Washington Post sports reporter Tarik El-Bashir is headed to Comcast SportsNet to cover the Redskins, according to a WaPo memo (below).
I enjoyed El-Bashir’s work at the Post, and the paper’s Caps coverage suffered when he left that beat. Now he gets to cover the Skins for Skins bedfellow CSN, which should benefit from the move. We wish him well.
From: Jennifer Crandell
Date: Wed, May 30, 2012 at 3:41 PM
Subject: Staff News: Tarik El-Bashir
To: NEWS – All Newsroom
We are sorry to announce that Tarik El-Bashir will be leaving the Post to take on a new job covering the Redskins for ComcastSportsNet.
Tarik started with us as a high school sports writer in 1999 and took over the Capitals beat in 2005. It just so happened that another rookie named Alex Ovechkin also came to the Capitals that year, and over the ensuing five seasons Tarik was on the scene to document Ovechkin’s and the Capitals’ exciting rise to prominence in the National Hockey League. The two most recent seasons, Tarik has been our lead writer on Georgetown men’s basketball, one of our most important college beats, and added auto racing to his portfolio. He also served as our resident hockey analyst, joining forces with lead beat writer Katie Carrera to provide an added dimension to our Caps coverage.
While we will dearly miss Tarik’s gregarious nature and good spirit, we wish him well in this new phase of his career.