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

Jeimer Candelario can help the Nationals now and in the future

Jeimer Candelario is a unifying force in the clubhouse and could be a valuable commodity at the trade deadline.

June 1, 2023

Nationals flip on the power, avoid a sweep against Dodgers

Keibert Ruiz blasts two home runs against his former team and the visitors hit five total in a 10-6 win over L.A. to finish their trip west 3-3/

May 31, 2023

Dodgers close in on sweep of Nationals after tight game slips away

J.D. Martinez’s two-run homer in the seventh inning was the crucial blow in a 9-3 loss at Dodger Stadium.

May 31, 2023

Thaddeus Ward doesn’t pitch much, but he tries to stay ready

Nationals reliever Thaddeus Ward retired all six Dodgers he faced Monday night and is trying to make the most of his limited opportunities.

May 30, 2023

Difficult fifth inning dooms the Nationals to a 6-1 loss to the Dodgers

A CJ Abrams error helped open the floodgates as Los Angeles scored all six of its runs in the inning.

May 30, 2023

Nationals promote top prospect James Wood to Class AA Harrisburg

Wood, 20, had been tearing it up for high Class A Wilmington.

May 28, 2023

Frustrating finish denies Nats their first three-game sweep since 2021

A difficult defensive play in the bottom of the ninth inning cost the Nationals, who were saddled with a 3-2 loss to the Royals.

May 28, 2023

Nationals own the sixth inning (again) and beat the Royals (again)

A day after the offense let loose for eight runs, the Nationals produce a four-run sixth and hold off Kansas City, 4-2.

May 27, 2023

Luis García ties Nationals record with a six-hit game

The 23-year-old second baseman sparked the Nationals in Friday night’s 12-10 win at Kansas City.

May 27, 2023

Nationals hold off the Royals in a 22-run slugfest

Luis García had a six-hit night — including two doubles in the sixth inning, a franchise first — as the Nationals held on for a 12-10 win.

May 27, 2023