Newman has spent several years covering Troy athletics and the Atlantic Sun Conference and has been involved with Sun Belt Conference softball and NASCAR Kinetics in Motion. Melanie is also the reigning USA Petite Miss and a recent graduate from Troy University where she earned a degree in broadcast journalism, sports information and leadership studies.
“I’m extremely excited for this opportunity, the WIFL is a new, exciting league and I’m fortunate to be a part of this. I’m very eager to start covering the upcoming tryouts.”
A source within the WIFL added the league is excited to bring on Newman. “Melanie does outstanding work and we are glad she wants to become a part of what we are building. She is still fairly new to the business and that’s a perfect fit for us. We believe in giving people opportunities to do things and break into fields that are hard to get into. Finding the right people for that is hard to do but Melanie definitely is a perfect fit.”
Newman will be covering the upcoming league tryouts and will be involved in several league activities. When teams hit the field she will be a part of the top broadcast team as a pre and post game, and sideline reporter. She will also do some play by play for some league events.
The WIFL (Women’s Indoor Football League) will be a professional indoor football league for women. What will set the WIFL aside from other women’s leagues is that there will be a very high level of football played on the field. The focus will be on athletic ability, not on appearance. The WIFL will launch its first season in 2014.
WIFL Football: http://www.wiflfootball.com/
WIFL Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/
All inquiries can be directed to the WIFL’s Director of Media Jonathan Ragus :