Brent Harris is CSN’s lead reporter for the Baltimore sports scene, covering the Baltimore Ravens and Orioles for the network’s daily news program, SportsNet Central.
In addition to his work as a reporter, Harris also regularly serves as an anchor for SportsNet Central and is a regular contributor for other news and entertainment programs, including Ravens Kickoff and Ravens Postgame Live, the network’s Baltimore Ravens game-day shows.
A native of Baltimore and lifelong Maryland resident, Harris joined CSN in 2004 from WBFF-TV (FOX) in Baltimore. Prior to that, he spent four years as sports director and anchor for WMDT-TV (ABC) in Salisbury, Md., and gained experience as a studio host for Baltimore’s WNST 1570 AM. He also spent time as a sideline reporter for the NFL on FOX.
A Towson University graduate, Harris began his career as the play-by-play voice for his alma mater’s radio station, WTMD. A multiple Emmy Award-winner, he serves on the Towson Athletic Fundraising Board and is involved with several Baltimore community organizations.
J.P. Finlay was named as CSN’s Redskins Insider in July 2016.
In this role, Finlay delivers extensive daily coverage of the Washington Redskins for CSN’s online, mobile and social media platforms. He also appears regularly on CSN’s television news, analysis and feature coverage, including its exclusive gameday shows and studio programs.
A native of the Washington, D.C. area, Finlay previously spent four years in digital media management and production positions with CSN, most recently as manager of content integration. He joined CSN in 2012 as a digital media producer and, beginning in 2014, was senior producer. In each of those roles, he contributed as a reporter to CSN’s extensive Redskins coverage. Finlay also gained experience covering the Redskins from SB Nation and the Washingtonian.
Finlay, who earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Maryland and Georgetown University, respectively, also gained experience as a writer for Roll Call and SNL Financial before joining CSN.
Tarik El-Bashir was named Capitals Insider in July 2016 after covering the Redskins for CSN for four seasons.
A longtime sports reporter, El-Bashir provides comprehensive Washington Capitals news, analysis and feature reporting for CSN’s online, mobile and social media platforms. He is also a regular contributor to CSN’s television coverage of the team, including live gameday shows and studio programming.
A Washington-area native, El-Bashir joined CSN in May 2012 from The Washington Post, where he spent 13 years in the sports department. During his last two years with the newspaper, he served as the beat writer for Georgetown University men’s basketball and contributed to its Washington Capitals coverage. Prior to that, El-Bashir was The Post’s beat writer for the Capitals from 2005 to 2010 and spent six years as the lead reporter covering high school sports.
A Howard University graduate, he joined The Post in 1999 from The New York Times, where he covered the New York Islanders for two years.