Grant Wahl joined Sports Illustrated in November 1996 as a reporter and was promoted to his current position of senior writer in October 2000. Grant’s writing for SI and SI.com focuses on the world of soccer, both domestic and international. He began his career as an intern with the Miami Herald in 1996.
Since 2012, Grant has worked as a reporter for FOX’s soccer coverage including the 2014 World Cup, the UEFA Football Championships in Poland, and other various programming.
Grant has covered seven World Cups, three Olympics and 12 NCAA basketball tournaments for SI. He has written SI cover stories on David Beckham, Landon Donovan, Clint Dempsey, LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Hope Solo.
Grant first won critical acclaim for his work (with L. Jon Wertheim) on the 1998 cover story “Where’s Daddy?” which documented the staggering number of illegitimate children born to professional athletes. He has also won four Magazine Story of the Year awards given by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
Grant has written more than 30 SI cover stories and more than 200 articles. When he isn’t traveling for SI, Grant spends his time reading, running, cooking, watching movies and touring the world’s food capitals with his wife. He is conversational in Spanish.
Grant grew up in Mission, Kan., and attended Princeton University, where he graduated with a B.A. in politics in 1996. His first book, The Beckham Experiment (Crown, 2009), an inside account of David Beckham’s first two years in the United States, was a New York Times Best Seller.