Trey Wingo

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Trey Wingo
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Wingo on NFL Live in 2010
BornHal Chapman Wingo III
(1963-09-19) September 19, 1963 (age 55)
EducationBaylor University, '85
B.A. Communications
TitleNFL studio host
SportsCenter anchor
Co-host Golic and Wingo
Spouse(s)Janice Parmelee

Hal Chapman Wingo III (/ˈwɪŋɡ/; born September 19, 1963), known as Trey Wingo, is the co-host of ESPN Golic and Wingo, SportsCenter, and NFL Live. He has previously served as host of the Women's NCAA basketball tournament.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Wingo is the son of Hal Wingo, founding editor of People magazine. He grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut, where he attended high school with Steve Young, and attended Baylor University, where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[1] He graduated in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in communications.

Pre-ESPN career (1987–1997)[edit]

Wingo began his career with NBC News at Sunrise in New York City. He worked as a sports director at WMGC-TV in Binghamton, New York, from 1988 to 1990; at WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania; at WICZ-TV in Binghamton; and at KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1991 to 1997.[2]

ESPN (1997-present)[edit]

Wingo was the play-by-play announcer for the Arena Football League on ESPN with Mark Schlereth. With Bob Ley he appeared on the lone September 11, 2001, segment of SportsCenter to announce that there would be no NFL games played that week.[3]

He currently hosts NFL Primetime, which airs after Monday Night Football;[4] NFL Live; and Who's No. 1?. On November 27, 2017, he became the co-host of the ESPN Radio morning show with Mike Golic, replacing Mike Greenberg upon the latter's departure for Get Up!, a new ESPN television show.[5]

Wingo lent his voice and likeness to the video games ESPN NFL 2K5, in which he can be unlocked as a free agent; NFL Head Coach, in which he can be seen hosting a virtual NFL Live show; and NFL Tour, in which he serves as the play-by-play voice.[citation needed] He has also appeared in a campaign for the RW Sport luxury collection by Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Wingo is married to Janice Parmelee.

He became an official supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities in 2007 and is a member of their celebrity board, called the Friends of RMHC.[6] He works closely with the Prostate Cancer Foundation,[7] the V Foundation for Cancer Research,[8] the Special Olympics,[9] and the Children's Hospital of Chicago.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trey Wingo - Phi Delta Theta Fraternity". Phideltatheta.org. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Trey Wingo - Bio : Premiere Motivational Speakers Bureau". Premierespeakers.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  3. ^ "9/11 impact on sports. - Sports Media Watch". Sportsmediawatch.com. 11 September 2007. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Trey Wingo - ESPN MediaZone U.S." Espnmediazone.com. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Mike and Mike will finalize their long-awaited breakup on November 17". Ftw.usatoday.com. 17 July 2017. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Celebrity Friends of RMHC". McDonald's Corporation. Archived from the original on 2008-04-28.
  7. ^ "Trey Wingo, Author at ESPN Front Row". ESPN Front Row. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  8. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-05. Retrieved 2016-11-05.
  9. ^ "The Walt Disney Company, ESPN and Special Olympics team for new global initiative - ESPN Front Row". Espnfrontrow.com. 6 September 2013. Retrieved 18 July 2018.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-11-05. Retrieved 2016-11-05.

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