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 olivia.whitmire@whnt.com, follow her on Twitter: @omwhitmireTV, or add her on Facebook: Olivia Whitmire WHNT.


Recent Articles
  • Mars Hill softball wins 1A state championship, other local teams compete

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Tennessee Valley was well represented in this week’s state softball tournament, including several teams bringing the championship trophy back to North Alabama. The Mars Hill team came back after losing game one to win game two 7-6 to win the class 1A state title. The Rogers and Sparkman teams fell in the championship games, but they’re bringing home the runner up trophy.

  • Bob Jones baseball falls one run short in 7A championship

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Bob Jones baseball team fell just one run short in the 7A state championship series falling to McGill-Toolen 7-6 in game three. Despite coming back with the runner up trophy, the Patriots still had a historic post-season run, making it to the state title for just the second time in program history and the first since 2001. Congrats to the Patriots on a great season!

  • Buckhorn softball wins 6A state championship

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Buckhorn softball team beat Gardendale twice in a row to become the class 6A state champions. The Bucks won the first game 4-1 and then the decisive game two 3-2. Congrats to the Bucks on bringing the state title back home to Huntsville!

  • Bob Jones baseball looks ahead to game two of state championship series

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Bob Jones baseball team leads the state in wins with 41 for the season and they’re hoping to add two more as they play for the school’s first state championship. The Patriots are facing off against McGill-Toolen and the Yellow Jackets win game one 8-6 after a tough fought effort by Bob Jones. “That’s our first playoff loss, but our guys competed til the end. We’re one hit away with the guys running a full count […]

  • North Alabama well represented in state softball tournament

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – If you needed any clarification on if high schools in the Tennessee Valley had good softball teams, look no further than the state tournament. North Alabama is well represented in this week’s championship run, including several state championship winners.

  • Brooks baseball wins first state championship in program history

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Brooks High School baseball team won the class 4A state championship series over Sipsey Valley to earn the Lions’ first state title in program history. Brooks swept the Bears winning the finals series 2-0 after their 6-4 win in game two. A dog-pile for the ages! @BrooksHighLions wins their first state championship in program history, beating Sipsey Valley 6-4 to bring the Class 4A title back to Killen! Despite several weather delays, Carson Villalta (@V_is_key) threw […]

  • Local teams compete in state softball championship tournament

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The week softball teams from all over the state have been practicing for all season long is finally here: the state championship tournament. The Tennessee Valley has several local teams competing in this week’s tournament with the hopes of a state title on their minds.

  • UAH introduces John Shulman as new men’s basketball head coach

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – After 22 years with the UAH chargers, Lennie Acuff is leaving the men’s basketball program here in Huntsville behind and he’s leaving it in the hands of John Shulman. UAH held an introductory press conference for Shulman Thursday afternoon. We’ve got a full house for the introductory press conference of new @ChargerMBB head coach John Shulman! Hear from @coachjshulman on @whnt at 4:30 and 6! pic.twitter.com/B78gxceulc — Olivia Whitmire WHNT (@omwhitmireTV) May 16, 2019 Shulman comes to […]

  • Alabama finalizes Nate Oats’ contract

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A little less than two months ago, the University of Alabama hired Nate Oats has the new men’s basketball coach and Wednesday Alabama’s board of trustees finalized Oats’ contract. The board`s compensation committee approved the understanding signed in March; the five-year contract pays $2.45 million a year plus a $12,000 annual expense account. Oats was going to be paid a little more than $800,000 a year at Buffalo. The details for a buyout were also included ranging […]

  • East Limestone’s Tyler Wagnon signs with Calhoun

    LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. – Congrats to East Limestone’s Tyler Wagnon for getting a scholarship to play baseball for Calhoun Community College. Wagnon has earned all-area honors the past two years; during his junior and senior seasons, he was 63 for 163 and earned a 554 on base percentage. Wagnon had 52 walks and 11 hit by pitches with 53 runs scored.

  • Hazel Green’s Jacob Sisk signs with Motlow State

    HAZEL GREEN, Ala. – Shoutout to Hazel Green baseball’s Jacob Sisk for signing to continue his academic and athletic career at the college level. Sisk has signed to play for the Motlow State Communtiy College Bucks. Sisk is just one of the 13 seniors on this year’s Trojans team.  

  • Mars Hill baseball wins class 1A state championship

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Congrats to the Mars Hill Bible School baseball team for winning the class 1A state championship. The Panthers swept the state title winning game one 4-3 and beating Brantley 13-2 in 5 innings for game two. This is the Panthers’ fifth state championship and their first since winning the 2A title in 2012.  

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