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
  • Alabama and Auburn men’s basketball release conference schedules

    There’s still a good bit of time before basketball season starts, but Alabama and Auburn both released their conference schedules for the upcoming season. Alabama kicks things off on the road against Florida on January 4, and Auburn will travel to Mississippi State the same day to start SEC play. Alabama will host Auburn in Tuscaloosa on January 15, and then the Iron Bowl on the hardwood will head down to the plains on February 15. Here’s the full conference […]

  • Alabama A&M expects to improve after Morehouse win

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are starting the 2019 season off with a win over Morehouse College in the inaugural Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic. Despite bringing the win home, the Bulldogs aren’t really pleased with their performance; they won 35-30 after a last minute touchdown score to win the game. Head coach Connell Maynor says his team didn’t play as well as they should’ve, and they’ve got a lot to fix before University of Arkansas- […]

  • Alabama and Auburn players named SEC Players of the Week

    The SEC  named their players of the week for week one and Alabama and Auburn are both represented. For Alabama, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was named a co-offensive player of the week and freshman defensive lineman DJ Dale was selected as co-defensive lineman. For the Tigers, senior defensive back Jeremiah Dinson is the defensive player and after his game winning play in his college debut, freshman quarterback Bo Nix is the freshman of the week for week one.

  • Tyler Mann Player of the Week: Westminster Christian Wildcats’ Nick McFarland

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Westminster Christian Wildcats came out of their first game of the season with a 68-34 victory over DAR. Their quarterback completed 22 of 25 passes for 373 yards and five touchdowns, all in his varsity debut. WHNT News 19 Sports Reporter Olivia Whitmire presented Nick McFarland with the Tyler Mann Player of the Week award for Week Zero. “It’s great! I don’t even know what to say, it’s great,” said McFarland. “I felt like I played […]

  • Erroll Thompson named captain at Mississippi State

    STARKVILLE, Miss. –  The Mississippi State football team announced their captains for the upcoming season and one of them is from the 256. Former Florence Falcon Erroll Thompson has been selected to lead the Bulldogs this year; the junior linebacker is one of five captains selected by the Bulldogs squad for the upcoming season. Thompson was also one of the three student athletes selected to join head coach Joe Moorhead at SEC media days over the summer and was also […]

  • Alabama football releases depth chart ahead of Duke matchup

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The last time the Alabama Crimson Tide took the field it didn’t end the way they would’ve liked; now their revenge tour kicks off this weekend against the Duke Blue Devils. Alabama is hard at work gearing up for their first opponent, but some would argue they don’t really have to; the Tide is favored to win by 34.5 points, but we all know Nick Saban doesn’t really care about that. Saban says this Duke team is […]

  • American Cornhole Organization introduces Tailgate Classic

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Pretty much everyone has played cornhole somewhere at some point during their life, but many might not know that you can play the fun backyard game professionally. The American Cornhole Organization introduced the inaugural Huntsville Tailgate Classic this year, and while local players got to join in on the fun they also got to play alongside other visiting players competing for a purse of $5,000. Frank Geers with the ACO says he’s thrilled cornhole has made it’s […]

  • Football Friday Preview: North Jackson Chiefs

    JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – After two stints at North Jackson High School, the Mark Rose coaching era is over; Rose took the head coaching job at Russell County and now Chandler Tygard is the next man up to lead the Chiefs in 2019. Tygard comes to North Jackson from Madison Academy where he was the offensive coordinator for the Mustangs. Tygard and the Chiefs have been hard at work all summer long gearing up for the upcoming season. North Jackson […]

  • Unity in the Community of High School Football

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Northeast Alabama Fellowship of Christian Athletes held their Unity in the Community of High School Football event Sunday afternoon. This event gives teams from all over North Alabama the opportunity to come together before the craziness of the 2019 season kicks off, plus coaches and players get to talk with members of the media. One of the teams in attendance at the event was the Huntsville High Panthers, and the Panthers will be one of the […]

  • Auburn ends fall camp without naming starting quarterback

    AUBURN, Ala. – Fall camp came to an end on Sunday for the Auburn Tigers, and it wrapped up without the biggest question of the upcoming season being answered: Who will be the starting quarterback? Head coach Gus Malzahn said in the off-season that he would like to name a starting QB before the end of fall camp but that just didn’t happen. Now, Bo Nix and Joey Gatewood will continue to compete for the job as the Tigers gear […]

  • James Clemens hosts Blue vs. White scrimmage

    MADISON, Ala. – With less than one week until the kickoff of the 2019 high school football season, the James Clemens Jets hosted their Blue vs. White scrimmage. The Jets are gearing up for their opening game against Grayson from Georgia, one of metro Atlanta’s powerhouse programs. Head coach Wade Waldrop is heading into his seventh season with the Jets and he says he’s confident that this team can be successful this year. “We’re senior-heavy. We’re very experienced on both […]

  • Football Friday Preview: Decatur Red Raiders

    DECATUR, Ala. – The Decatur High School football team’s fall practices continue this week as well, and the Red Raiders will be one of the first teams we see this high school season as they kick off their season next Thursday, August 22 against Huntsville at Milton Frank Stadium. The team had their “Meet the Raiders” scrimmage Thursday afternoon giving fans a sneak peek of what’s to come this season, but luckily Decatur fans won’t have to wait long to […]

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