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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Saturday sports: Olympics in less than 2 weeks; no Djokovic at Australian Open

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As the Olympics near, activists criticize China's alleged human rights violations

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Yankees make history after hiring first female manager in the minor leagues

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After the Figure Skating Championships, the U.S. Olympic team is named

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Saturday sports: COVID is knocking out the competition in skating, tennis and the NBA

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John Madden, NFL Hall of Fame coach and iconic sports broadcaster, dies at 85

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John Madden, NFL Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, has died at age 85

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Outrage after Joe Buck said that a player's concussion symptoms may be from the cold

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Omicron infections are surging in the professional sports world

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Steph Curry breaks NBA career record for 3-pointers

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USA Gymnastics settles abuse claims involving former team doctor Larry Nassar

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Saturday sports: US diplomatically boycotting Winter Olympics; Formula One faceoff

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Olympic officials avoided direct answers when asked about China's human rights issue

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Men's tennis is under fire for not pulling business from China over Peng Shuai

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