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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
  • Possible expansion coming to Madison City Schools with possible property tax

    MADISON, Ala. — Madison City Schools is one of the fastest growing school districts in the state and while that growth is good news, space is becoming scarce. “We’ll have to do some major rezoning to move people around and no matter what we do with rezoning in three years we’re gonna be out of space,” said Superintendent Robby Parker. Parker says the district needs a new elementary and middle school, additions to the James Clemens and Bob Jones High […]

  • Man in custody after barricading himself in Huntsville home, wanted in two different states

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police say a man is in custody after he barricaded himself in a home Saturday on Marline Lane. Daniel McAuley is in the Metro Jail for a Fugitive from Justice warrant and awaiting extradition, according to HPD. The National Crime Information confirmed with HPD that McAuley had felony assault warrants, with flags of Aggressive Behavior, from Kansas.  HPD told WHNT he is also wanted in Nebraska. A woman called 911 and told officers she was being […]

  • First responders rescue family after getting lost in Huntsville’s Sugar Tree Trail

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — First responders confirm they have located and rescued a group of hikers who got lost Sunday in southeast Huntsville. WHNT’s Olivia Whitmire reports that authorities say two adults, four kids and two dogs got lost while hiking on Sugar Tree Trail. No one was injured. This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

  • Oakwood University hoping to make a difference after student’s death

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The loss of a student on any campus is never easy, but Carvell Goodlow’s death has shaken the small Oakwood University campus community; the campus has never lost a student to gun violence. Family, friends and members of the Oakwood University community are all mourning the loss of 20-year-old Goodlow. “Out of the ashes we rise,” said Oakwood University spokesperson Kenn Dixon. The young man’s death is motivating the campus to ask “how can we make sure […]

  • Madison County Sheriff’s Office benefiting from approved commission budget

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The Madison County Commission approved its 2019 budget Wednesday morning. It has a roughly a $1.9 million increase in revenue from last year’s budget. It includes money for pay raises and funding for the Madison County Sheriff’s office that will hopefully help fill positions at the sheriff’s office and jail. The sheriff’s office originally requested an additional $3.8 million in funding from the commission. Although the commission could not give the sheriff’s office that entire amount in […]

  • Madison County Commission approves new fiscal year budget

    MADISON COUNTY, Ala. – The 2018-2019 fiscal year budget for the Madison County Commission has a roughly $1.9 million increase in revenue from last year’s budget. The total budget is more than $174 million and the general fund will have around $58 million. Budget = passed ✔️The 2019 budget will be about $174 mil and more than 55% of that budget is going to @mcsosheriffAL. Commission Chairman Dale Strong says the sheriff’s office will add 10 deputies next year and […]

  • Never Before Seen: Inside look at Stovehouse development construction

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — If you’ve driven down Governor’s Drive in the past year, you’ve probably noticed the Stovehouse development. You can’t see much of the construction from the street, so Stovehouse’s owner Danny Yancey gave WHNT News 19 an exclusive look at the updated progress. “It’s exciting to kind of see a vision come to life,” Yancey said. “It’s exciting to see it unfold.” A vision that started three years ago for the owner, but the building has been around […]

  • “Microthon” raises thousands for special needs arts program

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Most runners are used to going several miles in one race, but that wasn’t the case at the Rocket City Microthon. Hundreds of people showed up Sunday for the 0.12 K (you read that right) to run, jog or walk across the grass from Straight to Ale to Yellowhammer at Campus 805. The Microthon raised money to benefit the special needs arts program at Merrimack Hall. Lesley and Darryl Burnette, whose daughter Kate absolutely loved Merrimack’s programs, […]

  • Hundreds remember the Trail of Tears in annual motorcycle ride

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The Alabama-Tennessee Trail of Tears Corridor Association held their 25th annual motorcycle ride. The group recognized the thousands of American Indians that were moved on the Trail of Tears. Nearly 200 miles riding from Bridgeport to Waterloo, Alabama. The 25th annual Trail of Tears ride stretched for miles as bikers from all over made the trip to pay tribute to the Creek, Choctaw, Cherokee, Chickasaw and Seminole tribes. “The importance of the ride is to keep the […]

  • Mason Court residents concerned for children’s safety after afternoon shooting

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Huntsville Police are continuing to investigate a shooting that happened in the middle of the day out on Mason Court Thursday afternoon. “My grandson runs around here all the time and they’re running around here with guns,” said Rachel Rice, who has family that lives in Sparkman Homes. “It could’ve been him that got shot.” A major concern with neighbors that WHNT News 19 spoke with is the number of children who live in this area; they […]

  • Group from Athens heading to the Carolina coast to help with Hurricane Florence damage

    ATHENS, Ala. – As Hurricane Florence rips through the Carolina coast, many homes and businesses are suffering from flood damage. Servpro is a fire and water clean-up and restoration company and they’re getting ready to go to North Carolina to help. “When large storms like this happens we head out to the disaster zones,” said Jordan Hendon, owner of the Servpro Athens franchise. Servpro in Athens is sending eight to ten men. “We specialize in anything related to disaster clean […]

  • Experts say gas prices should not spike due to Hurricane Florence

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – With Hurricane Florence now brushing the Carolinas, people are starting to wonder how the storm will affect the rest of the country as well. One of the main concerns is gas prices. Normally when a storm or natural disaster happens, motorists expect a spike in gas prices but officials are saying that shouldn’t be the case with Hurricane Florence. GasBuddy released a statement saying that this storm will not result in a jump in gas prices. “There’s […]