David Epstein

David Epstein covers energy and environment issues as well as sports science. Prior to joining ProPublica, he was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where he co-authored the 2009 report that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez had used steroids. His science writing has won a number of awards, including the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists prize for science reporting for a story on the genetics of athletic performance. (He is author of the New York Times bestseller, The Sports Gene). He was a 2011 Livingston Award finalist for stories on perceptual skills and pain in sports. Prior to SI, David was a crime reporter at the New York Daily News and a reporter at Inside Higher Ed. He has master’s degrees in environmental science and journalism from Columbia University, and has lived in the Sonoran desert, on a ship in the Pacific Ocean, and in the Arctic.

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Features 04/08/2016

Top Investigator Details Efforts to Undermine Russian Doping Probe

By David Epstein ProPublica, Aug. 4, 2016, 8 a.m. • This article was originally published on ProRepublica’s internet site on 4 August. To access the original, please click here. In a blistering public critique on the eve of the Olympics, the former chief investigator for the World Anti-Doping Agency...

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