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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5:13am

Tue April 7, 2015
Sports

Duke Comes From Behind To Defeat Wisconsin In Men's NCAA Championship

Originally published on Tue April 7, 2015 7:36 am

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5:14pm

Mon April 6, 2015
Sports

Duke Faces Wisconsin (Not Kentucky) In NCAA Championship

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 7:48 pm

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5:06am

Mon April 6, 2015
Sports

College Basketball Championship Games Expected To Be Close

Originally published on Mon April 6, 2015 9:43 am

Traevon Jackson of the Wisconsin Badgers drives to the hoop during a game against the Duke Blue Devils on December 03, 2014. They will face one another again in the NCAA championship game Monday.
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7:44am

Sun April 5, 2015
Sports

Wisconsin's Dramatic Defeat Of Kentucky Is A Case Of Role Reversal

Originally published on Sun April 5, 2015 11:19 am

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4:29pm

Fri April 3, 2015
Sports

Undefeated Kentucky Vies For Perfection As It Enters Final Four

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 6:42 pm

The NCAA men's basketball Final Four begins Saturday with No. 1 Kentucky facing Wisconsin. Kentucky hopes a championship will bring it a perfect season. NPR explores what it means to be perfect and how we pursue the art of perfection.

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5:07am

Fri April 3, 2015
Sports

Bracket Madness Marches Into April With Basketball's Final 4

Originally published on Fri April 3, 2015 3:21 pm

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8:01am

Sun March 22, 2015
Sports

NCAA Tournament: N.C. State Shocks No.1-Seed Villanova

Originally published on Sun March 22, 2015 9:19 am

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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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4:49pm

Wed March 18, 2015
Sports

First Round Of NCAA College Basketball Tournament Underway

Originally published on Wed March 18, 2015 6:27 pm

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5:34am

Tue March 17, 2015
Sports

In NCAA Women's Bracket, UConn Is Easily The Top Seed

Originally published on Tue March 17, 2015 7:25 am

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