Sports Media with Richard Deitsch

ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne and ESPN senior writer Tom Junod on the predator at Penn State before...

ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne and ESPN senior writer Tom Junod on the predator at Penn State before Jerry Sandusky

Sports Media with Richard Deitsch - April 18, 2022 - 50:27

Episode 197 of the Sports Media Podcast features two guests — ESPN investigative reporter Paula Lavigne and ESPN senior writer Tom Junod. They are the co-authors of “Untold,” a 30,000-word piece that investigates the horrific actions of Todd Hodne, a former football player and student at Penn State in the late 1970s who was a serial predator and ultimately a murder. The piece took two years to report. In this podcast Lavigne and Junod discuss how they learned of Hodne’s story; the reporting process for their piece; how they characterized Penn State’s response to their queries; if the piece says something about the silence that happens in college football towns; the incredible strength of Betsy Sailor, and the story of Betsy and Irv Pankey; how they view Joe Paterno after their reporting; the decision to contact Jerry Sandusky; what happens next with the story; the resources ESPN gave them to report; and more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and more.

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About The Show

The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.

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