Grant Wahl: Wiki, Bio, Age, Death, Sports, Wife, CBS Sports, Net Worth

Grant Wahl: Wiki, Bio, Age, Death, Sports, Wife, CBS Sports, Net Worth, Birthday, Birthplace, Zodiac, Parents, Education, Cause of Death, Children: Grant Wahl was an American sports journalist and soccer analyst who worked for CBS Sports, and was also a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. He was also a correspondent for Fox Sports, based in New York City. Grant is the author of the book “The Beckham Experiment”. He was covering the 2022 FIFA World Cup, when he died of Aortic Aneurysm on 10th December 2022. This immediately spread in the headlines of the magazines and people want to find out more about him. Keep reading this article to know more about her life and other personal details.

Grant Wahl

Grant Wahl Birthday, Age, Zodiac, Birthplace

Grant Wahl was born on 2nd December in the year 1973. He was 49 years old when he died in 2022. Born on 2nd December his Sun sign or Zodiac sign is Sagittarius. He was born and brought up in Mission, Kansas, U.S.

Grant Wahl Parents, Siblings

Grant was born to American parents. There is not much information about his parents, their life, or their ethnicity. He had one elder brother called Eric. He has never revealed about them and we will update once we have any information. Eric is very protective of his brother.

Grant Wahl Education, School, University

Grant Wahl was a Soccer fan since his childhood. He finished his schooling at Shawnee Mission East High School and graduated. While in school he was a member of the Eagle Scouts. Grant studied Politics at Princeton University and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts in Politics.

Grant Wahl Career, Sports

Wahl used to cover sports events while in college and that’s how he was interested in Sports. He initially worked as an intern with the Miami Herald before he joined  Sports Illustrated in November 1996, covering college basketball as well as soccer.

As a part of Sports Illustrated, he covered NCAA Basketball Tournaments, 8 FIFA men’s World Cups,  4 FIFA Women’s World Cups, and also 5 Olympic games. He started the famous cover story called “Where’s Daddy?” Which documented the growing number of illegitimate children of Sports personalities. Grant was later promoted to senior writer at Sports Illustrated and covered even more events and wrote many more cover stories.

Grant Wahl

In 2011, he ran for the President of FIFA, however, he didn’t win. Grant joined FOX Sports in 2012 after he participated in the network coverage of the UEFA Euro 2012 tournament. However, in 2020, he was fired from Sports Illustrated after he criticized James Heckman for his handling of pay cuts during the Pandemic of 2020. After that, he worked as an analyst for CBS Sports and covered CONCACAF soccer matches. He also had his own podcast series. He was also covering the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Grant Wahl FIFA 2022

He was covering the 2022 FIFA World Cup when he was caught up in a crackdown in Qatar on items featuring the LGBT community symbol, the Rainbow. Moreover, Grant along with the New York Times Reporter who was covering him was detained outside a stadium for 25 minutes. He published the last entry entitled “They Just Don’t Care” criticizing the Qatar officials for their apathy towards the laborers at the different construction sites in the country.

Grant Wahl Books, Death

Grant wrote several cover stories which were widely read, criticized, and appreciated and he was a very good writer. He also published his own book called “The Beckham Experiment” in 2008. Post to the success of his first book, he published his second one entitled “Master of Modern Soccer: How the World’s Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game” in 2018.

Grant Wahl

While covering the quarterfinal match between Argentina and Netherlands in FIFA World Cup 2022, he suddenly collapsed in his press box seat at the Qatar Stadium. Even before he could be taken to the hospital he was pronounced dead. His brother Eric, however, claimed that Grant was killed and stated that he and his Gmail are in contact with the U.S. State Department and White House Officials. Grant’s body went through Autopsy and the cause of death was due to Aortic Aneurysm. Earlier, when he mentioned his chest discomfort to the medical clinic at the World Cup, he was said that he might have Bronchitis and was given cough syrup and Antibiotics. Later, FIFA president, Gianni Infantino issued a statement in his honor followed by other Sports personalities who shared their condolences.

Grant Wahl Wife, Children

Grant and his wife, Celine Gounder fell in love when they met at Princeton University. Celine was a journalist and a medical doctor at New York University and specializes in infectious diseases and Global health. Later the couple got married in 2001. The couple had no children together. They lived happily together with their two pet dogs.

Grant Wahl Height, Weight, Nationality, Net Worth

Grant was 5 feet 9 inches tall which is equivalent to 175 centimeters or 1.75 meters. He weighed 85 Kg or 187 lbs. He was bald and had greyish-blue eyes. Grant is American by Nationality and has a net worth of 3 million dollars.

Here is a full bio of Grant Wahl, his age, birthday, birthplace, zodiac, nationality, ethnicity, religion, caste, address, parents, father, mother, siblings, sister, brother, relationship status, girlfriend, wife, children, career, hobbies, height, weight, body measurements, eye color, hair color, nickname, net worth and more.

Grant Wahl Information Table

Name Grant Wahl
Nickname N/A
Gender Male
Profession Sports Journalist, Soccer Analyst, Author
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 175cm

meters – 1.75m

feet inches – 5ft 9in

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 85kg

in pounds – 187lbs

Figure Measurements Not Available
Eye Colour Greyish Blue
Hair Colour Bald
Date of Birth 2nd December 1973
Age (as of 2022) 49 years
Birth Place Mission, Kansas, U.S.
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Saggitarius
Nationality American
Hometown Kansas
School Shawnee Mission East High School
College/University Princeton University
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Christianity
Cause of Death Aortic Aneurysm
Date of Death 10 December 2022
Place of Death Lusail, Qatar
Hobbies/Interests N/A
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Not Available
Sexuality Straight
Parents N/A
Siblings  Eric Wahl
Husband/Wife/Spouse Celine Gounder
Children N/A
Net Worth $3 million

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Lesser known facts about the Sports Journalist

  • He was a fan of the Kansas City Comets which was a local indoor soccer team in Kansas.
  • While in college he initially came across Bob Bradley who is a famous American coach, who was the catalyst for his love for Sports.
  • Wahl received four Magazine Story of the Year awards given by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
  • His book “The Beckham Experiment” was a New York Times best seller.
  • He was robbed of his phone and wallet at gunpoint in broad daylight in Tegucigalpa, Honduras while covering the 4th round of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

FAQs on Grant

1) Was he killed?

No, his autopsy reports show that he died of Aortic Aneurysm.

2)When did he die?

He died on 10th December 2022 in Lusail, Qatar.

3)Was he married?

Yes, he was married to Celine Gounder.

4)Why was he detained outside the FIFA 2022 World Cup stadium?

He was detained because he was caught up in a crackdown in Qatar on items featuring the LGBT community symbol, the Rainbow.

5)Did he have any children?

No, he didn’t have any children.

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