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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5:13pm

Thu January 22, 2015
Sports

Patriots' Coach 'Shocked' At Allegations Of Deflated Footballs

Originally published on Thu January 22, 2015 8:19 pm

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5:11pm

Wed January 21, 2015
Sports

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

Originally published on Wed January 21, 2015 7:28 pm

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5:04am

Tue January 13, 2015
Sports

Ohio State Celebrates First Football Championship In Playoff Era

Originally published on Tue January 13, 2015 8:01 am

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4:54pm

Tue January 6, 2015
Sports

Baseball Hall Of Fame Elects Three Pitchers, Second Baseman

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

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4:38pm

Thu January 1, 2015
Sports

Turbulent Season Puts The NFL On Notice

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 10:34 pm

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5:06am

Mon December 29, 2014
Sports

Calif. Law Tries To Prevent Young Brains From Football Injuries

Originally published on Mon December 29, 2014 9:11 am

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4:46am

Thu October 30, 2014
Sports

Giants Trump Royals For World Series Win

Originally published on Thu October 30, 2014 2:25 pm

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7:32am

Wed October 22, 2014
Sports

World Series Opens With A Thud For Royals

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5:03am

Fri October 17, 2014
Sports

Wild Card Teams, Giants And Royals, To Meet In World Series

Originally published on Fri October 17, 2014 8:53 am

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5:02am

Thu October 2, 2014
Sports

MLB Playoffs Winnow Down To Leagues' Division Series

Originally published on Thu October 2, 2014 8:16 am

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5:04am

Tue September 23, 2014
Sports

Baseball's Regular Season Winds Down, Playoffs Days Away

Originally published on Tue September 23, 2014 1:20 pm

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5:13pm

Fri September 19, 2014
Sports

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell: 'I Got It Wrong'

Originally published on Fri September 19, 2014 6:08 pm

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4:39pm

Thu September 11, 2014
Sports

Former FBI Director To Investigate NFL's Handling Of Ray Rice Case

Originally published on Thu September 11, 2014 8:54 pm

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5:07am

Thu August 21, 2014
Sports

Female Pitcher Mo'Ne Davis Is A Hit At Little League World Series

Originally published on Thu August 21, 2014 1:07 pm

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11:15am

Fri August 8, 2014
Sports

With 50 Games Left Till Playoffs, Few MLB Teams Out Of Contention

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