Jill Sorenson has established a reputation as one of the Washington/Baltimore area’s most respected media members as a longtime anchor and reporter for CSN.
Sorenson serves as CSN’s reporter for the Washington Capitals, leading the network’s coverage of the team for SportsNet Central and contributing to Capitals Pregame Live and Capitals Postgame Live. She also regularly serves as an anchor for SportsNet Central and covers a variety of other stories and events for the daily news program.
Sorenson joined CSN in 2005 after serving as a news anchor and reporter for Washington’s WTTG-TV (FOX), where she won an Associated Press Award for her reporting. Prior to that, she was a sports anchor and reporter for WRC-TV (NBC) from 2000 to 2004, where she covered the Capitals and claimed an Emmy Award for best sports series in 2000.
Prior to arriving in Washington, D.C., Sorenson also served as a sports anchor and reporter at WDIO-TV (ABC) in Duluth, Minn. A graduate of Brown University, she earned degrees in English and Hispanic Studies and was a member of the school’s soccer team.
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.