Sara Ganim is a CNN correspondent based in Washington, covering a wide-range of stories and investigations on television and for CNN.com.
Sara Ganim is a CNN correspondent based in Washington, covering a wide-range of stories and investigations on television and for CNN.com. Most recently, her coverage has included investigative reporting into the Flint Water Crisis.
She joined CNN in 2012 from The Patriot News in Harrisburg, Pa, where she broke the story of the grand jury investigation into sexual abuse of children by Jerry Sandusky, the former defensive coordinator for the storied Penn State University football program. Her reporting of Sandusky's crimes and the surrounding scandal that enveloped the school, head coach Joe Paterno and Sandusky's Second Mile Charity, garnered a Pulitzer Prize in 2012.
While a print journalist, she received recognition for a body of work that impacted the local communities she covered and for explanation journalism, including a Pennsylvania Bar Association Award, and several Pennsylvania state awards for multimedia reporting and storytelling. In 2011, she was honored with the George Polk Award in journalism and the Sidney Award for socially conscious journalism. She won a 2015 Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists for her coverage of the academic scandal at UNC.
In 2012, she was recognized by the Associated Press Managing Editors association for her work with student journalists. Ganim has taught college-level journalism and spends several days each year speaking to college and high school journalists about the profession and the transition from print to broadcast. In May 2015, she delivered the commencement address to graduates of the American University in Dubai.
Ganim holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Penn State University. She is a 2015 fellow of the Journalist Law School program at Loyola Law school in Los Angeles, and was honored with the Philip Habib Award for Distinguished Public Service by the American Task Force for Lebanon.