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Two Investigative Reporters Join ESPN’s Enterprise Unit

Athens, GA (Nov 25, 2007) - Mark Fainaru-Wada of the San Francisco Chronicle, and T.J. Quinn of the New York Daily News, best known for their work uncovering performance-enhancing drugs in sports stories, have joined ESPN’s Enterprise Unit. The investigative reporters will contribute to all aspects of ESPN’s news and information programming, including SportsCenter, Outside the Lines and ESPNEWS, as well as ESPN .com, ESPN Radio, and ESPN the Magazine.

Both Quinn, who will be based in New York, and Fainaru-Wada, who will work out of San Francisco, will start November 26. They join ESPN’s Enterprise Unit which is charged with developing long-form, investigative features to be presented across multiple platforms.

“We’re pleased to add Mark and T.J. to our established group of reporters whose varied backgrounds allow ESPN to comprehensively cover all aspects of sports news,” said Vince Doria, senior vice president and director of news. “The experience and sources Mark and T.J. have reporting on the illegal use of performance-enhancing drugs are qualities which will help them cover all aspects of the sports world.”

Fainaru-Wada, with Lance Williams, led the Chronicle’s investigation into the Bay Area Laboratory Co-operative (BALCO) and allegations of steroid use among elite athletes.

They reported on Barry Bonds' grand jury testimony, and were subsequently threatened with imprisonment for refusing to reveal their sources. They wrote the best-seller Game of Shadows, the definitive book on Bonds and his alleged involvement with performance-enhancing drugs.

Quinn, as part of the Daily News' sports investigative team, has broken numerous stories about doping involving BALCO, the George Mitchell investigation, and the Signature Pharmacy investigation out of Albany.

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