Pam Oliver

NFL Sports Broadcast Reporter

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For 24 seasons, Pam Oliver has been the go-to reporter during some of the biggest NFL games on FOX. As an African American woman reporting from the sidelines, Oliver is a trailblazer in sports reporting. Before transferring to sports full-time, Oliver worked in the news field for a decade. At the podium, Oliver sheds light on the challenges she’s faced, the joy she finds in the trenches with the players, and the ins and outs of today’s NFL and professional journalism.

About Pam Oliver

Since joining the NFL on FOX in 1995, Pam Oliver has established herself as one of the premier sports reporters on network television. As senior correspondent, Oliver currently contributes feature stories and sideline reports for FOX NFL Number one rated FOX NFL SUNDAY She is part of the network’s coverage of Super Bowl LI from Houston. The broadcast of Super Bowl LI marked the eighth time Oliver contributed to the network’s coverage of a Super Bowl. Armed with the respect and esteem of NFL players and coaches, Oliver’s straightforward and open interviewing style consistently produces topical and substantive reports.

Oliver served as co-anchor of FSN South’s SOUTHERN SPORTS REPORT from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining FOX Sports, Oliver served as a reporter at ESPN, where she contributed to reports on the NFL Playoffs and NFC Championship Game. Pam’s duties also included working as a feature reporter on ESPN’s Monday Night –pre-game coverage. After the football season concluded, Oliver’s ESPN assignments included the NBA Finals, coverage of Dream Team II at the 1995 World Championships of Basketball, Major League Baseball and college sports.

Oliver has received numerous awards including a prestigious Gracie Award in May 2018 for her exemplary contributions to sports. In 2008, she was honored by WISE (Women In Sports and Events) and chosen in their “Women of the Year.”

Oliver began her broadcasting career as a community affairs reporter for public television. Prior to joining ESPN, Oliver worked at KHOU in Houston as a sports reporter.

Before moving to KHOU, she worked in a similar capacity at WTVT in Tampa, Fla. Oliver’s additional television credits came at WIVB in Buffalo, N.Y., WAAY in Huntsville, Ala., WALB in Albany, Ga., and WFSU in Tallahassee, Fla.

A graduate of Florida A&M University, Oliver earned her degree in broadcast journalism. As an undergraduate, she was NCAA an AIAW track and field All-American in both the 400 meters and the mile relay. As a member of the mile relay team, Oliver held the distinction of participating on the first women’s team from Florida A&M to win a national championship. She was inducted into the Florida A&M Sports Hall of Fame in 1996 for her individual accomplishment in the sport and again in 2016 for team accomplishments.

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