Without a significant role to fill and with ESPN watching costs, Trey Wingo is being let go by the network, The Post has learned.
Wingo, 56, has been with ESPN for more than two decades. His highest-profile TV job was hosting the NFL Draft. He was recently taken off ESPN Radio’s morning program, “Golic & Wingo.”
Wingo started the radio removal process on his own by telling network executives he no longer wanted to rise early for the program. This was prior to the pandemic, when ESPN may have had more opportunities for someone like Wingo.
It is unclear what Wingo will do next, as overtures to join NFL Network, his preferred destination, have been unsuccessful thus far, according to sources. He has nearly 1 million followers on Twitter.
ESPN declined comment, while Wingo did not return messages.
Wingo’s current contract expires at the end of the year.
While there have been talks, no role has been found. The idea of Wingo just doing the draft was determined to not be enough of a job when ESPN has a lot of other options for that three-day gig.
A move back to “NFL Live” for Wingo was blocked when ESPN chose Laura Rutledge as its new host. Beyond that, there was not much inventory left for Wingo.
Since 1997, Wingo has been a part of ESPN, moving up the ranks before finally becoming a lead guy on NFL Live, the draft and radio.
Now, though, in a time when ESPN is further scrutinizing each deal it makes, there is no chair left for Wingo.