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
  • JPII’s Jim Robison signs to play for Faulkner University

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Jim Robison III, a senior at St. John Paul II Catholic High School, signed his letter of intent to play baseball for Faulkner University down in Montgomery. Robison plays first and third base for the Falcons. Not only is Robison going on an athletic scholarship, but he received academic scholarships as well. The four-year letterman says his time at JPII has shown him what it’s like to be a part of a family, and that’s why he […]

  • Trash Pandas name Jay Bell as inaugural team manager

    MADISON,  Ala. – The Rocket City Trash Pandas today announced that Jay Bell, a veteran of 18 Major League seasons, has been named the team’s first manager by the Los Angeles Angels. The Trash Pandas, Double-A affiliate of the Angels, begin their inaugural season in April. “Reuniting Minor League Baseball with Madison and the greater Huntsville area is thrilling,” Bell said. “I am ecstatic to manage the first Trash Pandas team and cannot wait to go to work daily at […]

  • Alabama defensive leader declaring for NFL Draft

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Another Alabama football junior has announced their departure from the Crimson Tide program; junior safety Xavier McKinney announced on his Instagram on Sunday that he will forgo his senior season at Alabama and is declaring for the 2020 NFL Draft. Anotha one @AlabamaFTBL safety Xavier McKinney announced on Instagram he’s entering the NFL draft 🏈 pic.twitter.com/9BpUbVfI7f — Olivia Whitmire WHNT (@omwhitmireTV) January 5, 2020 McKinney started for Alabama for the past two seasons and led the team […]

  • Auburn and Alabama men’s basketball teams prepping for SEC play

    It’s essentially all been fun and games up until now; now, things get serious because it’s time for conference play to start for the Alabama and Auburn men’s basketball teams. The Auburn Tigers are one of two undefeated teams left in the country as they head into conference play; they’re joined by San Diego State as the only two unbeaten squads. The Tigers start conference play on the road taking on the Mississippi State Bulldogs in Starkville. “These are opportunity […]

  • Auburn star cornerback heading to the NFL

    AUBURN, Ala. – Auburn junior cornerback Noah Igbinoghene announced that he plans to declare for the NFL Draft instead of returning for his senior year with the Tigers. Igbinoghene made the announcement on his Instagram page saying “I’m ready for the next step of my journey.” Auburn junior defensive back and return man Noah Igbinoghene has declared for the NFL Draft via his Instagram page. pic.twitter.com/cuw4fm26e5 — Rocco DiSangro (@RoccoDiSangro) January 3, 2020 Igbinoghene has been Auburn’s lead kick returner […]

  • Dylan Moses reiterates decision to return to Alabama

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – It’s been a confusing week for Alabama football fans regarding the return of one of their defensive stars. On Monday, December 30, Dylan Moses announced on his Instagram that he is planning to return to Tuscaloosa for his senior season and will not be declaring for the NFL draft. BREAKING: @AlabamaFTBL star linebacker Dylan Moses has announced he’s returning to the Crimson Tide program for his senior season 🏈🏈 Moses missed this entire past season with a […]

  • Tua Tagovailoa wins 2019 Bobby Bowden Award

    Despite suffering a season ending injury, Alabama star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa still earned several awards for this season, including the Bobby Bowden Award. 2019 Bobby Bowden Award Exemplary model in the classroom, on the field, on the campus and in the community. 🗒️ » https://t.co/wFL4g3X2sz #BamaFactor #RollTide pic.twitter.com/kNmTjP8wse — Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) December 30, 2019 This award recognizes the Division I player who epitomizes a student-athlete from a faith perspective; he must conduct himself as an exemplary model in the […]

  • Alabama star linebacker Dylan Moses returning for senior season

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The time of year has come where college football players that are eligible for the NFL draft have to make some really tough decisions: will they still or will they go? One player that’s going stay is Alabama star linebacker Dylan Moses; Moses announced on his Instagram on Monday night that he’ll be coming back to Tuscaloosa for his senior season saying he wants nothing more than to finish his Alabama career in style. BREAKING: @AlabamaFTBL star […]

  • UAH and Alabama basketball win big in the Rocket City Classic

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – It was another great year for the Rocket City Classic with both the UAH Chargers and Alabama Crimson Tide winning their games by 20 points. In game one, the Chargers faced off against the Spring Hill College Badgers. UAH got off to a slower start against Spring Hill, but the Chargers came back ready to go in the second half, and once they got started they couldn’t be stopped. And the Chargers get the win in game […]

  • Two of Alabama’s defensive stars sitting out of bowl game

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama Crimson Tide has several players that are expected to get drafted to play in the NFL next year, many of them are possible first round picks which sparks the question will they play in the Tide’s bowl game? Head coach Nick Saban has confirmed two players have decided to sit out of the Citrus Bowl against Michigan. Outside linebacker Terrell Lewis and cornerback Trevon Diggs have both decided to not play in the game; both […]

  • Huntsville High hosting Braggin’ Rights basketball tournament

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Big time programs and players are going head to head in the Braggin’ Rights Georgia vs. Alabama basketball tournament this weekend at Huntsville High school. Less than 24 hours until the Braggin’ Rights tournament hosted by @HHSPantherHoops 🏀🏀 There’s gonna be some solid games here in the 256 tomorrow that you won’t wanna miss!! https://t.co/4ldMeEkZDz Hear more from Coach Christian Schweers tonight on @whnt pic.twitter.com/ekxqdGi9r6 — Olivia Whitmire WHNT (@omwhitmireTV) December 13, 2019 Five teams from each […]

  • Huntsville High’s Ellie Largen signs with Jacksonville State softball

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Another day another signing for one of our many talented high school athletes here in North Alabama; Ellie Largen’s getting ready to live her dreams and go play D1 ball. The Huntsville High senior center fielder has officially signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball for the Jacksonville State University Gamecocks. Largen says playing softball gave her a group of sisters that she’ll miss once she goes on to college, but she’s excited to start […]

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