Coy Wire Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Martha Martins
Feb 07, 2024 By Martha Martins
Originally Published on May 17, 2022
In this article, we will learn all about Coy Wire.
All ages
Read time: 4.7 Min

About Coy Wire

Coy Michael Wire is a former professional football player in the National Football League.
Coy Wire is now an American television anchor and journalist. Since 2015 he has been a sports anchor and reporter for CNN.
Coy Wire was a safety and linebacker for Stanford University when he was playing college football. From 2002 to 2007, he spent six seasons with the Buffalo Bills. He then spent three years with the Atlanta Falcons from 2008 to 2010.
The 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup and the College Football Playoff Semi-Finals were among Wire's numerous field assignments with CNN. He was also a commentator for the Super Bowl 50 and National Championship games.

Coy Wire’s Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Coy Wire’s net worth?

Coy Wire is a television anchor and correspondent from the United States. He is also a former professional football player who played in the NFL. Coy Wire has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

How much does Coy Wire earn per year?

Coy Wire earns around $250,000 per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Coy Wire?

Coy Wire is 6 ft (182.8 cm) tall.

How old is Coy Wire?

Coy Wire is 43 years old as of May 2022. He was born on November 7, 1978.

Childhood And Education

Coy Wire was born as Coy Michael Wire in Lemoyne, Pennsylvania. Coy Wire went to Rice Elementary School, which is part of the South Middleton School District.
The West Shore School District includes Highland Elementary School, Lemoyne Middle School, and Cedar Cliff School. In 1997, he graduated from Cedar Cliff High School in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. There he established school records in football and wrestling.
Coy Wire studied at Stanford University. He was the first athlete in history to lead the team in both running and tackles in the same season.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Coy Wire's family?

Coy Wire was born to his parents, Rick Wire and Jane Wire. Jane, his mother, worked as a software analyst. His father started Dynamite Sports in 1995. It was a company that helped young athletes and their families through the recruitment process.
Rick grew up with his siblings in Pennsylvania. He has a sister, Tiffany Wire. His brother, Casey Wire is a PGA certified teaching professional.

Who is Coy Wire’s partner?

Coy Wire is married to his wife, Claire Wire. Coy lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife. Claire Wire owns a home design and remodeling firm.
The couple has two daughters together. They are Ruby Wire and Wrenn Wire.

Career And Professional Highlights

The Buffalo Bills selected Coy Wire in the third round of the 2002 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he started 15 games at strong safety.
Wire became a full-time special teams player with the acquisition of Lawyer Milloy in 2003. He was twice voted 'Buffalo's Special Teams Player of the Year'.
Coy Wire was named the team captain of the Buffalo Bills in 2005. He was nominated for the Bills' 'Walter Payton Man of the Year' award by his teammates. Wire was released by the Buffalo Bills after sustaining a neck injury in 2008 that necessitated surgery to place a titanium plate and four screws into his neck.
In July 2008, Wire signed with the Atlanta Falcons. Wire was designated a team captain of the Atlanta Falcons. He was chosen by his teammates as the franchise winner of the Ed Block Courage Award in 2010,
Coy Wire worked for Fox Sports as a game commentator, studio analyst, and online writer. He joined CNN Sports in 2015.
Wire began his career on CNN Sports as an analyst and online journalist. Wire contributed to Bleacher Report's expertise. He also appeared as a daily anchor on Bleacher Report segments covering events. On a wide variety of crossover sports topics, he collaborated with CNN International's World Sport program and CNN Digital.
Coy Wire served as a commentator for the 2015 FIFA Women's World Cup. He was also a commentator for the NCAA Football Playoff Semi-Finals and National Championship games.
Wire hosted daily 'Bleacher Report' segments from CNN Center and covered events. He also contributed as an expert commentator across all platforms.
Coy Wire appeared on CNN's 'Early Start', 'New Day', and 'CNN Newsroom'. He also appeared on HLN's 'Morning Express' with Robin Meade and 'Weekend Express' with Lynn Smith on a regular basis. On a wide broad range of crossover sports stories, he also contributed to CNN International's World Sport show and CNN Digital.
On-the-ground coverage of the annual Army-Navy football game, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, and Super Bowls 53 are among Wire's numerous field assignments.
Coy Wire worked for CNN as a special assignment travel journalist in 2019.
Wire brings a broad range of unique expertise, insight, credibility, and connections to his current career as a former college and pro athlete. During his nine-year NFL career, he was chosen team captain for both the Bills and the Falcons.

Charity Work

Wire has been a keynote speaker for organizations such as the US Military, UPS, and the US Department of Education. He has been on the board of directors of Make-A-Wish Georgia.

What awards has Coy Wire won?

During his career, he was awarded the Ed Block Courage Award. He was also awarded the 'Walter Payton Man of the Year Award' and 'Special Teams Player of the Year'.

Other Interesting Coy Wire Facts And Trivia

  • Coy Wire is of German, Irish, Dutch, and Japanese ancestry.
  • Coy's mother named him after the Japanese word for 'love'.
  • 'Change Your Mind' is an inspirational book written by Wire. It was released in 2012.
  • Coy graduated from Cedar Cliff High School. It is locatex in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania.
  • His father was the President of 'Dynamite Sports'.
  • Coy likes to support the Bills, Falcons, and Nerd Nation. He also likes to root for his Keystone State sports teams.
  • Coy now lives with his wife, Claire Wire. He seems to enjoy his family life.

We would love your help! If you have a photo of Coy Wire, either of them alone or a selfie that you would be happy to share, please send it to
If you have knowledge or information that you think would help us improve this article, please contact us.

Coy Wire Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Coy Michael Wire

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




0 cm

Child Star?



Former Football PLayer, Television aAnchor, Journalist

Net Worth



Claire Wire


Rick Wire, Jane Wire
We Want Your Photos!
We Want Your Photos!

We Want Your Photos!

Do you have a photo you are happy to share that would improve this article?
Email your photos

More for You


See All

Written by Martha Martins

Bachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha Martins picture

Martha MartinsBachelor of Arts specializing in Linguistics

Martha is a full-time creative writer, content strategist, and aspiring screenwriter who communicates complex thoughts and ideas effectively. She has completed her Bachelor's in Linguistics from Nasarawa State University. As an enthusiast of public relations and communication, Martha is well-prepared to substantially impact your organization as your next content writer and strategist. Her dedication to her craft and commitment to delivering high-quality work enables her to create compelling content that resonates with audiences.

Read full bio >
Read the DisclaimerFact Correction