TREY BARRINEAU is a multiplatform editor in USA TODAY's Life section, where he fine-tunes and occasionally creates content for online and print that spans pop culture, entertainment, travel and health. During his time there, he has been honored multiple times for outstanding headlines by the editors of "The Nation's Newspaper."
Beyond his print duties, Trey also handles editing, programming and breaking-news surveillance for
USA TODAY's website during the evening hours. That includes managing the presentation of the Life website's section front, aggregating and writing stories as needed, and creating posts for the newspaper's branded social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter.
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.
Away from the USA TODAY newsroom, Trey's long-running college football blog Tigerpundit, published on and off since 2002, is considered a pioneer 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 currently NPR's executive vice president and chief content officer, in an e-mail to USA TODAY's staff on Oct. 12, 2007