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
  • Neighbors say the death on Pulaski Pike is shocking and very uncommon

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police are still investigating a death on Pulaski Pike from Saturday evening. Police found Dale Jones, Sr dead in a home. They believe it was a domestic violence incident. Neighbors in the area said they were shocked to hear the news. “You know you hear stories like this and you watch them and you see them on the news, but you kind of expect them to take place elsewhere, not right next door. That’s the concerning […]

  • Police remove 50 animals from Rainsville woman’s home

    RAINSVILLE, Ala. – Rainsville Police evacuated a home on Fortner Road filled with animals. Chief Kevin Smith says they received complaints about a woman hoarding pets. “We received an anonymous complaint about the animals. They were afraid that they were being mistreated and that there were a large quantity of animals here,” said Smith. The Rainsville Police Department immediately started the investigation by speaking with Carolyn Crocker. Chief Kevin Smith says she let them go inside to check out the animals. There […]

  • Former Paint Rock Valley Schools students work to adjust to their new schools

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – The Jackson County Board of Education is taking steps to ensure students returned to school in a positive environment, especially those former Paint Rock Valley students beginning at a new school. Back in May, students walked the halls of Paint Rock Valley School for the last time. This year they are attending either Skyline or Woodville School. “We haven’t had any complaints. I’ve checked in with the schools and it seems to be a smooth transition,” said […]

  • The Longest Yard Sale is back in DeKalb County for the weekend

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. – Just about anything you want or could possibly need can be found at the Longest Yard Sale, happening this weekend. The sales stretch 690 miles from Gadsden, Alabama up to Michigan. DeKalb County is the spot for North Alabamians to shop. Vendors started setting up tents as early as Tuesday for the big event. “It’s probably taking me close to eight months to get everything ready. I’ve been set up,  well it’s been 42 hrs. I’m tired,” said […]

  • Jackson County DHR says they need more foster homes in the area

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – More than 400,000 children in the United States spend time in foster care and officials say this number is continually growing. The Jackson County Department of Human Resources is reaching out on behalf of their community to anyone interested in providing a home for these children. There are over 100 children in the care of Jackson County’s DHR every month, and it’s just a reflection of a growing problem across the nation. “We believe that’s typically […]

  • Skyline School needs donations for school supplies for their students

    SKYLINE, Ala. — Jackson County schools start next week, so it’s time to starting gathering up all the necessary back to school supplies. Skyline School is doing something extra special to make sure no student goes without what they need. Faculty are spending the last few days organizing these supplies for their students. “You know the goal was to try and take some of the burden off parents for school supplies,” said Heather Bellomy, the media specialist at Skyline. Teachers at Skyline […]

  • Guntersville Police find more valuable items on Highway 79 during third search

    GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. — Authorities say on Saturday results have came back from a search in Guntersville. The search is connected to the triple homicide which occurred two weeks ago.  Guntersville Police Department report July 28 more valuable items were found on Highway 79 after a third search. It is part of the Jimmy O’Neal Spencer triple homicide case. Crews searched a mile-and-a-half down the highway, according to a Guntersville Police Department member. “We searched that area and we also searched the […]

  • Main Street Alabama presents recommendations to Scottsboro residents

    SCOTTSBORO, Ala. –  Main Street Alabama spent a week in Scottsboro studying the dynamics of downtown and listening to community members about what they’d like to see added to the city. “Oh, it’s exciting. I’m sitting there thinking ‘oh how can I help, how can I help,” said Scottsboro resident Mary K. Carlton. Through research, photos and just talking to residents, the team crafted a plan of changes and additions that could be made. Their recommendation was that Scottsboro could implement […]

  • Sylvania parents concerned about asbestos in school floor

    SYLVANIA, Ala. –  Parents in DeKalb County are having concerns about reports of asbestos being found in the floor of Sylvania High School after a leak happened a few weeks ago. Asbestos is hazardous to human health and can causes illnesses like cancer. The person who sent us the pictures wanted to remain anonymous. DeKalb County Superintendent Jason Barnett said the tiles in the hallway are from a company that used asbestos in their product. “Once we realized the water […]

  • Jackson County Drug Court creates a “Garden of Hope” for the community

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. –  Jackson County is feeding people in need through the county’s Garden of Hope. “Well, we plant it and it’s for the community to come pick,” said Heather Strickland, a drug court participant.  It started as a project for Jackson County Drug Court participants, but the garden is now providing to an entire community. “I’m a master gardener,” said Mark Boyanton with the Jackson County Drug Court. “Master gardeners of Alabama require 50 hours of community service, […]

  • Huntsville non-profit holds an Entrepreneur Day for middle and high schools students

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville non-profit, Sweet Khaos, wants to help kids make goals of their own but they understand kids might not realize how many careers are out there. They hosted an entrepreneur day that showcased a variety of jobs that many people may not think about when deciding a career path. “They don’t have to wait for society to choose what they want to do in life and that there are so many career options that they can choose from. Whatever […]

  • Community honors ‘Huntsville’s Angels’ who were lost through acts of violence

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The city came together to remember and honor “Huntsville’s Angels.” They’re young people whose lives were taken too soon through different acts of violence. “It really heals my heart a lot,” said Donna Howell, organizer of the event and mother of an angel. “I love these kids. Every time I put a new picture up, I hate putting that picture up,” Howell said. Gun violence stole the lives of these children and left their families behind to heal. “Today we didn’t do a […]

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