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Reporter who broke the Nassar scandal explains how the story came together

Marisa Kwiatkowski, Larry Nassar
Luke Cooley
Marisa Kwiatkowski is the Indianapolis Star investigate reporter who broke the Larry Nassar story last year

Few stories are more horrifying than the revelation of nearly two decades of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of gymnasts — girls and women who were supposed to be getting medical treatment.

The story came to life because of investigate reporting by the Indianapolis Star newspaper. Marisa Kwiatkowski, the investigative reporter at the Star who broke the Nassar story, joined Stateside to discuss how she discovered the story through investigating the USA Gymnastics team, how sources were initially hesitant to talk, and the state of news media in 2018.

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