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Mark Fainaru-Wada

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 Mark Fainaru-Wada Biography

Mark Fainaru-Wada is an investigative reporter credited with exposing the steroid scandal case known as BALCO. With his colleague Lance Williams, Fainaru-Wada wrote the book Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports, a New York Times bestseller. President Bush congratulated Fainaru-Wada and Williams for providing a public service to the countrya service that also caused them to be threatened with an 18-month jail sentence.

Since he began working on the BALCO steroid case for the San Francisco Chronicle in September 2003, Fainaru-Wadas investigative work has earned him a string of national honors. They include the George Polk, Edgar A. Poe, and Dick Schaap Excellence in Journalism and Associated Press Sports Editors awards. Fainaru-Wada and Williams also appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and The Today Show.

Fainaru-Wada and Williamss book Game of Shadows prompted Major League Baseball to launch an investigation into steroid use in its sport. In May 2006, both reporters were issued subpoenas to testify before a grand jury investigating the source of some of the information they published in The Chronicle and their book. The reporters vowed not to reveal their sources and were appealing their sentence of up to 18 months in prison when the government dropped the subpoenas in February.

Fainaru-Wadas notable projects have included an investigation into the expanding influence of sports agents, an inside look at how scam artists use athletes to lure investors into bogus business ventures, and revealing profiles of the controversial owners of the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers.

Fainaru-Wada currently reports for ESPN. He previously worked for the San Francisco Examiner, where he wrote enterprise stories and covered Stanford football and men's basketball. He was also a national sportswriter for Scripps Howard News Service, covering the Masters, Wimbledon and the Final Four. He has worked at the National all-sports daily, the Los Angeles Daily News and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

Topics

A Promise is a Promise

The Biggest Sports Scandal of our Generation

Investigative Reporting 101

Steroids: The Wonder Drug

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Speaking Topics
  • A Promise is a Promise

  • The Biggest Sports Scandal of our Generation

  • Investigative Reporting 101

  • Steroids: The Wonder Drug

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Mark Fainaru-Wada Biography

Mark Fainaru-Wada is an investigative reporter credited with exposing the steroid scandal case known as BALCO. With his colleague Lance Williams, Fainaru-Wada wrote the book Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports, a New York Times bestseller. President Bush congratulated Fainaru-Wada and Williams for providing a public service to the countrya service that also caused them to be threatened with an 18-month jail sentence.

Since he began working on the BALCO steroid case for the San Francisco Chronicle in September 2003, Fainaru-Wadas investigative work has earned him a string of national honors. They include the George Polk, Edgar A. Poe, and Dick Schaap Excellence in Journalism and Associated Press Sports Editors awards. Fainaru-Wada and Williams also appeared on Late Night with David Letterman and The Today Show.

Fainaru-Wada and Williamss book Game of Shadows prompted Major League Baseball to launch an investigation into steroid use in its sport. In May 2006, both reporters were issued subpoenas to testify before a grand jury investigating the source of some of the information they published in The Chronicle and their book. The reporters vowed not to reveal their sources and were appealing their sentence of up to 18 months in prison when the government dropped the subpoenas in February.

Fainaru-Wadas notable projects have included an investigation into the expanding influence of sports agents, an inside look at how scam artists use athletes to lure investors into bogus business ventures, and revealing profiles of the controversial owners of the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco 49ers.

Fainaru-Wada currently reports for ESPN. He previously worked for the San Francisco Examiner, where he wrote enterprise stories and covered Stanford football and men's basketball. He was also a national sportswriter for Scripps Howard News Service, covering the Masters, Wimbledon and the Final Four. He has worked at the National all-sports daily, the Los Angeles Daily News and the Knoxville News-Sentinel.

Topics

A Promise is a Promise

The Biggest Sports Scandal of our Generation

Investigative Reporting 101

Steroids: The Wonder Drug

Mark Fainaru-Wada Speaking Topics

  • A Promise is a Promise

  • The Biggest Sports Scandal of our Generation

  • Investigative Reporting 101

  • Steroids: The Wonder Drug

FAQs on booking Mark Fainaru-Wada

  • How to book Mark Fainaru-Wada?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mark Fainaru-Wada for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mark Fainaru-Wada, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mark Fainaru-Wada or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Mark Fainaru-Wada?

    Booking fees for Mark Fainaru-Wada, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mark Fainaru-Wada, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Mark Fainaru-Wada?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mark Fainaru-Wada for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark Fainaru-Wada for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mark Fainaru-Wada or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mark Fainaru-Wada or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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Mark Fainaru-Wada Speaking Topics

  • A Promise is a Promise

  • The Biggest Sports Scandal of our Generation

  • Investigative Reporting 101

  • Steroids: The Wonder Drug

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