Olivia Steen joined the FOX8 team in August 2018 as a reporter.

Before heading to the Triad, she worked as a bureau multimedia journalist for two years in Huntsville, Alabama, at WHNT. Her journalism career began in Tallahassee, Florida, at WTXL, where she started as a photographer.

The Georgia native cultivated her passion for journalism at Valdosta State University in South Georgia, where she received a BFA in Mass Media. She was actively involved in the university’s news production, as well as serving as a photographer for the campus’ video production service.

Olivia is a part of the National Association of Black Journalists and is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Outside of serving the Triad, she enjoys spending most of her free time outdoors, whether that’s hiking or taking nature shots with her Canon. You can also catch her at any event related to the arts.

If you have any tips, story ideas or even a good recipe; you can reach her by email or on Twitter @OSteenNews.

Recent Articles
  • Welcome Home program helps Greensboro homeless find housing, employment

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 900 people in Greensboro go to sleep homeless. With that number increasing, the city decided to pair with the Center of Hope and workforce development to lower the numbers. When most people arrive at the Center of Hope, they’re unsure of how long they’ll be there or even if they’ll be able to make it out. Now the Welcome Home program is giving people a chance to cut their visit short. “Make sure that people […]

  • Man helps wife deliver baby in their Jamestown home

    JAMESTOWN, N.C. — Curtis Bridgman said he went to bed late Saturday night. His wife Ashley and their oldest daughter were up cooking in the kitchen. The couple had a conversation earlier that day about Ashley’s delivery, even though their daughter wasn’t due until the end of the month. “He asked, ‘Honey, do you feel like you’re in labor? Are you ready to go to the hospital?'” Ashley said. She said she had no pain and didn’t feel any contractions, […]

  • Guilford County Sheriff`s Office hosts a reentry simulation

    Life after prison can be a tough transition, especially without a lot of care and support. The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office wanted to give those who enforce the law a chance to understand that process first-hand. Many people leaving the incarcerated life come out with nothing. Officials said that the obstacles ex-offenders face, after just one month of post-released life, can lead people back to crime. “I think we know it’s difficult but we don’t appreciate how difficult it is,” […]

  • Friends, family gather to celebrate life of James Currie Jr., Dudley High School student killed in shooting

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Family and friends gathered to celebrate the life of 17-year-old James Currie Jr., a Dudley High School student who was laid to rest Saturday afternoon. People packed Powerhouse of Deliverance Church with heavy hearts to honor a young life taken too soon. “I can tell by a lot of people that came to the funeral… he had a lot of impact of people at Dudley,” said Janique Williams, a friend of James. Although it was a tough […]

  • As teams face off in the Sweet Sixteen, their fans are bringing the heat

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — As teams face off in the Sweet Sixteen, their fans are also showing up and bringing the heat. “Duke’s going down tonight. Hokies baby,” said one fan. “Tar Heel born and Tar heel bred. When I die, I’m Tar Heel dead,” said another fan. Now that’s just a taste of the team spirit that these diehard college basketball fans are bringing as March Madness continues into the weekend. “We’re here for the Tar Heels because they’re the […]

  • Concerns over proposed apartment complex on Skeet Club Road in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Wynnefield Properties is looking to build a new multi-family apartment complex out on Skeet Club Road in High Point. The project is up for zoning approval next Tuesday. “I hate it and I think it’s very unfair,” said Elizabeth Vernon, who is just one of many people who do not want these new apartments built in the middle of their neighborhood. “It’s unreal to have that many apartment buildings on that small piece of land. Like […]

  • Randolph County bans tobacco products on government-owned properties

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — The Randolph County commission passed an ordinance banning the use of tobacco products on all government-owned properties in the county. Commission Chair Darrell Frye said their focus was at the courthouse and public libraries. Commissioner Frye said that they started working on this ordinance because there’s been a lot of abuse at these facilities. He said the butts and tobacco products on the ground and smudged against the buildings are unsightly and unclean. The commission also […]

  • Randolph County in need of more EMTs

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Randolph County Emergency Services is on a search for more emergency medical technicians. EMS officials said it’s important for them to fill these vacancies as soon as they can. EMS crews work around the clock, providing service to people from all over Randolph County. “It’s important for us to have adequate personnel,” said Maj. Brian Beck, of Randolph County EMS. Right now, the department needs to fill eight additional positions, four part-time and four full-time. It […]

  • Greensboro firefighter couple trains together for the first time

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Two newlyweds with the Greensboro Fire Department trained together for the first time ever this past weekend. Jonathan and Erin Moore met through mutual friends. Their love initially brought them together, but little did they know they’d also love the same career. “I just celebrated 12 years in the department,” Jonathan Moore said. “I started out just getting my EMT and then went to paramedic school and then I said ‘I think I’m going to be a […]

  • NCDOT wants to widen Gallimore Dairy Road

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transportation are looking to widen Gallimore Dairy Road. The expansion will stretch from the intersection of N.C. 68 all the way to Airpark Road. They want to turn the two-lane road into five lanes. Most of the people traveling on Gallimore Dairy Road have the same complaints. They say it’s too many cars traveling the road. “You know Gallimore Dairy Road is always backed up in the mornings, lunchtime, throughout the day,” […]

  • Fire at abandoned Thomasville school appears to be arson

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Thomasville fire investigators are trying to get to the bottom of what caused the old Kern Street School to catch on fire. Police got the call around 6:41 p.m. on Thursday, when someone reported that they saw black smoke billowing from the old building. Another person attending a neighboring church happened to see the same thing. “I was actually inside eating some supper with my kids, just picked it up and stopped by. It was about 6:30. […]

  • Greensboro city leaders taking steps to make sure more people know the dangers of opioids

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – More than 60 percent of all drug overdose deaths are caused by opioids. It’s an issue across the nation that we’re seeing here at home. That’s why Greensboro city leaders are taking steps to make people more aware of the dangers. Awareness and action were the themes for Saturday’s discussion. “The main purpose of this event was just to have conversation, healthy conversation,” said Deputy Chief James Hinson of the Greensboro Police Department. The panel said that […]

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