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 on NPR.org.
Tom Goldman at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Tom Goldman at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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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 on 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 nearly 30 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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NBA's New Season Opens Tuesday Night With 2 Games

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Controversial Referee Call Helped Green Bay Win Monday Night Football

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Saturday Sports: China And The NBA, Washington Mystics, Simone Biles

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Bear No. 68 has packed on the pounds needed for a long hibernation. Courtesy of NPS Photos hide caption

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It's Fat Bear Week In Alaska's Katmai National Park — Time To Fill Out Your Bracket

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College Athletes In California Can Now Be Paid Under Fair Pay To Play Act

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Saturday Sports: Antonio Brown, Soccer Vs. Politics, WNBA Playoffs

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Veteran NFL Kicker Battles 'Demons' That Can Come With The Job

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California Could Radically Alter Amateur Rules In College Sports

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Saturday Sports: U.S. Open, NFL

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Eleven-year-old Ella Koehler, of Seattle United soccer club, heads the ball at a practice on the University of Washington campus. It's the first year she and her teammates of the same age can use the technique. A 2015 rule by the U.S. Soccer Federation banned heading for kids ages 10 years old and younger. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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Women's Soccer Stars Concerned About Trauma From Repetitive Head Impact

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Alabama Coach Nick Saban roams the field during practice in Tuscaloosa. The Crimson Tide enters the season ranked No. 2 and aiming to reclaim its national championship throne. Russell Lewis/NPR hide caption

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Tide Rolls Back In: Alabama Hopes To Not Squander Last Year's Championship 'Failure'

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Saturday Sports: Women's Soccer Team, Jay-Z

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