How did the Penn State child sex abuse case evolve into a story that resulted in the firings of football coach Joe Paterno and school president Graham Spanier?
Wednesday morning on ESPN.com, ESPN the Magazine senior writer and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Don Van Natta, Jr.’s debut piece for the Magazine features an in-depth investigative piece that examines how the story transcends the sports world.
In the Front & Center podcast, Van Natta discusses his reporting of the story, which is airing on ESPN today and also runs in the current issue of ESPN The Magazine.
Prior to joining ESPN’s investigative reporting team in January 2012, the Miami-based Van Natta was a national correspondent for The New York Times. He contributed to two Pulitzer Prize-winning reporting teams at The Times. Prior to that, Van Natta also was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning effort at The Miami Herald.