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.
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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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Anthem Protests During NFL Preseason Stir Fans' Feelings

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NCAA Announces A Sweeping Overhaul Of College Basketball

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Players from a Single-A minor league team in the West cast shadows across the dugout. The players here chase dreams of making it to the major leagues, but they are paid far less than their major league counterparts. Christopher Morris /Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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Fight Against Low, Low Pay In Minor League Baseball Continues Despite New Obstacles

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As NFL Kicks Off Preseason, Anthem Controversy Is Front And Center

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Saturday Sports: NFL Anthem Protest Policy Update

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NFL And Players Union Agree To Freeze National Anthem Rule

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NFL And Players Agree To Not Enforce Controversial Anthem Rules, For Now

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Usain Bolt, The World's Fastest Man, Is Sprinting Toward Soccer

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UCLA researchers are using a radioactive tracer, which binds to abnormal proteins in the brain, to see if it is possible to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy in living patients. Warmer colors in these PET scans indicate higher concentrations of the tracer. UCLA hide caption

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Serena Williams serves against Evgeniya Rodina of Russia during their Ladies' Singles fourth round match on day seven of Wimbledon on July 9, 2018 in London. Clive Mason/Getty Images hide caption

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LeBron James Leaves Cleveland To Play For Los Angeles Lakers

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France's Olivier Giroud, center, goes down after a header during the group C match between Denmark and France at the 2018 soccer World Cup at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Tuesday. The teams played to a scoreless tie — the tournament's first. David Vincent/AP hide caption

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