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.
GREENSBORO, N.C. — The family of 18-year-old Brannon Tyson wants anyone who knows anything about his killing to speak up. “This is a pain no family needs to go through,” said Karen Feaster, Brannon’s aunt. Since Monday, there have been tears, anger and pleas surrounding his death. The teenager was shot outside a home on Fewell Road Monday afternoon. No suspect has been arrested. “It’s just been a nightmare,” said William Davis, his father. His family is having a tough […]
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Printworks Mill is a new housing development in Greensboro that’ll offer affordable options. This historic mill is slowly transforming into a brand new multi-use community. “Printworks Mill is a fantastic example of using a distressed asset and turning it around and making it a productive place for people to live,” said Cynthia Blue, of Greensboro Neighborhood Development. 143 of the units in the community will cater to low-income families. “Every bit helps when you think about the […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Imagine a place where you can get different foods from local chefs, a place to bring the entire family for an overall experience, but it can also serve as on outlet for starting your own restaurant. The new Burlington food hall will serve all of those purposes. Wellsley Robinson, of Core Properties, said this food hall located in the old coop grocery store on Front Street will house it. “Certainly local from the start but make no […]
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The City of Winston-Salem is promoting awareness and education as the 2020 US Census gets closer. “The count determines so much,” said Ed McNeal, city marketing director. The Census affects how much money the state gets for road projects, higher education and emergency services. “These are things that impact real people every day,” said Tiffany White, the staff coordinator. Winston-Salem officials say they want to make sure they get every last federal dollar to help residents. “Anything […]
DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Students at Oak Grove High School have watched the devastation in Australia and are using their artistic talents to show their support and raise money for recovery. Catherine Deaton’s AP art class felt compelled to help. “If we take the time to do something we can make a small impact, I feel like that’s what we’re doing right now,” student Daniel Saenz said. Daniel started the conversation with his classmates about the wildfire and what they […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Two High Point homes a mile apart were hit with gunfire Thursday night. Police report both of the shootings happened within an hour. The first shooting took place on Hill Street around 6:30 p.m. Then another on Willard Avenue around 7:11 p.m. Tunisa Foster said she was inside of the house on Willard Avenue. She said it sounded like the gunfire was coming from a distance but then noticed it getting closer. “I’m hollering at my […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A teen has been arrested after another teen was killed in a shooting in High Point on Christmas Eve. FOX8 has learned that Deonte Thomas, 19, turned himself in on Christmas day. He is charged with robbery with firearms or other dangerous weapons and first-degree murder. He is under a $75,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Friday. At about 12:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve, High Point police responded to High Point Hospital […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — A mother is heartbroken after losing her teenage son in a Christmas Eve shooting in High Point. At about 12:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve, High Point police responded to High Point Hospital in reference to a shooting victim who was taken to the hospital in a personal vehicle. Officers were able to determine that the 18-year-old victim was shot on Eskdale Drive. The victim, Austin Shoaf, was airlifted to another location and was pronounced dead a […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — Crime in High Point is on the rise. Officials at the High Point Police Department are breaking down the statistics from this year. They’re looking at these numbers to pinpoint where these crimes happen most and what type of crimes are increasing. Right now their focus is gun violence. Capt. Tim Ellenberger said shootings and robberies are the reason for the spike in crime. Statistics show there have been more than 550 cases of violent crimes […]
HIGH POINT, N.C. — High Point police are investigating a shooting at a home on Rivermeade Drive. Reports say it happened around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The homeowner, who didn’t want to be named, said she heard gunfire, went to her window and witnessed her home and cars get shot at. One of those bullets went into her home, another shattered her front door and several hit one of her cars. “One of the shots hit my gas tank, went into […]
BURLINGTON, N.C. — Burlington is trying to beautify their city with their new downtown trash plan. The city’s public works department has joined forces with the Burlington Downtown Corporation in an effort to clean up city streets. Starting Jan. 2, 2020, the city is taking away all large trash cans sitting outside of storefronts and along downtown sidewalks. Businesses will have to take their trash to dumpsters in five different zones around the city. The city is strategically placing these […]
LEXINGTON, N.C. — “My City, I Count” is Lexington’s new slogan for its 2020 census campaign. Local leaders want people to be more active in next year’s population count. “Taking a look at our past census, we’ve recognized that historically we’ve been undercounted by one third,” Mayor Newell Clark said. Previous inaccurate census counts have cost Lexington some major cash. “For us, as a municipality, it’s been close to $6.5 million,” Clark said. This is why city leaders are doing […]