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Olivia joined the WHNT News 19 team in July of 2018 as a multimedia journalist. Originally from Georgia, the Atlanta native is thrilled to make Huntsville her new home.

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
  • Tent City Project coming back to Huntsville for 10th year

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – With the winter weather coming in, the men and women living on the streets in our area will have to live through some freezing temperatures. Homelessness is on the rise in Huntsville and Madison County and right now there are more than 500 displaced citizens in our area. The Tent City Project started in 2008 and it aims to help those who are homeless in our area by supplying clothes, food and other necessities. The 2018 Tent […]

  • Community closet helping Huntsville students in need

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Imagine going to school hungry because you didn’t have any food at home or not having a coat to help you stay warm waiting at the bus stop. For many Huntsville students, that’s a reality , but one woman is trying to change that. The purpose of the community closet is simple: helping students and families who may need a little bit of help. If a student needs a new pair of shoes, they’re in here. If […]

  • No Questions Asked: Free shopping day for families in need

    MADISON, Ala. – With the cold weather coming in, you and your family might be in need of some new winter clothes but those coats and sweaters can be pretty pricey. The Monrovia Church of Christ has a program called the Closet at Monrovia that’s helping families in need stay warm this winter. Since opening their doors in 2012, the Closet at Monrovia has given away almost 70,000 clothing items to community members in need. “It’s, of course, a blessing […]

  • Alabama school employees in limbo with PEEHIP lawsuit

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A lawsuit between the Alabama Education Association and PEEHIP is moving forward with the hopes of getting some extra cash to Alabama teachers. In 2016, the Alabama legislature passed a raise for teachers and school employees across the state; four percent for anyone making less than $75,000 and those making more than that would receive a two percent raise. “When they saw that employees were getting a raise, they decided they wanted it,” said Beverly Sims, a representative […]

  • Madison City Schools employees ‘shattered’ by out-of-district fee

    MADISON, Ala. – The Madison City Board of Education had a meeting Thursday night to vote on two proposals from Superintendent Robby Parker. The first is a 12-mill property tax for Madison city residents to help fund the growth that the district is experiencing, but the more controversial one is a new fee for out-of-district employees to be able to bring their children into the district to go to school, which is a perk that’s been free in the past. […]

  • Huntsville Hospital job applicants’ information could be at risk after data breach at recruiting firm

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A vendor that Huntsville Hospital uses for online job applications experienced a data breach. The breach could affect thousands across the country, but if you’ve applied to the hospital it could impact you too. The hospital released this statement saying: “Regrettably, we’ve learned that Jobscience, Inc., the vendor which we’ve used for online employment application services since 2006, had a data breach which may have involved information from individuals who applied for jobs at Huntsville Hospital. Because of […]

  • Alabama voters react to the passing of Amendment 2; some proud, others disappointed

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. –  Alabama’s Amendment 2 asked voters to decide if the state has a duty to protect the rights of unborn children and declare in the state constitution that residents have no right to an abortion and the people have voted yes. However, this amendment has sparked some controversy. Amendment 2 reads: “Amendment Two provides that it would be the public policy of the state to recognize and support the importance of unborn life and the rights of unborn children, […]

  • Campaign signs need to come down around Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Campaign signs: they’re a great tool for candidates to get voter’s attention, but once the election passes they cause clutter in the city. “If you put them up, be responsible to take them down,” said Joy McKee, director of landscape management for the city of Huntsville. Now that the election is over, city officials want to remind candidates or anyone who put up any signs in support of candidates that those signs need to come down, specifically within […]

  • TURNER VS. CLARDY: Who will take over as Madison County Sheriff?

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – Madison County Sheriff Blake Dorning will be stepping down soon; he is not seeking re-election on Tuesday.  He’s been in command of the sheriff’s office since January of 2003, but now someone else will soon take over. Republican nominee Kevin Turner or Democratic nominee Tim Clardy. One thing both candidates can agree on is fixing the drug problem and the rise of crime in Madison County. “The biggest thing is listening to the community,” Clardy said. […]

  • Alabama vs. LSU: Who will win? Fans weigh in on the big game

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The first College Football Playoff rankings came out earlier this week; the Alabama Crimson Tide came in at number one and the LSU Tigers at number 3, which makes Saturday’s matchup in Death Valley even bigger than it already was. This game will be the 83rd meeting for these teams. Alabama leads the series with 52 wins, but LSU’s team is looking good this year. WHNT News 19 talked to some fans here in Huntsville who think […]

  • Madison City middle school students visit The Wall That Heals

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Wall That Heals is here in Huntsville for everyone to visit and remember the lives lost in the Vietnam War. Madison City middle school students spent their day on Friday learning about an NFL player and an Olympic athlete, but most importantly, they learned about the sacrifice made by all the heroes whose names are listed on this wall. 58,318 names to be exact. “It helps you understand what people’s brothers, sisters, fathers, and moms have […]

  • ARMED AND FRIGHTENING: Man impersonating an officer pulls woman over in Huntsville

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – A Huntsville woman was on her way to work Wednesday morning, driving down South Memorial Parkway like she always does. She saw blue flashing lights in her windshield, was pulled over and assumed an officer was going to ask for her license and registration, but quite the opposite happened. “I made the mistake in thinking this kind of thing doesn’t happen,” said Brittany Laird, the driver in this situation. A car was swerving in and out of traffic, almost […]