College Football Reporter
Olivia Dekker joined ESPN in 2015 as a sideline reporter for college football games. She is currently a football reporter, working with Jason Benetti and Kelly Stouffer on ESPN or ESPN2 Friday Primetime games. She previously worked games on the SEC Network with the team of Taylor Zarzour and Andre Ware.
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.