NEW YORK (AP) A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press that the NFL is adding a second female official, Terri Valenti, to work as a replay booth assistant next season.
Valenti will join Sarah Thomas, who has been a line judge since 2015. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the hiring.
Sporting News first reported Valenti's addition to the NFL's officiating ranks.
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Valenti previously worked in college football, the Arena League and the UFL, which no longer is in business. She has also been a Navy engineer and economics professor.
She has experience as a replay communicator from 2012-16 and worked Super Bowl 50.
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