Sara Ganim Biography
Sara Ganim is an American journalist, now a correspondent for CNN. She previously was a reporter for The Patriot-News, a daily newspaper in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. There she broke the story that featured the Sandusky scandal and the Second Mile charity. For the Sandusky/Penn State coverage, she and her other staff members won a number of national awards. Some of these awards include the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting. She was the third youngest winner of a Pulitzer.
Sara Ganim Age
She was born on September 9, 1987, in Detroit, Michigan, United States Of America. She is thirty-one years of age as of 2018.
Sara Ganim Body Measurements
Sara Ganim height is measured at 5 feet 6 inches and her weight is not known. She has long brown colored hair and her eyes are brown colored as well. Her body measurements are 34-24-35 inches from the breast, waist, to the hips. Sara Ganim age is currently 30 years old.
Sara Ganim parents
The prominent American journalist was born as Sara Elizabeth Ganim on 9 September 1987 to parents Bruce J. Ganim and Franziska S. Ganim. Both her parents were high profile executives. Her father Bruce is a senior vice president and partner of a chemical manufacturer, Chemtron. Additionally, her mother Franziska is an executive assistant for the MEI Healthcare Group. She belongs to mixed ethnicity as her parents are of Lebanese and German descent and holds American nationality.
Sara often shares photos of her parents. On 19 February 2014, she tweeted saying she was so thankful to her mom who shared her dress size and sent clothes when packed for two days. She even tweeted back on 22 April 2014, regarding her dad who has got a new iPhone and was addicted towards it.
Sara Ganim Boyfriend
Sara Ganim has not married and there is no rumor about her husband and engagement in the public.
Back on 9 September 2014, one of her fans twitted a post to her with an attention-grabbing question, “Flowers from a boyfriend?”. The twits left the fan to wonder regarding her affair. But she denied the rumor and clarified the question by stating that the flowers were given by the “Producer.”
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Sara Ganim Career
She began her career in high school as a contributor to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. Later, she wrote for the Daily Collegian at Penn State before interning for The Associated Press. From 2007, Ganim worked for the Centre Daily Times, a daily newspaper based in State College, PA near the University Park campus of Penn State.
At the Daily Times, she generated her initial lead for the story of child abuse accusations against former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky. Additionally, she won several State journalism awards. She joined The Patriot-News staff in January 2011. On March 31, 2011, The Patriot-News published Ganim’s article reporting that a grand jury was investigating child sex abuse accusations against Sandusky. By November 2011, the grand jury indicted Sandusky, and the story became a major scandal for Penn State. In November 2012, she left The Patriot-News to become a full-time correspondent for CNN.
On January 8, 2014, Ganim wrote a story for CNN claiming that some student-athletes at NCAA Division I member colleges and universities read at a third-grade level or below. The article focused attention on several different schools, and included the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill(UNC), attributing the UNC information to the findings of learning specialist, Mary Willingham, who worked at the university. UNC later issued a statement that this research was “severely flawed.” The NCAA also disputed Ganim’s portrayal of the academic qualifications of college athletes in the article, stating “the hard facts and cold truth simply do not bear out the scenario portrayed in [her] reporting.” In response, Willingham said that her “data is 100% correct.”
On April 11, 2014, UNC released independent expert studies which reviewed the data and disputing Willingham’s claims, concluding that ” A recent CNN articled stated, “60% of UNC athletes]read between fourth- and eighth-grade levels. Between 8% and 10% read below a third-grade level.” Rather than 60% of UNC student-athletes possessing a 4th to 8th-grade reading level, only 6% of student-athletes read at such level.”
In May 2014, New York Times columnist cited the CNN report in telling the story of Willingham as a whistleblower. The coverage led UNC to ask for a seventh review of the scandal at UNC, led by former federal prosecutor Ken Wainstein, which found that UNC had downplayed an academic scandal there. However, the NCAA ultimately could not establish that UNC had committed any academic violations and UNC received no penalties.
Sara Ganim Awards
For the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse casework, Ganim gained early attention as the scandal broadened. MarketWatch journalism columnist Jon Friedman wrote of her as “the star reporter” on the scandal in November 2011. Friedman added that Kim Jones, reporting at Penn State for WFAN, “also mentioned Ganim’s stellar work” and that Jason McIntyre of the sports blog The Big Lead among others had been singling out Ganim and her P-N colleague Ben Jones, in McIntyre’s case.
Considerable other attention and professional awards also were given. In February 2012, she received the Sidney Award for socially conscious journalism. This made her the youngest person ever to receive this price. In February 2012, Long Island University awarded her with the prestigious George Polk Award in Journalism in 2011.
Newsweek magazine named her one of “150 Women Who Shake the World” in March 2012. Also, it was announced that Ganim and The Patriot-News would receive the Scripps Howard Award for Community Journalism, for the Sandusky/Penn State coverage.
In April 2012, then-24-year-old Ganim became the third-youngest person to win a Pulitzer Prize.
For her UNC coverage, Ganim won a 2015 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
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 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 of journalism and the transition from print to broadcast. In May 2015, she delivered the commencement address to graduates of the American University in Dubai.
In 2015, she was given the Philip Habib Award for Distinguished Public Service by the American Task Force for Lebanon.