Jerry Brewer

Washington, D.C.

Sports columnist

Education: Western Kentucky University, BA in Print Journalism

Jerry Brewer is a sports columnist at The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2015 after more than eight years as a columnist with the Seattle Times. During his career, he also has worked at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., The Orlando Sentinel and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He approaches sports journalism with a mantra: "The game is not the story. The game is a platform to tell a story." Through sports, Brewer chronicles the ups and downs, virtues and flaws, of humans whose lives play out before thousands of fans. He sees sports as riveting to the imagination and enlivened by the za
Latest from Jerry Brewer

MLB’s dazzling future has arrived, if the sport can stay out of the way

A generation of electric young stars is conquering baseball with personality and swagger. Can MLB take advantage?

July 12, 2023

At the All-Star Game, even the stars are in awe of Shohei Ohtani

The Angels’ two-way star has fellow players and managers in awe with his combination of talent and quiet grace. And he’s about to become a free agent.

July 11, 2023

Seattle is ready for its sports moment with women at the helm

This week's MLB All-Star Game marks the start of a stretch that places Seattle at the center of a major event spotlight featuring women playing indelible roles.

July 9, 2023

Trail Blazers send unthinkable message to Damian Lillard: Time to Scoot.

Portland and its longtime star Damian Lillard have to part ways if either side is going to make the most of its future.

June 23, 2023

Ja Morant’s harshest punishment will outlast his suspension

Ja Morant cost himself millions with his foolish behavior, but money wasn't all he lost.

June 17, 2023

The NBA has gone global, with Nikola Jokic as its all-world center

The NBA Finals have just been another showcase for the Serb's greatness — a Denver run that also include co-star billing from Canadian Jamal Murray.

June 13, 2023

The Denver Nuggets have passed all the tests. It’s time to crown them.

It's jerky path to get where the Denver Nuggets are perched: one victory from finally claiming their first NBA title.

June 10, 2023

We knew Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray were great. Now they look unstoppable.

Nikola Jokic and Jamal Murray are true originals, and they each had a triple-double in Denver’s Game 3 win to retake control of the NBA Finals.

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

Erik Spoelstra is in full command of the relentless Miami Heat

How is the underdog Miami Heat three wins from a baffling NBA title? Having the best coach in the NBA helps.

June 6, 2023