It was only a matter of time. Sara Ganim, the Harrisburg Patriot-News reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize for her work covering the Jerry Sandusky story, has been snapped up by CNN.
From the Patriot-News:
“I’m excited that I’m going to get to work on some other stuff,” she said. “I’m still going to work on the Sandusky story but I’m also ready to do other things. It’s not the only story in the world and I don’t want to get to the point where this is the only thing I can do.”
Ganim, who grew up in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., will be based in CNN’s Atlanta headquarters.
“They cover so much, not just geographically but a range of topics,” she said. “I’m excited to have the chance to cover national breaking news and enterprise.”
She quipped that she left Harrisburg just in time to escape the cold weather.
“It would have been my eighth winter and I’m so happy to move to a warmer climate. But if I could scoop this paper up and put it into a warmer place, I would work here forever,” she said. “I love what we do here and our news philosophy.”
A Pulitzer Prize winner at 24, Ganim should serve as an inspiration to young reporters. Age shouldn’t prevent anyone from doing big things in this business.