Shira Springer covers stories at the intersection of sports and society for NPR and WBUR. She also writes a regular column on women’s sports for The Boston Globe and features for The Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. She has reported on all four major Boston professional teams, the NBA Finals, the World Series, the Super Bowl, the Winter and Summer Olympics and the Boston Marathon. She served as the Globe’s Celtics beat writer for seven years. Her coverage of the Celtics and the NBA, as well as the larger sports world, has earned awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors for investigative journalism and from the Women’s Sports Foundation for feature writing.
Springer graduated from Harvard with honors in Social Studies (Politics, Philosophy and Economics). She was a distance runner on the cross-country and track teams and continues her interest in the sport by running marathons.