27) Grant Wahl - Senior Writer, Sports Illustrated & Correspondent, FOX Sports

Grant Wahl is a Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated and a Correspondent on FOX Sports. He is by many considered the top American soccer journalist. He has interviewed and done numerous memorable and acclaimed pieces with some of the biggest names in world soccer, ranging from Jose Mourinho to David Beckham to Lionel Messi.

Grant is also a New York Times best-selling author with The Beckham Experiment, a book launched in 2009 which chronicled David Beckham’s first few years as an MLS & LA Galaxy player. He recently announced the launch of his latest book, Masters of Modern Soccer, that will hit the shelves in Spring 2018 - it is currently available for pre-order on Amazon.com.

Join us as we discuss his journey and go in-depth on his work at Sports Illustrated and FOX Sports, We touch on his first cover story, Who’s Your Daddy?, that put him on the map and landed him at Oprah, studying under John McPhee, the legendary Pulitzer Price winning writer, at Princeton University, interviewing superstars, his fascination with interview technique, working with Beckham and his people, traveling to away games with Boca Juniors’ hardcore fans, his admiration for Alexi Lalas and Landon Donovan, the early Freddy Adu story that added perhaps even more pressure on the young phenom, all that and much more.

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