Mirin Fader strives to combine her passions for basketball and writing as a sports writer. Mirin is currently a sports reporter at the Orange County Register, writing features on all sports. Mirin also writes for espnW and Bleacher Report, and has been published in Sports Illustrated (SI.com), SLAM Magazine, SBNation.com, Teen Vogue and more.
Her story on the Imperials, a pioneering Japanese-American basketball team from Southern California, won second place for “Best Sports Story” at the 2017 Orange County Press Club’s annual writing awards. Her story on former Cal State Fullerton soccer star Christina Burkenroad, now playing for the NWSL’s Orlando Pride, won second place for “Best Sports Story” at the 2016 OC Press Club’s annual writing awards.
Mirin is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, Association for Women in Sports Media, Online News Association and Orange County Press Club. Based in Los Angeles, Mirin is an alumna of Occidental College.
She discusses her journey into sports writing, her writing process and more here (beginning at 6:30 mark).
Aside from her writing, Mirin was a member of the women’s basketball team at Lewis & Clark College (2009-10) before transferring to Occidental as a sophomore.
Mirin looks forward to expanding her portfolio. Please feel free to contact her for opportunities: