11/13/2012 10:46 am ET

Sara Ganim Jumps To CNN After Winning Pulitzer Prize For Sandusky Coverage

Pulitzer Prize winner Sara Ganim has joined CNN.

Ganim, the Patriot-News' crime reporter, won a Pultizer Prize in local reporting at the age of 24 for her coverage of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. She broke the story of the grand jury investigation into Sandusky, the former assistant coach of Penn State's football team. She also served as an on-air contributor to CNN during Sandusky's trial.

Ganim will join CNN in its Atlanta headquarters. CNN's vice president of newsgathering Terence Burke said of the network's new hire, “Sara is multi-talented, and a relentless reporter. Her instincts and her robust questioning while covering the Sandusky trial and the Penn State community are a testament to her award-winning journalism,” said Burke. “We are very fortunate to have her join our newsgathering team and we believe she has a bright future with CNN.”



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