Founder, President & CEO
Tom Goodman is a seasoned communications executive who worked at three major American corporations – CBS, ABC and J. Walter Thompson – before launching Goodman Media in 1996.
Goodman Media quickly became a leading media relations agency, representing major media companies in television, radio, newspaper, magazine and book publishing, and other areas of entertainment; electronics, retail, and other consumer companies; health care organizations; professional services firms in law and executive recruitment; transportation companies; business and trade groups; and not-for-profit organizations in the arts, education, and advocacy.
Goodman has contributed to many notable client campaigns at GMI, including: the launch of two Harry Potter books (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince) for Scholastic Inc.; the annual unveiling of the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book; events for the Joe Torre Safe At Home Foundation; and the placing of a half-sized model of the Concorde in Times Square for British Airways, Goodman Media’s first client.
At CBS News, Goodman directed public relations campaigns for the “CBS Evening News with Dan Rather,” “60 Minutes,” “48 Hours,” “CBS This Morning,” “Sunday Morning,” “West 57th” and “Face the Nation.” He was CBS News’ primary spokesman for all broadcast matters, including policy, standards and new program development. At ABC News, he was Manager of News Information and, earlier, Press Representative for ABC’s “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings.”
Prior to joining ABC News in 1981, Goodman was an Account Executive with J. Walter Thompson. He worked on national media relations campaigns for Eastman Kodak Company, Bausch & Lomb, Standard Brands, Eli Lilly and G.D. Searle.
Goodman began his career as a reporter-photographer for The Delaware Gazette, a daily newspaper near Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.
A native of Scarsdale, New York, Goodman is an avid car buff, dating back to his days at Scarsdale High School. In 2016, he was honored to be a judge in the Robb Report’s Car of the Year competition.