Lesley Van Arsdall, a former Illinois news anchor and executive, passed away suddenly during a family vacation in Florida. She was 42 years old.
Van Arsdall’s Career and Achievements
Van Arsdall had an impressive career in journalism, working as a news anchor and executive at several TV stations in Illinois. She started her career as an intern at a TV station in Peoria and worked her way up the ranks to become an anchor and executive producer at CBS Chicago. She was known for her professionalism, dedication, and passion for journalism.
During her career, Van Arsdall won several awards for her work, including a regional Emmy for her coverage of the Chicago Cubs’ World Series win in 2016. She was also involved in several philanthropic causes and served on the board of directors for the Illinois chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Tributes Pour in for Van Arsdall
After news of her passing broke, tributes poured in from colleagues, friends, and viewers who had been touched by her work. Many remembered her as a talented journalist and a kind and generous person.
Her former colleague and friend, Suzanne Le Mignot, said, “Lesley was a wonderful person, friend, and journalist. She was an example of excellence in everything she did.”
Van Arsdall’s family also released a statement, saying, “Lesley was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend. She will be missed more than words can express.”
Cause of Death
At the time of this writing, the cause of Van Arsdall’s death has not been officially released. However, her family has stated that she died of a sudden illness while on vacation with them in Florida.
Van Arsdall’s Legacy
Van Arsdall’s sudden passing is a tragic loss for her family, friends, and colleagues. She leaves behind a legacy of excellence in journalism and a commitment to philanthropy. She will be remembered for her professionalism, dedication, and passion for her work.