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ADDRESSES: E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer, journalist, and investigative reporter, 1973—. San Francisco Chronicle, reporter.

AWARDS, HONORS: George Polk Award, Long Island University, 2004, for sports reporting involving investigation into use of steroids in major sports; Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award, 2004; Journalist of the Year, Northern California Pro Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, 2006.


(With Mark Fainaru-Wada) Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports, Gotham Books (New York, NY), 2006.

SIDELIGHTS: See Fainaru-Wada, Mark, for Sidelights.



Booklist, September 1, 2006, Mike Tribby, review of Game of Shadows: Barry Bonds, BALCO, and the Steroids Scandal That Rocked Professional Sports, p. 150.

Chicago Sun Times, March 9, 2006, Roman Modrowski, “Author Knows All about This Giant Controversy,” profile of Mark Fainaru-Wada.

Entertainment Weekly, April 21, 2006, Melissa Rose Bernardo, Jeff Labrecque, and Bob Cannon, review of Game of Shadows, p. 77.

Hollywood Reporter, August 16, 2006, “Talk, Judges Rule,” p. 3; September 22, 2006, “Facing Jail,” p. 5.

New York Times Book Review, March 23, 2006, Michiko Kakutani, “Barry Bonds and Baseball’s Steroids Scandal,” review of Game of Shadows; May 7, 2006, Michael Sokolove, review of Game of Shadows, p. 12.

Newsweek, March 20, 2006, Mark Starr, “Bonds Gets Blasted: A Scorching New Book Boosts the Case That the Slugger’s Records Were Drug-Assisted,” review of Game of Shadows, p. 49.

Quill, October-November, 2006, “NorCal Chapter to Honor Bay Area Journalists,” p. 11.

San Francisco Chronicle, February 22, 2005, Stacy Finz, “Chronicle Reporters Honored for Sports Steroids Coverage; Polk Award among Journalism’s Highest,” p. A-2; August 30, 2006, Debra J. Saunders, “Justice Department of Steroids,” p. E-7; September 21, 2006, “Statement by Chronicle reporter Mark Fainaru-Wada”; September 21, 2006, “Statement by Chronicle reporter Lance Williams.”


ABC News Web site, http://abcnews.go.com/ (September 22, 2006), Wright Thompson, “Jail for Barry Bonds Reporters: We All Lose.”

Bookreporter.com, http://www.bookreporter.com/ (December 20, 2006), Ron Kaplan, review of Game of Shadows.

CJR Daily, http://www.cjrdaily.org/ (December 17, 2004), Susan Q. Stranahan, “Mark Fainaru-Wada on the Sports Doping Probe and Protecting Sources,” interview with Mark Fainaru-Wada.

San Francisco Magazine, http://www.sanfranciscomagazine.com/ (December 20, 2006), Steve Kett-mann, “Who Put the Chron on Steroids?,” profile of Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams.

Scriptorium, http://illuminate.redline6.net/ (June 20, 2006), Matthew Davis, review of Game of Shadows.

Truthdig.com, http://www.truthdig.com/ (June 13, 2006), James Harris, interview with Mark Fainaru-Wada.

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