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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
  • 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 […]

  • Manhunt ends in Thomasville homeowners’ backyard

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — The manhunt for Billy Stratton lasted about five hours. After several reported sightings, Thomasville police chased him to a neighborhood on Holly Hill Road. The Waisners first knew something unusual was going on when they saw a couple of police cars out in front of their home. “My daughter called me and said my granddaughter had taken her to children to East Davidson. They had a lockdown and for us to get our guns out and make […]

  • #100Homes campaign hopes to convert renters into homeowners in Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — One-hundred homes sold in 365 days is the goal for the Housing Consultants Group and the City of Greenboro. Through their campaign, #100Homes, their mission is to convert renters to homeowners. Founder Sofia Crisp said the idea developed last year after tornadoes tore through east Greensboro. “It was devastating. You’re taking a zip code that is usually low to moderate income and then you throw a tornado on it,” Crips said. “Then you throw the fact that you […]

  • Program started to walk Guilford County Animal Shelter dogs at Guilford College

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford College is going to start seeing a few extra paws around campus starting Saturday. The group Reaching Out for Animal Rights, or ROAR, paired up with the Guilford County Animal Shelter to start a dog-walking program. The training for the program started on Wednesday for the interns and there is more to learn than just how to walk these animals. “How to walk on a leash. How to walk in a pack. Make sure that when […]

  • Davidson County working to improve conditions at jail

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office sat down with county commissioners on Thursday to discuss the condition of their jail. “We inherited a mess to say the least,” Sheriff Richie Simmons said. On Dec. 4, Simmons and his team inspected the jail. It was the first thing on his list to-do after taking office. “I’m looking in between the cells and my doors won’t open. There’s about eight inches of water between the cells and it shorted out […]

  • Parents say late school buses still an issue in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County is home to the third largest school district in the state. That means tens of thousands of students need to be bused back and forth from school. With 544 routes and 50 to 60 buses without drivers, tardiness has become common and parents of fed up. Several Guilford County parents had plenty to say on social media about the long wait times their children deal with at bus stops. “The bus was arriving here […]

  • Local company turns cooking oil into fuel for school buses

    FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — SO-IN Forsyth has a goal that involves using local resources to help your kids get to school. “Our mission is to collect waste cooking oil from the restaurants in Forsyth County and ultimately take that and put it in our local school buses,” said Sara Brennan, owner of SO-IN North Carolina. Many school systems across the country, as well as in the Triad, already use a form of biofuel in their buses, but they said it […]

  • Bennett College officials continue to work as $5 million fundraising deadline approaches

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Bennett Colleges officials say their work is still not done, even after they reach their goal. The school needs to raise $5 million by 11:59 p.m. Friday to keep the school’s accreditation and remain open. “I’m very positive that we’ll reach our goal,” said Charles Coote, a member of the board of trustees. Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Bennett College has faced financial struggles. They’ve been on a two-year probation, which is why they received the […]

  • Abandoned cars targeted by thieves in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — The Guilford County Sheriff’s Office said that abandoned cars and their license plates are becoming a big target for thieves. “I think a lot of people are unaware that this crime occurs,” Cpl. R.D. Seals said. “Their vehicle will break down on the side of the interstate and they will leave it there. Sometimes they’ll come back immediately and make repairs. Sometimes for whatever reason it could be a couple of days or weeks or so.” […]

  • Unknown man enters Greensboro home, points gun at residents, steals electronics

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police are still looking for the masked man that held a family at gunpoint and robbed them of their belongings. The home invasion happened on Brompton Drive early Wednesday morning. According to police, the man walked through an unlocked door at the residence and pointed a gun at the people inside. They said the suspect ordered the victims to stay in the bedroom and stole their electronics and took off. “I trust got to keep my […]

  • DHHS finds multiple violations during inspection of Davidson County Jail

    LEXINGTON, N.C. — The Department of Health and Human Services found multiple violations after last month’s inspection of the Davidson County Jail. “The report in December is looking worse than usual,” County Commissioner Zak Crotts said. Toilets that won’t flush, mold on the walls, a broken smoke evacuation system and an overpopulated facility are just a few of the problems listed in the 18-page report. The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office received a letter this month that said things need to […]

  • Police investigating after shots fired into Greensboro home

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Shots were fired at a home in Greensboro, but no one knows who pulled the trigger or if there’s a connection to the people who live there. The gunshots rang out around midnight Tuesday on Archer Glen Court. People who live nearby said the street is usually pretty quiet, so they were shocked to hear what happened. 911 calls revealed that neighbors heard two gunshots and that there was a man with an object near one of […]

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