We will discuss Celine Gounder, who is the wife of Grant Wahl. We will cover issues with their marriage, children and their careers.
Who was Grant Wahl? Celine Gounder husband.
Grant Wahl was an American sports journalist, who was born on 8th December,1974.
He was also sports analyst with CBS Sports. Grant Wahl was also a popular writer for the American sports magazine: Sports Illustrated.
He was a multi task person as he also worked as a correspondent for Fox Sports.
In 2009, Grant Wahl came out with a book he titled “The Beckham Experiment”.
His writing s for Sports Illustrated centers on College basketball as well as soccer in the United States.
He is a famous personality and is said to have contested for the presidency of FIFA back in 2011.
His candidature was short lived as he did not get the endorsement from the associations in the game.
GRant Wahl started his own newsletter which he called Substack. This was after he resigned from his role from Sports Illustrated.
How did Grant Wahl die?
He is said to have died in Qatar while covering the ongoing FIFA men’s world cup.
He is said to have fallen back on his seat. His fellow reporters called for assistance for their college after the saw that he was struggling.
Grant Wahl is said to have written that, he was taken ill and had to attend a hospital.
His death occurred while he was covering the match between Argentina and the Netherlands at the Lusail Stadium.
However, Wahl family say, they think their brother was killed. His brother Eric say, Grant Wahl was killed.
His statement sterns from the fact that the journalist had receive threats after wearing a Rainbow t-shirt to a match venue.
He wore a rainbow flag shirt depicting same sex campaign to a match venue earlier in the tournament.
Heavy figures have paid tribute to him. These individuals include FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
His statement on Grant Wahl death reads:
He said: “It is with disbelief and immense sadness that I have been made aware of the passing of renowned sports journalist Grant Wahl, while reporting on a quarter-final match during the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
“Only some days ago, Grant was recognised by FIFA and AIPS for his contribution to reporting on eight consecutive FIFA World Cups, and his career also included attendance at several FIFA Women’s World Cups, as well as a host of other international sporting events.
“His love for football was immense and his reporting will be missed by all who follow the global game.
“On behalf of FIFA and the football community, we express our sincerest condolences to his wife Celine, his family, and his friends at this most difficult time.”
Who is Celine Gounder?
She was born on 22nd April as Celine R. Gounder. Celine Gounder is wife of American Sports journalist, who died in Qatar.
Celine Gounder is a physician in infectious diseases. She is also a medical journalist who is into infectious disease and global health.
Celine Gounder was named among the tall list of Covid -19 advisory board team. The team was announced by US President Joe Biden during the peak of the pandemic.
Celine Gounder got married to Grant Wahl and they were still married until his death.
She was “inducted into the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society” back in 2000.
Celine Gounder contribution to the health fraternity is huge and she has been recognized.
She was named as a fellow for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
She also made it to the People Magazine in 2017 during their 25 Women Changing the World celebration.