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Dave Goren, “State of National Sports Media” (May 29)

May 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Dave Goren, Executive Director, National Sports Media Association

State of National Sports Media

Dave is in his 15th year as the Executive Director of the National Sports Media Association, a Winston-Salem-based nonprofit organization that honors sports media for excellence and provides educational programs for college students and young professionals. He also oversees the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) as director.

Goren joined the NSMA after an award-winning, 24-year career in local television sports; the last 20 years of which were spent at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, NC. In 2008, he was voted by his peers as the NSMA’s North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.

In addition to his NSMA duties, he serves as the sideline reporter for Wake Forest University football, where he has also taught a sports broadcasting class since 2017. He began his teaching career at High Point University in 2014. He has served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication at High Point since 2012.

Dave is a frequent guest on sports radio talk shows, as well as a frequent emcee and speaker at civic clubs and school and charity events throughout North Carolina. His civic involvement includes:

  • Rotary Club of Western Forsyth (member)
  • Salisbury (NC) Rotary Club (Board of Directors)
  • National Sports Journalism Center (panelist)
  • College Media Institute’s Sports Reporting Workshop (presenter)
  • Association for Women in Sports Journalism (AWSM) convention (panelist/moderator)
  • American Public University System (Industry Advisory Council)
  • State Games of North Carolina (Local Organizing Committee)
  • Basket Ball gala for Coaches vs Cancer (local board)
  • Radio and Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas awards (judge)
  • New England Newspaper Association awards (judge)
  • Newhouse Sports Media Center at Syracuse University (search committee to hire first director)
  • “Men Who Cook” fundraiser to benefit the SECU Family House in Winston-Salem

Dave lives in Lewisville, NC, with his wife Ada. They have two sons, AJ and Max, and a hound dog named Sophie.

To Attend Virtually:  The Zoom link was  provided in the newsletter that was published on the Monday before this date.

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May 29
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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