ESPN columnist/writer Kate Fagan will visit Kenyon to discuss reporting on sports, social media and mental health and also her book, "What Made Maddy Run." The book will be available in the bookstore before and after the event.
Kate Fagan is a former D-1 student athlete and currently a columnist and feature writer for espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. She is also a regular panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn" and can also be seen on "Outside the Lines."
In May 2015, Kate published an in-depth feature for espnW and companion video for SportsCenter on former University of Pennsylvania track and field athlete Madison Holleran, who died by suicide. The main story has generated over 3 million hits and the video feature has been viewed nearly 7 million times and 5.5 million of those video stats have been on Twitter. It is the most read story in espnW’s history and the companion video feature is the most watched in ESPN digital media history. Kate also secured a publishing deal with Little Brown to expand upon the article in a full-length book, titled "What Made Maddy Run," which came out in August 2017 and made the New York Times’ Best Sellers list.
In 2014, she published "The Reappearing Act: Coming Out as Gay on a College Basketball Team Led by Born-Again Christians."
Previously, Fagan spent three seasons covering the 76ers for the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Her work was cited in the anthology of "Best American Sports Writing 2013," and she has also been featured on Longreads, a site that curates the best in long-form journalism and fiction.
Monday, April 2 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Rosse Hall Auditorium
105 College Drive, Gambier, OH 43022