Greetings. I'm Trey Barrineau, an experienced editor and writer based in the Washington, D.C., area whose work has appeared in USA TODAY and other publications. I was a MuckRack featured journalist in December 2012.
I'm currently the executive editor of Door & Window Market magazine (DWM), an award-winning B2B publication that covers the residential fenestration industry. I edit and write a wide range of content, from breaking-news items and first-person blog posts for the Web to 4,000-word, deeply researched features for print. I also manage DWM's social-media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram. I joined DWM in December 2014.
My June-July 2015 feature story "Where Have All the Workers Gone?" won a silver medal in the 2016 American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) Awards of Excellence for the Mid-Atlantic region.
From September 2000 to December 2014, I was a multiplatform editor and writer in USA TODAY's Life section. I composed blog entries and stories, managed the Life website's presentation on mobile and desktop platforms during the evening hours, and created posts for USA TODAY's branded social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter. I also helped copy-edit all of the national newspaper's print products.
During my time at USA TODAY, I was honored multiple times for outstanding headlines, and my articles and blog posts generated more than 10 million pageviews.
Outside of the newsroom, my college football blog, Tigerpundit, launched in 2002, has been called the first one ever in that niche.
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 currently the New York Times' executive vice president for product and technology, in an e-mail to USA TODAY's staff on Oct. 12, 2007