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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5:05am

Fri March 20, 2015
Sports

March Madness Kicks Off With High Drama

Originally published on Fri March 20, 2015 6:55 am

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6:14pm

Wed February 11, 2015
Remembrances

Basketball Coach Jerry Tarkanian Remembered As Successful, Controversial

Originally published on Wed February 11, 2015 6:27 pm

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4:19pm

Mon February 2, 2015
Sports

Low Draft Picks, No-Names Stand Out At Super Bowl

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 6:30 pm

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5:50am

Sun February 1, 2015
The Two-Way

At Long Last: It's Super Bowl Sunday

Originally published on Mon February 2, 2015 7:45 am

Football pundits say could be one of the closest, most exciting championship games ever.
Charlie Riedel AP

Are you ready for 17 and a half minutes of football???!!!!

That, according to a study by the Media Education Foundation, is how much live football action there was in last year's Super Bowl. And pretty much what we can expect Sunday when the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 49.

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9:46am

Sat January 31, 2015
The Two-Way

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

Originally published on Sat January 31, 2015 5:19 pm

At a pre-Super Bowl news conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said it's been a "tough year" for the League.
David J. Phillip AP

Another day, another controversy.

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

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4:40pm

Fri January 30, 2015
Sports

Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 6:29 pm

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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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