About Us

Launched in 2015, NewArena.com is a sports and entertainment site dedicated to producing fun, engaging and informative content for its fans. For too long, the journalistic worlds of sports and entertainment have been mutually exclusive, and NewArena.com strives to be a pioneer in bridging that gap. Beyond reporting the biggest stories in sports, New Arena offers thought-provoking editorials and position-based content that spurs debate among readers. With over 8 million monthly unique users and nearly 1 million social followers, New Arena prides itself on providing its fans with facts, insight and a unique perspective.


Mark Willard

Senior Consultant for NewArena.com

Mark Willard has been on the radio and television airwaves in southern California since 2001. He is currently heard nationwide on Fox Sports Radio following 6 years with ESPN.


Blake Hoffman

Co-Founder of NewArena.com

Blake Hoffman is a co-founder of NewArena.com and an avid fan of sports, television and music. When Blake isn’t complaining about life as a fan of the Los Angeles Clippers, he can be found roaming the three-point line in rec leagues or professing his love for the television shows Breaking Bad and Billions.


Jason Fray

Senior Content Contributor for NewArena.com

Jason Fray is a Senior Editor and content contributor for NewArena.com. Based in Los Angeles, his work has been featured on Bleacher Report, ESPN, and Fox Sports. Pastimes include attending live shows and globetrotting (23 countries and counting).


Harris Ahmadzai

Senior Content Contributor for NewArena.com

Harris Ahmadzai is a senior content contributor for NewArena.com and is a devout fan of the Los Angeles Lakers, Oakland (Las Vegas) Raiders, and Los Angeles Dodgers. Harris’ celebrity man-crush is Peja Stojaković, and he considers himself a connoisseur of mediocre horror films and sour candy.