• Coy Wire is a former professional football player who joined CNN Sports in 2015 as a full time anchor and correspondent. From his home base at CNN Center, Wire anchors daily Bleacher Report segments, covers events and serves as an expert contributor across all platforms. He appears regularly on CNN programs Early Start, New Day and CNN Newsroom, in addition to HLN's Morning Express with Robin Meade and Weekend Express with Lynn Smith. He also contributes to CNN International's World Sport program and to CNN Digital on a broad range of crossover sports stories.

    Wire's many field assignments include on-the-ground coverage of the annual Army-Navy football game, 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup, and Super Bowls 50 and 53.

    As a former college and pro athlete, Wire brings insider experiences, insight, credibility and contacts to his new role. He graduated from Stanford University, and was the first player in modern school history to lead the team in rushing one year and tackles in another. Post college he was drafted into the NFL by the Buffalo Bills in 2002. He would be named team captain for both the Bills and the Atlanta Falcons during his career which spanned nine years. He also received the Ed Block Courage Award, the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award, and Special Teams Player of the Year honors during his career.

    With his athletic career as a backdrop, Wire wrote an inspirational book, Change Your Mind, which was published in 2012. He then served as a game analyst, studio analyst and online writer for Fox Sports before joining CNN.

    Wire grew up just outside of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, and he enjoys cheering on his Keystone State sports teams in addition to the Bills, Falcons, and Nerd Nation, the Stanford Cardinal.