Veteran media personality Trey Wingo out at ESPN after more than two decades

Jan 25, 2020; Kissimmee, Florida, USA; General overall view of globe at the entrance to ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The shake up in Bristol continues. As ESPN looks to move to the future with a new slate of personalities, the old guard is quickly being disposed of.

According to Andrew Marchand of the NY Post, veteran ESPN host Trey Wingo is being let go after more than two decades as one of the faces of the four-letter network.

‘Without a significant role to fill and with ESPN watching costs, Trey Wingo is being let go by the network, The Post has learned,” Marchand noted.

This qualifies as some absolutely stunning news in the sports media world. Wingo, 56, has been with ESPN since all the way back in 1997. He’s been synonymous with the network to generations of sports fans, hosting “NFL Primetime and “NFL Live.” He just recently replaced Mike Greenberg as the co-host of “Get Up” with Mike Golic.

According to the report, Wingo expedited his departure from ESPN by telling the powers that be he didn’t want to co-host “Get Up” anymore. His preferred destination is the NFL Network, but nothing has come to fruition on that end.