Ava Wallace

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering the Washington Wizards and tennis

Education: Northwestern University, BS in journalism and history of the Americas

Ava Wallace is the Wizards beat reporter for The Washington Post. Since joining the Post in 2015, she has covered college athletics, tennis and the WNBA.
Latest from Ava Wallace

The Wizards have a lot of cooks in the kitchen. Here’s how it will work.

Michael Winger will be on top of all of Monumental basketball while Will Dawkins and Travis Schlenk are part of the new management team.

June 8, 2023

NBA Finals Game 3 highlights: Nikola Jokic, Nuggets regain home court with convincing win over Heat

Nikola Jokic had the first 30-20-10 game in Finals history and Jamal Murray added a 30-point triple-double as the Nuggets grabbed home-court advantage back from the Heat with a 109-94 win.

June 7, 2023

Coco Gauff and Frances Tiafoe will be in a deep DC Open field

Seven top-10 players are committed to play at Rock Creek Park Tennis Center this summer.

June 7, 2023

Wizards hire Will Dawkins as general manager

Dawkins overlapped with Monumental Basketball president Michael Winger in Oklahoma City.

June 5, 2023

Wizards hire former Hawks executive Travis Schlenk to front office

President Michael Winger's first hire will serve as the senior vice president of player personnel as a new front office begins to take shape.

June 1, 2023

D.C.’s Citi Open merges with Silicon Valley Classic to boost women’s event

The tournament will join with the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic, a move that lifts the women’s event in D.C. from a WTA 250 to a WTA 500-level tournament.

June 1, 2023

Wizards hire Michael Winger, former Clippers GM, as new president

Winger assumes the Wizards’ top job with less than a month before the NBA draft on June 22, where the Wizards hold the eighth, 42nd and 57th picks.

May 24, 2023

Wizards hoping for a little magic in the NBA draft lottery

Washington has the eighth-best odds to win the lottery, or a 6.7 percent chance.

May 15, 2023

Wizards drop assistants with general manager search still in early stages

Assistant coaches Alex McLean and Dean Oliver will not return to the Wizards next season.

May 5, 2023

In hiring a general manager, the Wizards should think smaller

Big names such as Masai Ujiri and Bob Myers are nice. But Wizards owner Ted Leonsis's best bet might to act more like a mid-market team.

April 22, 2023