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
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  • (2) Alabama football gearing up for matchup with (1) LSU

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – There’s been a lot of great and highly anticipated college football match ups so far this season, but none are more hyped up than this weekend’s game in Bryant-Denny with #1 LSU vs. #2 Alabama. This is the third time LSU and Alabama will meet as the top two teams in the AP poll; the last time this happened was back in 2011, which ended with LSU on top. This game is gonna be huge with College […]

  • Alabama A&M Bulldogs coming off big Magic City Classic win

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Magic City Maynor and the Alabama A&M Bulldogs have done it again getting back to back wins in the Magic City Classic against Alabama State, but this years’ win was a little more dramatic as it went into triple overtime. One player who really showed up for the Bulldogs was senior running back Jordan Bentley; Bentley had four touchdowns and some of those scores coming in critical points in this game. Bentley was named the FCS Player […]

  • Tua Tagovailoa expected back at practice on Wednesday

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – If you saw the final score of the Alabama vs. Arkansas game this weekend, then you might think Tua Tagovailoa played with the number of points the Crimson Tide put up but it was an offense led by Mac Jones. Jones got his first collegiate start this weekend due to Tagovailoa being out with an ankle injury. Tagovailoa was seen on the sidelines wearing a walking boot and now according to head coach Nick Saban the star […]

  • UAH hockey getting ready for home opener

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The UAH hockey team hasn’t had the best start to this year’s season; they’re 0-4 so far on year. Now the Chargers are gearing up for their home opener and it certainly won’t be an easy matchup; the Chargers are hosting the #2 Minnesota State Mavericks, a team they went 0-4 against last season. Head coach Mike Corbett says his teams mentality so far this season is the most important thing and he expects the Chargers to […]

  • Tyler Mann Player of the Week: JPII Falcon’s Seth Brown

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  • Alabama A&M Bulldogs looking to bounce back after loss to Grambling State

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Alabama A&M Bulldogs are coming off a loss to Grambling State, but even though the Tigers are a conference opponent this game doesn’t count as a conference loss. Since the beginning of the season, head coach Connell Maynor has said that his team determines their own destiny and if they want to make it to the SWAC championship then that’s up to them. Maynor says his team still has that opportunity, but it’s going to take […]

  • Tyler Mann Player of the Week: Muscle Shoals Trojans’ Logan Smothers

    If you’ve been to a Muscle Shoals game this year, or seen highlights of the Trojans,  then you probably know how good their quarterback is. Logan Smothers has put up big numbers every week this season, and he did it again last week in the Trojan’s win over Florence. The Nebraska commit completed 17 of 22 passes for 243 yards and 3 touchdown passes, plus he ran for 58 yards and another score on nine carries earning him the player […]

  • Tyler Mann Player of the Week: JPII’s Sean Zerkle

    JPII is coming off a close win over North Jackson and one of the guys who led the Falcons to that victory was Sean Zerkle. Zerkle caught 9 catches for 148 yards and three touchdowns, plus adding an interception on defense getting it done on both sides of the ball earning him week four’s Player of the Week.” WHNT News 19 Sports Reporter Olivia Whitmire surprised him with the award. “I feel like I played good,” said Zerkle. “I’ve got […]

  • Alabama A&M takes home the Battle of North Alabama win

    FLORENCE, Ala. – There’s nothing better than a solid in state rivalry, we know all about that with Auburn and Alabama, but there’s a solid rivalry right here in the northern part of the state. This year, the Alabama A&M Bulldogs get bragging rights here in north Alabama after their comeback win over the UNA Lions last night. The Lions led 18-0 going into halftime, but a new Bulldogs team came out of that locker room and that team got […]

  • 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- […]

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