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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Baseball Player Shohei Ohtani Is The Talk Of Fans As MLB Season Gets Started

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As College Basketball Prepares To Crown Men's Champion, Scandal Looms Over Program

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Tiger Woods plays his shot from the 16th tee Sunday during the final round of the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando. Sam Greenwood/Getty Images hide caption

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After Years Wandering A Golf Desert, Tiger Woods Stages A Dramatic Comeback

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After Dramatic Downfall, Tiger Woods Might Finally Be Making A Comeback

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U.S. Paralympic snowboarder and inventor Mike Schultz in his St. Cloud, Minn., office, showing off the prosthetic sports leg he invented in 2009. The Moto Knee costs about $6,000; the Versa Foot is around $2,400. It's estimated 30 athletes will use the devices at the Paralympics in South Korea. Tom Goldman/NPR hide caption

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For U.S. Snowboarder, Helping Fellow Paralympians Is As Vital As Medaling

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News Brief: Trump Changes On Gun Policy, Opioids, USOC CEO Resigns

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Women's Figure Skating: Zagitova Edges Medvedeva To Win Gold

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U.S. Skiers Fall Short Of Expectations

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