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Olivia joined WHNT News 19 in August 2016 as a multimedia journalist in the Sand Mountain area. She started her career as a photographer at WTXL in Tallahassee, Florida but eventually moved into the role of MMJ.

The Georgia native developed a passion for journalism in high school, producing Hawk Talk TV. She later went on to Valdosta State University (GO Blazers!!!), where she received a B.F.A. in Mass Media. While at VSU, Olivia was actively involved in her university’s news show, News Valdosta. She was a photographer for Valdosta’s Video Production Services, covering various campus events. Olivia also became a member of the MOST ILLUSTRIOUS organization on campus, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Olivia enjoys spending most of her free time either outdoors hiking or indoors at a mall or shopping center. She’s obsessed with all things of the ARTS, specifically theater and musicals. When it comes to sports, GO CELTICS. Enough said. Also, Olivia loves to travel and visit new places, which is why she is beyond thrilled to explore Sand Mountain and the Rocket City!

If you have a news tip, story idea or maybe even an amazing recipe, feel free to contact me at olivia.steen@whnt.com.

Recent Articles
  • The first ever Jackson County Jubilee will be held on Saturday, July 14

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. –  Through art, a color run and different homegrown products; Jackson County is celebrating their community with its first-ever jubilee. It’s in honor of Alabama’s Bicentennial and a day for everyone around North Alabama to come out and enjoy the culture of their county. “We’re focusing on all things handmade, homegrown, and just showing the pride in Jackson County. All of our vendors are from Jackson County and they’re bringing their handmade home grown items,” said Meg Nippers, […]

  • Troy King and Millican Family unveil Lisa’s Law at Madison County Courthouse

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. –  The Millican family, along with Attorney General Candidate Troy King, unveiled “Lisa’s Law”.  The proposed bill is aimed at giving more rights to victims of violent crimes and their families, in honor of Lisa Ann Millican. Lisa Ann was 13-years-old when she was kidnapped from a shopping mall in Georgia in 1982. She was tortured, murdered, and her body was dumped in Little River Canyon. For years, the Millican family say they’ve fought for Lisa’s rights, even after her […]

  • Car crashes into Huntsville woman’s home for the second time this year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  A Huntsville woman is picking up the pieces of her home after a car crashed into it for the second time this year.  The incident happened on Oster Drive on Thursday morning. “I heard somebody say help me, help me. Please, somebody, help me.” Angie Walston, the owner of the home, said she ran downstairs and found glass, bricks and a badly injured woman in a vehicle. Police speculate that a second vehicle going at a high-speed was also […]

  • Cave diseases can be contracted from spending too much time in a cave

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – The road to recovery has begun for the 12 boys and their soccer coach that were trapped in a cave in Thailand for two weeks. According to CNN, the victims are being tested for several “cave diseases” that can be contracted from being enclosed for that long. “A lot of the things they were exposed to can take effect in a two to three-week range,” explained Dr. Chad Williamson of DeKalb MD. There are several illnesses that can typically […]

  • East Limestone County residents are still experiencing a water shortage

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Residents in East Limestone County went without water earlier this week. Officials at Limestone County Water and Sewer Authority confirmed that they had major issues with one of their water pumps. “We had a pump go down and then on top of that we had leaks. Monday night we had a significant leak and then two smaller ones today,” said Alan Lash, an engineer. Since Monday, they’ve fixed the failed pump. “The two leaks, they were fixed as […]

  • Work continues on Fort Payne’s Patriots Memorial Park

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – Construction is underway to finish Fort Payne’s Patriots Memorial Park. Leaders say it is halfway done, but now they need the community’s help to finish the work. City leaders are selling personalized brick pavers to purchase seven monuments for the memorial. The monuments will include the names of veterans from all around the city. “It connects them to our community and it makes the fact that these people died for our freedom more real,” said Fort Payne Councilwoman Lynn Brewer. Anyone […]

  • Vets 4 Vets hosts a day of pampering for homeless veterans

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Vets 4 Vets hosted a day of service for homeless veterans in Huntsville Saturday. In an effort to say thank you, local stylists provided their services for free. “They’ve already made us feel good as well as safe and protected. If all we can do is make them feel more beautiful than they already are, it’s a service to us,” said Quita Layton, a hairstylist. Members of the organization say they do not want the veterans to […]

  • A new B.B. Comer Bridge sculpture sits at Scottsboro High School

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – About two years ago, residents of Scottsboro heard the booms and blasts from the demolition of the BB Comer Bridge over the Tennessee River. Despite the historic bridge being an icon for the people in Scottsboro since the 1930’s, it was torn down in 2016 because of safety concerns. The Scottsboro bridge was beloved by the city and there was a discussion by the Scottsboro City Council to preserve a piece of the historical bridge. Only one piece of the […]

  • Parents of sextuplets host 5k run to thank the city of Albertville

    ALBERTVILLE, Ala. – The Waldrop family, who recently welcomed sextuplets, hosted a 5k fun run to raise money for the city of Albertville on Sunday. The city hosted a gender reveal 5k run back in 2017 for the Waldrop family, to help raise money as they prepared to welcome the sextuplets.  11 months later, Eric and Courtney Waldrop wanted to return the favor with a 5-k run of their own. “It was really important to do this event because the town and […]

  • Huntsville demonstrators hold rally opposing immigration policy

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – “Families Belong Together” is the message from demonstrators in protest around the nation,  opposing the nation’s immigration policy. People in Huntsville who felt strongly about this issue took to Big Spring Park Saturday to share in the day of action. They rallied with chants, signs and a show of unity. “I’m coming here today and I’m going to voice my opinion, because this has got to stop,” said Hugh Hines, a rally attendee. Huntsville residents are demanding a change  of the […]

  • The Summit of Fort Payne is still touching lives one year later

    FORT PAYNE, Ala. – The Summit of Fort Payne is still treating women mental health and drug addiction with their new one year program. Since they’ve opened last year, three women have graduated and they’re continuing to change even more lives. The Summit opened back in February of 2017. It’s the first rehabilitation program of its kind in DeKalb County that is dedicated to women and their addictions. “We’ve been open a little over a year now. We’ve graduated three ladies. We’ve got two […]

  • Little River Canyon is currently closed for swimming visitors

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala – The falls at Little River Canyon are closed for the next two days to visitors looking to take a dive into the water. “The water levels mwent up last night after the big storm came through. It went from about 70 to 75 cubic feet per second to 21 to 2200 cubic feet per second,” said Larry Beane, a park ranger. This isn’t common at all for a summer’s day. With all this extra water, the currents […]