Hi I'm Ally!
I am a TV host, mentor, certified yogi & fitness instructor, lover of all things chocolate and so much more!
Ally Melendez graduated from State University of New York at Oneonta with a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and a minor in theatre.
As a Senior in college, Ally landed her first hosting job as a host/video jockey for IndiMusicTV's Top 21 Countdown. The monthly show highlighted the top 21 most voted on music videos created by independent artists.
Ally then went on to host IndiSpotlight Live, a live music show broadcasted to thousands of viewers via Dailymotion.com and IndiMusic.tv.
Ally has worked as both a host and reporter for AwesomeTV, an internationally acclaimed entertainment news website. Under this brand, she covered events such as Indian-American Heritage night the Prudential Center, and the 2017 IIFA Awards held in New York.
You can catch Ally on numerous episodes of CBS' Live It Up with Donna Drake, where she acted as both associate producer and an on-air lifestyle correspondent. She has worked alongside Donna to cover events such as the 2017 Angel Awards, and NATPE Miami in 2017 and 2018.
She has conducted interviews with New York Yankee's manager, Aaron Boone, Lawrence Taylor, MTV's Justina Valentine and famous youtube sensation Logan Paul, to name a few.
Currently, Ally is the in-arena Host for the Long Island Nets, the NBA G-League team affiliate to the Brooklyn Nets, at NYCB Live. She can also be seen at the Barclay's Center as she is the backup host for the Brooklyn Nets.
Other sports hosting includes working with the New York Cosmos, the New York Riptide, and the Atlantic-10 Men's basketball tournament held in Barclay's Center in 2019 and 2020. Additionally, Ally hosted the 2019 Kyrie Irving Invitational and was the in-theater host at the 2019 Heisman trophy presentation.
For over two years, Ally hosted Reward The Fan, a live trivia game show anyone can download from the app store and play on their smart phone.
Today, Ally can be seen on YES Network as she is the co- host of Stadium Authentics with Brandon Steiner of The Steiner Agency. She is also currently the host of In The Crosshairs, a live show about sports betting which airs on YouTube.
Ally is also the creator, executive producer, and host of the show "Ally Answers" which currently airs on IndiMusicTV.
In 2020, Ally launched The On-Air Institute, a 12 week course aimed at helping aspiring on-air hosts and public speakers master their mindset & confidence, sharpen their public speaking skills and ultimately land or create the on-air job of their dreams! Click on the button below to learn more about The On-Air Institute.The On-Air Institute
Ally is a certified yoga instructor, having completed her 200 hour teacher training in 2019. She then went on to receive her CPR/AED certification and her AFAA group fitness certification shortly after. She believes fitness is as important for the body mentally as it is physically. When she is not teaching yoga to private clients, Ally can be found coaching at Row House, a boutique fitness studio specializing in exercises on & around the ergometer and at Box + Flow which combines boxing and yoga.