Olivia joined the WHNT News 19 team in July of 2018 as a multimedia journalist and moved to the sports department in January of 2019 as a sports reporter and weekend anchor. Originally from Georgia, the Atlanta native is thrilled to make Huntsville her new home. Growing up as a University of Texas fan and then attending the University of Alabama, it’s safe to say sports are a pretty big deal to her, but she’s known she’s wanted to work in the sports broadcasting business for as long as she can remember.
She is a recent graduate from the University of Alabama where she earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunication and film with minors in both communication studies and sports journalism.
During her time at Alabama, she worked as a reporter and producer in both the news and sports departments at WVUA 23 in Tuscaloosa. Between covering Alabama football, election nights and even filling in to anchor, she stayed busy and gained valuable experience that will help her tell the stories of the Tennessee Valley.
In her spare time, Olivia loves attending sports events, especially Alabama and Atlanta teams, hanging out with her friends and family, and finding new favorite restaurants.
If you run into Olivia stop and say hi! In addition to news tips, Olivia is always looking for ways to develop deeper roots in the community. If you have any suggestions, feel free to email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, follow her on Twitter: @omwhitmireTV, or add her on Facebook: Olivia Whitmire WHNT.