Sally Jenkins

Washington, D.C.

Sports columnist

Education: Stanford University, B.A. English Literature

Sally Jenkins began her second stint at The Washington Post in 2000 after spending the previous decade working as a book author and as a magazine writer. She was named the nation’s top sports columnist in 2001, 2003, 2010 and 2011 by the Associated Press Sports Editors. In 2013, she won a first-place award from the AP for an investigative series co-written with Rick Maese on medical care in the NFL, titled “Do No Harm.” Jenkins is the author of 12 books, four of which were New York Times bestsellers, most recently the No.1 “Sum It Up” with legendary basketball coach Pat Summitt. She is also t
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The NFL loves ‘quarterback whisperers.’ Why doesn’t it love Jim Caldwell?

As NFL owners increasingly turn to young, White offensive ‘gurus,’ the coach who mentored Peyton Manning, Matthew Stafford and Joe Flacco is out of a job.

December 8, 2022

The Commanders needed a decisive win. All they got were more ‘what-ifs.’

The Commanders are merely close to being a good team, and on Sunday, close didn’t get them anything but an indeterminate tie with the New York Giants.

December 4, 2022

Jerry Jones helped transform the NFL, except when it comes to race

Decades after the segregation battles of his youth, Jerry Jones has modernized the NFL’s revenue model but hasn’t hired a Black head coach.

November 23, 2022

The beautiful game is fine. Suitcases full of cash are better.

The beautiful game is fine. Suitcases full of cash are better.

November 23, 2022

Think Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers are done? Better not look away.

No matter how they shaky their teams look through seven weeks, never underestimate Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers, and never look away.

October 26, 2022

Daniel Snyder is always looking for the sucker. This time, it might be him.

Fans know not to trust Daniel Snyder. Owners might finally be learning.

October 19, 2022

How do we draw the line between sports cheaters and sports strivers?

The cheating scandal rocking chess reinforces that among high performers, not all rule-breaking is the same.

October 11, 2022

Another ‘report’ on abuse in women’s sports. When is enough enough?

Predatory coaches and officials who fail athletes should face prosecution, not just shame.

October 3, 2022

When chess is hard and cheating is easy, the next move is complicated

Chess master Magnus Carlsen makes an allegation that's hard to check.

September 27, 2022

Serious about his game and his diet, Frances Tiafoe is eating up this U.S. Open

Who’s having as much fun at this U.S. Open as the American semifinalist? Everyone watching him.

September 9, 2022