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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5:04am

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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4:18pm

Mon January 12, 2015
Sports

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

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 6:20 pm

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4:59am

Mon January 12, 2015
Sports

Oregon Football Fans Are Confident Their Team Will Beat Ohio State

Originally published on Mon January 12, 2015 11:30 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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5:10am

Thu January 1, 2015
Sports

4-Top Teams Meet New Year's Day In College Football Playoffs

Originally published on Thu January 1, 2015 7:48 am

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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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7:04am

Mon December 22, 2014
Sports

School Hearing Clears Florida State's Jameis Winston Of Sex Allegations

Originally published on Mon December 22, 2014 7:37 am

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6:05am

Mon December 1, 2014
Sports

Washington QB Robert Griffin III's Sinking Career; More NFL News

Originally published on Mon December 1, 2014 7:24 am

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5:20am

Thu November 27, 2014
Sports

NFL Fans Get Their Fill With 3 Games On Thanksgiving

Originally published on Fri November 28, 2014 5:23 am

Jerry Dockery checks his frying turkey as he tailgates at Eastern Market before an NFL football game between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in Detroit on Thursday.
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Updated With Final Scores:

The Detroit Lions won handily over the Chicago Bears 34-17. Detroit is now 8-4 for the season.

The Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 33-10. The Eagles are now 9-3 and lead the NFC East by one game over the Cowboys.

The Seattle Seahawks beat the San Francisco 49ers 19-3. Seattle is one game ahead of San Francisco for second place in the NFC West.

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