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
  • Thomasville city officials make improvements to abandoned Kern Street School

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Thomasville city officials made improvements to the abandoned Kern Street School. “This property is very high on our radar and we’re going to make sure this property is maintained,” said Kelly Craver, city manager. The grass is cut, the trash is gone and broken windows and open doors are boarded up. “We’ll have to keep an eye on it and certainly continue to take care of it during the summer to make sure there are no further […]

  • Forsyth County Sheriff`s Office working to improve animal shelter

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — More than 200 animals are picked up and brought to the animal services shelter every month. More than 70 citations were issued to pet owners for various violations in July. “We were getting a few calls from citizens and welfare groups,” Capt. Van Loveland said. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office wanted to turn those both of those number around. Since July 1, Loveland said their team has been working to find more resources to help. “We just […]

  • Speeding concerns in High Point neighborhood

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Residents who live along Piedmont Crossing Drive in High Point say the road is very dangerous and drivers need to slow down. People are drafting petitions, using social media asking for help to slow down drivers. One neighbor posted signs in front of her house. “They ignore the 25 mph speed limits. They do not stop at the stop signs,” Laura Cox said. The traffic from four neighborhoods access this road. Many want to try and […]

  • Community holds ceremony to honor fallen Surry County trooper

    SURRY COUNTY, N.C. — A Surry County community celebrated a fallen highway patrol trooper. Trooper Samuel Bullard died during a crash on May 2018 while chasing a suspect in Yadkin County last year. “It was a tremendous loss when we lost Samuel,” said Sergeant Mitchell Haunn. The Surry County Law Enforcement Agency held a ceremony to show their respect on his birthday by declaring August 24th, 2019 as Trooper Samuel Newton Bullard Day. His name also joins a list of […]

  • Greensboro Aquatic Center nearing completion on 4th swimming pool

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Aquatic Center in its final lap of construction. Ground broke on the fourth swimming pool almost a year ago and now complex directors are preparing for the grand opening on Sept. 24. Crews are diving into those finishing touches before getting to that long-awaited finish line. Directors said there’s been incredible progress. “We’re rapidly moving right along, painting, last-minute touches in locker rooms,” said Susan Braman, director of the aquatic center. The HVAC unit and […]

  • Randolph County EMS transitioning from 24-hour shifts to 12-hour shifts

    RANDOLPH COUNTY, N.C. — Working 24 hours around the clock can be grueling, especially for people working to save lives. Randolph County EMS first responders have those hours but are transitioning to 12-hour shifts. The change takes effect Jan. 1, 2020. “It takes a special breed to be able to do this job,” said Lt. Bradley Cooper, of Randolph County EMS. Most people can’t imagine working 24 hours straight. “Most of the time our people by the time they actually […]

  • Man assaulted by two people at High Point Greenway; police searching for suspects

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A High Point man is mentally recovering after being held at gunpoint and assaulted at the Phil Wylie Greenway on Deep River Road Sunday evening. Scott Morgan was in the parking lot when a man approached him. Morgan said the suspect was in the car with another man parked nearby. Morgan said the suspect asked him where to find drugs and then asked for his car keys before pulling out a gun. “I thought there was […]

  • Winston-Salem residents unhappy about pool transformation

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Pools are closing in Winston-Salem for good. City leaders have already drained the Sprague Street public swimming pool and people are not happy about it. A petition is circulating on social media that has more than 500 signatures. “We had a lot of families that are like lower income and don’t have transportation or work long hours come to this pool, walk to this pool, bring their kids on the weekend,” said Millicent Himes, a former lifeguard. […]

  • Greensboro police see increase in car break-ins

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Greensboro police are investigating a string of car break-ins at the Lake Jeanette Swim and Tennis Club. Three people reported that they had their car windows busted out and valuables were taken from their cars Thursday afternoon. “Material things are one thing, but I don’t ever want my kids to be in danger,” said Alex Rossato, a member of the club. The swim and tennis club is packed with people during the summer days, so the warning […]

  • New teachers graduate as part of GCS Alternative Certification Track

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — More than 70 new teachers crossed the graduation stage after completing Guilford County Schools Alternative Certification Track. These professionals left their careers to become educators. Guilford County Schools officials are excited about this influx of new educators, who can bring other life skills and work experience to their students. “Basically take the expertise of my field and I’m excited to bring that to high school students,” said Dr. Steven Atchison, a graduate. Spending the past year in […]

  • Neighbors concerned after fox bites woman in Greensboro neighborhood

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Guilford County Animal Control is looking for a fox that bit a woman on the arm Tuesday morning. Officials say it happened when the woman was getting into her car at her house at Michaux Road and Haynie Manor Lane. Several people living in the area are extremely concerned. “Oh my God. Can I go out to my car? What can I do?” one resident said. Guilford County Animal Control officers left a trap that consists of […]

  • Several recommendations made as part of Bennett College re-engineering

    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 […]

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