Grant Wahl joined SPORTS ILLUSTRATED in November 1996 as a reporter and was promoted to his current position of senior writer in October 2000. Wahl's writing for SI and SI.com includes college basketball, soccer, investigative reporting and features on a variety of topics. He began his journalism career as an intern with the Miami Herald in 1996.
Wahl has covered 12 NCAA basketball tournaments, five World Cups and three Olympics for SI. Some of his recent stories include Fast and Furious, which detailed the spread of the innovative Dribble-Drive Motion offense through every level of basketball, and cover stories on LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Tyler Hansbrough and David Beckham.
Wahl first won critical praise for his work (with Jon Wertheim) on the 1998 cover story Where's Daddy?, which documented the staggering number of out-of-wedlock children born to professional athletes. He has also won four Magazine Story of the Year awards given by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.
In 13 years Wahl has written 31 SI cover stories and more than 200 articles, which have taken him to 40 states and 26 countries.
When he isn't traveling for SI, Wahl spends his time cooking, reading, running, watching movies and traveling with his wife, Celine. He is conversational in Spanish.
Wahl, 35, grew up in Mission, KS, and attended Princeton University, where he graduated with a B.A. in politics in 1996. Wahl's first book, The Beckham Experiment (Crown, 2009), was a New York Times Best Seller.
Updated 21 October 2009
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