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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Saturday Sports: NBA Playoffs Begin

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Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney Dies At 84

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North Carolina And Gonzaga Face Off For NCAA Men's Basketball Title

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Gonzaga, North Carolina To Meet Monday In Men's NCAA Basketball Final

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South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) and her teammates celebrate their win over Mississippi State in the final of the NCAA women's college basketball tournament on Sunday. Eric Gay/AP hide caption

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North Carolina's Kennedy Meeks (3) of the and Jordan Bell (1) of the Oregon get tangled up during the Final Four Semifinal. Jamie Schwaberow/NCAA Photos via Getty Images hide caption

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Mississippi State Defeats UConn In Final Four Upset

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NCAA Tournament's Sweet 16 Showdowns Set To Begin

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Hopes Run High For Underdogs At Start Of NCAA Tournament

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New Orleans Privateer guard Nate Frye signs autographs after a Monday practice at the University of Dayton Arena. Frye, a senior, joined the team when it was going through a difficult period of deciding whether it had the resources to compete in Division I. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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This image shows the 2017 NCAA Division I men's college basketball tournament bracket. Villanova took the overall top seed on Selection Sunday, with Kansas, North Carolina and Gonzaga joining the defending national champions on the No. 1 line for the NCAA Tournament. AP hide caption

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Selection Sunday: 2017 Men's College Basketball Tournament Bracket Set

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D.R. Johnson's Steve Allen uses a block of wood to make sure boards are aligned properly before the CLT panel enters the pressing machine at far left. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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Oregon Lumber Community Looks To Trump And Innovation To Survive

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March Madness 101: A Few Tips For Your Bracket

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