Tarik El-Bashir serves as Redskins Insider for CSN.
A longtime Washington, D.C., area sports reporter, El-Bashir provides comprehensive Washington Redskins news, analysis and feature reporting for the network’s digital media platforms. He is also a regular contributor to CSN’s news and entertainment programming, including Redskins Kickoff and Redskins Postgame Live.
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.