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Grant Wahl Biography – Grant Wahl Wiki

Grant Wahl was an American soccer journalist, NY Times Best-Selling author and producer of Good Rivals on Prime Video. Wahl, who grew up in Mission, Kansas, one of the most well-known soccer writers in the United States.

A 1996 graduate of Princeton, Wahl worked for Sports Illustrated from 1996 to 2021, known primarily for his coverage of soccer and college basketball. He then launched his own Substack newsletter, GrantWahl.com. Wahl also worked for Fox Sports from 2012 to 2019 and was hired by CBS Sports in 2021 as an analyst and editorial consultant.

He also was the author of the 2009 New York Times bestseller “The Beckham Experiment,” that chronicled the impact of David Beckham’s move to the MLS’ LA Galaxy.

A voter at times in FIFA’s annual awards, Wahl had been among 82 journalists honored by FIFA and the international sports press association AIPS for attending eight or more World Cups.

Grant Wahl Age

Grant Wahl was born on December 2, 1973, in Mission, Kansas. He died on December 10, 2022 in Lusail, Qatar. He was 48 years old.

Grant Wahl Wife

Who was Grant Wahl married to? He was married to Dr. Celine Gounder, an infectious disease specialist and epidemiologist at New York University. She served on the Biden-Harris Transition COVID-19 Advisory Board. Wahl met his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, at Princeton University and the couple married in 2001.

Grant Wahl Children

Does Grant Wahl have children? He didn’t have any children.

Grant Wahl Family

In addition to his brother Eric Wahl, Grant Wahl is survived by his wife, Dr. Celine Gounder, a clinical associate professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, attending physician at Bellevue Hospital Center and CBS News medical news contributor.

Grant Wahl Brother

American journalist Grant Wahl’s brother Eric Wahl, who is gay, said he suspects foul play in his brother’s death.

“I’m the reason he wore the rainbow shirt to the World Cup,” he said in a video posted to Instagram shortly after his brother’s death. “My brother was healthy. He told me he received death threats. I do not believe my brother just died. I believe he was killed. And I just beg for any help.”

Grant Wahl Parents

Little is known about Grant Wahl’s parents. His grandfather Ed Wahl was born in Germany.

Grant Wahl Death

American soccer journalist Grant Wahl died on Saturday, December 10, 2022, while covering the World Cup match between Argentina and the Netherlands in Qatar.

Wahl, who was covering his eighth World Cup, fell back in his seat in the press box at Lusail Iconic Stadium during extra time and reporters adjacent to him called for assistance. Emergency services workers responded very quickly, the reporters said, and they were later told that Wahl had died.

“He received immediate emergency medical treatment on site, which continued as he was transferred by ambulance to Hamad General Hospital,” the World Cup organizing committee said in a statement, which did not list a cause of death. “We are in touch with the US Embassy and relevant local authorities to ensure the process of repatriating the body is in accordance with the family’s wishes.”

On Monday 5 December 2022, he wrote on his website that he had visited a medical clinic in Qatar.

“My body finally broke down on me. Three weeks of little sleep, high stress and lots of work can do that to you,” he wrote. “What had been a cold over the last 10 days turned into something more severe on the night of the USA-Netherlands game, and I could feel my upper chest take on a new level of pressure and discomfort.

“I didn’t have Covid (I test regularly here), but I went into the medical clinic at the main media center today, and they said I probably have bronchitis. They gave me a course of antibiotics and some heavy-duty cough syrup, and I’m already feeling a bit better just a few hours later. But still: No bueno.”

On Thursday 8 December 2022, Wahl said on his podcast he had a case of bronchitis and visited the medical clinic again.

“I basically canceled everything on this Thursday that I had, and napped and I’m doing slightly better that you can probably tell in my voice that I’m not at it at 100 percent here,” he said. “Hopefully I will not cough during this podcast. I’m coughing a lot. Everyone’s coughing here in like this is by no means limited to me like so many journalists have got a crazy cough. It sounds like a death rattle sometimes.

