TREY BARRINEAU is a multiplatform editor and writer in USA TODAY's Life section, where he aggregates and writes blog entries and stories, manages the Life website's presentation on mobile and desktop platforms, and creates posts for the newspaper's branded social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
During his time at USA TODAY, Trey has been honored multiple times for outstanding headlines, and his articles and blog posts have generated more than 10 million pageviews since August 2013.
Trey also has extensive experience as a print copy editor for USA TODAY. He works on the newspaper's daily products and helps edit its magazines and specialty publications that span movies, music, news, historical anniversaries and much more.
Trey was hired by USA TODAY in 2000 immediately after completing its Loaner Program, a unique mid-career residency that brought a select group of Gannett journalists from across the U.S. to work for four months as full-time staffers at the paper's headquarters near Washington, D.C.
Outside of the newsroom, Trey's college football blog, Tigerpundit, launched in 2002, is considered by one expert to be the very first in that niche.
Prior to joining USA TODAY, Trey was a copy editor/page designer in news and sports at the Citizen-Times in Asheville, N.C. Before that, he spent three years as the sports editor of the Lenoir (N.C.) News-Topic.
Good work, good words
"Trey has led the Life desk's transition to dot-com posting in the past few weeks. Aside from running the show and managing the workload, he has been a patient teacher to those who still need some coaching. ... And despite the extra demands on his attention, he continues to dazzle on the print side." --Kinsey Wilson, former USA TODAY executive editor and most recently NPR's executive vice president and chief content officer, in an e-mail to USA TODAY's staff on Oct. 12, 2007