In 2011, “N The Zone USA” began as a LIVE streaming weekly sports talk show with founder Arlington Lane. The following year, the show was disbanded and became a sports blog (today’s current website). In 2013, “N The Zone Show” became a podcast hosted by Lane and ran for a few months, entertaining such guests as St. Louis radio personalities Kevin Slaten and Tim McKernan. The podcast returned in 2015 when Lane partnered with former sports journalist Palmer Alexander.

N The Zone USA has been branded into a network (the “N The Zone Network”) adding shows like the “XFL STL Talk Show,” “Pro Football Alliance,” “N The Cards,” “NTZ Pro Wrestling,” “The Cannabis Corner” and “The Price Check.” The Network also added miniseries podcasts like, “Check On Your Strong Friends” and “She Hunt Media.”

Team

PALMER “THE LIVN LEGEND” ALEXANDER

Founder
Chief Executive Officer
Executive Producer

The Livn Legend is no stranger to the media with over 20 years of experience in print, television and radio. He’s the founder of the N The Zone Network and co-founded the N The Zone Hip Hop Network with DJ Lucky Tha Don. He was the sports director and host of the “60-Minute Warning” for NewBlackCity.com in 2003. In 2004, co-hosted the local St. Louis shows, “Chalk Talk,” and “Primetime Sports w/ Randy Gardner.” For 15 combined years he covered the NHL, NFL, and was part of the Regional Emmy award-winning “Fan Faceoff Show” in 2015. For the last 17 years, he is a color commentator covering Missouri high school football and basketball with the likes of St. Louis broadcasters, Randy Karraker (of 101 ESPN fame), Chris Kerber (voice of the St. Louis Blues) and Earl Austin, Jr. (color commentator for the St. Louis Billikens).

Byron Newby

Chief Operating Officer
President - NTZ Atlanta
CEO/Founder - We're St Louis!!!

Byron Newby is the creator and founder of We’re St Louis!!!, a civic pride organization aimed at restoring civic pride and swagger back to the St Louis sports fans and region through sports, communication, collaboration and positivity. He joined N The Zone Network in Feb 2020. Since joining NTZ, Byron has helped to launch N The Zone Atlanta. Byron is a proud STL native currently living in Atlanta. We’re St Louis!!! Is an active partner and sponsor of the NTZ.

Ashley Wright

Sports Reporter & Commentator
N The Zone Contributor

Ashley Wright joined N The Zone Network in May 2017 as a contributor. Since joining NTZ, Ashley graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Sports Journalism, and has gained a variety of experience in social media management and reporting. She most recently served as a color commentator for the St. Louis Surge and a reporter for the XFL through collaborations with NTZ. Ashley also hosts the Sports With Ashley Podcast powered by N The Zone Network.

Derek King

Gateway City Sports Co-Founder
NTZ Network contributor

Derek King joined the Network in 2017 as a writer and contributor. He then got behind the microphone and began hosting "The Derek King Sports Show." He's also the co-founder of Gateway City Sports covering everything St. Louis sports, past and present. Derek's work and contributions to the STL v NFL lawsuit were second to none. He's also regarded as a renowned hamburger connoisseur.

Josh Price

Host of The Price Check
NTZ NBA Insider

Josh Price is the host of The Price Check Podcast and N The Zone's NBA insider since 2019. Born and raised in the great city of St. Louis, he has no tolerance for Cardinals, Lakers or Rams slander. A true hoops connoisseur and enthusiast, he follows his passion, one basketball take at a time.

WILL "The Insider" FREEMAN

NTZ Insider
NTZ Pro Wrestling contributor

Will "The Insider" Freeman joined The XFL STL Show in 2019. He wrote a comprehensive scouting report on the 2020 BattleHawk roster. He also contributes to NTZ Pro Wrestling. A graduate of Herculaneum High School in 2006, Will was a three-sport athlete in football, wrestling and track. He went on to Central Methodist University, played football and track and graduated in Spring 2010. The Bloomsdale, MO native is an avid football and pro wrestling fan.

Jihad Messiah Yusef

NTZ Atlanta
Host of Jihad Live Experience

Jihad Messiah Yusef is the host of the Atlanta-based podcast The Jihad Live Experience. He is a native, STLien, community activist, and father with 15 years of basketball coaching experience. Attended Florissant Valley Community College to focus studies in communications. The mission of The Jihad Live Experience is to encourage self-improvement, constructive thinking, speaking and acting in everyday life for the purpose of producing justice. Inspired by the works of Neely Fuller Jr., and the late Dr. Frances Cress Welsing Mr. Yusef remains centered on a counter racist code in his approach to any and all matters. The Jihad Live Experience streams exclusively on You Tube.

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