Dave Goren

Dave Goren 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.

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.

Goren also oversees the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA) as director.

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, and 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:
• Rotary Club of Western Forsyth;
• 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 (cook, emcee).

Goren 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.

He 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.

Goren 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 have two sons, AJ and Max, and a hound dog named Sophie.