Paula Lavigne joined ESPN in 2008 as an investigative reporter. As part of ESPN’s enterprise unit, Lavigne covers investigative stories, primarily for Outside the Lines and ESPN.com and also for SportsCenter.
Before joining ESPN, Lavigne worked as a reporter and data analyst for the Des Moines Register, The Dallas Morning News, and The News-Tribune in Tacoma, Washington.
Lavigne has been recognized for her investigative journalism with multiple awards including a Gracie Award for her investigation on the Baylor football program, an Alfred I. duPont Award for her investigation on a youth football gambling ring, two New York International TV & Film Awards and other honors.
In addition to her role at ESPN, Lavigne is also the co-author “Violated: Exposing Rape at Baylor University Amid College Football’s Sexual Assault Crisis” a book she and ESPN.com senior writer Mark Schlabach wrote about Baylor University and its handling of sexual violence among students.