Leadership

Dave Goren – Executive Director

NSMA executive director Dave Goren (right) presents the Big House Gaines College Basketball Coach of the Year Award to Kelvin Sampson of the University of Houston (Daniel Coston Photo)Dave Goren serves as NSMA’s Executive Director, a job which he began in September 2009. Dave is a 24-year veteran of local television sports, with extensive experience in newspaper and radio sports as well. After his 20th and final year at WXII-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, Dave was voted NSMA’s 2008 North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.

In addition to his NSMA duties, he serves as the sideline reporter for Wake Forest Sports Properties and oversees the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) as director. He is also a professor of the practice, teaching sports broadcasting classes, at Wake Forest University.


He also taught at High Point University (2014), where he has served on the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Nido R. Qubein School of Communication since 2012. He was recognized as Friend of the Qubein School in 2021, for “going above-and-beyond to be engaged with the school and support its students.”

Among his other volunteer duties:

  • 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);
  • Salisbury (NC) Rotary Club (Board of Directors);
  • 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 (cook, emcee).Dave Goren (left) receives the Service Through Sports Award from Winston-Salem Dash vice president Corey Bugno


He was inducted into the Winston-Salem Forsyth County High School Sports Hall of Fame in 2017, and was recognized by the Winston-Salem Dash in 2021 with its Service Through Sports Award.


Dave is also 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.


Dave retired after a 15-year career as a low-scoring winger in the Piedmont Hockey Association. He lives in Lewisville, NC, with his wife Ada. They are the parents of sons AJ (a Delta Airlines employee) and Max (an NC State University student), and hound dog, Sophie.


To contact Dave, please e-mail dgoren@nationalsportsmedia.org or call 336-655-2976.