FOX Soccer signs Grant Wahl

FOX Soccer announced the addition of Sports Illustrated’s Grant Wahl on Thursday as a weekly contributor to the network’s studio and news shows, including Goals On Sunday and FOX Soccer News. Wahl, with 16 years of experience covering the international game, is set to cover next week’s US Men’s National Team FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Guatemala on Oct. 16 in Kansas City.

“We are very excited about welcoming Grant Wahl to our talented group of analysts,” said Jonty Whitehead, Executive Producer, FOX Soccer. “Grant’s name is synonymous with the best reporting on the sport around the world and his weekly inclusion in our shows greatly enhances the viewer’s experience and offers a new element to our world-class productions.”

A daily contributor for FOX Soccer during the 2012 UEFA European Championship, Wahl provides viewers with seasoned insight of the sport’s biggest games and storylines. Reporting from New York, Wahl’s analysis compliments commentary and discussions from studio host Rob Stone and analysts Warren Barton, Eric Wynalda and Brian McBride. His reports are also featured on the network’s nightly news and highlight show, FOX Soccer News.

After beginning his career as an intern with the Miami Herald, Wahl has spent the last 16 years with Sports Illustrated, becoming the outlet’s first full-time soccer writer in 2010. During his career, he reported on four FIFA Men’s World Cups, three FIFA Women’s World Cups and five Olympic Games. His book, The Beckham Experiment (Crown, 2009), which chronicled international soccer superstar David Beckham’s move to Major League Soccer’s Los Angeles Galaxy, was the first soccer book to make the New York Times Best Seller List.

FOX Soccer, part of the FOX Sports Media Group, offers the most comprehensive multi-media coverage of world-class soccer available in the United States. Encompassing FOX Soccer, FOX Soccer Plus, FOXSoccer.com and FOX Soccer 2Go, the network serves as the primary television, online, and mobile smart phone and tablet destination in the US for elite soccer competitions.