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

Ignore the absurd small talk: Bryce Young more than measures up

No matter his size, Bryce Young isn’t a big risk. He’s a big, franchise-altering deal for the Carolina Panthers.

April 24, 2023

The NBA finally made Draymond Green feel the pain of overreaction

The league responded to a stomp with what many are considering an overstep. Karma is a better way to describe it.

April 20, 2023

It’s time to pass the torch in the NBA, if anyone is willing to take it

The NBA playoffs show aging stars are hanging on and younger ones struggling to take hold.

April 18, 2023

Connecticut handled all business. That has never looked so impressive.

As blue bloods faltered, Connecticut handled all business. That has never looked so impressive.

April 4, 2023

March Madness highlights: U-Conn. beats San Diego State for fifth men’s basketball title

March Madness concluded Monday night as the Huskies claimed their first national title since 2014 with a commanding win over San Diego State in Houston.

April 4, 2023

Dan Hurley’s hard-charging U-Conn. team throws it back to the glory days

As the Huskies roll into Monday night's national championship game, Coach Dan Hurley has them looking like some of Jim Calhoun's best title-winning squads.

April 3, 2023

March Madness highlights: U-Conn. tops Miami in Final Four; San Diego State hits buzzer-beater

Lamont Butler sank a jumper to give the Aztecs their first trip to the national title game, while the Huskies dominated to reach their first final since 2014.

April 1, 2023

Lamont Butler’s buzzer-beater shows San Diego State can win pretty

The Aztecs, accustomed to winning through force, advanced to the national championship game in the most skillful way.

April 1, 2023

March Madness highlights: Caitlin Clark and Iowa topple South Carolina, join LSU in title game

The Hawkeyes knocked off the previously undefeated Gamecocks and the Tigers ousted the Hokies in the women’s Final Four.

April 1, 2023

South Carolina, the realest team in March Madness, is redefining dominance

Even if hoops connoisseurs don’t love the aesthetics of everything the undefeated Gamecocks do, they cannot deny the greatness in their brand of basketball.

March 31, 2023