Last updated on: 8/27/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Mark Fainaru-Wada Biography

Title:
Investigative Reporter for ESPN
Position:
None Found to the question "Should Performance Enhancing Drugs (Such as Steroids) Be Accepted in Sports?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Aug. 27, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Investigative Reporter, ESPN, 2007-present
  • Sports Writer and Investigative Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle, 2000-2007
  • Sports Writer, San Francisco Examiner, 1997-2000
  • Former Sports Writer, Los Angeles Daily News
  • Former Sports Writer, National (defunct daily sports newspaper)
  • Former Sports Writer, Santa Rosa Press Democrat
  • Former Sports Writer, Scripps-Howard News Service
  • Sports Writer, Knoxsville News Sentinel 1989
  • Recipient, Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award
  • Recipient, George Polk Award
  • Recipient, White House Correspondents’ Association’s Edgar A. Poe Award
Education:
  • BA, Journalism, Northwestern University, 1989
Other:
  • Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams were issued subpoenas in 2006 to reveal the sources for the information about sealed grand jury testimonies they reported on in the San Francisco Chronicle and their book. They were sentenced to 18 months in prison for refusing to reveal their sources, and they were in the process of appealing the sentence when the goverment dropped the subpoenas in February 2007.