Trey Wingo is no new name in American sports journalism. With more than three decades as a sports contributor, he is known for his coverage of major NFL events, tennis coverage at Wimbledon and the US Open, and The Open golf tournaments.
For his contributions, he has won six Mid-America Region Emmy Awards, including three straight years for outstanding sports reporting.
Trey Wingo’s Wiki: Family
Trey Wingo stands at a height of 6 feet and 3 inches ( 1.82 meters).
He was born as Hal Chapman Wingo III on 19th September 1963 in Greenwich, Connecticut, USA. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Baylor University in 1985.
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Trey's father, Hal Wingo, now retired, is a former senior editor of Life Magazine and a co-founder of People Magazine. During his 33-year journalism career with Time Inc., Hal traveled around the world, covering global news stories, including the Vietnam War and interacted with some of the world’s best-known personalities, including political, entertainment, and sports figures.
Trey Wingo with his parents on 25th August 2019 (Source: Trey Wingo's Instagram)
Moreover, when Trey was a child, he would go to his father's office in New York City on holidays where he would be his copy boy, running scripts and carrying things from one office to another on the editorial floor. He learned from his father to tell a story, how to write a story and what makes things interesting to people. That is the reason why Trey credits his father for sowing journalism fantasy in him at a young age.
Wife & Children
Trey Wingo has been married to Janice Parmalee since 1st November 1987.
The couple is blessed with two children: a daughter, Chelsea Wingo, and son, Chappy Wingo. His daughter, Chelsea, is credited for a visual effects production assistant in the 2016 movie Suicide Squad.
Trey Wingo with his wife, Janice Parmalee, and children, Chelsea Wingo and Chappy Wingo, on 24th December 2018 (Source: Trey Wingo's Instagram)
Likewise, His son, Chappy, is a football player. While in the Avon High School in Avon, Connecticut, he was coached by Brett Quinion. He played defensive tackle and on the offense line, helping his school to a 10-0 regular-season record, 2010 and 2012 league championship.
Where Is Trey Wingo? Career
Trey Wingo is currently working at ESPN. He joined the popular sports media in November 1997 and has been serving in the network's various programs since then.
As of now, he is the co-host of ESPN Radio’s morning drive show Golic and Wingo. He contributes ESPN in covering NFL coverage–hosting all seven rounds of the NFL Draft, the annual Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremony, NFL PrimeTime, and NFL-centric SportsCenter specials.
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Before ESPN, Trey had worked at several sports channels. Beginning his career in 1987 as a sports producer for NBC’s News at Sunrise in New York, he served WICZ-TV in Binghamton from 1987 to 1988, followed by WMGC-TV as sports director from 1988 to 1990.
After that, he worked from 1990 to 1991 at WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and then served as a sports reporter for KSDK-TV in St. Louis until he joined ESPN.