Tom Goldman Tom Goldman is NPR's sports correspondent. His reports can be heard throughout NPR's news programming, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and NPR.org.
Tom Goldman
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Tom Goldman

Correspondent, Sports

Tom Goldman is NPR's sports correspondent. His reports can be heard throughout NPR's news programming, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and NPR.org.

With a beat covering the entire world of professional sports, both in and outside of the United States, Goldman reporting covers the broad spectrum of athletics from the people to the business of athletics.

During his more than 20 years with NPR, Goldman has covered every major athletic competition including the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, golf and tennis championships, and the Olympic Games.

His pieces are diverse and include both perspective and context. Goldman often explores people's motivations for doing what they do, whether it's solo sailing around the world or pursuing a gold medal. In his reporting, Goldman searches for the stories about the inspirational and relatable amateur and professional athletes.

Goldman contributed to NPR's 2009 Edward R. Murrow award for his coverage of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and to a 2010 Murrow award for contribution to a series on high school football, "Friday Night Lives." Earlier in his career, Goldman's piece about Native American basketball players earned a 2004 Dick Schaap Excellence in Sports Journalism Award from the Center for the Study of Sport in Society at Northeastern University and a 2004 Unity Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association.

In January 1990, Goldman came to NPR to work as an associate producer for sports with Morning Edition. For the next seven years he reported, edited and produced stories and programs. In June 1997, he became NPR's first full time sports correspondent.

For five years before NPR, Goldman worked as a news reporter and then news director in local public radio. In 1984, he spent a year living on an Israeli kibbutz. Two years prior he took his first professional job in radio in Anchorage, Alaska, at the Alaska Public Radio Network.

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World Series: L.A. Dodgers Host Houston Astros In Game 1

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Age-Defying Athletes May Provide Clues For The Rest Of Us

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NFL Players And Owners Have Not Resolved Controversy Over Anthem Protests

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Seattle Seahawks Wide Receiver Is 'Quietly' Involved In Anthem Protest

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New NHL Team In Las Vegas Honors Victims Of Mass Shooting

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Las Vegas NHL Team Will Honor Shooting Victims Before Debut Game

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NFL Star Cam Newton's Controversial Remarks

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Trump's Criticism Renews Spotlight On NFL National Anthem Protests

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Saturday Sports: CTE, Aaron Hernandez And The NFL

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Former Boxing World Champion 'Raging Bull,' Jake LaMotta Dies At 95

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New England Patriots And Kansas City Chiefs Kick Off NFL Season

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Ben Hansen (left) watches data on a hand-held device as Pittsburgh Pirates prospect Matt Benedict throws a ball. Benedict is wearing sensors that recorded 39 sets of measurements. Tamara Lush/AP hide caption

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What's Up Those Baseball Sleeves? Lots Of Data, And Privacy Concerns

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