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 email@example.com, follow her on Twitter: @omwhitmireTV, or add her on Facebook: Olivia Whitmire WHNT.
HOOVER, Ala. – It’s no secret that the SEC is arguably one of the best conferences in college football, which means it has some of the best players as well. WHNT News 19 asked Senior Kentucky Wildcat Logan Stenberg how James Clemens helped him get where he is now. “You know the coaches over at JC really prepared me to get to college and to put myself in the best situation to succeed. I really credit that to Coach S […]
HOOVER, Ala. – Auburn defensive lineman Marlon Davidson was faced with a tough decision after the last game of his junior season. Davidson could enter his name in the NFL draft or return to Auburn for his senior year. WHNT News 19 asked Davidson what went through his mind when he made the decision to play his senior season on the plains. “I mean I came back for family reasons man. The family told me I can do it again. […]
HOOVER, Ala. – It’s the final day of SEC Media Days in Hoover, Alabama at the Wynfrey Hotel. On the last day we will hear from Auburn, Vanderbilt, and Kentucky. Auburn Head Coach Gus Malzahn Derrick Brown Marion Davidson Prince Tega Wanogho Kentucky Head Coach Mark Stoops Lynn Bowden Kash Daniel Logan Stenberg Vanderbilt Head Coach Derrick Mason Kalija Lipscomb Jared Pinkney Ke’Shawn Vaughn
HOOVER, Ala. – The Crimson Tide faithful were camped out early waiting for their team to arrive. Alabama fans were in the lobby around 6 a.m. and the reception that the tide received was loud enough to wake up the people staying on the top floor of The Wynfrey Hotel. Alabama is looking to bounce back this season after losing to Clemson in the national championship game. So, what is Nick Saban, a coach that has won six national titles, […]
HOOVER, Ala. – It’s never easy picking where you want to play your college football, especially when you have a skill set like Erroll Thompson, but the former Florence Falcon chose to go to Mississippi State and now he’s enjoying his first SEC Media Days. “It’s been kind of surreal it’s been different, I kind of took everything into account it’s moving really fast but it’s been a great experience so far,” said Thompson. When WHNT News 19 asked Thompson […]
HOOVER, Ala. – The Alabama Football program has been the dynasty the past few years, and the Crimson Tide is recognized as one of, if not the best, college football program in history. Some of the top players, all over the country, come to play for Nick Saban and his powerhouse squad, which includes some local student-athletes from North Alabama. Former James Clemens Jet LaBryan Ray could arguably be named as the top player in the state back in 2017. […]
HOOVER, Ala. – It’s day three of SEC Media Days from The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama. Today we will hear from Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi State, and South Carolina. Here are the coaches and student-athletes we will be hearing from today: Alabama Head Coach Nick Saban Jerry Jeudy, WR, Jr. Dylan Moses, LB, Jr. Tua Tagovailoa, QB, Jr. Arkansas Head Coach Chad Morris McTelvin Agim, DL, Sr. De’Jon Harris, LB, Sr. Devwah Whaley, RB, Sr. Mississippi State Head Coach Joe […]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – SEC Media Days are not the only event going on this week, the SWAC held its Media Day at The Westin in Birmingham. Alabama A&M Head Football Coach Connell Maynor helped lead A&M to its first winning season since 2012 in his first year as head coach. That means the expectations on The Hill are high entering 2019. “We don’t want to stay flat, we don’t want to go backwards, so we don’t want to have another […]
HOOVER, Ala. – The last two times that Georgia and Alabama have played each other, it looked as though the Bulldogs had the Crimson Tide on the ropes, but just weren’t able to put them away. The most recent heartbreak coming in the SEC Title Game, Georgia Head Football Coach Kirby Smart was asked what he has learned from those losses to Alabama other than wanting to win next time. “Get rid of their backup quarterback right? I mean that’s […]
HOOVER, Ala. – James Clemens alum Monty Rice, who finished the 2018 season third on the team in tackles, earned high praise from his Bulldog squad in Hoover at SEC Media Days. Georgia Junior Starting Quarterback Jake Fromm describes Rice’s leadership skills as impressive. “Monty, he’s doing a really good job really taking care of his body. He’s growing as a vocal leader on the team, you know, doing a good job coming into that role. Really excited to see […]
HOOVER, Ala. – Tennessee Volunteers Head Football Coach Jeremy Pruitt discussed a tweet, that led to an NCAA violation, he made earlier this year about his alma mater winning a state basketball championship. In March, when Plainview won the 3A State Basketball Title, Pruitt tweeted congratulating them on their back-to-back state titles, something that most would think is okay, but the NCAA didn’t agree. Pruitt didn’t pay a fine or really get in trouble for supporting his team, but the […]
HOOVER, Ala. – It’s day two of SEC Media Days from The Wynfrey Hotel in Hoover, Alabama. Today we will hear from Georgia, Texas A&M, Tennessee, and Ole Miss. Here are the coaches and student-athletes we will be hearing from today: Georgia Head Coach Kirby Smart Jake Fromm, QB, Jr. J.R. Reed, DB, Sr. Andrew Thomas, OL, Jr. Texas A&M Head Coach Jimbo Fisher Kellen Mond, QB, Jr. Justin Madubuike, DL, Jr. Braden Mann, P, Sr. Ole Miss Head Coach […]