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Coy Wire | Biography

Quick Wiki

  • Full Name Coy Michael Wire
  • Occupation Television host, Correspondent, Former NFL player
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Pennsylvania, USA
  • Birth Date Nov 07, 1978
  • Age 43 Years, 6 Months
  • Did You Know? His favorite Japanese dish is Ramen.
  • University Stanford University
  • Education Bachelors Degree
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Wife Claire Wire
  • Net Worth Un disclosed (But Many Sites Claim $10 Million)
Former NFL Player, TV Anchor & Correspondent CNN

Coy Wire | Biography

Played for NFL teams like Buffalo Bills & Atlanta Falcons

Wire was first drafted in 2002 by the Buffalo Bills in the NFL and played with the team until 2008 when he joined Atlanta Falcons. He played for two teams throughout his nine-year NFL career and was named team captain for both teams. With the Bills, he got the 'Walter Payton Man of the Year Award,' and with the Falcons, he received the 'Ed Block Courage Award' after his teammates voted him as a role model of "inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage."


Coy Wire is a television host, correspondent, and former professional football player in the National Football League (NFL). 

Who is Coy Wire?

Coy Michael Wire is an American former professional football player and journalist born on 7 November 1978 in Pennsylvania, USA. He earned his bachelor's degree from Stanford University in 2001. In contemporary school history, he was the first player to lead the team in the running one year and tackle the next.

Upon graduating, Wire's first professional career was as a football player. He was first drafted in 2002 by the Buffalo Bills in the NFL and played with the team until 2008 when he joined Atlanta Falcons.

He played for two teams throughout his nine-year NFL career and was named team captain for both teams. With the Bills, he got the 'Walter Payton Man of the Year Award,' and with the Falcons, he received the 'Ed Block Courage Award' after his teammates voted him as a role model of "inspiration, sportsmanship, and courage."

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After retiring from the NFL, he began working for Fox Sports as a game analyst, studio analyst, and online writer. After that, he became a full-time anchor and correspondent for CNN Sports in 2015. 

Wire hosts daily Bleacher Report segments, cover various events, and acts as an expert contributor from his home base at CNN Center. 

He appears on CNN's Early StartNew Day, CNN NewsroomWeekend Express with Lynn Smith, as well as HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade regularly. On a wide range of crossover sports subjects, he also contributes to CNN International's World Sport show and CNN Digital.

Wire has also covered several field assignments, such as the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the annual Army-Navy football game, the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and Super Bowls 50 and 53.

Besides, Wire also wrote an inspirational book titled 'Change Your Mind,' published in 2012.

If Not NFL He Would Have Been A Doctor

In one of his recent interviews, Wire disclosed that his mother encouraged him to study medicine for college. However, he wanted to get into the NFL, so he focused his college years on football. 

"My mom was always planting that seed and the more I thought about it I realized that you could help a lot of people by being a doctor," he added. "I was going to be a doctor," Wire said. "Make no mistake about it when people say what did you major in [during] college? It was football. I was going to be an NFL football player."

His Parents Comes From Japanese Background 

Wire was born to his father Rick and mother Jane. According to one of his Instagram posts, his mother and grandmother, Hideko Fujishima, are from Japan.

Unfortunately, Wire's grandmother died when his mother was very young, after which he had little connection with Japan. He has, however, contacted his mother's side of the family over the years.

Wire also shared a picture with his parents on Instagram on 18 August 2018, explaining how his mom and dad only missed one game of his football career, which lasted through nine seasons in the NFL.

Besides, Wire has two siblings, one little brother named Casey and one older sister named Tiffany. He also shared a picture with them on 11 April 2019 on Instagram and captioned, "I'll never be able to golf like my little brother @caseywiregolf even though he gives the world's greatest lessons. I'll never be able to do a ponytail like my big sister @tiffany_leigh3 even though she spent all that time trying to teach me when I was little."

About His Wife & Children

Wire has been married to his wife Claire, an interior designer, since 2008. The couple has two daughters, Wrenn, born in 2018, and Ruby, born in 2020. However, there is no information about how they met.

Coy Wire with his Family in 2022
Coy Wire with his Family in 2022 (Photo: Instagram)

Wire is active on Instagram and frequently shares posts of his wife and kids on different occasions.

On 22 June 2021, Wire wished his wife a happy birthday through his Instagram post and wrote, "Happy Birthday Mama! 21 June. The day with the most Light. No coincidence that You were born on this day."

Wire also shared a picture with his newborn, Wrenn, on 3 May 2018. He wrote, "I'm a dad! After 18 hours of labor, Claire brought me the greatest joy of my life - a little girl named Wren. Claire and Wrenn, I will Love You always and all ways."

Likewise, he announced the birth of his second daughter, Ruby, through Instagram in September 2020. He captioned the post, "She's here! Everyone, meet Ruby! To my three sweet girls, Claire, Wrenn and Ruby...There is absolutely nothing that I have done that makes me worthy of having you in my life, so I dedicate the rest of it to you. I will work tirelessly, with gratitude, to make you proud. So humbled and grateful to welcome this sweet baby girl to our family.

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