NFL Live and NFL Primetime Host
Trey Wingo is one of the key figures behind ESPN’s year-round coverage of the National Football League, most notably as host of the daily pro football news and information show NFL Live, as well as NFL PrimeTime, NFL Kickoff and SportsCenter specials. Wingo also hosts ESPN’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament studio coverage, contributes to championship golf presentation, and is a regular contributor to ESPN Radio programs and digital platforms.
Wingo joined ESPN in November 1997 as an anchor for ESPNEWS and has served as host of NFL Live – which expanded to an hour in 2011 – since its inception in 2003. He assumed the host role of ESPN’s long-running highlight show NFL PrimeTime in 2007 and also anchors SportsCenter specials during ESPN’s Super Bowl and NFL Draft coverage, in addition to co-hosting ESPN’s NFL Draft telecast and annual Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement ceremonies (since 2004).
Wingo has anchored NFL studio coverage from remote locations at the Super Bowl and Pro Bowl, and he previously hosted The NFL on ESPN Radio, a day-long update, interview and analysis program on NFL Sundays (2001-03). Before assuming his current television role on the NFL Draft, Wingo hosted the ESPN Radio broadcast of the event and contributed a six-hour chat on ESPN.com in 2000. In 2007, his involvement in ESPN’s pro football coverage included play-by-play duties for Arena Football games alongside analyst Mark Schlereth.
Wingo has also anchored ESPN’s NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament studio coverage, including the Final Four and Selection Show. In recent years, he has added U.S. Open Golf and The Open Championship coverage to his on-air responsibilities. He has also hosted SportsCenter, Baseball Tonight, and ESPN2’s NFL 2Night and NBA 2Night shows and made regular appearances on ESPN Radio with weekly commentaries and periodic work on GameNight and GameDay.
A key contributor to ESPN’s digital media platforms, Wingo hosts the Subway Fresh Take video podcast and anchors segments for ESPN’s local web sites and ESPN Mobile TV. He also participated annually in ESPN The Weekend, a sports-themed special event featuring ESPN commentators and star athletes at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando from 2005-11.
Wingo joined ESPN from KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Mo., where he was a sports anchor/reporter for six years (1991-97). Prior to that, he was a sports anchor/reporter for WFMZ-TV in Allentown, Pa., for a year and the sports director at WMGC-TV in Binghamton, N.Y. (1988-90). He also served for a year in a similar position at Binghamton’s WICZ-TV. Wingo began his career in 1987 as a sports producer for NBC’s News at Sunrise in New York.
A native of Greenwich, Conn., Wingo was graduated from Baylor University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. He won six Mid-America regional Emmy awards for reporting, including three straight years for outstanding sports reporting. He remains active in a variety of causes, including the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Athletes for a Cure campaign, The V Foundation for cancer research and Special Olympics.