Ryan Goldberg is a journalist whose work has appeared in more than a dozen newspapers and magazines, including Texas Monthly, Deadspin, the New York Times, Village Voice, ProPublica, Men’s Journal, Inside Jersey, and more. He tends to write about people and places on the margins of society.


His feature “The Drug Runners,” published in Texas Monthly in August 2017, won the Reporting category at the 2018 National City and Regional Magazine Awards. In 2012, he won the Eclipse Award for feature writing in horse racing for this story about father-son jockeys Eibar and Keiber Coa.

Along the way, he’s worked for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” where his undercover investigation of the racetrack-to-slaughter pipeline won the 2009 Sports Emmy for Outstanding Sports Journalism. Other credits include writing for four Olympics broadcasts and the World Cup; original research for the 2015 documentary “America’s Game and the Iran Hostage Crisis”; and associate producer on “Benji,” an ESPN Films’ documentary that premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival.

He began his journalism career in 1999 at the Asbury Park Press (N.J.) as a junior in high school. Now a longtime Brooklyn resident, he can be found canvassing its dives, docks, parks, cemeteries, bus lines, and neighborhoods in search of inspiration and stories.