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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Doping Test Results Reorder Olympic Medal Winners

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Marijuana is now legal for recreational or medicinal use in more than half the country, but it's still banned in professional sports. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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NFL Players Searching For Painkiller Choices Hope For Relaxed Marijuana Ban

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Cubs-Indians Tied One-Game-A-Piece As World Series Shifts To Chicago

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The fans packed the stands to see Game 2 of the World Series at Progressive Field in Cleveland Wednesday, after sluggish attendance during the Indians' regular season. Jamie Squire/Getty Images hide caption

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World Series Game 1: Cleveland Indians Beat Chicago Cubs 6-0

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Cubs Vs. Indians: World Series To End One Team's Historic Drought

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Indians Vs. Cubs: Each Aims To End Decades-Long Championship Drought

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Olympic Organizers In Tokyo Consider Costs Ahead Of 2020 Games

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Nearly 7 Decades Later, Vin Scully's Long Broadcast Will Soon Come To A Close

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Arnold Palmer acknowledges the crowd after hitting the ceremonial first tee shot at the 2007 Masters tournament. David J. Phillip/AP hide caption

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Golfer Arnold Palmer, Who Gave New Life To A Staid Game, Dies At 87

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Hackers Release Data On 25 More Athletes From 8 Countries

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