David Epstein is leaving Sports Illustrated for ProPublica. His new role will be investigative reporter, which suits him perfectly.
Epstein has been a senior writer for SI for the last seven years. Epstein and Selena Roberts (who also recently left SI) are credited with breaking the A-Rod/steroids story in 2003. Epstein has also won the Society of Professional Journalists 2010 “Deadline Club Award” and Time Inc.’s Henry R. Luce Award for public service.
In related news, ProPublica has added Nina Martin and Megan McCloskey as investigative journalists. Martin comes to ProPublica from San Francisco magazine, where she has been for the majority of the past 10 years. McCloskey comes to ProPublica from Stars and Stripes, where she served as a national correspondent since 2009.