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  • Wingo is now three years removed from his two decade-plus tenure at ESPN.
  • The popular on-air personality says nothing excites him more than covering live events.
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Trey Wingo is ready to start calling more live sporting events again — nearly three years after ending his 23-year tenure at ESPN. 

Previously a mainstay on ESPN’s NFL Draft and golf coverage, Wingo is back in action this week hosting an alternate telecast of the Open Championship on Peacock. 

“I would love to continue to call golf and do more live events,” Wingo told Front Office Sports. “For me, that’s the thing that gets me going.”

After his ESPN contract was not renewed, Wingo created a podcast and joined Pro Football Network as a content creator and equity holder. At the end of his ESPN tenure, Wingo hosted a radio show with Mike Golic. 

But Wingo says there’s still nothing like calling a live event. “​​It’s just a blast because you never know what’s going to happen.”

As for what could be next, Wingo isn’t shy about his addiction to golf and football. “My Sundays consist of watching every single game and sharing it all on Twitter,” he joked. “But golf is way up there for me.”

Could golf fans see him back on the screen this September for the Ryder Cup, also broadcast by NBC? “I’m certainly not going to say no to that idea,” Wingo said.

Viewer Habits Changing

Excited for his new role this week, Wingo believes alternate broadcasts are here to stay.

“There is an audience for this different way of looking at things,” he said, describing new-age media. “It’s instantaneous, it’s faster. It’s definitely looser. … That’s the thing that people are gravitating to, and I don’t see this trend stopping anytime soon.”

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