Jesse Dougherty is a Washington Post reporter who has previously covered college and high school sports, as well as the Washington Nationals. He briefly covered the NHL for the Los Angeles Times before joining The Washington Post in February 2017. Jesse is a Syracuse University graduate who was born in Philadelphia.
Won first prize in the A Division Beat Writing category of the Associated Press Sports Editors 2019 tournament. The A Division is made up of the country’s most powerful print and digital publications. The Washington Nationals won the World Series in 2019 and received an award for their coverage.
Rookie of the Year for 2017 is awarded by the Maryland Delaware District of Columbia Press Association to the top reporter in each of the three states with less than 18 months of experience.
First-place national winner for sports column writing, according to the Society of Professional Journalists (2016).
For a profile on Syracuse assistant basketball coach Mike Hopkins published in December 2015, received fourth place (out of 112 entries from 63 institutions) in Hearst’s 2016 national personality/profile writing category.
For the 2014–15 academic year, Jesse Dougherty won the Newhouse School’s John Mitchell Award for Sports Reporting.
Education and Training of Jesse Dougherty
He completed his Graduation in Newspaper and Online Journalism from the Newhouse School of Public Communications of Syracuse University from 2012 to 2016. Where he also studied Political Science.
During the 2014 season, he was a member of Time Warner Cable Sports’ pregame show for all home Syracuse football games, as well as all home ACC basketball games for Syracuse basketball. He got his first taste of the news profession while working for Time Warner Cable.
In 2015, he worked as an intern for four months at The Philadelphia Inquirer, a non-profit organisation that publishes a news website and two daily newspapers in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.
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The career of Jesse Dougherty
He started his career early in his life, he was actively involved in various media activities. He worked as a sideline analyst in the Time Warner Cable Sports and sports editor in The Daily Orange simultaneously.
In between, he also did his Internship in Philadelphia Inquirer and he was Freelancing too. In The Daily Orange newspaper, he worked as a Digital Editor, Beat reporter and Sports Editor within his three years with The Daily Orange.
In 2016 he joined Los Angeles Times as a Sports reporter and worked there for 9 months. Finally, he joined The WashingtonPost in February 2017 and for the last four years, he has been a sports staff writer for The WashingtonPost.
Books by Jesse Dougherty
In March 2020, Jesse Dougherty published a Book named Buzz Saw: The Improbable Story of How the Washington Nationals Won the World Series. He followed the team Washington Nationals in 2019 most closely and they became the champion that year.
The winning of the team that he closely followed came to him as an opportunity and published a book on his experience and the background stories that lead the Washington Nationals to win the baseball World Series.
Jesse Dougherty is a hard-working media professional and a sports enthusiast. He is active on Twitter and LinkedIn, however very less active on Facebook. But he updated about his Buzz Saw book launching on Facebook and wrote ‘‘Have not used this page in a long time (is this thing on…?), but wanted to shoot out an update on my forthcoming book, Buzz Saw, which chronicled the Washington Nationals’ 2019 season, which ended with a World Series title.
Buzz Saw will be available on March 24, and you can pre-order below in the meantime. Thanks, as always, for all the support. You’ll be hearing more from me soon!’’
This is how he never forgot the admirers and from his busy schedule, he tries to spare some time for his followers.