“The only thing that’s surprising to me actually is there isn’t that much COVID here. I thought there might be a real issue with that. We’re not really seeing COVID cases. We’re just seeing a lot of general sickness, coughing, colds, and I can’t wait to be on the other side of what I have. But I am going to be ready to go. I’m attending on Friday.”

“It is with disbelief and immense sadness that I have been made aware of the passing of renowned sports journalist Grant Wahl, whilst reporting on a quarter-final match during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar,” FIFA President Gianni Infantino said.

“Only some days ago, Grant was recognised by FIFA and AIPS for his contribution to reporting on eight consecutive FIFA World Cups, and his career also included attendance at several FIFA Women’s World Cups, as well as a host of other international sporting events. His love for football was immense and his reporting will be missed by all who follow the global game. On behalf of FIFA and the football community, we express our sincerest condolences to his wife CĂ©line, his family, and his friends at this most difficult time.”

U.S. men’s national team captain Tyler Adams tweeted: “On behalf of myself and the @USMNT, we offer our deepest sympathy to @celinegounder & all those who mourn the loss of Grant Wahl. As players we have a tremendous amount of respect for the work of journalists, & Grant’s was a giant voice in soccer that has tragically fallen silent.”

US Soccer said in a statement: “The entire US soccer family is heartbroken to learn that we have lost Grant Wahl. Fans of soccer and journalism of the highest quality knew we could always count on Grant to deliver insightful and entertaining stories about our game and its major protagonists: teams, players, coaches and the many personalities that make soccer unlike any sport.

“Here in the United States Grant’s passion for soccer and commitment to elevating its profile across our sporting landscape played a major role in helping to drive interest in and respect for our beautiful game.

“As important, Grant’s belief in the power of the game to advance human rights was, and will remain, an inspiration to all. Grant made soccer his life’s work, and we are devastated he and his brilliant writing will no longer be with us.

In a tweet, Grant Wahl’s wife Dr Celine Gounder said: “I am so thankful for the support of my husband Grant Wahl’s soccer family & of so many friends who’ve reached out tonight. I’m in complete shock.”

A U.S. government official said that they have been in contact with senior Qatari officials and are going to make sure that the Wahl family’s wishes are adhered to as fully and quickly as possible.

“We were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Grant Wahl and send our condolences to his family, with whom we have been in close communication,” Department of State spokesperson Ned Price said.

“We are engaged with senior Qatari officials to see to it that his family’s wishes are fulfilled as expeditiously as possible.”

Sports Illustrated released a statement through co-editors in chief Ryan Hunt and Stephen Cannella that said they were “shocked and devastated at the news of Grant’s passing.”

“We were proud to call him a colleague and friend for two decades — no writer in the history of SI has been more passionate about the sport he loved and the stories he wanted to tell,” the statement read. “Our hearts go out to Celine and his family, as well as everyone who loved his work. He will always be part of the SI family.”

A spokesman for the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) said: “We are deeply saddened by the death of the US journalist Grant Wahl.

“Grant was known for his enormous love of football and was in Qatar to cover his eighth FIFA World Cup.

“He fell ill in the Lusail Stadium media tribune, during last night’s quarter-final match between Argentina v Netherlands.

“He received immediate emergency medical treatment on site, which continued as he was transferred by ambulance to Hamad General Hospital.

“We offer our deepest condolences to Grant’s family, friends and his many close colleagues in the media.”

Grant Wahl Cause of Death

Grant Wahl’s cause of death was not revealed. He reportedly suffered from a case of bronchitis. “I didn’t have Covid (I test regularly here), but I went into the medical clinic at the main media center, and they said I probably have bronchitis,” he wrote on his website.

Grant Wahl Gay

Was Grant Wahl gay? He had worn a rainbow T-shirt in support of LGBTQ rights to the USA World Cup opener against Wales on November 21 and wrote that security had refused him entry and told him to remove the shirt.

Wahl said that FIFA later apologised to him for the incident, which he said involved him being stopped for 25 minutes before he was allowed to enter the stadium.

Grant Wahl Net Worth

Grant Wahl’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

Grant Wahl Instagram

Grant Wahl’s Instagram is @grant_wahl.