captivated from start to finish. Anyone struggling with a difficult situation, addiction, lack of motivation, or self esteem issues would benefit from hearing Lauren Sisler speak. After listening to her we were all motivated to persevere and work through the pitfalls of life. Thank you Lauren you have been a blessing to Leeds High School!” - Rayford Williams - Principal, Leeds High School, Leeds, AL

“Lauren’s personal story and willingness to share with our student-athletes and staff continues to have a tremendous impact to this day. She made us all realize that we will have struggles as we go through life but they don’t define us or hinder us from using the gifts that God has given us to make a difference. The world is truly a better place because of Lauren, her story and her gifts.” - Martin Newton - Director of Athletics, Samford University


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