Pam Oliver


Pam Oliver

Pamela Donielle Oliver (born March 10, 1961 in Dallas, Texas) is an American television sports reporter known for reporting on the sideline of various NBA and NFL games.

Childhood

As a child, Oliver and her family moved around from Texas, Michigan, Washington, California and Florida. Instead of watching children's shows, Oliver preferred watching sports. As a teenager, Oliver lived in Niceville, Florida, where she attended Niceville High School. In her high school years, Oliver excelled in track, basketball and tennis. After graduating, Oliver enrolled at Florida A&M University, where she continued her track endeavors. Oliver earned a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism and graduated in 1984.

Career

Oliver began her broadcasting career at WALB in Albany, Georgia in 1985 as a news reporter. The next year, Oliver moved to WAAY-TV in Huntsville, Alabama. After that stop, Oliver moved to WIVB-TV in Buffalo, New York in 1988. Two years later in 1990, Oliver moved to WTVT in Tampa, Florida, where she began her career as a sports anchor in 1991. Oliver moved to KHOU-TV in Houston, Texas, where she continued to be a sports anchor. In 1993, Oliver joined the sports television network ESPN. In 1995, Oliver joined FOX Sports, where she worked as a sideline reporter at NFL games. In 2005, Oliver joined TNT as a sideline reporter for their NBA Playoffs coverage.

Awards

* Ebony magazine - "Outstanding Woman in Journalism" 2004

External links

*imdb name|id=1829261|name=Pam Oliver


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