Trey Wingo

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Wingo on NFL Live in February 2010

Hal Chapman Wingo III or Trey Wingo (/ˈwɪŋɡ/; born September 19, 1963) is the co-host of ESPN's SportsCenter from time to time but is best known as host of NFL Live alongside football analysts Mark Schlereth, Merril Hoge, Mike Golic, and Tom Jackson, among others. He also has served as the host of the Women's NCAA basketball tournament on ESPN.

Biography[edit]

Early life and career[edit]

Wingo grew up in Greenwich, Connecticut and attended Old Greenwich School, Eastern Junior High School (now Eastern Middle School) and Greenwich High School. He attended Baylor University where he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity.[1]

Wingo graduated from Baylor University in 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Along with former fellow ESPN and now Turner Sports broadcaster Matt Winer, Wingo previously worked at KSDK-TV in St. Louis, Missouri.

ESPN[edit]

He is the current host of NFL Primetime along Merril Hoge which airs after Monday Night Football. Wingo was the play-by-play man for the AFL on ESPN with Mark Schlereth.

He also hosts ESPN's Who's No. 1?, and one of his favorite quotes is former Arizona Cardinals head coach Dennis Green saying about the Chicago Bears, after they blew an upset chance, "They are who we thought they were!"

Wingo lent his voice to the video game ESPN NFL 2K5 and also can be unlocked as a free agent in Season Mode. Wingo also lent his voice and likeness to the video game NFL Head Coach where he can be seen hosting a virtual NFL Live. Wingo is also the play by play voice on the new EA Sports video game, NFL Tour. Most recently, Wingo has appeared in a campaign for luxury Swiss watchmaker Raymond Weil's RWSport collection.

Wingo has great respect for Bob Ley. Together they hosted the lone SportsCenter on September 11, 2001, announcing there would be no games for the week.

Personal life[edit]

Wingo is the son of Hal Wingo and is married to Janice Parmelee.

In 2007, Wingo became an official supporter of Ronald McDonald House Charities and is a member of their celebrity board, called the Friends of RMHC.[2] He also works closely with the Prostate Cancer Foundation and the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, as well as Special Olympics and Children's Hospital of Chicago.

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