Award-winning journalist Don Van Natta Jr. will see his role expand across ESPN as the host of two new series slated to debut in 2019. Van Natta will also increase his contributions to ESPN’s investigative news show Outside the Lines and his work will continue to appear across ESPN’s platforms.
“Don is an exceptional reporter, and we are excited to collaborate with him to expand his responsibilities,” said Rob King, Senior Vice President, Original Content Newsgathering & Digital Media. “Together, we will be developing new ways to bring his award-winning journalism to sports fans and expand the reach of his storytelling with these new projects.”
One project that Van Natta and Dahl are developing is a new ESPN interview podcast. Van Natta will lead a three-way discussion featuring provocative pairings that explore topics and shared histories with a level of depth, storytelling and, at times, conflict likely to test the comfort zones of all involved.
Since joining ESPN in January 2012, Van Natta has done cross-platform, investigative stories about the biggest topics in sports.