Internships were nothing out of the ordinary when Matt Newman attended Juniata College. Like any regular student, Matt craved experience in the working world; New York was the perfect place. During the spring of his junior year, Matt interned for NBC as a broadcast engineer. Not long after, NBC offered Matt a job that he accepted after graduating Juniata in 2006.
Creating the American Gladiator facebook application for NBC was one of Matt's first tasks beginning his employment. This sparked NBC's interest in creating a website based off of NBC's show, The Biggest Loser. In the summer of 2005, Matt began developing The Biggest Loser League; a social networking site focusing on supporting an interactive weight-loss community.
Matt's success with the site generated a large population of users eager to gain access to health related information, supportive message boards, and helpful weight-loss challenges. His significant role in developing the league handed him a greater experience than expected. In the summer of 2010, Matt's work was further acknowledged when The Biggest Loser League was nominated for the Outstanding Creative Achievement for Interactive Media, Non-fiction Emmy award. Today, Matt Newman continues to work for NBC and contribute to NBC's social media success.