Contact: Olivia.Steen@wghp.com

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
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    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Bennett College students returning to school next month can expect to see some major differences. Yvonne Johnson, Greensboro mayor pro-tem, is one of the heads of the committee and she said things are going well. The re-engineering team started meeting three months ago and said they’ve already made several recommendations for improvement to the board of trustees. A team of more than 20 people worked endlessly this summer with the goal of breathing new life into Bennett […]

  • Wife of man who drowned at Hanging Rock speaks out

    A family is still grieving the loss of a husband and father. 22-year-old Marc Anthony Ramos drowned at Hanging Rock back in June. His wife, Ormella Ramos, said their family was known for their travels and adventures. Around Ormella and Marc’s house, many pictures show their outdoor adventures. “I have loads and loads of pictures. From the day we met each other, I have a picture from that same day,” Ramos said. The man she grew up with since their […]

  • Servant Center reminds people fireworks can trigger PTSD for veterans

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Many are counting down to celebrate the Fourth of July and for some that included buying fireworks. While the tradition is fun for some, it can be harmful to others. “PTSD is an anxiety disorder. Some veterans have it more severely than others,” said Horace Beck, of The Servant Center, reminding people that the unexpected booming and the popping could send some veterans into a state of shock. “Loud noises such as firecrackers or gun shot sounds […]

  • Witness describes dog bite at Guilford County Animal Shelter

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Kimberly Williams told FOX8 that when a dog bit a child at the Guilford County Animal Shelter on Wednesday afternoon it happened in a matter of seconds. Shelter officials told FOX8 that the dog remains quarantined since the attack. “The mom was probably just within one or two feet of me literally when she was running past me with the child,” Williams said. She said the sight was unimaginable. “It was a big wound. The only part […]

  • Agencies across the Piedmont Triad struggle to hire more patrol officers, detention center workers

    Deputies are wanted in the Piedmont Triad. Agencies across the area are looking to hire more detention and patrol officers, but they say it’s a struggle to fill these positions. Keeping communities safe is the goal of every agency, which is why it’s important for sheriff’s offices to stay fully staffed. Right now there are 20-25 open positions in Graham. “It affects all agencies, not just Alamance County,” said Sgt. Mantrese Dodson, who works in recruiting for the Alamance County […]

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  • Members demand YWCA pool in Winston-Salem stay open

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The YWCA in Winston-Salem announced last week that it won’t be reopening its swimming pool. It hasn’t been in use since it was damaged during a flooding in the area last August. The organization held a town hall meeting Tuesday morning to discuss the decision with its members. “The Y has now gone from three pools to four pools to now zero pools. How does that happen?” said Hal Boyle, a member. Members of the YWCA said […]

  • Man wanted in connection with shooting near Asheboro grocery store

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  • Family of man killed in I-73/Business 85 crash in Guilford County says diabetes caused him to crash

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  • Winston-Salem works to find solution to speeding on Burke Mill Road

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — The City of Winston-Salem held a meeting on Wednesday night about Burke Mill Road, a highly-traveled street that runs from Stratford Road to the Hanes Mall area. People in the area said their two main concerns with the road is the heavy traffic and speeding. “More and more people have figured out that you can use Burke Mill Road to go around a big section of Silas Creek Road and Hanes Mall [Boulevard],” Matthew Lawrence said. “It […]

  • Pleasant Grove Elementary lending library honors retiring teacher

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — A local school dedicated a special gift to one of their educators retiring next month. Lynnetta Burton spent more than 30 years at Pleasant Grove Elementary encouraging students to read. That prompted her colleague Dominique Martin to create this lending library. “It hit me that I had to make the library in honor of Ms. Burton,” Martin said. Monday morning, Burton was welcomed to school with her big retirement surprise. “It warmed my heart because she […]

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