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
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Family’s dog put down by mistake at Davidson County Animal Shelter

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — Joey Varker’s family is still trying to figure out how their dog was accidentally put down over the weekend. “Oh she was devastated. My children were devastated,” Varker said. Their dog Blaze bit a younger family member last week. Although the injury was minor, they sent the dog away to the Davidson County Animal Shelter for a 10-day quarantine. The family received a document from the shelter, showing they were approved to get their dog back […]

  • 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 […]

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