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Dave Goldman

By Dave Goldman 1:05 AM January 20, 2014

Sports Director

I’m one of those lucky people doing exactly what I’d hoped while growing up in East Meadow, New York. As a graduate of the University of Maryland, I spent many memorable summers lifeguarding at country clubs on Long Island and as an usher at Shea Stadium for the New York Mets. I thought cool jobs were a good idea so becoming a sportscaster was the way to go.

I thought I’d finish my career on the East Coast, but the opportunity to work with a first-class staff and operation was simply too good to pass up. It was truly an honor when KTVA offered me the chance to become its sports director and more importantly, part of the team. I come to Alaska by way of CTV in Largo, Maryland, a Washington D.C. suburb. There, I served as the sports director and chief sports photographer and had the opportunity to cover every major sport and championship across the country from the grassroots to the pros. But local storytelling has always been my professional foundation. It ensures that the stories which should be told are being told.

Additionally, I’ve been the play-by-play voice of Coppin State College and the University of Maryland-Baltimore for basketball and lacrosse, an anchor at WTOP radio in Washington, D.C. and a television reporter and producer for the Baltimore Sun High School Sports Show.

News has also been an important part of my career. As a reporter and photographer, I covered all three crash sites following 9/11 and have shot documentaries on education, crime, the ecosystem of South Florida, fracking in the Mid-Atlantic region and U.S. Marine training in Parris Island, S.C. I’ve even been out in two hurricanes and while I got wet, the camera stayed dry. Now I’m getting ready for what the Last Frontier has waiting.

In high school I lettered in soccer, wrestling and lacrosse and in July 2000 completed the Ironman Triathlon in Lake Placid, New York. My parents and grandparents instilled in me the importance of helping others and outside of work, I’m active in Boy and Girl Scouts, mentoring youth, the American Cancer Society and Christmas in April, which rebuilds homes for those in need. Now, I am privileged to help build the KTVA sports department: Yes, another cool job!

But the greatest joy in my life is my family. My wife Jenny and our children Hannah and Sam are looking forward to becoming active members in the community and making Alaska home. And that’s very cool.

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