Olivia Dekker

Olivia Dekker

College Football Reporter

Olivia Dekker joined ESPN in 2015 as a sideline reporter, and currently works on a Saturday ABC/ESPN college football game during the season. She previously called Friday Primetime games and matchups on SEC Network.

In addition to her work with ESPN, she is also a college basketball host/reporter for Big Ten Network.

She was previously a sideline reporter for Green Bay Packers preseason games on Packers TV Network, and a host of ACC All-Access and sideline reporter for Atlanta Hawks games on Fox Sports South.

Prior to ESPN, Dekker covered SEC and ACC football for Fox Sports South and Raycom as a reporter in 2014. In 2013, she co-hosted a daily web series on packers.com for the Green Bay Packers training camp as the team reporter.

Olivia graduated with honors from the University of Georgia in 2014 with a digital and broadcast journalism degree from the Grady College of Journalism. While in college, Dekker covered Georgia Bulldogs athletics for IMG’s georgiadogs.com, where she created and hosted “Dawg Sitting,” a weekly profile on a different football player, served as the football beat reporter and host of “Game Day” on Saturday mornings from Sanford Stadium.

Dekker, a native of Kansas City, Kan., was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA in 2010, where she took her title to propel her reporting career around the Kansas City area and gave back to the community, focusing on healthy mind and body education in elementary school children.

 

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