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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Christian Pulisic of the U.S. Men's team reacts to his team's loss to Trinidad and Tobago last October. Ashley Allen/Getty Images hide caption

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World Cup Begins Without The U.S. Men's Team

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Golden State Warriors guard Quinn Cook in the second half during an NBA basketball game against the Phoenix Suns on April 8, 2018, in Phoenix. Cook started his basketball career in Ohio, where Game 3 of the NBA Finals happens on Wednesday. Rick Scuteri/AP hide caption

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Game 3 Of The NBA Finals A Sort Of Homecoming For Golden State Warrior Quinn Cook

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Golden State Warriors Take A 2-0 Lead Over Cleveland Cavaliers

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News Brief: North Korea Summit Plans Continue, Europe And Iran, NBA Playoffs

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NFL Tells Players To Stand And Respect The Flag And National Anthem

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NFL Says Players Must Stand During Anthem Or Teams Will Face Fines

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New Dallas Mavericks CEO Has A Big Job Ahead Of Her

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There's No Surprise In The NBA Final Teams, But There's Still Lots Of Excitement

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

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