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. She has reported on all four major Boston professional teams, the NBA Finals, the World Series, the Super Bowl and the Winter and Summer Olympics. 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 contributed to the essay collection “Our Boston: Writers Celebrate the City They Love” (2013, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt). She wrote a chapter about the 1936 Berlin Olympics for the recently published anthology “Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History” (2018, Hachette Books/Twelve). In addition to writing and working in public radio, Springer teaches sports journalism at Boston University.
Springer graduated from Harvard with honors in Social Studies, a concentration that combines 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.