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

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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How Baseball's Code Of Silence Figured Into Astros' Sign-Stealing Case

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MLB Commissioner Defends Decisions On Astros' Sign-Stealing Scandal

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Saturday Sports: The Astros' Sign-Stealing Scandal; Rule Change In Women's Tennis

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Houston Astros Apologize For Sign-Stealing Scandal As Spring Training Opens

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Former U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee's vice president of sports medicine Bill Moreau is suing the organization. He says he was fired for exposing the mistreatment of athletes. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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Whistleblower Suit Filed Against U.S. Olympic And Paralympic Committee

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After Slow Start, Chiefs Pull Off Super Bowl Victory Over The 49ers

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Lakers' Emotional Return To Staples Center After Kobe Bryant's Death

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The view from onstage at the Battle Arena in Los Angeles. This is the 375-seat arena that holds regular season games for teams competing in the North American Esports league called the League Championship Series (LCS). The 10 teams in the LCS play League of Legends, Esports' most popular videogame. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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Esports Evangelists Want To Bring Gaming To A Broader Audience

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Esports Is Booming, But Its Reception Remains Divided

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Saturday Sports: Baseball Cheating Scandal

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Astros' GM, Team Manager Dismissed Over Sign-Stealing Scandal

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After Weekend Games, 4 Teams Are Left In The NFL Playoffs

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