Longtime sportscaster Trey Wingo
Episode 122 of the Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch features Trey Wingo, who joined ESPN in 1997 and anchored multiple sports and events for the network including serving as the lead host of ESPN’s NFL Draft coverage. Wingo is debuting a new podcast series this week — Half-Forgotten History.In this podcast Wingo discusses his new podcast venture; why he is no longer at ESPN from his perspective; what ESPN management told him when he told them last year that he no longer wanted to continue co-hosting his ESPN Radio show upon the conclusion of his current contract; being the subject of negative news; whether he was a casualty of the company purging high-salaried, long tenured folks; how he viewed the outpouring of praise he received on Twitter after the annoucement; working with Mike Golic on ESPN; why Golic is no longer hosting a prominent spot on ESPN Radio; hosting the September 11, 2001 SportsCenter with Bob Ley; how social media has impacted ESPN; his thoughts on future television work and much more. You can subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more.
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About The Show
The Sports Media Podcast with Richard Deitsch is a weekly show that features interviews with members of the sports media about their work, as well as roundtables with sports media reporters about television, digital, audio/radio, print, and other forms of media. You can read Richard’s work at The Athletic and hear his words at Sportsnet 590 The Fan in Toronto.