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.

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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The Two-Way
8:46 am
Sat January 31, 2015

All Is Not So Well In The NFL Ahead Of Super Bowl Sunday

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaking at a pre-Super Bowl news conference in Phoenix.
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Another day, another controversy.

It's been that kind of a year for the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell talked about it all Friday at his annual State of the League address in downtown Phoenix.

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Sports
4:14 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 5:29 pm

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Sports
3:24 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Patriots' Coach 'Shocked' At Allegations Of Deflated Footballs

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 7:19 pm

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Sports
3:48 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

'Deflate-Gate' Is 'Sour Grapes' Or Serious Business, Depending Who You Ask

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 6:28 pm

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Sports
4:04 am
Tue January 13, 2015

Ohio State Celebrates First Football Championship In Playoff Era

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 7:01 am

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Sports
3:18 pm
Mon January 12, 2015

First College Football Playoff In New System Pits Ducks Against 'Bucks'

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 5:20 pm

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Sports
3:54 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

Baseball Hall Of Fame Elects Three Pitchers, Second Baseman

Originally published on Tue January 6, 2015 5:36 pm

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Sports
3:24 pm
Thu January 1, 2015

Turbulent Season Puts The NFL On Notice

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 9:34 pm

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Sports
4:06 am
Mon December 29, 2014

Calif. Law Tries To Prevent Young Brains From Football Injuries

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 8:11 am

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Sports
3:46 am
Thu October 30, 2014

Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 1:25 pm

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