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.

WILL "The Insider" FREEMAN

Host of That's Football
NTZ Insider
St Louis Blues reporter
NTZ Pro Wresting Contributor

Will "The Insider" Freeman joined NTZ in 2019. He wrote a comprehensive scouting report on the 2020 BattleHawks roster. He covers the St Louis Blues and is Senior Contributor for 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.

Josh Price

Host of That's Football
Host of The Price Check
SLU Men's BB Reporter
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.

Rodney Davis

Community/Sports Director

Rodney “RJ” Davis Jr. is a multi-talented content creator. RJ is an author (Dreams Do Come True, Silverstone), Actor (Up in the Air, Logan), Journalist and Broadcaster. He is a University of Missouri - St Louis graduate. RJ’s many talents include the ability to engage and motivate an audience focusing on the local youth. This is a true passion of his. In his spare time he supports the St Louis Cardinals, Blues, Lakers and Cowboys.

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.

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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