Cindy Boren

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering sports, with an emphasis on politics and national stories

Education: Southeast Missouri, BA in English and journalism

Cindy Boren spent most of her career in traditional sports journalism before becoming increasingly interested in digital publishing. She moved from an editing role in sports to writing about national sports stories, adding analysis and commentary, as founder of The Early Lead blog in 2010.
Latest from Cindy Boren

Live updates: Rams face the Bengals in Super Bowl LVI

The Los Angeles Rams take on the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday in Super Bowl LVI. Follow along for news, live updates and highlights before, during and after the game.

February 13, 2022

Highlights from Day 9 at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Erin Jackson won a historic speedskating gold, and the U.S. men's hockey team beat Germany to sail into the quarterfinals.

February 13, 2022

Highlights from Day 6 at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Snowboarder Chloe Kim, figure skater Nathan Chen and a freestyle skiing team won gold for the United States, and the U.S. men’s hockey team made its debut.

February 10, 2022

When it comes to figure skating, don’t underestimate the choice of music

Nathan Chen plans to go for the gold accompanied by the sounds of Elton John.

February 9, 2022

NBC says Leslie Jones can keep doing her unique brand of Olympics commentary

An NBC spokesman said a "third party" was to blame to pressuring the former "Saturday Night Live" comedian.

February 9, 2022

Highlights from Day 5 at the Beijing Winter Olympics

After American star Mikaela Shiffrin had another shocking letdown, snowboard cross veteran Lindsey Jacobellis finally won a gold medal, the first for the United States at these Games.

February 9, 2022

Cyclist Egan Bernal leaves hospital two weeks after near-fatal training crash

The 2019 Tour de France winner said he had a "95 percent" chance of paralysis after colliding with a bus.

February 8, 2022

Highlights from Day 4 of the Beijing Winter Olympics

On Day 4 of the Beijing Games, figure skater Nathan Chen dazzled, Eileen Gu became the youngest Olympic gold medalist in freestyle skiing, and the U.S. women’s hockey team lost to Canada.

February 8, 2022

Nina O’Brien’s Olympics end with a gruesome crash in a giant slalom race

Nina O’Brien's lower leg injury is a reminder that the sport can be “brutal, and it hurts far more often than it ever feels good,” as Mikaela Shiffrin put it.

February 7, 2022

Highlights from Day 3 at the Beijing Winter Olympics

Mikaela Shiffrin had a stunning fall in her first giant slalom run, and the Americans won silver in team figure skating, finishing behind the Russian team.

February 7, 2022