One of the biggest stories of 2011 was the sex scandal involving retired college football coach Jerry Sandusky, accused of sexually abusing young boys. The news was interrupted by a then little-known journalist, Sara Ganim. Since then, the American journalist has won numerous awards and continued to progress in her career. She has come a long way in the media industry and currently works as a correspondent for CNN.
Who is Sara Ganim Of Cnn?
As stated earlier, Sara Ganim is a media personality who gained fame for breaking a sensational sex scandal in 2011. She has also worked as a correspondent for giant news network CNN.
Of Lebanese and German origin, the star journalist was born on September 9, 1987 in Detroit, Michigan, USA. She was, however, raised in Coral Springs, Florida by her parents Bruce J. Ganim and Franziska S. Ganim. While her father worked with a company, Chemtron, as vice president, her mother worked with the MEI Healthcare Group in Coral Springs as an executive assistant.
Regarding her education, Ganim went to Archbishop McCarthy High School and from there she moved to Penn State University from where she graduated in 2008 after majoring in Journalism
His love for journalism is something that has been going on for a very long time. When she was still in high school, Sara Ganim wrote for the Solar Sentinel and then she wrote for the daily Collegian when she was in college. She then continued her internship at The Associated Press
She started working at the Daily Times Center in 2007. It was while she was still there that she got the lead role for the child abuse story against Sandusky.
In 2011, she was hired by The Patriot-News and a few months later gave it an explosive report, detailing the sexual assault of the boys by Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky. The sexual assault was over 15 years old when she started reporting it and involved 8 boys. The news wasn’t just about the defensive coordinator, but it also brought down varsity coach Joe Paterno.
In 2012, she left the newspaper to join CNN, with which she became a full-time correspondent. In 2019, she left CNN to work on her book as well as a film documentary. In July of that year, she became the first Hearst Journalism Fellow at the Brechner Center for Freedom of Information. As part of the fellowship which is at the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communication (UFCJC), she will help students at the institution develop investigative reporting projects.
Praised for her boldness and skills as an investigative journalist, Sara Ganim has won numerous awards during her career, including a Pulitzer when she was just 24 in 2012. With this, she became the third most young person to receive this award. In 2015, the Society of Professional Journalists awarded him the Sigma Delta Chi Award. She also received a Pennsylvania Bar Association Award, given early in her career, as well as a Philip Habib Award for Distinguished Public Service in 2015.
Is Sara Ganim married, who is the husband?
When it comes to her personal life, the CNN woman is now a family woman, she got married in 2018 to Daniel Louis Cevallos who also works as a media personality. Daniel is a legal analyst for NBC News and MSNBC.
While it’s unclear how the two met, it’s known that their first meeting was in Atlanta while working at CNN and they have a 13-year age difference between them. The couple tied the knot on May 21 in Manhattan.
Her husband is popular as Danny Cevallos and was born in 1974 in the United States. After graduating from LaSalle College High School, he continued his education at the University of Michigan and then at Notre Dame Law School. He is a criminal defense attorney who also works as a legal analyst. Before starting his work in 2017 with MSNBC, he worked with CNN, HLN and Court TV.
Besides his work in the media industry, Danny also works with Edelman & Edelman as a consultant while he is also a co-founder of Cevallos & Wong, LLP. A leading attorney, he was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.
In November 2018, the couple welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Leyna. His birth was announced on CNN by Wolf Blitzer.