- Also Known As:
- Cocaine Congressman,
- Date of Birth:
- April 20, 1976
Trey Radel (born Henry Jude “Trey” Radel III in Cincinnati, Ohio on April 20, 1976) is an American politician. Before getting into politics, he was trained as an actor and comedian and he performed improv work at Second City in Chicago. He then became a journalist, TV anchor, and reporter. He interned for CNN in Atlanta and worked at CBS in Houston and Chicago. He also formed a radio talk show. He decided to run for the seat of Republican 14th (renamed 19th) District Congressman in Florida 2012, and won the election. He assumed office on Jan. 3, 2013.
Best Known For:
Trey Radel is best known for being the Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Florida’s 19th district — and for getting caught possessing drugs.
Trey Radel is married to Fox-4 news anchor Amy Wegmann. They have one child together, Henry Jude Radel IV. Radel was arrested for possession of cocaine in Washingon, D.C. on October 29, 2013 as part of a task force arranged by the FBI. On November 20, 2013, Radel pled guilty to a misdemeanor count of possession of cocaine and was sentenced to one year of supervised probation. Afterwards, he announced a leave of absence from Congress to go through rehab.