Jesse Dougherty

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the Washington Nationals.

Education: Syracuse University, BS in newspaper and online journalism and political science

Jesse Dougherty is a Washington Nationals beat reporter for the Post, and previously covered college athletics, high school sports and the Washington Capitals. Before joining The Washington Post in February 2017, he briefly covered the NHL for the Los Angeles Times. Jesse was born in Philadelphia and graduated from Syracuse University.
Latest from Jesse Dougherty

Carter Kieboom, rehabbing in Florida, is eager to get back on track

Carter Kieboom thought this was the year, but Tommy John surgery changed everything.

July 12, 2022

Juan Soto set a record in last year’s Home Run Derby and is back for more

Last summer, Soto credited the derby with helping him raise his launch angle and hit more homers.

July 11, 2022

Juan Soto’s lumber might be getting hot. His leather? Another story.

The Nationals young star has proven far more adept with the bat than with the glove thus far. How long he stays in the outfield remains a question.

July 7, 2022

Less is more for Donovan Casey in quest to make it back to the Nationals

Outfielder Donovan Casey, acquired last summer in the mega deal that sent Max Scherzer and Trea Turner to the Dodgers spent six days with the Nationals in April but never made his debut.

July 7, 2022

Nats halt skid as Josiah Gray dominates all Phillies not named Kyle Schwarber

The Nationals' young right-hander gave up a pair of homers to the Philadelphia slugger but not much else in a 3-2 win.

July 6, 2022

Old friend Kyle Schwarber blasts the Phillies past the Nats in a laugher

Schwarber slugged two home runs to boost his season total to 25 as the Phillies handed the Nationals a sixth straight loss.

July 5, 2022

How long will it take for the Nationals to rebuild? Your questions, answered.

Barry Svrluga and Jesse Dougherty answered your questions about Juan Soto's contract talks and the future of the Washington Nationals.

July 5, 2022

Ex-Nats outfielder Andrew Stevenson is still making his case in Class AAA

The outfielder is putting together a strong season for the Rochester Red Wings.

July 5, 2022

After Juan Soto exits, Nats’ rallies are all for naught in latest loss

Left calf tightness forced Soto out of the game and to an MRI exam, and the Nationals surged twice before falling to the Marlins in 10 innings.

July 3, 2022

Why is Tyler Clippard sticking it out in Rochester? To prove people wrong.

Clippard, 37, pitched for the Nationals from 2008 to 2014. Now he badly wants to again.

July 3, 2022