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.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama men’s basketball team ended up being one of the first four teams out of the NCAA tournament putting them as a number one seed in the NIT. The Tide came in as a 16 point favorite of the eight seed Norfolk State University Spartans, but the Spartans pulled off the upset beating Alabama 80-79 in overtime in Tuscaloosa Wednesday night. Head coach Avery Johnson says he knows his team can do better and they’re gonna […]
The Auburn men’s basketball team has arrived in Salt Lake City and the team had their first practice out west Wednesday afternoon. The fifth seeded Tigers are getting ready to take on the New Mexico State Aggies who comes as the twelfth seed in the Midwest region. This will be the Tigers fifth game in eight days after a quick turn around from the SEC tournament, plus they’ll be playing about 3,500 ft. higher than they normally do back […]
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Lee star forward and former Texas A&M men’s basketball signee, Kobe Brown, has officially announced he is reopening his recruitment process and is no longer committed to play for the Aggies next year. Brown announced this decision on Twitter Wednesday afternoon; Brown says the coaching staff at Texas A&M made him feel like he was already a part of the Aggie family before he even arrived, but after the university fired head coach Billy Kennedy last week […]
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama softball team moved one spot in one poll and remained fourth in the other after winning six games last week in Hawaii. The 31-0 Crimson Tide is now #3 in the ESPN.com/USA softball poll and fourth in the USA Today/NFCA poll. Alabama is the last undefeated team in the nation and they’re off to the best start in program history.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Tuscaloosa was the place to be on Tuesday as the Alabama football program held their annual Pro Day for NFL scouts to come out and see the former Tide players in action. Several pro teams took advantage of the opportunity; some of the former Tide players participating include Josh Jacobs, Damien Harris and possible first overall pick, Quinnen Williams, and these players are taking every opportunity they can to prepare for the chance of being selected for […]
North Alabama is filled with talent in high school basketball, and some of that talent is represented on the All-Huntsville girls and boys teams. Congrats to all of the players recognized on the teams! The girls All-Huntsville team includes: FIRST TEAM: Caroline Bachus, West Limestone Emily Bowman, Huntsville Destinee McGhe, Madison Academy Marisa Snodgrass, Hazel Green Moriah Taylor, Hartselle Player of the Year: Annie Hughes, Pisgah SECOND TEAM: Deyana Dodd, Sparkman Katie Jones, Decatur Heritage Jaden Langford, Madison Academy Farrah […]
The Alabama A&M men’s basketball team is getting a new official head coach, but it’s someone who’s already been leading them this past season. The University announced Tuesday morning that Dylan Howard has been hired as the men’s head coach. Howard joined Alabama A&M as associate head coach for the 2017-2018 season; he was named interim head coach last May, a week after Donnie Marsh resigned following a 3-28 record in his lone season. Howard served in the interim role […]
For the first time since 2000, the Auburn men’s basketball team is on their way to the SEC Tournament Championship game after defeating the Florida Gators, 65-62, in the tournament semi finals. Auburn will play Tennessee at 12 p.m. Sunday, March 17 in Nashville.
The Hartselle High School football program is welcoming a new member to their team. Bo Culver is going from one tigers squad to the next as he moves from Deshler into the head role at Hartselle, and he says he’s ready to get the season started with his new squad. “We’re gonna get after it we’re gonna compete we’re gonna be 1-0 in everything we do that’s making one decision at a time making the right decision turning around and […]
The 2018-2019 co-captains of the UAH hockey team have signed amateur try-out contracts with ECHL teams following this year’s season. Hans Gorowsky signed with the Adirondack Thunder and Kurt Gosselin joined the Cincinnati Cyclones. The Chargers now have a total of five former players in the ECHLranks. Hans Gorowsky is headed to the @ECHLThunder on an ATO! Congrats, Hans!#UnitedWeCharge pic.twitter.com/ty7BVS6UoE — UAH Chargers (@UAHChargers) March 13, 2019 Congratulations to Kurt Gosselin on signing an ATO with the @CincyCyclones!#UnitedWeCharge pic.twitter.com/U400QxGAYp — […]
The UAH softball team is coming off a clean sweep of their home series with Lee and the team slid up a couple spots in the latest NFCA poll. The Chargers climbed two spots in the national rankings, jumping to 14 in the Division 2 Coaches Poll. UAH is joined by three fellow GSC teams as West Florida is second, Valdosta State is ninth and Mississippi College jumps into the rankings at 23. The Chargers are riding an eight game […]
The finalists for the Mr. and Miss Basketball awards have been released, and the talent here in North Alabama is well represented. Here’s the list of local players up for the awards: CLASS 1A GIRLS: Katie Jones, Decatur Heritage, Jr., G, 5-10 CLASS 3A GIRLS: Annie Hughes, Pisgah, Sr., G, 5-10 CLASS 4A GIRLS: Madie Krieger, Rogers, Fr., G, 5-6 and Kathleen Wheeler, Priceville, Sr., G, 5-10 CLASS 5A GIRLS: Destinee McGhee, Madison Academy, Jr., C, 6-2 CLASS 6A GIRLS: […]