My Style: Coy Wire, CNN sports anchor and correspondent

Wire missed football when he left. So he joined another team sport: reporting.

Wire is wearing a Ted Baker suit, Hermès tie, and Johnston & Murphy shoes.

Photograph by Ben Rollins

Former Atlanta Falcon Coy Wire still enjoys teamwork—only now he works with writers, producers, and editors for CNN, CNNI, and HLN.


Dirty Bird Life
Position with Falcons: linebacker and team captain. Years with Falcons: 3. Years in NFL: 9.

Turn Up the Lights
For the last five years, I have been the sports correspondent for CNN and HLN, doing daily sports stories. Recently, I debuted a 30-minute show on CNN International focused on travel, culture, and food.

Made for TV
I missed football immensely when it ended. This new career is a good fit because there’s a strong team nature to this job. It takes the coordination of writers, producers, editors, the “head coach”—my media boss—and others to make this work. I also still have that pressure to perform and that competitiveness.

My Style: Coy Wire

Photograph by Ben Rollins

Off-Air Style
19th-century chimney-sweeper chic. I like waistcoats, jeans, and boots. And a good hat, like a fedora or flat cap

TV Styling Secret
When I go on air with no tie, I must have magnetic collar stays or fashion tape. My pet peeve is a fly-away, unruly collar.

Holiday Party Look
For a more elevated party look, I like a tux jacket with no bow tie and open collar.

ATL Shopping Go-To
Ted Baker and shops at Ponce City Market.

This article appears in our December 2019 issue.